One of the most popular horror movies that comes to mind when listing scary movies is The Amityville Horror, which as you know was based on a true story. The story goes that back in December 1975, George and Kathy Lutz and Kathy’s three children moved into 112 Ocean Avenue, a large Dutch Colonial house in Amityville, a suburban neighborhood located on the south shore of Long Island, New York. Thirteen months before the Lutzes moved in, Ronald DeFeo, Jr. had shot and killed six members of his family at the house. After 28 days, the Lutzes left the house, claiming to have been terrorized by paranormal phenomena while living there.
In this documentary, for the first time in 35 years, Daniel Lutz (one of the children) recounts his version of the infamous Amityville haunting that terrified his family in 1975. The family’s story went on to inspire a best-selling novel and the subsequent films and this documentary reveals the horror behind growing up as part of a world famous haunting. While Daniel’s facts may be other’s fiction, the psychological scars he carries are indisputable.
Documentary filmmaker, Eric Walter, has combined years of independent research into the Amityville case along with the perspectives of past investigative reporters and eyewitnesses, giving way to the most personal testimony of the subject to date. This movie looks incredibly fascinating. Check out the trailer below!