In December 1975, George and Kathy Lutz along with their three children move into an elegant Long Island house. What they don't know is that the house was the site of a horrific mass murder a year before. They decide to keep the house and attempt to keep the horror in the past, but are now haunted by a murderous presence. This is until, George starts to behave weirdly and their daughter, Chelsea starts to see people. What follows is 28 days of sheer, unbridled terror for the family with demonic visions of the dead. Based on the true story of George and Kathy Lutz, The Amityville Horror remains one of the most horrifying haunted house stories ever told - because it actually happened.
Late 1975. George and Kathy Lutz of Deer Park, New York recently married, this marriage her second following the death of her first husband. In part to start a new life with her three children - Billy, Michael and Chelsea - especially as George tries to eke out his place in their life which is not to replace the memory of their father, George and Kathy want to buy another house in which they will live, they with a financial hurdle as George builds his contracting business. In nearby Amityville, they find what they consider the perfect waterfront colonial which they are surprised is just within their price range. After falling in love with the house, they learn that the reason for the low asking price is that one year previous, the former owners, the DeFeos, were murdered in the house. With this information in hand, they proceed to buy the house anyway, with George planning to turn the basement into an office for his business. Before buying the house, they are unaware of the details of the murder, where twenty-three year old Ronald DeFeo, Jr. had moved back in with his family, he living in the basement. He progressively began to feel possessed when finally on his twenty-eighth day in the house, he killed his parents and four siblings in the middle of the night, hearing voices telling him to kill them. After the Lutzes move into the house, some of the family members begin to see visions and have hallucinations, none of them telling the others for one reason or another. Slowly, the forces within the house start to consume them to various degrees where they know that something is not quite right. The questions become if they will figure out that there is a force overtaking them before they are no longer able to get away, or if they are doomed to the same fate as the DeFeos on day twenty-eight of their residence. If the latter be the case, there will be the next "Ronald DeFeo, Jr." who will be the one of who the rest of the family needs to be wary.
George and Kathy Lutz along with their three children are moving into an elegant Long Island house. What they don't know is that six gruesome murders were committed there the year before - Ronald DeFeo Jr., the oldest son in the family, murdered his parents, his two brothers and two sisters by shooting them with a .35 caliber in November 1974. No sooner are the Lutzs moved into the house than they begin seeing horrible things - the ghost of Jodie DeFeo, horribly disfigured bodies - and hearing ghostly voices throughout the house. George seems to notice it the most, and it isn't long before he becomes a danger to those around him. When the local priest called in to bless the house, comes charging out in horror after being swarmed by flies, he issues a dire warning to Kathy - "Leave that house". But will they be able to escape before the house and its vengeful spirits take control of George - and make him into a deadly menace?
- Derek O'Cain
On November 14, 1974, police received a frantic phone call that led them to the DeFeo residence, where they made a grisly discovery - six bodies, the entire DeFeo family, all slaughtered with a .35 caliber as they slept calmly in their beds. Ronald DeFeo confessed to methodically murdering his parents and four siblings, and claimed it was the "voices" that told him to do it. One year later, on December 18, 1975, George and Kathy Lutz along with their three children moved into the house, thinking it was going to be their dream house. Especially if their dreams were nightmares. The Lutz family only lasted 28 days in their house after they were terrorized by demonic forces that drove them away. Based on the true story of George and Kathy Lutz, The Amityville Horror remains one of the most horrifying haunted house stories ever told - because it actually happened.
Newlyweds are terrorized by demonic forces after moving into a large house that was the site of a grisly mass murder a year before.
- Jojo Mac
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