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“AMITYVILLE UPRISING” brings toxic zombies to the notorious town; trailer & poster

Tuesday, November 16, 2021 | News


It’s further proof that these days, you can call pretty much anything an AMITYVILLE movie.

Lionsgate will release AMITYVILLE UPRISING on VOD/digital platforms and DVD January 11. Written and directed by Thomas J. Churchill, whose previous THE AMITYVILLE MOON also had a tenuous-at-best connection to the Long Island locale’s infamous history, it stars Scott C. Roe, Kelly Lynn Reiter, Tank Jones, Alysha Young and Mike Ferguson. The synopsis: “A chemical blast at a military base sets off a supernatural disaster in this tense action-horror thriller. As Sgt. Dash [Roe] tries to keep the peace at the local police station, the explosion unleashes a toxic acid rain that dissolves the flesh of anyone trapped in it. Even worse, it causes the dead to rise again and attack the living. Can Dash and fellow officer Nina Rossi [Reiter] figure out who is friend and foe, fend off the attacks, and defend their colleagues until the savage cataclysm subsides?”

Michael Gingold
Michael Gingold (RUE MORGUE's Head Writer) has been covering the world of horror cinema for over three decades, and spent 28 years as a writer and editor for FANGORIA magazine and its website. In addition to RUE MORGUE, he currently writes for BIRTH.MOVIES.DEATH, SCREAM,, TIME OUT, DELIRIUM and others. His book THE FRIGHTFEST GUIDE TO MONSTER MOVIES (FAB Press) is out this fall, and he has contributed liner notes and featurettes to a number of Blu-ray and DVD releases. Among his screenplay credits are SHADOW: DEAD RIOT and LEECHES!, and he is currently working on THE DOLL with director Dante Tomaselli.