The AP is reporting that the house made famous by the 1979 film “The Amityville Horror” is up for sale. It’s a 5 bedroom Dutch colonial built in 1927, according to the listing. It’s 3600 square feet, with 3.5 baths and a detached two car garage. The boat house is especially nice, in our opinion.
The downside is that six members of the DeFeo family were murdered in the house as they slept. The eldest son was eventually convicted of the murders. The movie was based on the alleged experiences of subsequent residents.
Complaints depicted in the book and the series of movies include: “walls oozing slime, moving furniture and a visit from a demonic pig named Jodie.”
No mention of any of that in the listing however, and more recent owners have not had similar problems.
Also of note: the iconic windows have been replaced, and the property looks much different these days. Anyone want to buy it and restore it to its original creepy glory?