The Amityville Horror is a true story from a book by Jay Anson,that came out in September 1977. Jay Anson (November 4, 1921 – March 12, 1980) was an American author whose most famous work was The Amityville Horror. It is also the basis of eleven movies released between 1979 & 2013. The book is known to be based on the real life paranormal experiences of a family called Lutz and has led to controversy and lawsuits over its truthfulness.
In December 1975, George and Kathy Lutz and their three small children move into 112 Ocean Avenue, a large Dutch Colonial house in Amityville, a suburban neighborhood located on the south shore of Long Island, New York. Thirteen months before the Lutzes moved in, Ronald DeFeo, Jr. had shot and killed six of his family members at the house. After 28 days, the Lutzes left the house, claiming to have been terrorized..