Reviewed bytrashgangVote: 5/10/10
The original Amityville horror (1979) spawned a hardcore following andhad the mystery of being based on true events. Being an instant hit itcreated a franchise sadly going downhill after part two. A remake(2005) did bring the story to the new kiddies in town and it had tohappen, 2017 brought the story back again.
Bright thinking of the production to bring back the original story andsome parts of the original flick is shown. So far so good but let mesay that this was the best part.
There's nothing scary at all in this flick. Of course they tried to addsome jump scene's but they are so predictable that it doesn't work. Onthe other hand all the killings are done off-camera that it becomes solow on horror that it is really bad.
And so cliché, the sister being the outcast, a Goth chick, really?Nope, this wasn't really worth watching for me. Just watch the 1979version and forget the awakening.
Gore 0/5 Nudity 0/5 Effects 2/5 Story 1,5/5 Comedy 0/5
Reviewed byClaudio CarvalhoVote: 5/10/10
The seventeen year-old Belle Walker (Bella Thorne) moves to Long Islandwith her mother Joan (Jennifer Jason Leigh), her little sister Juliet(Mckenna Grace), her comatose twin brother James (Cameron Monaghan) andher aunt Candice (Jennifer Morrison). James suffered an accident anddepends on the life support equipment to survive. His neurologist Dr.Milton (Kurtwood Smith) knows that the braindead James will not recoverbut Joan does not accept the truth and has high-hopes that her belovedson will recover. When Belle goes to school, she learns that heraddress is the notorious Amityville house where a father killed hisfamily forty years ago. Belle discovers blood stains under thewallpaper of her room and soon mysterious things happen in the house.When James recovers after a flat line, Belle believes an evil thing haspossessed he brother.
"Amityville: The Awakening" is another Amityville horror film withterrible story and poorly written screenplay. The characters are notwell developed and the conclusion is deceptive. My vote is five.
Title (Brazil): "Amityville: O Despertar" ("Amityville: The Awakening")
Reviewed byphilneilVote: 5/10/10
I really wanted to like this movie - I went into with an open mind notreally knowing what to expect from it as I had not read any of thereviews.
For me it lacked atmosphere, reminiscent of a made-for-TV or direct toDVD movie.
The idea of a family moving into the actual Defeo house 40 years on wasan intriguing premise, but what I could not get past was the fact thatthe eldest daughter had no idea about the house and it's history untilher new-found friends informed her, along with it's grisly back- story.Had she been living under a rock? At first I thought - OK, the moviesdon't exist in this universe but then they actually mention the movies,sequels and remake and even venture to watch the 1979 original.
Still, it was watchable and although there were the usual clichédhorror tropes it did hold my interest until the end.
Belle, her little sister, and her comatose twin brother move into a new house with their single mother Joan in order to save money to help pay for her brother's expensive healthcare. But when strange phenomena begin to occur in the house including the miraculous recovery of her brother, Belle begins to suspect her Mother isn't telling her everything and soon realizes they just moved into the infamous Amityville house.