Amityville: The Awakening and James Wan’s Demonic Fall Victim to Indefinite Delays

By John Squires

Amityville2 - Amityville: The Awakening and James Wan's Demonic Fall Victim to Indefinite DelaysWell then. We can’t say we saw this one coming.

Respectively scheduled for release in late 2014 and early 2015, both the James Wan-produced Demonic and franchise reboot Amityville: The Awakening have unexpectedly been pulled from release by TWC-Dimension, and at the moment it doesn’t look like there are any set future plans for either film.

December 12th of this year was the planned date for Demonic, starring Maria Bello and Frank Grillo. The film centers on the aftermath of a horrific massacre where five college students were brutally murdered inside an abandoned home. Detective Mark Lewis and psychologist Dr. Elizabeth Klein question one of the few survivors, who explains they were amateur ghost-hunters, seeking out paranormal phenomenon at the abandoned house, which was believed to be haunted. But what started out as a harmless activity turned into something truly terrifying.

As for Amityville: The Awakening, that one was slated for release on January 2, 2015. In the Frank Khalfoundirected film, Belle, her little sister, and her comatose twin brother move into a new house with their single mother, Joan (Jennifer Jason Leigh), 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.

While we wait for news about new dates, you can check out the trailer for Amityville: The Awakening below.