The Amityville Horror sequel scares
While Mamma Mia! may not be gaining a sequel, The Amityville Horror looks set to and it sounds ridiculous.
Let's just take a moment to reflect that the original film was about a family murdered in a house and the new family arriving only to have the father overcome by supernatural forces and killing his own family in a similar style - basically a haunted house tale that may have been based in some reality.
What? You mean the supernatural forces get into the Internet from a PC in the house and start spreading to other houses? Isn't that Kairo (Pulse) or Cell or something similar? That's nothing to do with The Amityville Horror surely?
I have to say that this is perhaps one of the worst ideas for a film plot that I've ever heard in my life. Not only does it sound contrived as hell, but it doesn't have anything to do with The Amityville Horror.
The strongest aspect of the original film, and to some degree the remake, was that it was based on true events, events that you could believe could really happen. Certainly a man did murder his entire family in cold blood and claimed this fantastical story afterwards. That's what Amityville Horror is all about, nothing to do with the Internet, multimedia and such.
What's worse is that the story hasn't even been written, this is what the studio wants. You can imagine the conversation as they sit down a writer and say okay, write me a film about The Amityville Horror but on the Internet…that writer's going to have to have one amazing imagination. However I don't think the audience are going to get it.