Amityville: The Awakening has mysteriously vanished from the theatrical release calendar just weeks before its scheduled release on June 30.
This is not the first time The Awakening has been delayed. It’s not even the first time this year the film’s release has been pushed. The Franck Khalfoun directed horror film was originally scheduled for release in September 2014 (not a typo), and has been recut, reshot, and reworked numerous times since.
A trailer for an upcoming international release that still appears to be on schedule appeared online early last week:
Just to be clear: As far as we can tell, any international release plans are still a go for this film, but a stateside release is once again up in the air.
The plot for the Amityville: The Awakening reads:
“Belle, her little sister, and her comatose twin brother move into a new house with their single mother Joan in order to save money to help pay for her brother’s expensive healthcare. But when strange phenomena begin to occur in the house including the miraculous recovery of her brother, Belle begins to suspect her Mother isn’t telling her everything and soon realizes they just moved into the infamous Amityville house.”
Clearly this film isn’t working for Dimension, but at what point do you cut your losses and pull the title for good? Or, if you’re absolutely desperate to try and recoup some of your costs, when do you just sneak the film out on VOD? It seems either option would be better (and smarter) than this vicious cycle of announcements, promotion, and last minute pulls.
We’ll bring you more on the fate of Amityville: The Awakening as it becomes available. If you somehow made it through the last three years without seeing the original (far too long) US trailer, check it out: