The Amityville Horror Book by Jay Anson
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  • The book has enjoyed a number of continuations as well that on the other side have been made up
  • Unfortunately things go awry almost immediately after they move in to live in the house
  • Some of their books have startled me, and others have definitely increased the level of adrenaline in my blood


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      “The Amityville Horror” is a classic horror novel written by the writer Jay Anson, based on the stories of the family of George and Katie Lutz, who claimed that they were victims of paranormal activity in their new home in Amityville, New York. Their story to this day is one of the most scariest stories ever told. It should be noted that although skeptics challenge the authenticity of the book both spouses have passed the test on a lie detector. The book has enjoyed a number of continuations as well that on the other side have been made up. The entire series of “Amityville” has ten film adaptations. The core of it all, however, is the book by Jay Anson.

      It all begins when George and Kathy Lutz buy a huge new house with a pool for the sum of 80,000 dollars. Although the dollar has depreciated its


      value from the time when the deal to buy the house was concluded - the seventies - it should be noted that it is a very tempting amount of money for such a luxury property. This can be confirmed by anyone who has tried to buy some kind of property. The reason for the lower price, however, is macabre - a year before the Lutz family buy the house, in it happened a brutal murder, in which a young man had killed his entire family. The case is documented as one of the greatest crimes in the history of the United States, and the offender to this day is behind bars, while his lawyers have pleaded “madness” and that their client committed the offenses on the order of disembodied “voices”. Katie and George, however, decide that the past is the past and decide to move into the
      house with their three children and their dog. An ordinary American family looking for a new beginning in their life together. Unfortunately things go awry almost immediately after they move in to live in the house. George, who by then was a caring husband and a good father to his step-children, severely starts to neglect his appearance - he stops bathing and shaving and starts growing a beard… until he becomes a copy of the dreaded killer who massacred his entire family! Plagued by an unnatural cold that the fire in the home stove can not drive away, he begins to develop paranoid symptoms - he wakes up every night of an unclear anxiety, he starts to hear some sort of marching music around the house, starts being rude toward his family. At the same time Katie starts to feel some kind of invisible presence and the ...

      • The Amityville Horror Book by Jay Anson
      gentle touch of an invisible force. Her daughter Missy on the other hand claims to have found an unusual imaginary friend who appears to her in the form of a pig. Initially refusing to accept the events as a sign of something real and abonimable the Lutz family soon find themselves in a battle of life and death with an invisible enemy, who is determined to ruin their lives…

      “The Amityville Horror” is probably the most shocking and frightening book I’ve read in my life. Although I generally prefer the fantasy genre to the horror one, I’ve read the classics of the dark genre - Bram Stoker, M. R. James, H.F. Lovecraft , Stephen King, Clive Barker, John Connolly, Dean Koontz, Dan Simmons. Some of their books have startled me, and others have definitely increased the level of adrenaline in my blood. “Song of Kali” by Dan Simmons

      for example definitely left me stunned after reading it. However, no book has managed to disturb me as much as “The Amityville Horror.” The reason for this is likely the hypothesis that it is based on real events that have actually happened. If this is true, we can not really do anything else except to rethink the certainty of our knowledge and the science of the world and pray to never ever witness such monstrous phenomena. If not, and the book is fictional, which I hope it is, I can only congratulate Jay Anson for the way in which he told the entire story - in an almost documentary, relatively dry style and describing unnatural events that gradually rise the tensions to such an extent that it reaches a crescendo. If you want a book that can really frighten you, “The Amityville Horror” is the correct read for that purpose.




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Andrew Leither says :

Some of their books have startled me, and others have definitely increased the level of adrenaline in my blood. I had to agree with you on this. I have seen the movie and read the book. I am fairly familiar with Jay Anson and the author writes great horror and great books with loads of action, story line and suspense.

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