Jay Anson (November 4, – March 12, ) was an American author whose most famous work was The Amityville Horror. After the runaway success of that. In December , the Lutz family moved into their new home on suburban Long Island. George and Kathleen Lutz knew that, one year early, Ronald DeFeo. The Paperback of the Amityville Horror by Jay Anson at Barnes & Noble. FREE Shipping on $ or more!.

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Published by Bantam Books first published September 13th Forget ansn of the cash-in novels or films, this is a powerful, frightening masterpiece of horror. Firstly, George started waking up at exactly 3.

There’s this family called the s Lutzes. ComiXology Thousands of Digital Comics. Not on film, nononono. Feb 28, Michael rated it really liked it Shelves: So here we are. There are things that make us question the ajy powers of the universe ; they make us question our own beliefs. Also, the book just kind of ended On December 24,Father Mancuso called George Lutz and advised him to stay out of the second floor room where he had heard iay mysterious voice, the former bedroom of Marc and John Matthew DeFeo that Kathy planned to use as a sewing room, but the call was cut short by static.

The Amityville Horror by Jay Anson

Archived from the original on July 27, As bad as it seems sometimes, at least I’m not being chased from my home by evil pigs and bleeding Catholic priests. Would you like to tell us about a lower price? The defamation claim was dismissed by a Los Angeles court in Novemberwhile other issues related to the lawsuit remained unresolved at the time of George Lutz’s death.


There was no book to bear witness to the burden these people amityvulle, so subsequently no movies or merchandise. A local priest even jau them to leave the house, and they don’t listen to him. It’s real easy to call something a hoax.

How about your house? I had a lot of questions about her first marriage, how she met George, and her family. I love horror movies, haunted houses, Ouija boards even though my husband forbids themand Halloween. The narrative is choppy and schizophrenic.

If this is supposed to be horrifying, why does it feel like you just learned how to write a paragraph? The history of the house and the mystery behind what actually happened there is part of the allure of THIS book.

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And all the hoopla surrounding it. The smell of excrement? The Lutzes did not work directly with Anson, but submitted around 45 hours of tape-recorded recollections to him, which were used as the basis of the book. Refresh and try again.

Courtesy of the author hide caption. Amazon Inspire Digital Educational Resources. Anson has this incredibly annoying habit of ending every dramatic sentence with an exclamation point.

However, I was very excited to be able to finally reading this book for the first time, and I was not disappointed at all. Why am I telling you this?

The Amityville Horror

The writing should be at a 1-star, but I’ll stand by liking the story well enough to amityvi,le “it’s ok” on the final rating. Notify me of new posts via email.

I did enjoy the book and especially the narration. The Lutzes had sold the rights to the book to Anson, who had added to and adapted some of eh Lutz’s original claims. If you would like to quote MORE than words, please ask us first via the email address in the Contact details. Instinctively he ducked, then looked up at the ceiling. Sometimes there are things that are beyond explanation.


Not a whole heck of a lot. George and Kathy Lutz and their three children hhorror up jya at Ocean Avenue, Amityville in13 months after Ronald De Feo brutally murdered six members of his family in the house.

Blatty scared the hell out of me, pardon the pun. Both Lutzes see eyes in a window and run outside to find hoof prints in the snow. More than I should have, probably. I was in my twenties the first time I tried to read this, and although I was reading a lot of horror, for some reason this one got to me. Write a customer review. The Awakening The Amityville Murders.

Mama S Lutz is an attention whore just in it for the money and notoriety, and Daddy is a talentless hack who just spouts random words emphatically and claims they make sense. I read Amityvillefinally. Hans Holzer wrote three books relating the story: Jul 21, Dick Baldwin rated it did not like it Recommends it for: No lo puedo creer, se los juro. It’s a different and wholly enjoyable experience.

The ending ‘Afterward’ was genius and is likely why this classic endures and continues to inspire a whole subg Loved it.