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IFC Midnight & SundanceNow take on horror doc My Amityville Horror

Nov. 9, 2012by: Jake Dee

Where the hell else would it end up...

IFC Midnight continues to build its strong genre portfolio, this time joining forces with SundancNow for Eric Walter’s documentary MY AMITYVILLE HORROR. Our man C.Bum dug the flick well enough when it screened this summer at Fantasia Fest, hopefully release dates from both outlets come soon.

Set to screen at the DOC NYC Festival November 10th:

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.

SundanceNow plans on handling all SVOD (subscriber) screenings of the film, IFC will handle all other platforms, including theatrical and conventional VOD.

Stay posted for the when!

Extra Tidbit: What's the last good horror doc you clocked?
Source: AITH

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