Last month we heard more details on the upcoming new installment of long-running film series The Amityville Horror, and now we're seeing the first physical evidence of the production.
As you'll recall, the 1979 film starring James Brolin and Margot Kidder was inspired by Jay Anson's book, which in turn told the real-life story of a house in Long Island, New York, where multiple murders were committed in 1974. Later, the Lutz family moved into the home and claimed they were the victims of vicious, terrifying attacks by supernatural entities. They left the house within a month. Subsequent owners have reported no paranormal activity, though the iconic windows in the attic have been replaced.
Via Twitter and OLV, images have been shared showing a large set under construction in Long Beach, California, that is clearly meant to resemble the original dwelling -- and the attic windows, which were emphasized to maximum freak-out factor in the original poster, are back! The only question that remains: will they import the ghosts from Long Island, or just hire local Long Beach spirits?
The new version will star Jennifer Jason Leigh as a mother who moves her family into the haunted house; Franck Kalhoun, who directed the Maniac remake with Elijah Wood, is helming the project. The Amityville Horror is scheduled for release on January 2, 2015.