MY AMITYVILLE HORROR

BY CHRISTOPHER HASKELL
AUGUST 27, 2013

Recounting the paranormal trials of Daniel Lutz, the real-life inspiration of the Amityville Horror phenomenon, “My Amityville Horror” is a somewhat fascinating discovery about a young boy growing up under the microscope after a spiteful stepfather moves them into the now infamous Amityville house. Not haunted since that young age, the interviews with Lutz do little to convince whether or not these occurrences happened. However, they do show the twisted struggles that have led to the now candid and sometimes mean-spirited Daniel, who still hates his deceased stepfather and is offended by the idea of being submitted to a lie detector test. With some chilling evidence, the living breathing accounts from paranormal investigator Lorraine Warren (depicted in the recent film “The Conjuring”), new revelations involving George Lutz’s possible Satan worship practices, and Daniel’s believable stories, the documentary does take on a life of its own and becomes a fascinating character study at the very least.

RELEASE DATE
March 15, 2013

DIRECTOR
Eric Walter

WRITTEN BY
Eric Walter

STUDIO
IFC Films

NOT RATED

DOCUMENTARY
HORROR
88 minutes

CINEMATOGRAPHER
Charlie Anderson

COMPOSER
Herman Witkam

EDITOR
Eric Walter

CAST
Daniel Lutz
Susan Bartell
Laura DiDio
Marvin Scott
Lorraine Warren

PRODUCED BY
Andrea Adams
John R. Blythe
Eric Walter

BUDGET
$205,000

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