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The classic and terrifying story of one of the most famous supernatural events the infamous possessed house on Long Island from which the Lutz family fled in 1975....

Title : The Amityville Horror
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ISBN : 1416507698
Format Type : Massmarketpaperback
Language : English
Publisher : Pocket Star August 1, 2005
Number of Pages : 256 pages
File Size : 588 KB
Status : Available For Download
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The Amityville Horror Reviews

  • Elyse Hemphill
    2019-03-19 02:40

    Based off the reviews I was expecting to be terrified upon reading this book. It got no such reaction from me... I think it was the way that it was written that took the horror factor out of it. It was written in a very fact by fact manner. The tone spoke to me like this: "this happened and later on this happened, while somewhere else this other thing happened. It was quite shocking!" Perhaps I am just biased against using exclamation points in narratives, but it came across rather comical when most chapters would end with an exclamation point. I had a hard time taking the book seriously. Also, the book just kind of ended... with zero closure. So the ghost follows them to the mother's house but what then? Since it's a "true" story, we know that they turned out okay but an epilogue that included those details would have been nice for those that aren't familiar with the story. I'll try watching the movie and give the book another go but I am very underwhelmed.

  • KV
    2019-02-24 08:03

    I loved horror, suspense, and anything to do with paranormal concepts. This book was a decent read. I would recommend. Don't expect it to be too scary. It is nicely written.

  • ssc
    2019-03-18 04:05

    I enjoyed this book even though it is entirely fictional (aside from the Defeo murders, that is the only part of the book based on a true story). The rest of the book is an admitted hoax but is, nevertheless, an interesting read. As is usually the case, the book is much better than the movies. If you are interested in haunted houses or other creepy paranormal fiction, this is worth the few dollars it costs.

  • Elaine Yerves
    2019-03-14 02:02

    I lived in the area where this story took place, at the time it all happened. Truly scary story, made worse because these murders did take place. As to the why?, well some believe it was a story of possession, others believe this took place because of a mentally disturbed person. The truth? Who knows. There are so many strange things in this world. The book, however, is well worth reading, if you're into scary.

  • Ginger Y. Chejin
    2019-03-06 01:02

    Just recently I read the Amityville Horror, I have seen the movies (both the origial and the remake that came out last year). I have to say that both movies were good and both had different versions, but not even the movies compare to the real horror of the book.

  • Toddler Cyclops
    2019-03-21 01:58

    A spine-bendingly terrifying tale of sheer horror! The fact that it is ALL TRUE makes the demonic even MORE horrifying!

  • E. Bramlett
    2019-03-03 02:54

    A lot better than the movie the book is a lot more detailed and those little things that weren't shown in the movie are actually pretty scary to read about. Graphics about the way the house was build and a pretty good explanation about the background of this house makes everything a little easier to understand.

  • Butterfly820
    2019-03-25 07:01

    This is a gruesome well written encounter of what actually happened according to the Lutz family. This book is a page turner. I was so scared to turn to the next page knowing this stuff really happened to this family but I couldn't help myself. It just draws you in! I'm so glad they decided to tell their own story on what happened to them in that house. My hat goes off to them on how long they stayed there! If it were me, I would have left after the first week! I had been waiting forever for this book to get re-published and I finally found it on They never fail to amaze me on the books they keep in stock! This is a great read and the author, Jay Anson wrote the story extremely well. I love to read horror books and I own the entire collection of the Amityville movies. This is a must buy for anyone that likes to be scared when reading any book!