Amityville: The Awakening & Viral Dated for 2016



Blumhouse productions Viral, from Paranormal Activity 3 directors Henry Joost & Ariel Schulman, and Amityville: The Awakening have been dated for February and April, 2016, respectively. 

Via Twitter today, Blumhouse’s head Jason Blum announced a February 19, 2016 release date through Lionsgate for the Dave Franco & Emma Roberts-starrer, Viral. Meanwhile, the Amityville: The Awakening, from Maniac and P2 director Franck Khalfoun will hit April 15, 2016 from Dimension.

Viral, stars Dave Franco & Emma Roberts and follows “good-girl Vee (Roberts), who breaks out of her shell after plunging into an online game of truth-or-dare called ‘Nerve’ with the sexy and mysterious Ian (Franco). However, Vee quickly finds the initial thrills turn dark as the stakes grow increasingly higher and the game turns personal – ultimately revealing just how far she will go to win.”

Amityville: The Awakening, as it was recently retitled, stars Jennifer Jason Leigh and Bella Thorne. In the film, “Belle, her little sister, and her comatose twin brother move into a new house with their single mother Joan in order to save money to help pay for her brother’s expensive healthcare. But when strange phenomena begin to occur in the house including the miraculous recovery of her brother, Belle begins to suspect her Mother isn’t telling her everything and soon realizes they just moved into the infamous Amityville house.”

Below, find the previously released Amityville trailer.  

Correction: The original Blumhouse tweet made an error. Amityville: The Reawakening will be out April 15th, not March 15th, 2016.