Amityville: The Awakening is finally here, just in time for Halloween. Even sweeter, it’s available for free for a limited time, exclusively on Google Play. I just turned on my Sony Android TV and noticed the movie cover with a present icon on it, and sure enough, it was a gift from Google.

Our friends at Android Police reported on this, but I must have missed it somehow.

To be quite honest, I’m not much of a horror fan these days. I grew up on movies like A Nightmare on Elm Street and Friday the 13th, but the genre has gone downhill as of late, aside from a few hidden gems here and there. Now, it’s all about the blood and guts. Sure, there was lots of gore in the 80’s slasher flicks. They did a much better job of telling stories and building terrifying characters, however.

At any rate, a freebie is a freebie, so I’m not complaining. I’ll have to give Amityville: The Awakening a chance before writing it off. What’s the worst that can happen? It sucks and I’m down an hour and a half of my life and zero dollars. That’s a chance I can take.

It’s free from now until November 8th on Google Play, and will also be in select theatres starting October 28th. Check out the trailers above, then hit this link to add the movie to your library.

Amityville: The Awakening

Press Release

EVERY HOUSE HAS A HISTORY. THIS ONE HAS A LEGEND.

STARRING BELLA THORNE, JENNIFER JASON LEIGH, CAMERON MONAGHAN, MCKENNA GRACE AND JENNIFER MORRISON

AVAILABLE FOR FREE FOR A LIMITED TIME EXCLUSIVELY ON GOOGLE PLAY STARTING OCTOBER 12, 2017
IN SELECT THEATERS OCTOBER 28, 2017

LOS ANGELES, CA (September 21, 2017) – Forty years later, something is stirring again as a new family moves into 112 Ocean Avenue in AMITYVILLE: THE AWAKENING, the terrifying revival of the popular franchise. The film will debut exclusively for free for a limited time on Google Play* on October 12, 2017 and will also be released by Dimension Films in select theaters on October 28, 2017.

Written and directed by Franck Khalfoun (MANIAC, P2), the film stars Bella Thorne (FAMOUS IN LOVE, SCREAM, SHAKE IT UP), Oscar nominee Jennifer Jason Leigh (THE HATEFUL EIGHT, ANOMALISA, SINGLE WHITE FEMALE), Cameron Monaghan (SHAMELESS, GOTHAM, THE GIVER, VAMPIRE ACADEMY), Taylor Spreitler (MELISSA & JOEY, DAYS OF OUR LIVES), Mckenna Grace (GIFTED, DESIGNATED SURVIVOR) and Jennifer Morrison (ONCE UPON A TIME).

AMITYVILLE: THE AWAKENING was produced by Jason Blum of Blumhouse Productions (GET OUT, THE PURGE, INSIDIOUS, PARANORMAL ACTIVITY), Daniel Farrands (THE HAUNTING IN CONNECTICUT) and Casey La Scala (DONNIE DARKO, THE REMAINING).

The film follows Belle (Bella Thorne) and her family after they move into their new home, but when strange phenomena begin to occur in the house, Belle begins to suspect her mother (Jennifer Jason Leigh) isn’t telling her everything. She soon realizes they just moved into the infamous Amityville house where between illusion and reality lies evil.

AMITYVILLE: THE AWAKENING has a runtime of approximately 87 minutes and is rated PG-13.

*AMITYVILLE: THE AWAKENING will be available for free from October 12 to November 8, 2017 on Google Play to residents in the United States and Canada