The Amityville Horror Author:Jay Anson On December 18, 1975, a young family of 5 moved into their new home, complete with finished basement, swimming pool, and boat house. 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 TV, newspapers, and national magazines. But the Lutz... more » family never disclosed the full details to the media. Now, their own carefully - reconstructed memories-and independent interviews with local clergy and police-reveled their entire harrowing story.
George and Kathleen Lutz were aware that the house had been the scene of a mass murder-Ronald DeFeo, 23, was convicted of shooting his parents, brothers, and sisters. But it seemed and ideal home for them an 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 the new home, the Lutz family were embarking on the most terrifying experience of their lives. It began when their 5-year old daughter boasted of her new playmate, someone-or-something named "Jody."
THE AMITYVILLE HORROR is an unforgetable book with all the shocks and gripping suspence 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 of this book are true."« less