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Now Available on DVD!

by Eric Walter
June 21st, 2013

IFC DVD Art 212x300 Now Available on DVD!DVD Special Features: ‘Living With Amityville’ Featurette, Filmmaker Commentary, Q&A and Theatrical Trailer

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For the first time in 35 years, child eyewitness Daniel Lutz recounts his version of the infamous Amityville haunting that terrified his family in 1975. His parents story of their 28 days in the allegedly possessed house on Ocean Avenue went on to inspire a best-selling novel and subsequent film series that have both captivated and frustrated the public since their release. MY AMITYVILLE HORROR is a gripping documentary that details the struggle behind growing up as part of a world famous haunting and shows that while Daniel’s facts may be other’s fiction, the psychological scars he carries are all too real.


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NOW AVAILABLE on VOD and select theaters!

by bagheadinc
March 15th, 2013

MY AMITYVILLE HORROR is NOW AVAILABLE via On Demand and digital download from the following providers:

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IFC announces March 15th, 2013 release date

by Eric Walter
December 23rd, 2012

ifc films 616x349 IFC announces March 15th, 2013 release dateJOBLO.com, December 18, 2012 - My Amityville Horror hits VOD and select theaters MARCH 15th, 2013, including the subscription VOD service SundanceNOW.

On November 13, 1974, the house at 112 Ocean Avenue in Amityville, New York became a place that locals feared when 23-year-old Ronald DeFeo murdered his entire family under very mysterious circumstances. In September 1977, it became a place the entire world feared when Jay Anson’s book “The Amityville Horror” was published (later adapted into the popular series of films), bringing the house international notoriety and instant entry into the occult history books. Not so much because of the DeFeo murders, but because it told the tale of what happened to the next family who lived there, one year after the massacre. The Lutz family.

In 1975, they were dwellers for all of 28 days before fleeing in mortal terror, the victims of widespread supernatural happenings that pushed them to the brink of madness and had them fearing for their lives. A media circus began that never fully ended. Straight up to their recent deaths, George and Kathy Lutz have never gone back on a single claim. Daniel Lutz was ten years old at the time that his family literally went to hell. Never before in the 35 years since living through the ordeals has he gone on record about his experiences. This is his story, in his words.


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The Wall Street Journal

by Eric Walter
November 9th, 2012

WSJ2 The Wall Street JournalSTILL HAUNTED BY AMITYVILLE by Steve Dollar, November 9, 2012 - Now a new documentary, “My Amityville Horror,” makes it personal, introducing a man who is still living through that nightmare. The film, which will have its New York premiere Saturday at IFC Center as part of the third annual DOC NYC festival, features the first-person testimony of Daniel Lutz, the eldest of the Lutz siblings, who was 9 when the events occurred. A recluse who had a troubled, combative relationship with his stepfather and claims to have been homeless for a period after leaving his family in his early teens, Mr. Lutz has kept his secrets to himself until now.

“He’s been carrying around this weight for nearly 40 years,” said Eric Walter, the young filmmaker who devoted three years to making the documentary, amid a decade of obsessive amateur research into the case. “It’s not easy to talk about.”

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NEW YORK PREMIERE: DOC NYC Film Festival

by Eric Walter
October 20th, 2012

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NEW YORK PREMIEREMy Amityville Horror will have it’s New York Premiere at DOC NYC in Greenwich Village’s IFC Center on November 10, 2012 , 11:45 PM!

Director Eric Walter and subjects Laura DiDio and Marvin Scott will be in attendance for a special Q&A to follow! Click the banner to order tickets now!


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Starz Denver Film Festival

by Eric Walter
October 20th, 2012

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DOUBLE FEATUREMy Amityville Horror will screen at The Starz Denver Film Festival in Denver, Colorado on Friday, November 9th at 9:45 PM and Sunday, November 11, 4:30 PM! Immediately following the documentary, catch a special midnight showing of the classic horror film, The Amityville Horror (1979), being presented alongside our film!

Click on the banner to purchase tickets and view additional screening dates for this exciting event! Hope to see you in Denver!


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Toronto After Dark Film Festival

by Eric Walter
October 6th, 2012

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SCREENING ANNOUNCEMENT: If you’re in the Toronto area this fall, be sure to check out My Amityville Horror at the Toronto After Dark Film Festival – October 18-26, 2012!

Click on the banner for a complete lineup of the most eagerly anticipated new genre films screening at this year’s festival!


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EURO PREMIERE: BFI London Film Festival

by Eric Walter
September 5th, 2012

We are thrilled to announce the EUROPEAN PREMIERE of MY AMITYVILLE HORROR at the 56th Annual BFI London Film Festival  – October 10-21, 2012! Click on the  link below link for screening dates, times and information on this year’s incredible showcase of films!

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US PREMIERE: Fantastic Fest 2012

by Eric Walter
August 17th, 2012

We are very excited to announce the US PREMIERE of MY AMITYVILLE HORROR at Fantastic Fest in Austin, Texas – Sept 20-27, 2012! Check out the link below for more information on this year’s exciting lineup of films screening at the Alamo Drafthouse Austin!

 US PREMIERE: Fantastic Fest 2012


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IndieWIRE Interview

by Andrea Adams
August 12th, 2012

indiewire logo IndieWIRE InterviewIndieWIRE, August 10, 2012  -  Why He’s On Our Radar: Eric Walter makes his directorial debut with the intensely creepy documentary “My Amityville Horror,” which recently world premiered at the just wrapped Fantasia Fest in Montreal.

The film presents a first-person account by Daniel Lutz, the eldest son of the family behind the allegedly true story of the “Amityville Horror.” For the first time, Daniel Lutz offers his take on his experiences living at 112 Ocean Avenue, the house his parents publicly claimed was haunted by paranormal activity when they lived there in 1975.

What’s Next: “I’m currently developing several original film projects apart from ‘Amityville,’” Walter told Indiewire, though he wouldn’t specify. “In many ways, I’ve also been haunted by the Amityville story for years now, so I’m actually looking forward to the opportunity to explore a variety of different subjects in the future and expanding my palette of work.”

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