In 1976, Daniel Lutz was only 10 when he and his family moved into the real-life Amityville Horror house — just one short year after Robert DeFeo Jr., killed his mother, father, and four siblings in their beds.
After a series of strange occurrences, Lutz and his relatives vacated the home after only 28 days. Soon, horror fans from around the world were captivated by a biographical film about the Lutz family and their horrific tale.
Lutz, now 47, is dishing about his frightening life in the house with an upcoming documentary.
“He’s been carrying around this weight for nearly 40 years,” filmmaker Eric Walter tells the Wall Street Journal “It’s not easy to talk about.”
Walter has dedicated three years to making the documentary while conducting a decade of research into the Amityville Horror.
Lutz is not planning to make any public appearances or do any interviews to promote the film. According to Walter, Lutz’s brother Christopher and sister Melissa did not participate in the documentary because “they either don’t want to talk about the experience or they want to do it in their own fashion.”
Recalling his final night at the home, Lutz tells the New York Post, “My brother and myself shared a levitation experience in our beds. We both woke up, and our headboards and footboards were smashing each other and banging off the ceiling. Mom said, ‘Go pack a bag. We’re going to Grandma’s. We’re getting out of here.'”
The untitled film does not yet have a release date.
Would you watch this documentary? Do you believe the Amityville Horror is true?