Amityville: The Awakening Delayed, Franchise in Turmoil

Amityville: The Awakening the next installment to the over saturated Horror franchise faces turbulence. The film falls into the long line of horror films movie companies have lost faith with. “Amityville: The Awakening” was first slated for released on the 2nd of January 2015. The Weinstein Company and Dimension films moved the theatrical release to 1st April 2016.  In a recent turn of events “Amityville: The Awakening” face another, lengthier delay.

The film is now scheduled to release on the 6th of January 2017. This puts it in line to compete with three other horror releases on the same month. “Friday the 13th” and M. Night Shayamalan’s “split” are set for a January 2017 release. “Resident Evil: The Final Chapter” rounds out the Horror film releases for that month.  January 2017 is a crowded landscape for Horror films. The move by The Weinstein Company and Dimension films most likely doomed the franchise. Amityville: The Awakening Trailers and posters reveals were issues for the next installment to the “Amityville” franchise. In recent weeks Horror enthusiasts had a glimpse of what to expect in the upcoming film. Many were looking forward to what the film had to offer.  With this delay it seems likely that “Amityville” would be a passing thought among film goers.

Keep in mind that January is a declared dumping ground for films movie studios do not have faith in. “Friday the 13th” is another prime example of this notion. This particular film received many scheduling shifts by Paramount pictures. In fact many in the Horror community have lost interest in the next Jason Voorhees flim.  Faith is all lost in the next installment to the “Friday the 13th” franchise. The project faced a slew of troubles for over the past two years.

“Amityville: The Awakening” will face box office competition with the next “Resident Evil” installment. This would be a tough accomplishment. Many are looking forward to the release of “Resident Evil: The Final Chapter”. Film goers will would not hesitate in giving “Amityville: The Awakening” a passing glance. Congratulations goes to The Weinstein Company and Dimension Films for laying a horror film franchise to rest.


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