For the first time EVER, Daniel Lutz recounts his version of the infamous Amityville haunting that terrified his family in 1975.
George and Kathleen Lutz's story went on to inspire a best-selling novel and the subsequent films have continued to fascinate audiences today. This documentary reveals the horror behind growing up as part of a world famous haunting and while Daniel's facts may be other's fiction, the psychological scars he carries are indisputable.
Documentary filmmaker, Eric Walter, has combined years of independent research into the Amityville case along with the perspectives of past investigative reporters and eyewitnesses, giving way to the most personal testimony of the subject to date.
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“One of history’s most famous haunted houses casts a long shadow in My Amityville Horror. Eric Walter’s tantalizing doc should please both believers and die-hard skeptics.“
“Eric Walter’s absorbing documentary My Amityville Horror stands apart from most Amityville-alia. He explores the hoax-or-horror debate, but his chief concern is the effect of a world-famous haunting on one of the people who experienced it.”
“Walter’s film succeeds is in rendering Lutz, on screen throughout, as an indelibly prickly and unsettling figure.”
“Daniel’s childhood demons are an impossible combination of supposed paranormal horror, true crime ghastliness, and childhood abuse. In the inferno that is his mind, they’ve become interlocked, and in the movie based on his life, they are essential and wholly riveting.”
“It can be unequivocally stated that My Amityville Horror is the most true-to-life film to deal with the phenomenon, and pretty much as unequivocally stated that it’s the best of them too.”
“My Amityville Horror takes a pragmatic, skeptical approach most documentarians working in this genre might have been scared off by.”
BEHIND THE SCENES FEATURETTE
The following behind the scenes featurette appeared on IFC Midnight’s DVD release of My Amityville Horror in 2013.
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BFI LONDON FILM FESTIVAL - Q&A
The European Premiere for My Amityville Horror was held at the BFI London Film Festival in 2012. The following Q&A was recorded during the film’s opening night screening at the ICA Theater in London, England.
FANTASIA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL - Q&A
The World Premiere for My Amityville Horror was held at the Fantasia International Film Festival in 2012. The following Q&A was recorded during the film’s opening night screening in Montreal, Canada.
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