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“ST. AGATHA” and “AMITYVILLE MURDERS” get dated for 2019

Friday, December 7, 2018 | News


The latest fright film from director Darren Lynn Bousman and a new exploration of the true tragedy in Amityville now have a place on the 2019 calendar.

As it happens, it’s the same place: Both Bousman’s ST. AGATHA (pictured) and Daniel Farrands’ THE AMITYVILLE MURDERS will be released in select theaters and on VOD/digital HD February 8. ST. AGATHA, coming from Uncork’d Entertainment, was scripted by Andy Demetrio, Shaun Fletcher, Sara Sometti Michaels and Clint Sears, and stars Sabrina Kern, Carolyn Hennesy, Courtney Halverson, Lindsay Seim, Hannah Fierman, Trin Miller, Seth Michaels and Justin Miles. The synopsis: “It’s the 1950s in small-town Georgia; a pregnant con woman on the run seeks refuge in a convent hidden in deafening isolation. What first starts out as the perfect place to have a child turns into a dark layer where silence is forced, ghastly secrets are masked and every bit of willpower Agatha has is tested. She soon learns the sick and twisted truth of the convent and the odd people that lurk inside its halls. Agatha must now find a way to discover the unyielding strength needed to escape and save her baby before she’s caged behind these walls forever.”

AMITYVILLE MURDERS, which Farrands wrote and directed, is being handled by Skyline Entertainment and stars John Robinson, Chelsea Ricketts, Diane Franklin (who helped tell a supernatural version of this story in AMITYVILLE II: THE POSSESSION), Paul Ben-Victor, Noa Brenner, Zane Austin and Kue Lawrence. The synopsis: “On the night of November 13, 1974, Ronald DeFeo, Jr. took a high-powered rifle and murdered his entire family as they slept. At his trial, DeFeo claimed that ‘voices’ in the house commanded him to kill. This is their story.”

Michael Gingold
Michael Gingold (RUE MORGUE's Head Writer) has been covering the world of horror cinema for over three decades, and in addition to his work for RUE MORGUE, he has been a longtime writer and editor for FANGORIA magazine and its website. He has also written for BIRTH.MOVIES.DEATH, SCREAM,, TIME OUT, DELIRIUM, MOVIEMAKER and others. He is the author of the AD NAUSEAM books (1984 Publishing) and THE FRIGHTFEST GUIDE TO MONSTER MOVIES (FAB Press), and he has contributed documentaries, featurettes and liner notes to numerous Blu-rays, including the award-winning feature-length doc TWISTED TALE: THE UNMAKING OF "SPOOKIES" (Vinegar Syndrome).