In 1979, the most terrifying haunted house movie came our way. The haunted house film was entitled, THE AMITYVILLE HORROR. This film is based on the true events of the DeFeo murders, where Ronald Butch DeFeo, Jr. murdered his parents, two brothers, and two sisters, while the slept. This film is definitely the most horrifying haunted house story to have ever been told. "The Amityville Horror" has gone on to be one of the most freigtening and suspenceful horror films of all-time. Based on the true story of the Lutz family, the movie dramaitzes the paranormal events that happens to the Lutz's after purchasing a new home in which a mass murder had taken place.
James Brolin, Canadian Margot Kidder, and Rod Steiger star in one of the most successful independent films of the 1970's. Also starring in the film are Emmy winning soap opera actress Irene Daily (Liz from "Another World") who plays a nun, and sweet Natasha Ryan, who was featured as the young Sally Field character in "Sybil".
This is just the ultimate horror film in every single way. The slow and quiet build-up to the unexplainable events that supposedly actually happened and tormented a family that just wanted to move somewhere nice is Still a story that sends shivers up my spine. Something that still makes me think and try to come up with a rational explanation to all those wild experiences.
The original Amityville Horror will always hold a special place in my book as the first movie to ever give me nightmares, the first horror movie to ever make me shake and cry in total fear, and the first horror flick to ever change the way I think about life and death. If all these events really did occur and torment that poor family, then I think people should open their eyes to the possibility there might be something evil out there. I personally believe in God, and believe something happens when we die, I'm quite sure I believe something evil is out there. Assuming this movie is based on a completely true story, well, i would like to believe that did happen
One thing I didn't know is that, it's wasn't necessarily the people who were murdered in the home that was causing the next family to go through a series of disturbing events- but something evil made the oldest son of the previous family go insane and murder his family. It was something that was living in the basement apparently, behind a brick wall where the families dog kept digging to the point where his paws were bleeding.
On a final note, yes, it was Very disturbing how the family seemed to completely disregard that the previous family was murdered. If that was me who found out about that kind of information, I wouldn't have moved into that house for anything.
This film is the scariest haunted house film I have ever seen in my entire life. I sat up one night to watch it and I was scared out of my wits. Now, as I said, this film is based on true events. The DeFeo murders did actually take place at 112 Ocean Ave. in Amityville, New York. The hauntings that the Lutz's experienced were not at all to this extent, but I have heard that they did experience some pretty spooky stuff.. i recommend you see this movie it's worth it