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19th Aug '16 12:44:24 PM WoozyJack
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3rd Nov '15 8:19:58 AM UFAlien
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* VeryLooselyBasedOnATrueStory: Worth noting to remember this is a horror novel based on the supposed haunting. Regardless of what you believe, always remembers parts of this story were never even alleged to have happened in the first place.

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* VeryLooselyBasedOnATrueStory: Worth noting The book was based not on direct interviews with the Lutz family, but on a series of disorganized audiotape recordings they'd made, for their own use, of themselves discussing their recollections of events. Author Jay Anson then had to remember this is piece together a horror readable novel based on the supposed haunting. Regardless of what you believe, always remembers parts out of this story were never and some other research done on his part. He admitted to re-arranging, embellishing, or outright creating certain events in order to make for a coherent, scary story. As such, even alleged to have happened in he and the first place.
Lutzes admitted the book wasn't a completely factual account - though the Lutzes maintained it was the most accurate portrayal of their experiences ever published, for whatever that's worth.
26th Aug '15 10:11:51 PM Homemaderat
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* VeryLooselyBasedOnATrueStory: Worth noting to remember this is a horror novel based on the supposed haunting. Regardless of what you believe, always remembers parts of this story were never even alleged to have happened in the first place.
14th Jul '15 1:51:12 AM erforce
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The novel was adapted into film in [[Film/TheAmityvilleHorror 1979]] and 2005.

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The novel was adapted into film in [[Film/TheAmityvilleHorror [[Film/TheAmityvilleHorror1979 1979]] and 2005.
[[Film/TheAmityvilleHorror2005 2005]].
4th Jul '15 11:04:15 AM erforce
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A horror novel from 1977, which chronicles the events of a family settling in a house that witnessed a mass murder, and where they eventually get caught up in supernatural shenanigans.

The novel was adapted into film in [[Film/TheAmityvilleHorror 1979]] and 2005.

!!This book has examples of:

* AgonyOfTheFeet: George hurts himself when he stumbles over a lion figurine that was somehow on the middle of the floor, and when Kathy patches him up afterwards, she finds teethmarks on his ankle.
* DramaticDrop: When a bartender learns that George Lutz lives in 112 Ocean Avenue, he is so shocked that he drops the empty beer glass from his hand, and it shatters on the floor.
* EvilIsDeathlyCold: The house is constantly cold, even as George burns through wood and oil to keep up the heat.
* HearingVoices: Ronald [=DeFeo=] claimed that a voice in his head told him to kill his family.
* IdenticalStranger: George comes to learn that he's a dead ringer for Ronald [=DeFeo=].
* NotSoImaginaryFriend: Little Missy tells that she has an imaginary friend called Jodie, who turns out to be the pig apparation that George saw in her window.
* RedEyesTakeWarning: The pig-like demonic creature called Jodie had red glowing eyes, which Kathy sees staring at her at one point.

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