We've heard the disembodied voice screaming, "GET OUT!" That means the new owner probably wants to move in. So, it's time to wrap this move up with a true story of a house oozing with evil! Wait, though. Is it really true, or is it all just a lot of hokum?
George and Kathy Lutz just got a great deal on what they feel could be their dream home, paying well under market value. Kathy does seem a little concerned about the DeFeo murders, involving the deaths of six people within the house, just over a year prior. But houses don't have memories, do they?
We discuss the first film adaptation of the 1977 book from Jay Anson, recounting the events that the Lutz family says they experienced during their twenty-eight days spent in the Dutch Colonial at 112 Ocean Avenue. Get ready to hear about as many cheap shocks and horror clichés as you can handle! It's billed as a true story, but did it really happen? I guess that we may never know. And maybe it's that uncertainty that makes The Amityville Horror (1979) so intriguing.