Trailer: 'Amityville: The Awakening' revisits home horror

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Video screenshot: Bella Thorne in a trailer for 'Amityville: The Awakening'

Ten years after the last cinematic outing for the "Amityville" franchise, the legendary house exerts its frightening influence over a new family.

Jennifer Jason Leigh ("Margot at the Wedding") is the mom relocating her family to a new town, having found a medical center close by that can treat her bed-bound, comatose son James (Cameron Monaghan, "Shameless.")

Here, it's elder daughter Belle (Bella Thorne, "Blended"), not overly pleased with the prospect of changing houses, schools and friends once more, who finds cause for concern in some of the dwelling's darker corners -- even though it appears to be accelerating James's progress.

"Amityville: The Awakening," from Parisian director Franck Khalfoun of the 2012 "Maniac" remake, will be the 12th film in the franchise when it arrives in January 2015, the first coming in 1979, having been inspired by the 1977 Jay Anson novel.

Leigh is currently filming Charlie Kaufman and Duke Johnson project "Anomalisa," while Monaghan has "All Hail the Blossom Queen" due in 2015, when Thorne will feature in high school drama "The Duff."

Thomas Mann, the "Project X" lead cast in an unnamed role for "Amityville: The Awakening," has parts in the upcoming teen romance "Me & Earl & the Dying Girl" and private school contraband flick "The Preppie Connection."

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