Yes, in 2017 more than one Amityville movie came out. There was Amityvllle Prison, Amityville: The Awakening, Amityville: The Final Chapter and this movie, which was originally called Amityville: Evil Never Dies and Amityville Toybox.
It’s a sequel to 2016’s The Amityville Legacy, a movie that features a haunted cymbal playing monkey causing all the terror. If you look close enough, you can also see Peter Sommers, the newscaster who also appears in Ouijageist, Ghoul and Meathook Massacre 4, so maybe there’s a shared universe of direct-to-streaming movies on its way.
If you’ve come this far into the world of Amityville, you know that this isn’t going to be a romcom. No, no matter what that house or whatever was in that house is going to change people and change them good. Or bad. You know what I mean.
The draw for this is probably seeing Mark Patton (the star of A Nightmare On Elm Street 2: Freddy’s Revenge whose story was the basis for Scream, Queen!) and Helene Udy (the original My Bloody Valentine and plenty of “The Wrong” cable movies, as well as the holiday film A Husband for Christmas).
Dustin Ferguson has been making and remaking horror movies since 2007, with titles like Nemesis 5: The New Model, Silent Night, Bloody Night 2: Revival, a remake of Die, Sister, Die!, Camp Blood 4 and 5, plus the upcoming Amityville In the Hood (the time has come, right?) and a remake of Umberto Lenzi’s Ghosthouse.
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This is out on DVD and on demand from the fine folks at Wild Eye, who were kind enough to send us a disk of this.