New “Amityville Horror” movie in the making!

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Yes, the title is not a trick of the eye. Coming in January of 2014 and directed by David Bruckner, The Amityville Horror: The Lost Tapes. The release date of this film has been changed. In December, Dimension films announced that they hope to have the film done in time to have a January 3rd release date… But, who knows. This could change.

Taking place in the late 70’s, The Lost Tapes gives you a look of the horrors that occurred after the original book and movie. An ambitious female television news intern, on the verge of breaking the most famous haunted house case in the world, leads a team of journalists, clergymen and paranormal researchers into an investigation of the bizarre events that will come to be known as The Amityville Horror… only to unwittingly open a door to the unreal that she may never be able to close. (Written by Conor Coyle, IMDB)

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James Wan’s “The Conjouring” Trailer Released & Insidious Sequel Release Date Pushed Back

James Wan is coming out with a new horror flick this summer! “The Conjouring”; starring Insidious’ Patrick Wilson, Vera Farmiga, and Ron Livingston, “The Conjouring” centers on a family who encounters spirits living among them in their New England farmhouse.

“The Conjouring” is in theaters July 19, 2013! Here is the trailer:

Then, in September, don’t forget to check out the sequel of Insidious! “Insidious: Chapter 2” hits theaters September 20, 2013! It was originally scheduled to release August 30th. It was pushed to September because if it were to be released in August, it would have gone up against four other horror films that include The Weinstein Company’s own horror flick Satanic (which was renamed three times). Now, the Insidious sequel has a better chance of getting big in the box office.

“Insidious: Chapter 2” centers on the continuation of fate in the Lambert family. The film features the same stars are the original low-budget 2011 film.

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Ghostbusters III Possible!

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It has been said that a script for a third installment of the hit franchise “Ghostbusters”  has been written and sent to Bill Murray. But it has also been rumored that Bill Murray will not be in the (possible, but not confirmed) film. Yet the script has been written to star the original cast of the 80s.

Although this film may not happen, it is still a possibility. I really hope this film goes into production and into theaters! I would love to see another Ghostbusters film. It makes me wonder, if this film does happen within the next year or so, would do well? What do you think?

The Shadow At the End of the Hall

by: Horror Crone

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“Deep into that darkness peering, long I stood there wondering, fearing,
Doubting, dreaming dreams no mortal ever dared to dream before….”

The Raven, Edgar Allen Poe

I was started on my lifelong love of horror fiction, poetry, and the occult by my Father, who used to read Edgar Allen Poe to me when I was very tiny.  The musical cadences of the words, the fierce dynamism of the rhymes, and the rise and fall of my Father’s voice were mesmerizing to me, even though I didn’t understand the import of the words.  As I got older and faced nightly the terror of being alone in my bedroom, I understood too well what peering deeply into the darkness, wondering and fearing meant.

What child doesn’t confront at some time in their young development, the irrational fear of the Thing Under the Bed or the Unknowable in the Closet?  For my sister and I, our frightening companion was the Shadow at the End of the Hall.  The apparition made itself known to us shortly after we moved into our new house when I was 8 and my sister was 10.  In the beginning, it was no more than a feeling – a certainty of a presence, the prickly tingling sensation that we were being watched.  Shortly thereafter, the amorphous feeling resolved itself into an indistinct darkness that simply was.  The Shadow at the End of the Hall never moved, never shimmered.  It was just there once the ambient light in the hall was low.

My sister and I remained in a constant state of fear.  We tried to convince ourselves we were mistaken.  We knew our proclivities and, by that time, well developed love of the occult – clearly this was merely a manifestation of our over-active imaginations.   We spoke of the Shadow in whispers, terrified and thrilled by turns, wondering what this thing was which had decided to live with us and watch us.  The Shadow’s manifestation always felt just on the verge of speech.  We dreaded what it might say.

One truth was inescapable: The Shadow at the End of the Hall ensured there were no terrors in our bedrooms.  Once my sister and I realized that the presence didn’t move and didn’t communicate, we were able to breathe in our rooms and sleep in the relative surety that we wouldn’t awake to something leaning over our beds.  In many ways, the Shadow at the End of the Hall became a familiar, albeit creepy guest in our young adolescence.  It was never ambulatory, it never shifted, and though it always felt immediate and somehow insistent.  Rather like an incapacitated older relative who is desperate to say something, but unable.  And soon, we realized that all presences have very distinct personalities, and are not all so demur.