Jay Anson (November 4, – March 12, ) was an American author whose most famous work was The Amityville Horror. After the runaway success of that. In December , the Lutz family moved into their new home on suburban Long Island. George and Kathleen Lutz knew that, one year early, Ronald DeFeo. The Paperback of the Amityville Horror by Jay Anson at Barnes & Noble. FREE Shipping on $ or more!.

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A pet who likes to sleep all day? I’d better quiet him down before he wakes the whole neighborhood. Things start small, so I can understand the Lutzes not feeling the need to flee in terror right away. How can The Devil explain what Communism exists for?

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The claim of cloven hoof prints in the snow on January 1, was rejected by other researchers [ who? From somewhere over his head came a sharp crack. But that was only the amityvillr few days of their stay.

After that, they were scared to live there. George and Kathy Lutz and their three children take up residence at Ocean Avenue, Amityville in13 months after Ronald De Feo brutally murdered six members of his family in the house.

I have to say I found this somewhat disappointing. But he never wanted to kill his family like it’s shown in the movie. Not particularly—at least not when compared to The Exorcist.

Ships from and sold by Amazon. A huge ceramic lion moved about the house seemingly by itself, tripping up George in the process. It even has it’s own qnson entry.


Retrieved August 28, So bad writing and ridiculous circumstances aside, I’m glad I was finally able to put this story to rest. That’s not why it gets one lousy star anyway.

I can see why the author shifted tenses and POV’s as he did, but it could have been done more smoothly. I’ll put that on page twenty-two. I’m so glad they decided to tell their own story on what happened to them in that house. Just recently I read the Amityville Horror, I have seen the movies both the origial and the remake that came out last year.

It got no such reaction from me One of them must have pushed a toy off his bed in his sleep. This article is about the book. I said I was disappointed that I bothered to finish this one, but maybe it’s a good thing that I did. Kaplan and the Lutzes had a falling out after Kaplan said that he would expose any fraud that was found. The Lutzes declined to give a full account of the events that took place on this occasion, describing them as “too frightening. Why don’t you just get out of that house for a while?

Barefoot and wearing only his pajama pants, George was shivering now.

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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 The Amityville Horror is said to be a work of non-fiction as it is the story of aanson Lutz family and the 28 days they spent in what was supposed to be their dream home. Finally, you won’t believe what happened next! Explore the Home Gift Guide. Page 1 of 1 Start over Horro 1 of 1.

Every attempt DeFeo has made to be granted parole has been rejected, he is serving consecutive life sentences.

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As the anskn reports, “To the extent that I can verify them, all the events in this book are true.

Also Officer Gionfriddo is the most badass ninja policeman! You get the story from a few different sources. No other owner of the property has complained of psychic disturbance, hauntings, paranormal activity, or any other issues with the house.

If you are interested in haunted houses or other creepy paranormal fiction, this is worth the few dollars it costs. Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: It was impossible for me to jsy this simply as a work of fiction, and to review it, I had to look at it from all angles.

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So sure, I have two giant mortgages on properties that have lost a good percentage of their value in the Great Real Estate collapse. The claim made in Chapter 11 of the book that the house andon built on a site where the local Shinnecock Indians had once abandoned the mentally ill and the dying was rejected by local Native American leaders.

On my friends list I have ratings from 1 to 5 stars all across the board.