IFC and SundanceNow have teamed up for the release of My Amityville Horror. The documentary will be available on-demand on March 15th, with a limited theatrical release expected to take place this spring.
For the first time in 35 years, 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.
From what I can make out, this movie is not necessarily about what actually happened at the house but how living there, with this family environment, affected him. Note interviews with memory expert Elizabeth Loftus. It looks intriguing and has some good reviews so far.
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