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My Amityville Horror (2012)

Not Rated | | Documentary, Horror | 22 September 2012 (USA)
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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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Credited cast:
Daniel Lutz ... Himself - Son of George and Kathleen Lutz
Susan Bartell Susan Bartell ... Herself - Psychologist
Laura DiDio ... Herself - Investigative Reporter
Marvin Scott ... Himself - Former Reporter, Channel 5 News
Neme Alperstein Neme Alperstein ... Herself - Former Producer, Channel 5 News
Ben Foti Ben Foti ... Himself - Former Editor, Channel 5 News
Joel Martin ... Himself - Journalist
Peter Jordan Peter Jordan ... Himself - Parapsychologist
Bobby Sylvester Bobby Sylvester ... Himself - Danny's Cousin
Lorraine Warren ... Herself - Parapsychologist
Elizabeth F. Loftus Elizabeth F. Loftus ... Herself - Professor of Psychology, UC Irvine
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Ronald DeFeo ... Himself (archive footage)
George Lutz ... Himself (archive footage)
Kathy Lutz ... Herself (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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22 September 2012 (USA) See more »

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$205,000 (estimated)
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Danny Lutz says he wants to tell his tale -- why didn't he tell it?

For a person who claims he wishes someone had asked him to give his version of events in the famous Amityville Horror haunting story, Danny Lutz shares very little of it in this documentary. The man is clearly in pain, clearly carrying a load of emotional baggage. However, the more he talks, the more it seems that Danny Lutz's angst centered on his hatred of his stepfather, George Lutz.

For all the interview questions asked of him, for all the talking he does, Danny Lutz says very little. The Amityville Horror story has become very murky over the years. The only thing anyone can seem to agree on is that the book and movie were wildly inaccurate. OK? So, what's the real story? In interviews, George Lutz spent much of his time talking about what DIDN'T happen in the house. Danny Lutz doesn't take that route, but he's clearly holding something back.

Are the few paranormal experiences Danny Lutz shares convincing? Not especially. He does himself no favors claiming to have witnessed George Lutz moving tools around his garage with telekinesis.

Out of the 90 minute only two things were made clear: Danny Lutz hated George Lutz. Danny Lutz hated being identified as "that Amityville Horror kid". Neither is much of a revelation and neither sheds any light whatsoever on this campfire story that just won't go away.


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