Do we really need another Amityville Horror movie? When news first broke that a new one was in the works, I’d say probably not, but now that our very first glimpse of Amityville: The Awakening is here, it actually looks like it has some potential. This rendition is led by Bella Thorne. Her character moves into the notorious Suffolk County, Long Island house with her mother and sister because her brother was in a terrible accident, is now in a coma and there’s a hospital in the area that has the best neurological department in the state.
We’ve definitely got some genre clichés here, namely a moody teenager who doesn’t want to start over at a new school, some creepy dolls and a handful of jump scares, but even then, the first Amityville: The Awakening trailer is far better than I expected. Hit the jump to check it out for yourself. The film also stars Cameron Monaghan, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Thomas Mann and Mckenna Grace, and is due in theaters on January 2, 2015.