‘Piranha 3DD’ & ‘Amityville Horror: Lost Tapes’ Release Dates Delayed

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Piranha 3DD Amityville Horror Lost Tapes Release Dates Piranha 3DD & Amityville Horror: Lost Tapes Release Dates Delayed

We know what you horror movie fans out there have been clamoring for: sequels to Piranha 3D and The Amityville Horror! (Sarcasm alert!) Sure, both franchises have already spawned sequels – but those sequels were for the old, dusty versions of these horror not-so-classics – we need sequels to the newer-but-not-better remakes!

Well, sorry to start your week off with bad news, horror fans, but it seems as though both Piranha 3DD and The Amityville Horror: The Lost Tapes have been bumped from their respective release dates, and are now facing an uncertain future.

Piranha 3DD has been through several release date changes: the sequel was originally slated as a summer 2011 release, but then got bumped to November 23rd of this year (to better position it for awards season – kidding!). Now, Dimension Films has reneged on the fall date as well, stranding the film in the limbo of being an unspecified “2012” release. Guess we’ll have to wait even longer to once again see 3D sexual gratuity and D-list stars getting devoured by vicious CGI fish. Bummer.

We haven’t reported much on The Amityville Horror: The Lost Tapes because…well, we were waiting to see if it ever turned into a film that would bear discussion. Ever since the 2005 remake with Ryan Reynolds and Chloe Moretz, there’s been talk of several new Amityville projects – including yet another remake, and this Lost Tapes sequel. The sequel won out, obviously – but “won” becomes an ironic term, now that the film has been yanked from its January 27, 2012 release date. It is also speculated that Lost Tapes could be released later in 2012, but don’t bet on it just yet.

Double bummer… guess we’ll have to wait even longer to see the found-footage story described in this synopsis from Dread Central:

The Amityville Horror: The Lost Tapes showcases the events after the time of the original The Amityville Horrorbook and movie through found footage dating back to 1976. An ambitious female television news intern, on the verge of breaking the most famous haunted house case in the world, leads a team of journalists, clergymen and paranormal researchers into an investigation of the bizarre events that will come to be known as The Amityville Horror … only to unwittingly open a door to the unreal that she may never be able to close.

Who is shedding tears about these two projects sitting on the shelf for the foreseeable future? Let us know your thoughts in the comments – if you can put aside your grief long enough to do so.

Keep your eye on the 2012 calendar for both Piranha 3DD and The Amityville Horror: The Lost Tapes. We can’t guarantee that they’re make it to a theater near you, but we’ll keep you posted if we find out they will.

Source: Dread Central

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  1. I was thinking “Gee whizz that’s too bad lol” at first glance, before even seeing the quip in the byline. Ha.

  2. lots of the fish in piranha 3DD are actually practical fx being puppeted by real people, not CG. coolest part of the movie, for sure.

  3. So basically the fans have wasted their times.

    Piranha 3D was a great movie, it had lots of gore, action, scares and CGI fishes, which worked out well.

    I hope Piranha 3DD turns out better than P3D.

  4. “Piranha 3DD”-Unlike the intelligent, thought-provoking piece of cinema that preceded it, this sounds like a movie where the title describes the cup size of the lead actress’ brassiere…

    (*Stops to review Piranha 3D, realizes mistake, quotes Emily Litella*)


  5. Im sick of the Amityville flicks. I remember going to see the very first one. They should have left it alone. Now Piranha 3D was fun. Im not a big horror buff but this was a good time. I do hope 3DD gets made but I have no interest in the other.

  6. c’mon, don’t any of you have a sense of fun?

    Of course, the piranha film was about bigger bewbs and hungrier fish. And was i the only one who enjoyed the Amityville remake? Comparing to the original, the remake was actually decent. if you’ve not seen the original lately, go back and watch it. it’s horrible.

    • Yes you were it was s***. I just went back and watched the original. It’s a classic…and I repeat the 2005 remake was fake s***.

  7. I am really upset about Piranha 3DD. I was REALLY looking forward to it next month. I loved the first. It was terrible and awesome at the same time. I. Am. Sad. :(

  8. all horror fans love the “amityville” franchise, i was looking forward to it this winter… there still is legacy coming out though.

  9. Lame! Want to see Piranha 3DD

    • The Piranha II (DD) remake is pathetic and lame. You must like majorly camp movies!

  10. i liked pirahna 3D, it accepted it’s B movie-ness, sequel would of been hilarious

  11. I know Horror movie remakes and sequels arent aalways the talk of the town, but i find all these ‘sarcasm’ alerts and pokes are unnessecary, because obviously some people like horror remakes and sequels, because if it didnt make money they would stop making them. they might not get the best critical reception, but the movies are for shocks, not for awards

  12. I enjoyed Piranha 3D for what it was. I was looking forward to seeing Piranha 3DD, but can longer. Aslong it comes out next year, makes more movies to look forward to see.

  13. The Amityville: Lost Tapes needs to be anticipated first in my opinion,
    then they need to come up with a good cast, and good camera work, because
    there’s been several films based of found footage with terrible camera use, so they should also show some sort of flashbacks to the original to
    aware fans that this is a sequal. I think the original film was the best film out of all. The remake seem way too fake, and the events seem too fictional, including the house. So why not give viewers a flash from the past, I mean a piece of the Defeo’s case, then the Lutz’s situation, which should play for like 15 minutes, then continue the film.

  14. Kofi Outlaw is wrong. The original Amityville Horror is evidently a classic, and ‘The Shining’ and ‘Poltergeist’ ripped it off, FYI. I, along with loads of other fans are really excited to see another Amityville movie. Get another job, if you can find one!