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The Amityville Horror by Jay Anson - book cover, description, publication history. A ridiculously quick read, this non-fiction horror story outlines the 28 days of hell that the Lutz family endured in their Amityville house. Reconstructed over hours. The true story behind the DeFeo home in Amityville, the site of a terrible murder and the basis of many books and movies. Discover the real life.
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The Amityville Horror by Jay Anson introduced the story of the alleged haunting to the public in According to son Christopher Lutz, George and Kathy did not have trouble paying the mortgage. During an interview with Spooky Southcoast, Chris says that George and Kathy were able to make a large down payment with the money they got from selling his mother's house as well as George's house.
By moving into such a spacious place on the water, George was able to cut a number of costs, enabling them to afford the mortgage.
He intended to move his family's land surveying business into the basement, and he was able to eliminate mooring costs for his two boats since the property had a private boathouse. In his documentary My Amityville Horror, brother Daniel agrees that money for the house was not an issue as portrayed in the movies. Was the real Amityville house used in the movie? A superstructure was built around the outside of the home to make it look more like the actual Amityville house just over miles away.
With regard to The Amityville Horror true story, it is widely known that the Lutz family spent twenty-eight days in the home. Did the priest really get static on the phone when he tried to call and warn the Lutzes?
Yes, at least according to the TV program In Search of and their interview with who they state is the real Amityville priest Watch the Interview. Noise interference prevented any phone communication and he could never get through to warn the family. Was Kathy's aunt really a nun? She was no longer a nun when the events took place.
She already had a family of her own by the time her niece moved into the home.
Is there any evidence that the real Amityville house was haunted? Click to Enlarge The alleged Amityville ghost peers out from a doorway on the second floor landing. Yes, but it has been shrouded in controversy. The debate over the alleged Amityville ghost image displayed on the right click to enlarge has been going on ever since George Lutz first revealed it during an interview on the Merv Griffin show in It had been taken three years earlier in by Ed and Lorraine Warren's team of paranormal investigators, namely a professional photographer by the name of Gene Campbell.
Campbell had set up a camera equipped with black and white infrared film to shoot automatically during the night. Numerous rolls of film were used, with only one suspicious image being captured. The Amityville ghost image shows a figure with white eyes peering out of a doorway. Some believe that it is a demon or possibly the ghost of the murdered DeFeo boy, John. Others have concluded that it is likely one of the investigators, in particular a man named Paul Bartz.
They cite that his white eyes were possibly due to the infrared camera film. Did a swarm of flies appear in the home?
During an interview with Inside Edition in , Chris explained that, "There was definitely a lot of flies but nothing again like Hollywood is portraying it. Were there cold spots in the real Amityville Horror house?
Yes, at least according to most of the people involved in the story. The strange coldness is why the movie depicts George Lutz constantly chopping wood and burning the home's fireplace. My Amityville Horror is a documentary in which son Daniel Lutz gives his account of the haunting.
Did the toilets overflow with a black sludge? He states that it was the porcelain toilet bowls themselves that turned black, not the water.
Did Missy have an imaginary friend named Jodie? The entity would present itself to his daughter in different forms, including as an angel and as a large pig. In the movie, George James Brolin sees Jodie in pig form in an upstairs window. Earlier, his wife Kathy Margot Kidder sees Jodie's glowing red eyes through a window in the darkness.
The creature in the drawing looks more like a cat than a pig. However, the book describes it as a drawing of a pig walking through the snow. Left: Missy Lutz's drawing of Jodie running through the snow. Right: George James Brolin sees Jodie the pig in an upstairs window in the movie.
Did Daniel get his hand smashed in a window?
Yes, according to Daniel Lutz, he did get his hand smashed by the window. In real life, Daniel says that the window smashed his hand "skin on skin", emphasizing the initial severity of his injury.
In his documentary My Amityville Horror , he holds his hand up in front of the camera to demonstrate that his little finger is still bent from the injury.
Moments later, he contradicts himself somewhat by saying that his hand had magically healed just minutes after the injury. In the movie, the parents take their son to the hospital and are eerily amazed that there are no broken bones in his hand. Was there really a secret red room in the basement? Yes, but the red room was exaggerated in the movie and book.
In reality, the red room wasn't all that secret. It was part of a storage space under the basement stairs. She says that the DeFeos used to store toys in the small red space. A former friend of Allison DeFeo sits in the real Amityville house's red room left. Right: Actor James Brolin sees a familiar face in the movie's secret Amityville basement room.
They needed someone who looked like Brolin and when given a beard and mustache, his brother easily fit the part. Did the window in the Amityville house really break?
Not only was there never any physical evidence of a window breaking, in a interview, son Christopher Lutz confirmed that no Amityville house windows broke. In a interview with 30 Odd Minutes, Christopher Lutz clarified that even though one of the Amityville home's infamous eye windows never shattered, this element of the movie was in fact inspired by the windows having opened on their own.
Those two windows are one bedroom and that used to be Ronald DeFeo's bedroom, and when we moved in the house my brother and I shared that room. That window opened many times, but rather than display it like it happened, they showed it absolutely shattering.
It didn't shatter the glass. The window opened. The thing swung open. In The Amityville Horror movie, demonic forces cause the wooden front door to explode outward. It should be noted that mother Kathy Lutz had previously stated that the door did blow outward, leaving police and repairmen dumbfounded. However, no physical evidence has ever surfaced to validate Kathy's claim. Did blood drip down the walls?
In the documentary The Real Amityville Horror, the real George Lutz said that blood never dripped down the walls.