Friday, March 11, 2011

The Amityville horror by Jay Anson

In December 1975, the Lutz family moved into their dream home, the same home where Ronald Defeo had murdered his parents, brothers and sisters just one year earlier. The psychic phenomena that followed created the most terrifying experience the Lutz family had ever encountered,forcing them to flee the house in 28 days, convinced that it was possessed by evil spirits. Their fantastic story, never before disclosed in full detail, makes for an unforgettable book with all the shocks and gripping suspense of THE EXORCIST ,THE OMEN or ROSEMARY'S BABY, but with one vital difference...the story is true (from the publisher).
Whether you are a believer of the supernatural or not, the events that this family went through for a month would be enough to scare the pants off anyone, especially if you read it through the middle of the night when you are home alone. It is up to you as to how true you believe the events to be, but either way, it is one of the scarier books I have read!
The remake of the film (2005 edition) had given me a different impression of what had happened, with a stronger focus on the one person; whereas the book explores strange things happening to the whole family.
Rating - I give this 4/5 Not bad!
Get this from the library
Reviewed by Michelle @ admin

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