Posts Tagged ‘Fantasia International Film Festival 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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Fantasia Press Reviews

by Eric Walter
July 31st, 2012

“It can be unequivocally stated that MY AMITYVILLE HORROR is the most true-to-life film to deal with the phenomenon, and pretty much as unequivocally stated that it’s the best of them too.” - Michael Gingold, Fangoria

“It examines the frailty of human perception in such a brilliant way that you will be thinking about Daniel Lutz’s story long after the creepy end credits have rolled.” - Serena Whitney, Dread Central

“What is most impressive about this documentary is how inclusive it is….director Eric Walter does an incredible job of showing both sides of the story, without turning Daniel Lutz into a crazed lunatic.” Bloody Disgusting

“The film becomes absolutely fascinating, with it taking a pragmatic, skeptical approach most documentarians working in this genre might have been scared off by.” - Chris Bumbray, JoBlo.com

“An extraordinary work of investigative vision and grounded restraint, documentarian Walter casts an unflinching yet empathetic gaze upon the most sensational American haunting of the 20th century, but through a lens of humanity that elevates it above its ghost-chasing brethren.” - Aaron Christensen, HorrorHound 

Below are a collection of photos from our World Premiere at the Fantasia International Film Festival:


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Fangoria Reviews My Amityville Horror

by Eric Walter
July 25th, 2012

myamityvillehorrorrevthumb Fangoria Reviews My Amityville HorrorFANGORIA, Jul 23, 2012  -  There have been many—probably way too many—movies made about terrible events within and surrounding the house at 112 Ocean Avenue in Amityville, New York, most purporting to be based to some degree or another on fact. It can be unequivocally stated that MY AMITYVILLE HORROR is the most true-to-life film to deal with the phenomenon, and pretty much as unequivocally stated that it’s the best of them too.

World-premiering at Montreal’s Fantasia festival (where it has its second screening this Friday, July 27), MY AMITYVILLE HORROR is a documentary re-examining the case from the point of view of Daniel Lutz, who was a preteen when he, his parents George and Kathleen and two siblings moved into that house, then fled a month later, claiming to have been beleaguered by supernatural forces. Looking older than his 45 years, Daniel is seen speaking directly to director Eric Walter’s camera, in a session with a psychologist and, for the most screen time, recounting his experiences with Laura Didio, the journalist who spearheaded an investigation into the truth behind George’s claims of the haunting. The fact that Didio is his primary confessee says something about how the Lutzes’ quickly came to be defined by their media coverage.

Read the full review at Fangoria.com


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World Premiere Announcement

by Eric Walter
June 19th, 2012

We are very proud to announce the WORLD PREMIERE of MY AMITYVILLE HORROR at the Fantasia International Film Festival in Montreal, July 19 – August 9, 2012!

Check out the official screening times and be sure to grab tickets while they’re still available: http://www.fantasiafestival.com/2012/fr/films-et-horaire/150/my-amityville-horror

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