Will 2014 mark the movie-going audiences' return to the Amityville house? Perhaps. The Weinstein Company/Dimension Films have set a January 3, 2014 date for The Amityville Horror: The Lost Tapes. Will this date stick? The brothers Weinstein are notorious for penciling in - yet not meeting - release dates. And this particular title has fallen victim to that, missing its initial 2012 debut.
The Amityville Horror: The Lost Tapes was announced in 2011 and marked a joint venture between Dimension Films and producer Jason Blum (Paranormal Activity, Insidious, Sinister). At the time, Casey La Scala and Daniel Farrands were slated to write and direct. I have not heard if they're still on board the project. This release date announcement indicates there's momentum in the project, perhaps thanks to the fact that producer Blum has had a very good 2012 in the realm of horror.