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“LOST TAPES” To Remain So; Newly Titled “AMITYVILLE” Opens January 2015

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Earlier this year, FANGORIA reported THE AMITYVILLE HORROR: THE LOST TAPES was “dead”, from a reliable source. Recently however, the validity of the claim was under fire after producer Jason Blum himself revealed the project was “still going.” “We’re going to make that movie and it’s very cool. But I don’t quite know when yet,” he said. Now we do: Blumhouse and Dimension’s AMITYVILLE will open January 2, 2015.

With THE LOST TAPES excised from its title, AMITYVILLE will be written and directed by Casey La Scala and Daniel Farrands, the former having his feature horror debut THE REMAINING coming up in 2014 and the latter being a prolific horror documentarian. The released synopsis states the film will follow an ambitious newswoman who assembles a team of clergymen, paranormal researchers and journalists into an investigation into the events of THE AMITYVILLE HORROR and finds herself entangled in the house’s evil.

Let’s hope Jason Blum has more tricks up his sleeve and this reboot will be worth the time and effort that’s been put into it thus far.

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Ken W. Hanley
Ken W. Hanley is the Web Content Manager for FANGORIA, as well as the former Web Editor for Diabolique Magazine and a contributing writer to YouWonCannes.com. He’s a graduate from Montclair State University, where he received an award for Excellence in Screenwriting. He’s currently working on screenplays, a graphic novel and various other projects, and can be followed on Twitter: @movieguyiguess.
  • baros62

    I really wish people would stop using the word “reboot” when referring to movies. I am, however, glad that this will be a “sequel” of sorts to the original 1979 horror classic THE AMITYVILLE HORROR!

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  • Pay Jerome

    I MIGHT LOATHE REMAKE, AFTER REMAKES OF HORROR MOVIES N TRUE LIFE MURDEROUS EVENTS BUT…ONCE I SMOKE SUM GOOD ASS STICKY, ICKY, GREEN BUDS I`LL ENDURE JUST ABOUT ANYTHING @ A DRIVE-IN WITH CHINESE FOOD I SNUCK IN.

  • Boofie

    I am of the opinion that there is only ONE good Amityville film – Amityville II: The Possession. The Amityville Horror and Amityville 3D have a camp appeal though.

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