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The Amityville Horror By Jay Anson The Amityville Horror On December a young family of five moved into their new home complete with finished basement swimming pool and boathouse Twenty eight days later they fled in terror leaving most of thei

  • Title: The Amityville Horror
  • Author: Jay Anson
  • ISBN: 9780553116601
  • Page: 101
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • The Amityville Horror By Jay Anson On December 18, 1975, a young family of five moved into their new home, complete with finished basement, swimming pool, and boathouse Twenty eight days later, they fled in terror, leaving most of their belongings behind The fantastic story of their experiences was widely publicized on network television, newspapers, and national magazines But the Lutz family never disOn December 18, 1975, a young family of five moved into their new home, complete with finished basement, swimming pool, and boathouse Twenty eight days later, they fled in terror, leaving most of their belongings behind The fantastic story of their experiences was widely publicized on network television, newspapers, and national magazines But the Lutz family never disclosed the full details to the media Now, their own carefully reconstructed memories and independent interviews with local clergy and police reveal their entire harrowing story.George and Kathleen Lutz were aware that the house had been the scene of a mass murder Ronnie DeFeo, 23, was convicted of shooting his parents, brothers, and sisters But it seemed an ideal home for them and their three children, and the price was right On the day they moved in, a priest invited to bless the house was told by an unseen voice to Get out At his rectory, he began to suffer a series of inexplicable afflictions Meanwhile, alone in their new home, the Lutz family were embarking on the most terrifying experience of their lives It began when their five year old daughter boasted of her new playmate, someone or something named Jodie THE AMITYVILLE HORROR is an unforgettable book with all the shocks and gripping suspense of THE EXORCIST, THE OMEN, or ROSEMARY S BABY but with one vital difference As the author reports, To the extent that I can verify them, all the ev
    The Amityville Horror By Jay Anson

    The Amityville Horror Jul , The Amityville Horror Videos Photos Cast Storyline Based on a true story that was claimed by writer Jay Anson, The Amityville Horror is about a large house on Frequently Asked Questions Q Whose face appears on the wall when George chops the The Amityville Horror Apr , What follows is 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. The Amityville Horror The Amityville Horror Rotten Tomatoes The Amityville Horror is a remake to the old horror film, but sadly these remake is nothing than an excuse for some haunted house ideas the writer had and it was qa huge disappointment in my The Real Amityville Horror Chilling Facts About the Oct , The Real Amityville Horror Chilling Facts About the Crime and Haunted House Five people were murdered at the Long Island residence in and frightening tales about the home continue to spook. The Amityville Horror film The Amityville Horror Plot Summary

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    1. Jennifer on said:

      OK, folks, for the last time, here s the real story 1 On 13 November 1974, a murder occurred in the home known as High Hopes, located at what was then 112 Ocean Avenue, Amityville, New York The victims of the crime were the DeFeo family Ronald Sr Louise, and four of their five children Dawn, Allison, Mark and John 2 Ronald Butch DeFeo, Jr eldest son of the DeFeo family, burst into a local bar in town that night around 6 30PM, asking for help 3 Butch DeFeo was later tried for and found guilty of [...]

    2. Justin on said:

      Let s pause for a minute and laugh out loud at the fact that this stupid book was in the nonfiction section of my library HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAAAAA HAHAHA HA HA HAAAAAAOK, I think that s good Wait.HAHAHAHAHAAAAAA OH MAN HAHA OKThat s not why it gets one lousy star anyway It gets one star because I think it was written by a twelve year old The writing was so bad that it distracted me from the absolutely ridiculous story There was just no life in the story at all I mean, the ghosts described i [...]

    3. Becky on said:

      This true story is about as scary as a Ke ha Charlie Sheen lovechild It s terrifying but it s not the baby s fault It was created out of a union of glitter vomit and Tiger Blood Mama SLutz is an attention whore just in it for the money and notoriety, and Daddy is a talentless hack who just spouts random words emphatically and claims they make sense It s like it was written by a 12 year old with ADD and then edited by someone who speaks English as a 2nd language and started taking the classes jus [...]

    4. Stepheny on said:

      The Amityville Horror is a book whose reviews are all over the place On my friends list I have ratings from 1 to 5 stars all across the board I wasn t sure where I would fall in relation to my GR buddies I listened to this one on audio as it was one of the 3 books that appealed to me and was available through OverDrive It was a quick listen and I really enjoyed the narration I watched the movie in my teens and there have been so many of them made I really don t know which one I watched or how go [...]

    5. Dirk Grobbelaar on said:

      Do you think it s haunted No way, I don t believe in ghosts It seems the reading world is clearly divided about this book The common question obviously being is this actually true I would like to add another question to the equation does it actually matter To some extent, it does The extent to which this novel will scare you correlates directly to a whether you believe the events depicted here are true and b your religious orientation Personally, I m still reserving judgement on just how true ev [...]

    6. Coos Burton on said:

      Termin este libro anoche durante una buena tormenta, y hac a bastante que no experimentaba algo tan intenso con una historia Puedo contar con una sola mano todos los libros que alguna vez me causaron escalofr os, y me sobran tres dedos Literalmente, It de Stephen King fue el que m s miedo me dio, y actualmente sumo a la lista The Amityville Horror.Tiene una lectura super gil por el hecho de que narra puntualmente las situaciones, sin demasiado decorado, la forma en la que sucedieron, de qu maner [...]

    7. Robin Hill on said:

      5 stars.I don t even know where to begin I fear this may be a long, chaotic mess of thoughts, so please bear with me, or skim, or totally ignore I ve always been fascinated with the occult The Exorcist both the book and the movie, RIP Mr Blatty scared the hell out of me, pardon the pun It still does Every Single Time And I love being scared I love horror movies, haunted houses, Ouija boards even though my husband forbids them , and Halloween I love Halloween so much it s my wedding anniversary M [...]

    8. Justin Tate on said:

      Loved it More than I should have, probably A brilliant way to write a novel yes, let s just admit this is a novel The matter of fact, journalistic tone used to describe horrific events expertly aided the realism fa ade, and it made for great storytelling Toward the end the pacing went off and turned into kitchen sink horror just throw everything out there but it still worked The ending Afterward was genius and is likely why this classic endures and continues to inspire a whole subgenre of horror [...]

    9. Marvin on said:

      This is bad in so many ways First, it is fiction masquerading as fact The story of this hoax is out there enough so I don t have to repeat it but the evidence should convince all but the most ardent true believer that this true story , with the exception of the original DeFeo murder, was totally fabricated Second, it is really terrible fiction I am convinced that Mr Anson had some kind of encyclopedia on hauntings and as he flipped through it he said, Swarm of flies I ll put that on page twenty [...]

    10. Nathaniel Brehmer on said:

      Ignore the overshadowing debate about whether or not it actually happened, and you re left with one of the most finely crafted haunted house stories ever written The narrative is so solid, so matter of fact, that one cannot argue with it This is how it happened, the book says, and what happened was horrifying The feel is perfect, the book carries an ominous feeling from the first to the last page, much like the house on Ocean Avenue itself Forget any of the cash in novels or films, this is a pow [...]

    11. Dick Baldwin on said:

      A family, who I shall call the Lootz family for the sake of their privacy , moves into a house in Amityville, Long Island, where the terrible murders of the previous owners took place Some twenty eight days later the Lutz er, Lootz, family flees in terror Horrific things happened there Blood dripped from walls people floated about in mid air over their beds, there were flies everywhere Worst of all, a marching band paraded through their living room at three a.m All these horrors were orchestrate [...]

    12. Chris on said:

      This book is actually for a group challenge in April, but since I ve sworn off re reads for 2012, I decided to knock it out early.I first read this back when the movie came out The first movie So I was pretty young, maybe 11 or 12 I remember liking it pretty well Unfortunately, on this re read I suspected the author might also have been 11 or 12 when he wrote it The story is excellent and very creepy Whether a true story or a hoax, it s very compelling The flaw in the story telling almost cost m [...]

    13. Meli on said:

      La verdad que muy bueno.Tiene escenas tremendas, en las que sent s que te vas a volver loco Te mata de la ansiedad y de los nervios.Yo soy una esc ptica por naturaleza, pero a n as logr impresionarme, alterarme y me hizo pensar en que yo simplemente perder a la cabeza ante un fen meno as Horrible.Edito leyendo los reviews, soy la nica que cree que si no dejaron la casa al instante no fue por empecinamiento o estupidez, sino porque algo a nivel inconsciente no se los permit a Especialmente si con [...]

    14. ✰☽♥✰Unsolved Mystery ✰♥☾✰ on said:

      Ahh, I ll stick with the movie It s better and scarier The original Not that dreadful remake.

    15. Martin Rondina on said:

      En Aqu vive el horror apenas pasemos las primeras paginas, nos encontraremos con la aclaraci n de que la siguiente historia que vamos a leer es una historia que sucedi realmente y que la informaci n de los hechos fue recolectada de los mismos protagonistas que han padecido el terror que sucedi en la casa de Amityville Nos aclara que la familia DeFeo y la familia Lutz existen y que ellos mismos han narrado estos hechos para que luego sean publicados en este libro que tenemos aqu.En esta historia [...]

    16. Obsidian on said:

      Please note that I gave this book 3.5 stars, but rounded it up to 4 stars on The facts are these On November 13, 1974, Ronald DeFeo, Jr shot and killed six members of his family at 112 Ocean Avenue, situated in a suburban neighborhood in Amityville, on the south shore of Long Island, New York He was convicted of second degree murder in November 1975.In December 1975, George and Kathy Lutz and their three children moved into the house After 28 days, the Lutzes left the house, claiming to have bee [...]

    17. Melissa Chung on said:

      Well.I can finally say I ve read Amityville Horror 4 stars because it was entertaining and it is supposedly a true story I took a star off because it wasn t scary.If you are unfamiliar with the Amityville Horror, this story is about the Lutz family On December 18, 1975, George and Kathy Lutz moved into a very large colonial house at 112 Ocean Ave Long Island They lived there for 28 days before they fled.Backstory, this is said to be a true story As in, these people are real They actually lived a [...]

    18. Sarah Sammis on said:

      The 1970s seems to have been the decade for the horror genre, especially ones focusing on demonic possessions Mix horror genre with true crime and you ll end up in a gray area that includes The Amityville Horror by Jay Anson The book reads like a novel and the 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 BF1517.U6 A57.So what are facts In December 1975 the Lutz family mov [...]

    19. Brandon Burrup on said:

      I read this a couple years ago during the summer It only took a day or two It wasn t so much scary as morbidly fascinating as I read it However, after reading it, I simply could not get certain images out of my head A white entity coming down the stairs, red eyes staring at me through a window in the dark, etc I am forever scarred by that second image I simply can not deal with open blinds at night The other image well, that summer was a hot one and my room downstairs doesn t get hit with cool a [...]

    20. Rebecca McNutt on said:

      This book was definitely horrific, though kind of cheesy at some parts What I enjoyed much than the horror itself was the vibrant imagery, and the way that this Kodak moment family s subtle trip towards insanity is described Definitely worth reading if you re a fan of all the nostalgia of 2oth century horror such as Audrey Rose, Magic or The Shining.

    21. Srta Books on said:

      No estuvo mal, me gust leer lo que ocurri en esa casa y conocer un poco m s a fondo los detalles 3.5 5

    22. Bonnie on said:

      The Amityville Horror is said to be a work of non fiction as it is the story of the Lutz family and the 28 days they spent in what was supposed to be their dream home The house on 112 Ocean Avenue in Amityville, New York already had a bad name when the DeFeo family was murdered there by the oldest son, Ronald Butch DeFeo, Jr in 1974 In his defense he claimed to have heard voices telling him to kill his family but he was instead diagnosed with antisocial personality disorder and sentenced to six [...]

    23. Michael on said:

      I have never seen so much disdain and anger directed towards a BOOK as I do in some of these reviews for The Amityville Horror If you in no way, shape or form believe in this event or the supernatural, why did you read this book And I love how people that have never set foot in the house claim to KNOW it s all made up I mean, knowing things you ve never seen would mean that you have the very supernatural type powers you so vehemently claim aren t real I m not saying all the things in this book h [...]

    24. Oscar on said:

      En diciembre de 1975, el matrimonio Lutz y sus tres hijos se mudaron al 112 de Ocean Avenue, en Amityville, casa en la que hacia pocos meses se hab a cometido un atroz crimen Ronald De Feo asesin una noche a los seis miembros de su familia con un rifle Pero esto a los Lutz no les import en absoluto, ya que no eran supersticiosos Permanecieron exactamente veintiocho d as en su nueva casa Desde el primer d a empezaron a sucederles cosas inexplicables y cada vez m s terror ficas, hasta que, viendo [...]

    25. Paulo Ratz on said:

      Eta historinha tensa que me deixou com medo hein Eu moro sozinho, gente Eu j tinha assistido o filme e j sabia por alto como que era, confesso que muitas coisas eu n o lembrava, mas a experi ncia de LER mais assustadora Al m disso, quando falam que a hist ria realmente aconteceu me deixa um pouco mais desesperadoApesar de todo o desespero, eu tive uma dificuldade com a escrita Acho que o Jay rebuscava muioto numas partes e depois escrevia de uma forma t o coloquial que me incomodava Por exemplo, [...]

    26. Mike on said:

      Long ago read Never really came away convinced that it was A True Story.

    27. Osvaldo on said:

      Ok, veamosEste es un libro bastante raro, primero que nada NO ES UNA NOVELA, es un libro period stico, otros libros que a mi parecer son del mismo tipo o modelo, podr an ser A sangre fr a de Capote, Felices como asesinos e inclusive El exorcista de Blatty, pero bueno a lo que vamos.La casa maldita de Amityville es uno de esos libros en los que si ya est s acostumbrado a las pel culas de terror de hoy en d a no encontrar s nada sorprendente, el fr o en el momento de una aparici n, las cosas que s [...]

    28. Clare on said:

      Listened to in audio format.The Amityville Horror is a true story about the Lutz family In November 1975 a man called Ronald DeFeo shot and killed his Mum, Dad and Siblings at their home in Amityville, Long Island A year later George and Kathy Lutz brought the property at a bargain price George, Kathy and their 3 children lived in the house for 28 days before leaving the house claiming it was haunted.There has been a lot of debate about the Amityville Horror over the years I believe in ghosts an [...]

    29. Shandra on said:

      Initial thoughts The creepy factor here was decent Review to come Review Actual rating 3 I Wanted To Be Terrified stars No spoilers Meh The creepiness was here It had potential to be scary But the execution failed to make it so to me I ve seen the movie, the original It s one of my favorite horror movies I love it It scares me Every Single Time I know what s going to happen Hell, I can probably quote at least half the movie And it still scares me I thought the book would too I know what happens, [...]

    30. Jason P on said:

      This book was hands down AMAZING The Amityville Horror is not something annnnnyone would ever want to go through EVER For those believers out there you will definitely agree, if you go into a house and things start to occur, strange things GET OUT I think Eddie Murphy said it best in his stand up film Delirious In the Amityville horror the ghost told them to get out of the house White people stayed in there Now that s a hint and a half for your ass A ghost say get the fuck out, I would just tip [...]

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