Bloody Disgusting is reporting that the Weinsten Company and Demension is considering remaking “The Amityville Horror.” As you no doubt recall, the original film was released in 1979 and starred James Brolin and Margot Kidder. The movie was then re-made in 2005, with Ryan Reynolds and Melissa George playing the parents whose family was terrorized by spirits. That movie grossed over $100 million, so, I understand the desire to remake a movie that’s barely even cold… No wait, I don’t.
While all of this is going on, MGM owns the rights to “The Amityville Tapes,” another story about the house that was reportedly haunted. Is this going to put a crimp in the Weinstein/Demension’s plans? Is MGM just going to sit there and do nothing? Is this entire story something that’s going to fall apart before even a single scene is shot? Yeah, probably.