Wednesday, August 15, 2012

A teaser for the chilling documentary My Amityville Horror

Given all the shit that's been thrown at the screen since The Amityville Horror allegedly happened in 1975 it's refreshing to see someone take a documentary approach to the subject matter.

And filmmaker Eric Walter didn't just turn to anybody to feature in the film. He got Daniel Lutz, son of George and Kathleen Lutz, to recount his version of the infamous haunting that terrified his family 37 years ago. Walter promises the documentary will also reveal the horror behind growing up as part of a world famous haunting. 

The Amityville Horror became a cultural phenomenon when Jay Anson published his book of the same name in 1977. The haunting, which is said to have terrorized the Lutz family for about a month, is the basis for 10 films that have released between 1979 and 2011. Most of them aren't very good, but Anson's book is decent.

No word yet on a release date but, for the first time in years, I'm excited to see a new movie inspired by The Amityville Horror.

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