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, newspaper, 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 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 events in this book are true.
I have loved watching The Amityville Horror movies “Since I’m a huge horror lover” While watching the movies it was a little hard to believe that those things actually happened to the Lutz family. I ended up coming across this book while browsing the bookstore and decided to pick it up, since it had great reviews also on Goodreads. As I was reading the book I couldn’t believe the horror that this family experience in the house for 28 days I don’t think I would have even lasted 3 days!!! I’m sure a lot of people have heard about Amityville or have seen the movie. Comparing the book to the movie it was really somewhat on point to what was written in the book obviously the book is a bit more detailed than the movie. This book is very creepy, and very detailed with everyone’s experience and the fear and emotions they experience while living there. Also talks about the experience of the Priest who tried to bless the house and the horror that followed him, just for trying to help this family. So Crazy!!! If you’re a believer or not this book is still a great read especially if you like reading horror books, I would defiantly recommend it! As for myself I don’t know I guess it could have happened I mean why else would a family flee after sinking all their money into a house after 28 days leaving all their belongings behind! I did do some research and I have found that the house is sold with family living in their!