#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – For the first time in 35 years, Daniel Lutz recounts his version of the infamous Amityville haunting that terrified his family in 1975. George and Kathleen Lutz’s story went on to inspire a best-selling novel and the subsequent films have continued to fascinate audiences today. This documentary reveals the horror behind growing up as part of a world famous haunting and while Daniel’s facts may be other’s fiction, the psychological scars he carries are indisputable. Documentary filmmaker, Eric Walter, has combined years of independent research into the Amityville case along with the perspectives of past investigative reporters and eyewitnesses, giving way to the most personal testimony of the subject to date.
Plot: For the first time in 35 years, Daniel Lutz recounts his version of the infamous Amityville haunting that terrified his family in 1975. George and Kathleen Lutz’s story went on to inspire a best-selling novel and the subsequent films have continued to fascinate audiences today. This documentary reveals the horror behind growing up as part of a world-famous haunting and while Daniel’s facts may be others’ fiction, the psychological scars he carries are indisputable. Documentary filmmaker Eric Walter has combined years of independent research into the Amityville case along with the perspectives of past investigative reporters and eyewitnesses, giving way to the most personal testimony of the subject to date.
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A Fascinating Character Study
Back in 1979, writer Jay Anson wrote a story about a real-life newlywed couple that moved into a new house in Long Island where a murder was committed. Upon moving in, the couple and their three children began to experience strange occurrences and manifestations that could not be easily explained.
The book was The Amityville Horror and its popularity in paperback drove MGM Studio’s to option a screenplay by Sandor Stern (Pin) which soon became a popular movie of the same name starring James Brolin and Margot Kidder. The Amityville house soon became – and still is – the most recognized haunted house in the world. And even though the Lutz family moved out when the terror reached its pinnacle 35-years ago, the experiences and memories of the horrors experienced in the house haunts the family to this day.
Daniel Lutz was a member of the terrorized Amityville family and his story of experiences back in 1975 is the focus of My Amityville Horror, a new documentary by filmmaker Eric Walter. Daniel has stayed fairly quiet about his family’s ordeal three decades ago and now he is ready to tell his story and reveal the psychological strains and scars that have plagued him for 35 years. The documentary that includes exhaustive research by Walter includes perspectives of those close to either the family or the house during the events of 1975 and many are interviewed offering their insight and recollection into what may have (or have not) happened to the fated Lutz family.
For those expecting a seriously scary insight into the unexplained events in the Amityville home, you may be disappointed. My Amityville Horror doesn’t offer any new real insights. Daniel does speak of levitating beds, the infestation of flies and a few other unexplainable phenomena, but the heart of the movie is really a character study of the boy who became a man amongst media scrutiny and mockery.
Daniel comes across as a complex and angry man. He calls his experience in Amityville an ‘unfortunate gift’ and he gets defensive if cornered (Lesson learned: Don’t ever ask Daniel to take a lie detector test). He is both playful and willing but when discussing uneasy topics such as his turbulent relationship with his stepfather, George Lutz, Daniel can be seen almost frothing at the mouth barely containing his rage so that his blood pressure doesn’t make his head explode on screen.
Audiences will endear themselves to the older Daniel. He will remind you of the guy who sits at the end of the bar at the local tavern and has fascinating stories to tell. He won’t be the type of person that gives you comfort and who you might pursue to tend to your children, but he is genuine and honest through the many layers of his complex personality.
As a documentary, Watler’s meticulous detail and use of both stock and family photos allow us a glimpse into the Lutz family. Not so much a glimpse into the house that the Lutz family thought possessed, but a rare peak into a complex and dysfunctional family that may or may not have been terrorized by spirits in their Ocean Ave. home.
A Very Interesting Movie, BUT ONLY IF You Are Open To The Belief That Hauntings Could Happen
People like to dismiss the Amytiville horror as a hoax: “oh, didn’t you know it was all made up to make money” they all too assuredly declaim. However, look closer at the evidence and you’ll find that, at best, a case was made that it was hoaxed; And the more you examine that ‘case’, the more you’ll find that its arguments are greatly based on conjecture & hypothesis than on any hard evidence of its being hoaxed. Well, I’ve spent hours looking at the evidence, and I could not now argue that it was definitely hoaxed. Or at least I couldn’t – without ignoring the great deal of documented evidence, which compellingly suggests that there was more reality to the Amytiville haunting than most people are prepared comfortably to accept. So, please research the evidence yourself, and examine *both* sides of the arguments surrounding the events presented. What’s more, you could do a lot worse than watch this documentary…
Please watch this documentary or not, solely depending on what your views are on the ‘Amityville Horror’. If you believe it was a hoax, concocted to generate publicity. then just stop reading my review now, and please just find some other movie which in your opinion would be a better use of your time. Seriously, if you’ve also no belief in hauntings then you’re really wasting your time trying to watch this. Seriously! It’s not even the type of documentary which you might laugh at! Nonetheless, if and only *IF* you are open to the possibility that it was no hoax, and that hauntings could possibly happen, then and only then, watch this documentary. If you believe that hauntings could occur and the Amityville case was real, then definitely watch this documentary which tells what happened from, what was at the time, a child’s point of view.
Daniel Lutz does not endear himself to most people. He is an angry, expletive loaded, blue eyed person, who’s not at all in his teens – he’s even beyond mid life crisis years – as he is in his fifties, yet happens to play guitar the way most guitar beginners dream of. He also, through no choice of his own, lived for a month, as a child, in what was once the most reputedly haunted household in America. At best, he calls the fact that he experienced such a bizarre haunting, ‘a gift’ – one which he definitely didn’t ask to receive & experience. But he did.
This documentary tells his story in his words. As such, I found it fascinating. But again – unless you are open to the belief that hauntings may occur, trust me – you won’t find it interesting in the slightest. Most people do NOT believe that houses could become haunted, which is partly why this documentary has such an undeservedly low rating. Most folk simply view this guy as a half crazed, formerly abused man, seeking publicity.
Regardless, I am pretty good at seeing through life’s ‘BS artists’, and believe me, if I could put money on it, I would certainly bet that Daniel Lutz has told the very chilling truth in this documentary. The fact that I can tell he is not lying, greatly added to my enjoyment of this documentary; yet (sorry for drumming home this point, just I don’t want you to waste your time watching this if you just aren’t the type of person who could find it interesting) for most others who don’t find it so easy to tell a BS master from… e.g., a respected doctor, then believe me, this documentary will be a reasonably frustrating waste of time.
So I say – watch this documentary ONLY IF (1) you are open to the possibility that the Amityville Horror was no hoax; and/or (2) you are one of the few people in this world who can easily sense who is speaking the truth and who is not. Now that I have outlined what type of viewer should avoid this documentary and who should watch it, I rest my case, by saying I hope those few who might just enjoy it, for the reasons I’ve given, do get to watch it.
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 28 min (88 min)
Rated Not Rated
Genre Documentary, Horror
Director Eric Walter
Writer Eric Walter
Actors Daniel Lutz, Susan Bartell, Laura DiDio
Country United States
Awards 1 nomination
Production Company N/A
Sound Mix N/A
Aspect Ratio 1.78 : 1
Camera Canon EOS 7D, GoPro HD, Red One Camera (Cooke S4 Lenses), Sony XDCAM EX1, Sony XDCAM EX3
Film Length N/A
Negative Format N/A
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Printed Film Format N/A