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Friday
Aug102012

Done to Death? New 'Amityville Horror' Found Footage Movie Coming

Studios never seem to grow weary of telling the same story across multiple films or going the found footage route in a horror flick, as if it hasn't been done before.  Case in point, a new version of The Amityville Horror is on the way, and will be of the found footage variety.  However, there's one little twist this time: the film will be based in 1976 and will follow the perspective of a young NY TV journalist Laura DiDio as she witnesses the paranormal happenings of the house during a seance.  The footage being found on her news camera.

I believe this experiment takes place after the Lutz family's experiences with the demonic, ghostly figures. 

In case you're unfamiliar with the premise of these movies based on a true story, in 1974 Ronald DiFeo Jr. brutally murdered six members of his family in their Amityville neighborhood house in Long Island.  Years later another family (Lutz) moved into the house and claimed to have been terrorized by demons.  The events were covered in Jay Anson's novel of the same name.  Spooky stuff...

Producer Tony DeRosa-Grund is trying to get the project off of the ground, and now the search for a writer and director begins.  The Amityville story is definitely a popular one, and has already led to 10 films on the subject.  

While I probably won't see this movie, there's no doubt other people will given its connection.  We'll pass on any future updates from this Amityville Horror as they become available.

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