The Amityville Horror: The Lost Tapes showcases the events after the time of the original ‘The Amityville Horror’ book and movie through found footage dating back to 1976. An ambitious female television news intern, on the verge of breaking the most famous haunted house case in the world, leads a team of journalists, clergymen and paranormal researchers into an investigation of the bizarre events that will come to be known as The Amityville Horror … only to unwittingly open a door to the unreal that she may never be able to close.
The Remaining hadn’t been on my radar until today, and even though it still doesn’t sound like my cup of tea (I don’t always like “religious apocalypse” movies) – it’s got some interesting talent behind it. Directed by Casey La Scala (Grind), the film stars Alexa Vega (Machete Kills), Shaun Sipos (Texas Chainsaw 3D), Johnny Pacar (Flight 29 Down), Italia Ricci (“Terminales”), Bryan Dechart (Step Up 3D) and newcomer Liz E. Morgan.
The film “is an action packed, horror thriller about a group of close-knit friends that come together to celebrate the marriage of Skylar (Vega) and Dan (Dechart). The group is enjoying the festivities when tragedy strikes. The wedding party is sieged by a series of catastrophic events which turns the celebration into a life-and-death struggle. The young group is desperately scrambling for refuge and self-preservation while an enemy they never knew existed unleashes its wrath against those remaining alive. They must understand what is happening around them and why, and find a way to survive together in a new world of death and destruction.”
Affirm films, a division of Sony, will either be handling sales for this or outright releasing it – it’s unclear from the release. But you’ll have to wait until 2014 either way. Head inside for some stills! READ MORE
NBC’s adaptation of “The Sixth Gun” graphic novels has found its lead. Deadline reports that The Ruins and No One Lives‘ Laura Ramsey, pictured left, will star in the Carlton Cuse-produced pilot. Written by Ryan Condal, directed by Jeffrey Reiner and produced by Uni TV, ““The Sixth Gun” is a supernatural Western which follows the story of six mythical guns, each with its own other-worldly powers. When the Sixth Gun, the most powerful and dangerous of the group, resurfaces in the hands of an innocent girl, a farmer’s daughter named Becky Montcrief (Ramsey), dark forces reawaken. Vile men, long thought dead, set their sights on retrieving the gun and killing Becky.”
They also report that “Sons of Anarchy” creator/showrunner Kurt Sutter has teamed with former “Hell on Wheels” showrunner John Shiban to develop “Lucas Stand,” a dark action/horror drama series for FX. Based on an idea by Sutter, “Lucas Stand” features both episodic and serialized elements. “It follows the salvation quest of a damaged former special ops soldier, who has been chosen to traverse time and place to hunt down and kill Hell’s law-breaking demons.”
Zane Holtz (Vampires Suck) has been cast alongside Lucas Till, Aimee Teegarden, Kevin Zegers, Penelope Mitchell, and Bella Heathcote in The Curse of Downer’s Grove. Directed by Derek Martini from a screenplay by Bret Easton Ellis, “The story centers on a paranoid high school senior who’s worried about an apparent curse that takes the life of one student every year at the school.”
From director Casey La Scala, the cast has filled for The Remaining, about a group of friends who scramble to survive a Rapture-like phenomena. Johnny Pacar will star alongside Judd Lormand, Shaun Sipos, Italia Ricci, Bryan Dechart, Defecio Stoglin, and Katie Sawhill.
With the Amityville-inspired The Conjuring opening in theaters next July, Dimension Films is hoping to use the film’s potential success to hype their long-gestured The Amityville Horror: The Lost Tapes, the “official” Amityville sequel that once had Casey La Scala and Daniel Farrands attached to direct.
Dimension has announced today that they hope to have it completed in time for a January 3, 2014 release.
The Amityville Horror: The Lost Tapes showcases the events after the time of the original “The Amityville Horror” book and movie through found footage dating back to 1976. “An ambitious female television news intern, on the verge of breaking the most famous haunted house case in the world, leads a team of journalists, clergymen and paranormal researchers into an investigation of the bizarre events that will come to be known as The Amityville Horror … only to unwittingly open a door to the unreal that she may never be able to close.” READ MORE