The Amityville house will have yet another tenet to terrorize in 2015. Franck Khalfoun wrote the script following a single mother who unknowingly moves into the infamous house of horrors with her three children. He is also directing the film simply known as, “Amityville” that is currently in production. Stars of the franchise’s latest installment include: Jennifer Jason Leigh, Cameron Monaghan and Belle Thorn. Its official release date is set for January 2nd.
The string of films have been based on the accounts of the Lutz family who claimed to have experienced a paranormal nightmare in the house located at 112 Ocean Avenue, when they moved in just 13-months after a massacre occurred in the home.
For those in need of a brief history lesson, the tragedy occurred on November 13th 1974 when a 23-year old man shot six of his family members: his mother, father and four out of his five siblings. When Ronald Defeo was charged with the murders, he claimed to have been possessed by Satan, that it was the evil in his house that made him do it. This horrific past is what the Lutz family attributed to their terrifying experience in the house. Soon after they moved out, a book was born and what followed was a flood of films starting in July of 1979 with "The Amityville Horror".
Fast forward to the more recent present when this allegedly evil house was put back on the market. The owner, Odalys Fragoso told CNN “My husband and I are getting a divorce.” She went on to say, “It's not that the house is haunted or anything. We had wonderful times in that house. I never felt anything, nothing whatsoever. I was just happy that we were buying the house because we saw the potential of it. It's not haunted, not at all."
This matches the statements of every owner of the property since the Lutz’s left. Not a single apparition has been reported. So far…