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.