Keeping up with all the films with ‘Amityville’ in their titles and their chronology (or not) would be an unenviable task. The famous Long Island house where Ronald DeFeo Jr. shot his parents and four siblings in 1974 continues to produce new tales of horror, and there seems no end in sight to the 35-plus-year popularity of films inspired by its history. So far, no less than fifteen films have bore the Amityville name, and we’ve got a trailer and poster for the latest.
Directed by Michael Angelo (yep, I know), The Amityville Terror is written by actor Amanda Barton (Dracula’s Curse), who also stars alongside Nicole Tompkins, Kaiwi Lyman and Tonya Kay. The film is available on US digital platforms from August 2nd, and will hit DVD on October 4th, through Uncork’d Entertainment.
When a new family moves to an old house in Amityville, they are tormented and tortured by an evil spirit living in their house and trapped by the malicious townspeople who want to keep them there.
While the poster may be as generic as horror posters come, the trailer packs in a whole lot of nasty, and looks mighty impressive for what many will see as just another cheap Amityville flick. Still, it’s unlikely to eclipse the higher-profile Amityville: The Awakening, directed by Maniac’s Frank Khalfoun’s and due to land in January.
Words: Kevan Farrow (@KevanX)