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.  In the brand new documentary My Amityville Horror, we are given a disturbing glimpse of the events that took place during the world’s most 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 meticulous, 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.  In their review of the film, The Playlist writes: “Daniel’s psychic scars are thick and chunky and not fully healed, but he can recite the version of events popularized in American culture in exacting detail, including the spatial geography of where certain things manifested themselves (all from spending less than a month there). He even claims that the malevolent spirits followed him outside of the house as he made his way through the world. This is the moment when the literal and metaphoric blur, hopelessly, and ‘My Amityville Horror’ takes on a singularly unnerving power. 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.”  My Amityville Horror opens in limited release today, and you can read the entire review by visiting The Playlist.

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