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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... See full summary »

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Himself - Son of George and Kathleen Lutz
Susan Bartell ...
Herself - Psychologist
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Herself - Investigative Reporter
Marvin Scott ...
Himself - Former Reporter, Channel 5 News
Neme Alperstein ...
Herself - Former Producer, Channel 5 News
Ben Foti ...
Himself - Former Editor, Channel 5 News
Joel Martin ...
Himself - Journalist
Peter Jordan ...
Himself - Parapsychologist
Bobby Sylvester ...
Himself - Danny's Cousin
Lorraine Warren ...
Herself - Parapsychologist
Elizabeth F. Loftus ...
Herself - Professor of Psychology, UC Irvine
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Himself (archive footage)
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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. Written by Lost Witness Pictures, LLC

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Fascinating Case Study
1 September 2013 | by (San Diego) – See all my reviews

Read some reviews on Netflix and decided to watch the film. I'm glad I didn't listen to the negative reviews there. Whether or not you believe in psychic phenomena is besides the point. Something happened to 10-year-old Daniel Lutz in that house, something painful and terrifying which lives inside him to this day. He believes it happened and that's what is important as you watch the child within the man still struggling to cope.

I do agree with him on this: I also believe that evil exists and that it can be drawn to certain people. After what I learned about George Lutz by watching this documentary, it is possible there are paranormal elements which Daniel experienced, along with psychological fallout from his childhood. The pain was the worst thing to witness but I found his story, as he related it, credible. There is horror and then there is horror, and this documentary explores that. After presenting information from many of the original players in the Amityville Horror occurrence, parapsychologists, reporters, etc., it allows you to draw your own conclusions and that is what a good documentary does.


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