US distributor Hannover House has acquired North American distribution rights to Andrew Jones’ independent horror film The Amityville Asylum. Written, produced and directed by the British filmmaker, the project is a psychological horror film loosely linked to the real life 1974 Amityville murders.
In the film, “Lisa Templeton begins a new job as a cleaner at High Hopes Hospital, a mental institution in Amityville, Long Island. Initially delighted to get the job, Lisa soon realises that all is not as it seems. Intimidated by staff and the psychotic ramblings of the patients, she is further unnerved by apparent supernatural occurrences on the night shift. To preserve her sanity, Lisa must uncover the mysterious history of the institution and its inmates. But the truth is far more terrifying than she could ever imagine.”
The cast includes Sophia Del Pizzo (Lovely Monster), Lee Bane (Night of the Living Dead: Resurrection), Eileen Daly (Razor Blade Smile), Paul Kelleher (Night of the Demon), Jared Morgan (Vengeance Day) and Sarah Louise Madison (“Doctor Who”).
Robert Graham of Independent Moving Pictures and James Plumb of Mad Science Films are executive producers, and the flick is headed our way courtesy of UK production company North Bank Entertainment.