After reading about the history of the house and speaking with Father Callaway (Philip Baker Hall), Kathy calls George and tells him to get himself and the kids out of the house and then she hurries home. George, however, now almost entirely taken over by the evil spirits, has other ideas. When Kathy gets home, she finds George in the boathouse where he tries to kill her when she falls into the water and catches her hair in the blades of the outboard motor. Kathy manages to free herself, run back into the house, and collect the children, but George, armed with a shotgun, pursues them out onto the rooftop. As they scurry across roof, Billy hides behind the chimney and knocks George out with a pipe, causing him to lose the shotgun and fall to the ground below, giving them time to get down from the roof. When George comes to, he picks up a nearby axe and continues the pursuit, but Kathy manages to knock him out again with the butt of the shotgun. She then binds his hands and feet with rope, and they carry him out to the boat house. Billy wants to leave George behind, but Kathy is certain that he'll be okay if they can get far enough away from the house, so they load him in the boat and head out on the lake. As she suspected, the further they get away from the house, the more George comes back to his senses. As they continue across the lake, a note appears, reading: "After 28 days, the Lutz family fled Amityville. They never returned for their personal possessions." In the final scene, Jodie is shown standing at the bottom of the hallway stairs. She begins to scream, and the house seems to reset itself. The clocks go back to 3:15, screws holding the windows shut are released, and magnetic letters fly from the floor back to the refrigerator door. As a tear rolls down Jodie's cheek, hands suddenly grab her ankles and pull her through the floor, leaving only her one-eyed bear lying there.