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My Amityville Horror (2012)

by  |  October 7th, 2013  |  Documentary, Horror  |  1 Comment

Do you believe in the occult? Do you believe in the world of the supernatural? That perhaps it is more then just what we see on TV and that maybe, just maybe some of the more scarier haunting Poltergeist videos on Youtube are actually real?

Well rather or not you believe in them, there are some stories that have just transcended time, and like most ghost stories tend to have some sort of origin story (rather it be a story that truly is supernatural, or based in the land of the real… Who really knows, but still based with some element of truth to them!)

One of the great examples of this, which Hollywood popularized in the later part of the 90s, and through the earlier part of the new millennium, is the story of the, ‘Blair Witch’… A ghost story that came out of New England, that had some element of reality attached to it… Although I suspect that this was more based on real life (non-supernatural) events…

There is another story that although most people at this point believe to be a hoax, has had a pervasive mythos, that continues to this day to excite the audiences that go and see the successive sequels and remakes that come out based on what happened, and what still leave people to this day to speculate, is what happened in, ‘Amityville’ truth or fiction…

I personally have seen a lot of documentaries and specials, and have read my fair share of information on the net about what happened in the, ‘Amityville Horror House’… Between what Ronald DeFeo Jr. did when he massacred his family, and after the Lutz Family took it over and ended up leaving in a panic… All the way through the book, the movies, the speculation on rather it was fact or fiction, all the way up to the present day… But, My Amiltyville Horror (2012) was one of the more fascinating documentaries that I have seen up to this date!

Now you might be asking why this one struck a chord for me… Well simply put, it resonated with me for a couple of reasons, but primarily because it was a look back at what happened to the Lutz family from the events leading up to their famous stay at the, ‘Amiltyville Horror House’ to the infamous time that they were living their, and what happened to them immediately afterward… And at least to some extent to where they are now… As told through the eyes of their kid, ‘Daniel’!

Daniel Lutz all grown up and giving new insight in to, ‘The Amityville Horror’!

You might be wondering why this is pertinent or what it really matters considering the fact that the mother, ‘Kathy’ and the step-father/husband, ‘George’ have passed away… But the truth is, is for me I found this fascinating, because primarily I have not seen a documentary on this type of subject, as told by the kids… Or the descendants in general, and as far as I can find… The Lutz children have never talked about what happened during this time… It has always been by what Kathy and George have said…

And so Daniel helps show a different side of the family itself, and what becoming media sensations did for the family, while also confirming at least some elements of the supernatural side of what happened in that house!

In the end though, for me, when it comes to the supernatural, I would say that I have to see it or experience it to believe in that sort of stuff, and I have never done either when it comes to this… But if you believe that there is something more out there then just our mundane everyday lives (which I do believe), then I think you will find what Daniel and the group assembled for this documentary had to say to be extremely fascinating, and rather you believe in the supernatural or not, it is definitely fun to watch!


Nathan Strack

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I am a huge Horror/B-Movie/Grindhouse movie fan! Rather it be Writing/Acting/Directing or just watching one I love it all!

Prom Night (1980)
Halloween 2 (2009)
My Bloody Valentine (1981)

Comments

  1. Victor De Leon

    October 15th, 2013at 11:41 AM(#)

    I just put this in my netflix queue. I hope to watch it soon. I know my son, who loves the prospect of the supernatural, already started it. He told me that it is interesting. Thanks for the review. Good job, Nathan!

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