Another Amityville Movie? Really?

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Okay, kids! For those of you keeping track, here’s the tally thus far: We reported earlier that there are currently three Amityville projects under way. We know for certain that at least one of them is getting made. The other two? Not so much. How about a fourth?

Another Amityville Movie? Really?According to Bloody Disgusting a fourth one is already casting for a shoot in Los Angeles, Amityville Haunting.

Before we get to that, let’s look at the various other projects in the works.

  • Dimension Films is developing an official sequel, The Amityville Tapes, with directors Casey La Scala and Daniel Farrands. We can happily confirm that this one is rock solid.
  • Film Regions International is working on My Amityville Horror, Eric Walter’s documentary about the infamous Amityville Murders that will set the record straight with the help of Daniel Lutz, the eldest son of George and Kathleen Lutz.
  • And then there’s Amityville: The Legacy 3D, based on the book Amityville: The Evil Escapes (also the title of the 1989 made-for-TV movie) by John G. Jones.

    Now as for Amityville Haunting

    This other found footage film, apparently being directed by stuntman and actor Geoff Meed, tells the tale of a new family who move into the infamous Amityville house. But wait … that’s not all.

    This new tale is going to be based on yet another true life crime, that of the Benson family of Naples, where Steven Benson was accused of the pipe-bomb murders of his mother and brother.

    According to Wikipedia Benson is a convicted double murderer of his mother, tobacco heiress Margaret Benson, and his brother, tennis player Scott Benson.

    On July 9, 1985, Benson placed a car bomb on the family car, in which Margaret, Scott, and Steven’s sister, Carol Lynn Benson Kendall, (a former Miss Florida runner-up) were waiting for Steven to join them in the vehicle when the Suburban exploded. Kendall survived but was badly burned; Margaret and Scott died instantly from the bomb impact.

    What does this all have to do with Amityville? We can see the direction they’re looking to take it, but really? A pipe bombing killer? Alrighty then …

    More soon. For now it’s time to administer an ice pack to our throbbing skulls.

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    • Shambling_in_Bandages

      Wouldn’t it be great if someone could make a really creepy Amityville haunted house flick? It’s quite puzzling how Hollywood can’t quite get it right.

      Haunted houses, killer sharks, giant spiders. These are things that should be impossible to screw up. And yet…

    • Vanvance1

      I’d say I wasn’t going to see another Amityville movie but who am I kidding. I watched the one about the clock and the dollhouse. Damn is this series played out!