One of the largest horror franchises happens to be the Amityville series of films, of which most people probably wouldn’t know there’s as many films as there are. While most of them focus on the supernatural aspect of things, with ghosts and possessions, a new film is coming that will focus on the original real-life DeFeo murders that inspired the whole thing in The Amityville Murders – and we now have our first trailer for it!
Check it out below (as well as a first look picture after):
The picture released last week:
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The film comes from Skyline Entertainment, whose CEO Jim Jacobsen had this to say:
“We are really excited about this title. As a new company, we look for films with big brand recognition and a built-in audience. Fans will not be disappointed as Dan Farrands and the team knocked it out of the park with this one.”
The film will be the first to closely look at the story of Ronald DeFeo, Jr. and how he murdered his entire family on November 13, 1974. He said his reason for killing them was the “voices” in the house telling him to.
It is worth noting that Amityville II: The Possession was also based on the original murders, so it’ll be interesting to see if this new film takes as many liberties as that one did.
Skyline Entertainment will release the film in theaters, VOD and Digital HD on Feb. 8, 2019.
How do you feel about another film based on The Amityville Horror and the DeFeo murders being released? Are you excited to see its true crime style rather than straight supernatural horror? Be sure to let us know your thoughts in the comments section down below!