Must See Movie Releases Of The Week (November 14)


This film has seemed to get a bad rap of sorts, but I’m not about that. Amityville Awakening is a solid horror that will hit you with some jolts and chills. The plot of this Amityville is fairly self-aware. A single mother willingly and consciously moves into a haunted house with her three children and the hopes to use the possessed Amityville home to her favor in curing her comatose son. I enjoyed the new take on the franchise, it’s a clever twist that makes sense. Visually, it looks good. Bella Thorne stars in the lead and this is the kind of film and role she’s well suited to play. The Awakening has good enough scares and thrills that warrants it to be a worthwhile look.


  • “The Making of Amityville: The Awakening” Featurette

Amityville: The Awakening is out now on Blu-ray, DVD, Digital HD and On Demand from Lionsgate Home Entertainment 

Written by Jim Alexander

Jim Alexander hails from Chicago where he started his journalism career as a film critic and founder of the Chicago Independent Film Critics Circle (CIFCC). He's a Rotten Tomatoes approved critic. Jim founded Reel Talker as a platform to share his love of movies and entertainment. Jim's favorite part of being a journalist is getting to meet and interview actors, filmmakers and entertainers. Jim is a host and on-camera personality for AfterBuzz TV. Aside from his work with Reel Talker, he's the site owner of the Bachelor Universe website, where he recaps and talks about all this ABC's 'The Bachelor'. He also runs the Reel Talker Podcast that can be found on iTunes. In his free time he enjoys attending sports events and playing in recreational leagues. He currently resides in Los Angeles.

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