With both MGM and Dimension Films developing competing Amityville Horror films, MGM fired the first shot by announcing a September 3, 2004 release date for its project, according to Variety only to have the stakes raised by Dimension. Film Jerk announced today a August 20, 2004 release for Dimensions version of Amityville Horror. This should turn out to be one interesting battle, but my question is, with both companies rushing to get the films out, how good will they be? I’d rather wait a while than have two half-assed flicks in the same summer. The way it’s going, both films will flop and the studios will blame the kids lack of interest in the horror industry for the flops.