: The Amityville Horror (): Jay Anson, Ray Porter: Books. The Amityville Horror MP3 CD – Audiobook, MP3 Audio, Unabridged. A book entitled The Amityville Horror: A True Story, written by Jay Anson, was published in and quickly scaled the sales charts. Anson was not a resident of. 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.

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The Amityville Horror by Jay Anson

The part of the priest who blesses the house renamed Father Delaney in the film was played by Academy Award —winning actor Rod Steiger. Anson had some kind of encyclopedia on hauntings and as he flipped through it he said, “Swarm of flies? A persistent cold that doesn’t go away – Yes 5. Archived from the original on April 3, Father Pecoraro’s face was obscured during the interview to preserve his anonymity. Worst of all, a marching band paraded through their living room at three a.

Anson realized it would be no more than a bottom shelf remainder unless there was some juicy “real” paranormal tie-in. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Both George and Kathleen know that something is horribly wrong in their house, but they continue to try to ignore it, and put their own lives and the lives of their children in danger.


How the hell was he going to pay for all of this? This is a well known story and the premise This book was laughably bad. Butch DeFeo was later tried for and OK, folks, for the last time, here’s the real story. Pick a different book to scare you this year.

Was ‘Amityville Horror’ Based on a True Story?

But a true story? It’s almost like he’s telling the readers “read this part! Female high school quarterback throws TD on 1st pass in varsity game.

I’ll try watching the movie and give the book another go but I am very underwhelmed. The priest in the story didn’t come off well at all he pretty much leaves the Lutzes to their fate and that whole aspect didn’t really make a lot of sense.

At times he is amityvilke a trance like state, but isn’t homicidal.

The Amityville Horror

Lovecraftwhich was published in Showing of reviews. But that was only the first few days of their stay.

First, it is fiction masquerading as fact. Further more the fact that there was a small alcove that was not on the original plans ajy not that surprising or suspicious, lots of people add additions to a home without having official plans drawn up or add it after plans have been drawn as an after thought.


FACT CHECK: ‘Amityville Horror’ Was Based on a True Story?

As to the why? I like to start the spooky season off with a scary read, I have never read or seen the movie of the jaj title, so I thought this might be a good choice. And there is the view of the priest that was afflicted with flu-like symptoms after trying to rid the house of evil spirits.

I’ve been generous and given the book one star, the one star being that it created an iconic story and a few decent films. People love those tag lines.

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. Trump immoral, doesn’t tell the truth: Sorry to disappoint everyone.

I had a hard time taking amityvulle book seriously. I would have done the same thing if that living horror happened to me.

View all 21 comments. In a straight-up fiction novel, an author wouldn’t possibly allow their characters to be that dumb.