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Even if you’re not a fan of the genre, you probably at least recognize the name Amityville and associate it with horror.
Published in 1977, "The Amityville Horror" by Jay Anson took the country by storm. The story of the Lutzes demonic experiences in their Long Island home has had a huge cultural impact, spawning a storm of media frenzy, paranormal investigations, legal controversy, and a series of horror movies that span from 1979 to current day and now Eric Walter has finally got Danny Lutz to tell his side of the story.
Just a brief history lesson for any who didn’t know (and let’s not forget, this is non-fiction): The house located at 112 Ocean Avenue in suburban Amityville was the site of a grisly murder spree. Ronald DeFeo Jr. murdered all six members of his immediate family in one evening, while they were sleeping, shooting them face down in their beds. 13 months later, George and Kathy Lutz moved in with their three kids. After just 27 days, they moved out, claiming that they couldn’t handle the amount of demonic and ghostly presence in the house. The house became a new mecca for paranormal enthusiasts but no other owner has ever experienced the phenomena that the Lutzes did. Flash forward to now. Daniel Lutz is in his 50s and for the first time he has decided to tell his side of the story in front of the camera.
ShockTillYouDrop.com has your exclusive first look at the final one-sheet for the documentary My Amityville Horror. The film, which has made the festival rounds, opens in select theaters on March 15th, and will also be available on Cable VOD, SundanceNow and other digital outlets (iTunes, Amazon Streaming, PS3 Playstation Unlimited, XBOX Zune, Google PLAY and YouTube).
In My Amityville Horror, director Eric Walter gets Daniel Lutz to recount his version of the infamous Amityville haunting that terrified his family in 1975. George and Kathy Lutz’s story went on to inspire a best-selling novel, and the subsequent films continue to thrill and scare audiences today.
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There's an interesting Amityville Horror documentary hitting VOD March 15th from IFC and SundanceNow that focuses on one of the Lutz children. It's called My Amityville Horror, directed by Eric Walter, and it follows Daniel Lutz, obviously all grown up now.
For the first time in 35 years, Daniel Lutz recounts his version of the infamous Amityville haunting that terrified his family in 1975.George and Kathy Lutz’s story went on to inspire a best-selling novel, and the subsequent films continue to thrill and scare audiences today.
SundanceNOW and IFC Midnight announced today that the companies are jointly acquiring all U.S. rights to director Eric Walter’s documentary My Amitvyille Horror.
SundanceNOW will handle the film for its subscriber video-on-demand (SVOD) initiative Doc Club, while IFC Midnight will manage all other platforms, including theatrical and VOD release. The film, which was produced by Walter, Andrea Adams, and John R. Blythe and executive produced by Ronald Puleio and Michael S. Russo, made its world premiere at Fantasia International Film Festival in July and its U.S. premiere at Fantastic Fest in September.
On November 10th it will have its New York premiere at the DOC NYC Festival.