My Amityville Horror
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The documentary lets the audience draw their own conclusions but from my perspective I see a family that mentally abuses and confuses the children while seeking fame and fortune through an extremely elaborate lie. Ignoring the admitted hoax, lack of evidence and complete disappearance of these supposed paranormal activities once the family left the house, the more I listen to Daniel as an adult, the more I feel the experiences were a side-effect of living under an Occult-obsessed, detached and frankly scary step father. This is a same step father who convinced Daniel he could use telekinesis to make objects fly, which Daniel recalls actually happening. As one of the psychologists alludes in the interviews, the memories are a blend of fact and fantasy to make sense of everything that happened - which also helps explain why the family wouldn't allow the children to be interviewed at the time, since they would likely not support the fabricated story (Balloon Boy, anyone?).
It's also interesting how Daniel's memory of the facts - and he clearly truly believes these things happened to him - have been influenced by fictitious details introduced by subsequent films that weren't part of the original descriptions of the haunting.Read more ›
I understand a lot of the frustrations that Danny has in regards on how to explain things. It is very difficult to explain things to someone who doesnt understand. From paranormal experiences to even natural phenomenon. Men will not understand fully what it is like to give child-birth, and woman will never understand the feeling of getting kicked in the nuts. Same goes for paranormal experiences.
Now, do I believe that Danny went though these things? Absolutely. Do I believe the George (the father) was the cause of these things occurring? That is highly possible. Is Danny angry? Ohhhh yes, but I also believe that he has a right to be angry. It isnt fair to force a child to deal with these kinds of psychological instances, and it isnt fair for him as an adult to be expected to casually "waltz" though these memories. They bring emotions that are not pleasant.
Put yourself in Danny's shoes. This crap all happens. Your life is turned upside down. You cant go to regular school because of everything that has happened.
Anyways. It is not particularly expensive. Watch this video for what it is. Accounts of what took place for 1 family, to 1 child at that time. Try if you will to put yourself into his shoes. It will be difficult, but you can at least try to give it a shot. I enjoyed it, so I gave it 4 stars.
Danny Lutz, one of the kids, is the main subject. He is a hot mess, it is kind of like a episode of Intervention and Paranormal Witness rolled into one.
There are a lot of varying opinions to what exactly went down at the Amityville House and after watching, I think this is evil manifesting from human energy.
I too grew up in a house possessed by an alcoholic, military/post war, control freak, abusive demon with anger issues, as did many people in the 1970's........
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Interesting to hear from an adult child of the incident. Well balanced accounts from others who reported on the events at the time. Read morePublished 19 days ago by Book Addict
A perspective given from Daniel Lutz - the son in the original movie 'Amityville Horror'
What we can gather after the lengthy pseudo interview is that Daniel hates his father,... Read more
Nice documentary - but it won't convince anyone that Amityville was not a fraud.Published 3 months ago by Gillian
I really enjoyed it. Lorraine Warren was an especially lovely feature--I think she just made it, really. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Amelia
Good documentary. Compelling testimony by Danny Lutz. It's pretty clear that this boy (now in his 40's) has been through a lot! Read morePublished 7 months ago by D. Schwemin
I've been fascinated with the Amityville case since I read the book as a teenager. My basic opinion is that the Lutzes probably did have some experiences, but they exaggerated and... Read morePublished 8 months ago by A. Price