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Amityville: The Awakening Movie Trivia
Amityville: The Awakening is a supernatural horror film that will be released in theaters on January 6, 2017. The movie is about Joan, a single mother who moves into a new home with her three children. Soon, strange things begin to happen and they become aware of the home’s bloody and violent history. Here is some interesting trivia about the movie, cast and real-life Amityville house.
The movie was written in 2012 and filmed in 2014. The release date has gone through several changes since then. The first release date was January 27, 2012. However, after a few delays, the entire script was scrapped and completely rewritten. In September of 2014, the movie was pulled from the release schedule by Dimension Films, even though it had a release date of January 2, 2015. In May of 2015, it was announced the movie would be released on April 15, 2016. However, that date was then delayed because of test screening responses and finally given its current release date of January 6, 2017.
In addition to the release date, the title and the plot have also gone through a change or two. The movie was originally titled Amityville: The Lost Tapes. That movie was written around the found footage angle. However, that was later scrapped and in March of 2014, the movie was given the title Amityville. Later, in May of 2015, the title was changed to Amityville: The Reawakening. Later, it was changed to its current title of Amityville: The Awakening.
Bella Thorne, who plays the role of Belle, has appeared in two other horror films as well as a horror television series. In 2007, she played the role of young Claire Seu in the movie The Seer. In 2009, she played the role of young Angela Smith in the movie Forget Me Not. And she played the role of Nina Patterson in the slasher-horror television series Scream in season 1, episodes 1, 2 and 9.
The real-life Amityville Horror House in Amityville, New York was owned by David and Caroline D’Antonio. The house went on the market at the end May of 2010 for $1.15 million. The couple purchased the home in mid-September of 2010 for $950,000.
In June of 2016, the house went back on the market for an asking price of $850,000 and remains on the market today. Sadly, David D’Antonio died on August 3, 2015 at the age of 80 at the Hospice Inn in Melville, New York.