One of the more flat-out intriguing entries in this year's Fantasia Fest is MY AMITYVILLE HORROR, a documentary about Daniel Lutz, who was part of the family that experienced the strange, potentially supernatural events that were infamously depicted in THE AMITYVILLE HORROR. This movie has flown under the radar a bit, but I expect that will change starting now...
The Playlist has just premiered the official poster for the doc, which was helmed by Eric Walter and features Lutz telling the tale in his own words. I sincerely hope this gets picked up and slotted for distribution ASAP.
Here's the rundown on the plot, courtesy of Fantasia's official site:
On November 13, 1974, the house at 112 Ocean Avenue in Amityville, New York became a place that locals feared when 23-year-old Ronald DeFeo murdered his entire family under very mysterious circumstances. In September 1977, it became a place the entire world feared when Jay Anson’s book “The Amityville Horror” was published (later adapted into the popular series of films), bringing the house international notoriety and instant entry into the occult history books. Not so much because of the DeFeo murders, but because it told the tale of what happened to the next family who lived there, one year after the massacre. The Lutz family.
In 1975, they were dwellers for all of 28 days before fleeing in mortal terror, the victims of widespread supernatural happenings that pushed them to the brink of madness and had them fearing for their lives. A media circus began that never fully ended. Straight up to their recent deaths, George and Kathy Lutz have never gone back on a single claim. Daniel Lutz was ten years old at the time that his family literally went to hell. Never before in the 35 years since living through the ordeals has he gone on record about his experiences. This is his story, in his words.
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