‘Amityville 1974’: Wonderfilm Green Lights Prequel Tale, Casey La Scala To Direct

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‘Amityville 1974’: Wonderfilm Green Lights Prequel Tale, Casey La Scala To Direct
The Wonderfilm Media Corporation announced today that Amityville 1974 has been given the green light to begin principal photography in November with its story of the real-life rampage murders that would became the background story for author Jay Anson’s 1977 bestseller The Amityville Horror and the numerous films that have invoked it in name or premise.

The Anson novel was adapted to the screen in a namesake feature film that became a cultural sensation in the summer of 1979 and one of the most lucrative hits in Hollywood history with its tale of hostile supernatural forces at work in a home in a Long Island, N.Y., shoreline village called Amityville. The 1979 hit was “re-imagined” twice in theatrically released films but over the years 20-plus other productions (either direct-to-video or for television) have used the real-life village
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