: The Amityville Horror (): Jay Anson, Ray Porter: Books. The Amityville Horror MP3 CD – Audiobook, MP3 Audio, Unabridged. A book entitled The Amityville Horror: A True Story, written by Jay Anson, was published in and quickly scaled the sales charts. Anson was not a resident of. In December , the Lutz family moved into their new home on suburban Long Island. George and Kathleen Lutz knew that, one year early, Ronald DeFeo.

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It is also the basis of a series of films released from onwards. When the History Channel made its documentary wnson The Amityville Horror inno member of the Historical Society would discuss the matter on camera. After the runaway success of that novel, he wrotewhich also dealt with a haunted house. Get fast, free shipping with Amazon Prime.

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Of course, the various inconsistencies peppered throughout the book didn’t help, either. Why do directors create violence when there isn’t any? Hans Holzer wrote three books relating the story: Many people expressed doubts about the events in the house. So he put another log on the fire. The writing should be at a 1-star, but I’ll stand horor liking the story well enough to say “it’s ok” on the final rating.

The couple had divorced in the late s, but remained on good terms. After that, they were scared to live there. Kaplan, Stephen and Roxanne Kaplan.

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Was hoping for something scary since it’s uorror to Halloween but the ridiculously straightforward writing seriously, no sentence structure variation at all just took me out of it.

I remember the basement opening up to Hell and a little girl standing on the top of the roof. But a true story? Fabulous fashion of ‘Mrs.

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Archived from the original on July 7, After getting in touch with Father Mancuso, the Lutzes decided to take some belongings and stay at Kathy’s mother’s house in nearby Deer ParkNew York, until they had sorted out the problems with the house.


I love to read and if the book catches my attention it is hard for me to put down, however this book did, it took me 2 weeks to finish reading it, I had to keep putting it down. Make a direct contribution today. In my biased opinion, nothing is scarier than The Shining.

And all the hoopla surrounding it. Anyway, I believe this story although some think it was just a hoax. This is a great read and the author, Jay Anson wrote the story extremely well. I’ve given 1 and 2 star ratings to books that were much better written than this thing. The way it’s written – the aforementioned docu-drama style – is, I suppose, meant to give it a level of credence, but, for me, it killed the story. If you want to maintain the illusion that this is a “true” story, stick to the film versions.

True, the house had been the scene of a horrible multiple murder a little over a year before, when year-old Ronnie DeFeo went from room to room methodically shooting his parents and his four brothers and sisters in their beds.

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Two months after the Lutzes moved out, reporter Laura Didio assembled a group of psychic researchers to evaluate the family’s claims. Then they moved out and then the story was over except when they levitated some more and then moved to California where levitation is illegal.

amityvilel They have money problems and can’t afford their boat or their wardrobe but never go to work. I get that the family was strapped for cash. See all 10 questions about The Amityville Horror….

George Lutz maintained that events in the book were “mostly true” and denied any suggestion of dishonesty on his part. The house still exists, by the way, though the front facade has been changed as asnon the address. I, personally, am going with a total scam, perpetrated by a family with a lot of money problems looking to find a way to gain notoriety and cash.

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Sad to say, though, the supernatural entities lost lots of their powers in the qnson. Ahh, I’ll stick with the movie. But I powered through and finished it after many months of struggling to pick it back up.


Now, let’s discuss the story. They were allowed to go inside the house, but not to visit the upstairs rooms or the basement. With more than documentary scripts for television to his credit, he was as Jay Anson November 4, — March 12, was an American author whose most famous work was The Amityville Horror.

The book, however, is well worth reading, if you’re into scary.

I’m giving it a 1-star on the goodreads’ scale for “didn’t like it” as opposed to “worthless piece of crap” – tho I don’t know if it’s because I’ve seen both movie versions of the story, and have read a bunch of “fact of fiction” type stuff – including the various evidences that it was a hoax – or if it was the horrible docu-drama style writing which is, apparently, a product of its time and not just a marker of bad writing – or a combination of all of the above, but, damn, this book is boring.

I stand by that answer for a long time to come. The front door would slam shut in the middle of the night The people who they said were supposed to have died on the property or killed themselves, either died from natural causes or didn’t die on the property at all. Why, for goodness sake would you stay in a home that was endangering the lives of your children, your spouse and yourself?

Blood dripped from walls; people floated about in mid air over their beds, there were flies everywhere. The book reads like a novel and the Wikipedia entry calls it a novel but the Library of Congress categorizes it as non-fiction, specifically demonology case-studies and parapsychology New York and it’s call number is BF Only twenty-eight days later, the Lutz family fled in terror, ter On December 18,the Lutz family moved into their new home in Amityville, Long Island, complete with a swimming pool, a boathouse and a finished basement.