January 23rd, 2012 @ 5:49 pm
my boyfriend and i got into an amityville horror interest the other day, which led me to googling it this afternoon. i wanted to read the book, based on the happenings when the lutz family lived there (for a measly 28 days), so i looked into it…
back in the 70’s, this guy “butch” defeo killed his entire family – both of his parents and his four siblings. from what i gather, he claims it was his sisters idea and that she helped in the murder but ended up also being murdered – and found in a naturally sleeping position (under the covers and all). he also said that voices told him to kill his family, but there are so many inconsistencies over the years that no one seems to know the real story. he does claim that there were no paranormal things going on growing up.
moving along, the next family that moved in a year later, the lutz’s are the family that claimed all of the paranormal stuff had happened. i never knew that there was a whole controversy about the lutz’s being “liars” and making up the entire story. the family that lived in the house after the lutz family claims there is absolutely nothing paranormally happening, or has ever happened in the house. for me, that takes away from the potential scariness of the book. i think i’m going to read it anyhow, but it boils down to paranormal activity and whether it really exists or not. personally, i’d never want to find out, lol… but if it really does, that’d be crazy if the lutz family did actually have to deal with that.