Originally Posted by Miami
hmmmmm....now I'm curious...growing up with the name Amity in the late 70s was a PITA....I finally saw the movie just because I got picked on about it so much I needed to know what people were talking about when they were giving me a hard time
...what was the real story?...
The real story, are you sure?...... here goes. Ronald DeFeo Killed his whole family , his father Ronold Sr., Mother Louis, sisters Allison and Dawn, and Brothers Mark and john. Shot them all in the family home in Amityville. Allison was found with powder Burns on her eyes, apparently she woke up and was looking down the barrel of the shotgun. Ronold Claimed many stories from he didn't do it to the voices in the house told him to. One year after the murder a family, George and Kathy Lutz moved in. There story is the one told in the Amityville horror movie (1979). They had alot of wierd and supernatural events happen to them in the house, as you can see in the movies. After 28 Days they abandoned the house due to the events. There a couple parts in the movie that aren't true, such as when Mrs. Luzt has the dreams that she is mrs louis defeo and she says she was shot in the head, when actually Mrs. DeFeo was not shot in the head, she was shot in the upper chest area. The story of the Lutzs has since been called a hoax, but supernatural experts, such as the Warrens, claim there is something wrong with that house.
Pictures (dont worry, no cruesome ones)
Heres the house at the murder schene, notice the house is exactly like the one in the movie, except the one in the movie is white. This actual defeo house was not used in the movies, once from new jersey was.
Heres the real Lutz'*
Heres a picture of the house as it is today. The owners replaced the famouse pie shaped windows and changed the address from 112 ocean ave to I think 108 to disguise the house from tourist.
heres the cover of the movie, the house used in the movie looks slightly different, mostly the location of the chimney on the exterior of the house
Heres some pictures from the warrens investigation of the house
The Lutz owned the house still when the investigation took place
first is a picture of the DeFeos Study, still had some of the DeFeos furnature
Heres Mrs. Warren sitting on the stairs after having supernatural experience up stairs
Heres another one of the real amityville house
Thats all I have without making everyone lose there lunch. One final note, the warrens claimed that the Lutz children when they lived in the house, were sleeping on the beds that the defeo children were murdered in.