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Eli Roth Producing Amityville Horror Film ‘1974’

We still have no idea when we’re actually going to be able to see Amityville: The Awakening, but oddly enough, one of its producers has just been tapped to direct a totally different Amityville movie.

Deadline reports that Casey La Scala will direct 1974 for Broad Green Pictures, a thriller based on the true events behind the most famous haunted house in Amityville, Long Island. La Scala wrote the script, inspired by the real-life DeFeo family tragedy.

On November 13, 1974, Ronald DeFeo, Jr. shot and killed six members of his family at 112 Ocean Avenue, a large Dutch Colonial house situated in a suburban neighborhood in Amityville, on the south shore of Long Island, New York. He was convicted of second-degree murder in November 1975. In December 1975, George and Kathy Lutz and their three children moved into the house. After 28 days, the Lutzes left the house, claiming to have been terrorized by paranormal phenomena while living there.

Eli Roth and Todd Garner are producing, with production expected to begin by September.



  • discochic

    I’m waiting for one of the conjuring films to do a take on this, which was hinted at in part 2

    • Travis_Bickle

      They address the amityville haunting at the beginning of part 2. Duh

      • discochic

        Yes you fuck they do…for about 10 mins. Read properly asshole. Not a 90 min film on it.

        • Travis_Bickle

          Don’t shoot me an attitude because you didn’t pay attention to the movie. GFYS

          • Hayden Koutras

            Travis you are a moron, did you read either of his messages? Yes, Conjuring 2 touched on it very briefly. he is saying he wants The Conjuring to do their full take on it and make a a full Amityville movie. his attitude was justified.

          • Travis_Bickle

            Neither of you seem to understand what a timeline is huh? The events of Conjuring 2 happen AFTER The Amityville investigation…it’s a major plot point. You clearly didn’t watch the film. Good job Captain Save-a-Hoe….you made yourself look stupid. They’re is also 13 Amityville horror movies….perhaps watch one of those. Oh wait…you don’t watch movies, I forgot.

          • discochic

            you’re an idiot… that is all.

          • Travis_Bickle

            Oh…you have two profiles, I get it now. Yes, timelines matter…again, 13 Amityville movies…we don’t need more.

          • discochic

            Yet you are still that fan boy lining up to see the next Elm st or Halloween Gil… blow me bitch

          • Travis_Bickle

            Which dummy profile are you going to use to upvote this post? Cuz you didn’t deny it. Whatever you need to boost that massive ego huh?

          • discochic

            Get on your knees and lick my clit bitch

          • Travis_Bickle

            At least you aren’t responding to your own posts from another account. Time to upvote this worthless one too

          • Travis_Bickle

            Hey Look…you upvoted your own shitty post!!! Hahaha!!

          • Hayden Koutras

            You must be extremely stupid or ignorant to make the assumption we don’t watch movies because of interest in a particular storyline. Also, not once did i ever say i wanted that film, nor did i agree with him. i find the story worn out. i just understood what his message was trying to say, and seen you were so clearly struggling to comprehend it.

          • Travis_Bickle

            It’s cool bro…you don’t watch movies..I get it.

  • Blood Boil

    Can we stop with the Amityville movies? Or is Eli Roth going to make one with poopy farty jerk off gags? Another nail in horror’s coffin

    • Travis_Bickle

      Horror will never die. It will always return from the grave.

  • Daniel Anderson

    “a thriller based on the true events behind the most famous haunted house in Amityville”

    LOVE the story of Amityville. however stating they’re “true events” is a bit of a stretch. The controversy about the actually occurrences of the hauntings, and finding the story was made up, is just as interesting.

    • Tor from Yucca Flats

      we already know how it ends, loon kills his family, people move in try get money off of it, then hollywood turn it into a franchise about demonic clocks and lamps

  • Travis_Bickle

    Ronnie Defeo shooting his family is the ACTUAL story about the Amityville house. The Lutz story is a 100% fabrication.

    • Tor from Yucca Flats

      im gonna make a movie called 9/11 about a haunted tower building and two men possessed by a demon called Thamuz hijak a helicopter into the building, then little puppet demons run amok all over NY city many years later.

      • Travis_Bickle

        The sad part is there are tons of teenagers who weren’t alive during 9/11 and it would be new to them*shiver*

  • Neto Ribeiro

    Amityville: The Awakening will be released here in Brazil next month!

    • Dead2009

      It’ll more than likely be pulled from that schedule as well.

      • Neto Ribeiro

        I thought so too when it was pulled from schedule in the US, but it was confirmed just two days ago by the distributor. It’s the same one that released Demonic here months before it was released out there, so…

    • Tor from Yucca Flats

      pity you

    • BreeBennett

      Will you watch? I definitely won’t.

      • Neto Ribeiro

        I’ll wait until the torrent is out

        • BreeBennett

          Me too, brazilian friend lol

        • Reece Catlin

          is it getting a cinema release or just a VOD release??

          • Neto Ribeiro


  • Tor from Yucca Flats

    who cares? has nothing to do with Defoe, nor his victims, nor his victim’s familys, just another piggy back movie using the famous house. Either watch the documentary on it or the 1979 to early 90s films, we dont want this. nothing sinister about the house, the hoaxers admitted it was a money thing, and the killer laughs at the voices in head theory.

  • Romero Garcia

    I’d live there. I’m sure there’s nothing wrong with the house, just dumb people being spooked by irrationality.

  • Grimphantom

    Who Cares! The Amityville movies are worst then A Land Before Time series!

    • Josh Blitzenbrox Myers

      Wow, really reaching back on that reference aren’t you

      • Grimphantom

        I don’t know and i don’t care!

  • BreeBennett

    Another Amityville movie? The brand is so tarnished and overused they are not even using the name.

  • Chris Napier

    FIrst book I finished as an adolescent. Nightmares. My God, the nightmares.

  • theres already a well made Found Footage film from Mexico actually shot on 8mm called “1974”

    nice try Eli Roth…

  • Buk Lau

    This brand is cursed.

  • Hans Stutgart

    Didn’t they do this movie in 1982 called Amityville 2: the possession?!

    • David Andrew Baros

      Not the same.

      • Hans Stutgart

        How is it not the same? They have exactly the same premise

        • David Andrew Baros

          Because AMITYVILLE II: THE POSSESSION was just loosely based on the DeFeo murders and was combined with the supernatural element the Lutzs claimed happened. The DeFeos did not experience any such hauntings.

          I think Eli Roth wants to tell the DeFeo story as a feature film, which has never been done before.

    • Reece Catlin

      Amityville 2: the possession was better than the original

    • Matt Gleason

      My favorite of the series to be sure. It went into the Ronnie/Dawn angle as well as the ‘possession’ aspect young Ronald alluded to. Still, less hyperdramatic overkill (so to speak) and more facts/atmosphere might justify a re-telling. What’d be really great would be a David Fincher-esque treatment of Gerard Sullivan’s book High Hopes.

  • Colin Christian

    Why the hell don’t they just do the original book and everything that happens instead of all the diluted crap and extra shit that’s not in the book? I read the book in 79, it freaked me out,still the scariest book I’ve ever read,do the Lutz story right!

    • Acarl


  • Matty Ice 2016

    Direct to video rubbish….

    • Chriztian Wennersten

      Which movie is this? 😀

      • Gower Cox


  • Necro

    So it’s a prequel?

  • Bob Eubank

    I grew up in Amityville. Sent throngs of people to different houses LOL

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