Tuesday, November 30, 2010

My Amityville Horror : The Untold Story of Daniel Lutz

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For as long as I can remember, i've been absolutely fascinated by the murder spree and subsequent alleged ghost haunting that has become known the world over as The Amityville Horror, which probably has equal parts to do with the fact that i'm a morbidly curious person and the fact that i've lived my whole life less than an hour away from the house where the murders actually took place - I finally visited the house around this time last year, which I documented in this post. While the Amityville case has been the subject of two books, 9 movies and several documentaries, there is a story that has yet to be told. Until now.

Over the years, many people have debated whether the family that moved into the house after the DeFeo murders, the Lutz's, concocted a ghost story for the purpose of fame and fortune or if they truly experienced paranormal activity in their home. With the deaths of both Mr. and Mrs. Lutz in the past several years, it seemed we would never know the truth. But now, one of the Lutz children, Daniel, is finally coming forward to tell his story of the 28 days he spent in the house on 112 Ocean Avenue, a story that will be told in a documentary film set to hit the festival circuit next year titled My Amityville Horror - teaser trailer below.



Will Daniel's story put an end to the haunted house rumors, confirm his parents stories or simply add to the mystery surrounding the infamous Long Island home? Only time will tell and I for one cannot wait to check this one out.

To keep up to date with this project, you can follow the official website, the Facebook page and/or the production diary blog.

10 comments:

Jack Veasey said...

Wow! That's fascinating. Thanks for pointing this out. This is one story I'll follow.

ThePersonYouBenefitFromKnowing said...

I'm really excited about this one too, just a little bummed because I talked with Eric about it and he said they're looking to have it out in 2012 :( But hey, I understand the world of Independent cinema lol

Johnny said...

Ah that is a bummer, I was just going off of what it said on the site.

Will Errickson said...

What about the handful of families that lived in that house and reported nothing odd happening at all? They even remodeled.

John said...

2012? Ah, well. Will give me some time to rewatch all the old Amityville movies and docos in mental preparation.

Johnny said...

Will - Ya, the fact that no other families experienced anything in that house has always made me question the Lutz's story. Guess we'll have to wait to hear what Daniel has to say. I just hope he doesn't fabricate stuff in order to make a quick buck off this doc...

The Vault Master said...

Well in the case of "The Entity" and even "Paranormal Activity," the evil (or in "The Entity's" case, horny) spirit followed its victim(s) from one destination to another. I'm curious about this; still think the original "Amityville Horror" is one of the best haunted house flicks of all time. The scene with the rocking chair moving on its own, which is soon followed up by those beady glowing eyes outside of the window still freaks me the Hell out!

Jez In Dallas said...

I was a little surprised to see this posted, my friend Matt Lacurts is working on this!

Johnny said...

Very cool, Jez!

Jack Veasey said...

I'm actually inclined to believe the people who say the whole Amityville thing is a hoax -- they make a pretty convincing argument (see the Snopes page on it:

http://www.snopes.com/horrors/ghosts/amityville.asp

...but I don't care! It makes a great story. I suppose with a documentary it matters more than than with horror films and sequels, but I did thoroughly enjoy, for instance, the SyFy Channel "documentary" that previewed "The Blair Witch Project," though I could tell it was fake.