Amityville: The Awakening (2017) Movie Review

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Amityville: The Awakening (2017)

2017 | PG-13 | Horror, Thriller
85 minutes / 1h 25min

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Amityville: The Awakening Plot Synopsis:

Belle, her little sister, and her comatose twin brother move into a new house with their single mother Joan in order to save money to help pay for her brother's expensive healthcare. But when strange phenomena begin to occur in the house including the miraculous recovery of her brother, Belle begins to suspect her Mother isn't telling her everything and soon realizes they just moved into the infamous Amityville house.

Amityville: The Awakening (2017) Review

Amityville: The Awakening (2017) is a horror thriller movie directed by Franck Khalfoun. Amityville: The Awakening stars two new and upcoming movie stars in Bella Thorne and Cameron Monaghan.

Amityville: The Awakening released on Google Play for free on October 12, 2017, and in select movie theaters on October 28, 2017. The On Demand, Digital HD, Blu-ray, and DVD release comes on November 14, 2017 from Lionsgate. The Blu-ray/DVD/Digital HD special features include "The Making of Amityville: The Awakening" Featurette. The Blu-ray and DVD suggested retail price is $21.99 and $19.98 respectively.

Amityville: The Awakening is about a single mom named Joan played by Jennifer Jason Leigh who brings her 3 children to the haunted Amityville house. Her son James is played by Cameron Monaghan and her elder daughter Belle is played by Bella Thorne. Joan is a single parent who brings her family to the haunted house of Amityville because she hopes that she can draw on the evil in the house to heal her comatose son James.

Amityville: The Awakening is a horror thriller that is not suitable for all viewers in the sense that it is a little too slow at times. The demon possession horror scenes that do arise can easily be missed because viewers may get too bored throughout the film. I am a fan of the highs and lows of The Amityville franchise so I stuck with the film throughout. I was rewarded with a terrifying performance from Cameron Monaghan who nailed the scary scenes in this film. I would have liked to see more scary scenes from him.

This movie ending seemed a little too simple (no spoilers) and a little of a let down in a way but also fits in to the haunted house setting.

Amityville: The Awakening Blu-ray/DVD/Digital HD includes one "Making of" featurette which is a let down in general for a movie fan like me because I would have liked a little more. I crave the extras and would have liked a little more seeing as this film had so many release date push backs.

In short, watch this horror film if you are a Amityville fan or like the slow burn. The scary scenes performed by Monaghan and the special effects are awesome but cannot help the slowness for some viewers.

  • Amityville: The Awakening Rating Scores
  • Our Score: 5
  • Overall Score: 4.33
  • IMDB: 4.9
  • MetaCritic: 4.2
  • Rotten Tomatoes: 2.8

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About Amityville: The Awakening 2017

Title: Amityville: The Awakening
Year: 2017
Runtime: 85 minutes
Type: Movie
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Score: 2.5 / 5 stars
Avg. Rating: 2.16/5 stars from 11,924 users.
Total Avg. Votes: 11,924
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Amityville: The Awakening Cast Starring: Jennifer Morrison, Cameron Monaghan, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Thomas Mann, Kurtwood Smith, Mckenna Grace, Cleopatra Coleman, Ava Knighten Santana, Dan Martino, Hunter Goligoski, Bella Thorne, Taylor Spreitler, Brian Breiter, Jordyn Utz, Sabrina Harris
Amityville: The Awakening Writers: NA
Amityville: The Awakening Director: Franck Khalfoun
Production: Dimension Films
Language: English
Country: USA