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The Amityville Horror - Jay Anson
The Amityville Horror
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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... show more
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 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 events in this book are true."
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Format: mass market paperback
ISBN: 9780553116601 (0553116606)
Publisher: Bantam Books
Pages no: 300
Edition language: English
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Fangirl Moments and My Two Cents
Fangirl Moments and My Two Cents rated it
4.0 The Amityville Horror
Everything in this book is supposed to be what actually happened. Most parts were verified by several people. That makes it creepy AF. I don't know what I believe, but if I was ever in a position to witness any of this, you would only see my dust trail! I was continually shocked that they kept s...
Obsidian Blue
Obsidian Blue rated it
4.0 The Amityville Horror
Please note that I gave this book 3.5 stars, but rounded it up to 4 stars on Goodreads. 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...
Book Fay
Book Fay rated it
It is a book based on a true story that happened to Lutz family in 1975. Supposedly their new house was haunted by evil spirit, that made them leave their new home only after 28 days...I don't even have words to describe how much I loved this gem and I've read it one sitting. Maybe because it's supp...
Rabbit Reads
Rabbit Reads rated it
3.0 The Amityville Horror
As a non-fiction book we'll just say I'm a bit skeptical. As a fiction book it was awesomely bad. I mean that with all respect. The writing could have used a lot of polishing up. To be fair I was reading an ebook version, so that could be mostly why there were lots of typos/wrong words used. Some...
Dispatches from Terabithia
Dispatches from Terabithia rated it
1.0 The Amityville Horror
The Amityville Horror is basically the after-action report of a haunting in a big old house in Amityville, New York, a house where several murders took place several years before. The new family is informed of the history of the home, but not being particularly superstitious, doesn't really mind. It...
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