Another Amityville Movie on its Way from 1974

While we still wait for the Weinsteins to do something… hell, anything… with Amityville: Awakening, Dan Farrands has begun working on his own Amityville film, The Haunting on Long Island: The Amityville Murders, which is set to tell the story of the DeFeo murders that led to the events of The Amityville Horror.

Meanwhile, Deadline is now reporting that Broad Green Pictures has signed on to make 1974, with Casey La Scala directing a thriller based on the true events behind the most famous haunted house in Amityville, Long Island.

La Scala wrote the script, which takes its jumping off point from the factual tragedy where Ronald DeFeo was convicted of murdering his mother, father, two brothers, and two sisters. That was the grounding for the fright franchise The Amityville Horror, which focused on the next family that bought what seemed like an idyllic house in the suburbs. Eli Roth and Todd Garner are producing the film, which is expected to be ready for production by September.

LaScala and Garner were execs at Disney when LaScala wrote the script on spec and gave it to Garner, who set it up when he became a producer. This becomes the latest in Broad Green’s expansion into the genre game.

To quote some really old-school Dread Central shit… “My head with pain.

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