To most of us, our childhood traumas are kept private or are discussed with a therapist. Daniel Lutz' early traumas were splashed all over tabloids, newspapers and even in books and on screen.
The house was the site of a mass murder in 1974 when Ronnie Defeo murdered his whole family with a rifle. Ronnie's mother, father, two sisters and two brothers were all found laying face down in their beds. No one had tried to get out of bed to run, very strange.
In 1975, the Lutz family which included; George, (stepfather to the children), two boys and a girl. One of those boys is Daniel.
One of the biggest reveals of this film is that George Lutz himself was into the dark side of the paranormal before Amityville. I actually interviewed another player in this drama/horror show and that person also had the same thing to say.
This documentary is interesting, especially to those who seek out the dark part of the other side. It's been so many years and the truth is finally starting to surface.
Do I believe what Daniel Lutz has to say? Yes, for the most part he seemed to be earnest in his own belief of his tail. The thing that also makes Daniel's stories ring true is that he is so angry. He feels that he was never able to tell his own story. He has a lot to say along that vein, regarding George and his mother.
You can rent this well made doc on Amazon.
There will be a chat about the events in Amityville next Sat. March 23 at 6 p.m.
Daniel on Facebook
terrasindependentvoice.com is the address for the chat. The chat room can be accessed at the bottom of the page and it is very similar to Facebook's chat. Come join us for an exciting, respectful discussion of both the Defeo murders and the Lutz family haunting.
Synopsis from IMDb:
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.