Posts Tagged ‘amityville movie’

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The Hidden Witness

by Marlon Wallace
December 15th, 2010

What do you think of when you hear the name Amityville? Yes, it’s a village on Long Island, but what does it invoke in the mind of the average American?

Large or small, most towns are known for something, but often it doesn’t become a national phenomenon that forever defines the town in infamy.

Amityville joined the ranks of American towns like Pearl Harbor, Waco, and to an extent, Roswell, as being a place that the country associates with a strange or horrible event that happened there. The problem is that no one really knows what that event actually was. Was the Amityville house truly haunted? Or was it just a couple of crazy people inventing things?

Up until now, there have been only two witnesses to the Amityville events who have come forward. Both have now passed on. Thirty-five years after the fact, most people would think that there’s nothing more to be said on the subject, nothing new to be added. Those people would be wrong.

Because now, one of the hidden witnesses to the Amityville haunting has finally emerged out of the shadows.
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My Amityville Blog

by Marlon Wallace
October 31st, 2010

The A&E television network interviewed Eric Walter for a program that will air Halloween 2010. The program entitled Amityville: The Last Testament prominently features a prison interview with Ronald DeFeo, Jr., whose murders were the overture for the 1979 film The Amityville Horror. Walter has no direct connection to the case, except that the 25-year-old filmmaker has maintained AmityvilleFiles.com, the largest web-based archive of research about the murders and the subsequent hauntings.
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