The New Trailer Of ‘Amityville: The Awakening’ Is Going To Send Chills Down Your Spine

There’s a new trailer doing the rounds for the upcoming horror film “Amityville: The Awakening” and by all accounts looks set to be terrifying viewing.

The plot revolves around Belle, her twin brother James (who is in a coma) and their younger sister Juliet. They move into a new house with their mother to help save money to pay for James expensive healthcare. Strange things start to happen in the house affecting the children. Belle starts to suspect the mother isn’t telling the full story, and they discover they have moved into the infamous Amityville house.

The original Amityville horror was released in 1979, the film was based on the 1977 novel written by Jay Anson. The story is based on the alleged supernatural experiences of George and Kathy Lutz and family who bought the home in Amityville, New York. The home being the scene of a brutal mass murder years before. Within a month of living in the house, the Lutz family moved out, claiming they had been terrorized by paranormal phenomena during their short stay.

Apparently in November 1974, Ronald DeFeo Jr shot and killed six members of his family at the house on 112 Ocean Avenue. The house was a large Dutch Colonial in a suburban neighbourhood in Amityville. After his arrest he was convicted of second degree murder the following year. Ronald DeFeo’s motives for the killings are still unclear, but the ensuing mystery behind the events led to the Amityville series of movies.

Amityville: The Awakening due for release in June 2017 and will be the nineteenth film of the franchise. The horror film is written and directed by Franck Khalfoun. Produced by Daniel Farrands, Casey La Scala and Jason Blum through Blumhouse Productions. The film stars Bella Thorne, Cameron Monaghan, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Thomas Mann Jennifer Morrison and Kurtwood Smith (that 70’s Show).

Initially the film was going to be styled off the “Lost Tapes” genre of film like The Blair Witch Project and Paranormal Activity but this fell through. The story would have revolved around a TV news intern investigating the previous events in the notorious Amityville home.