Evergreen Media Group is looking into a new cinematic take on the famous “Amityville Horror” incident reports Bloody Disgusting.
The infamous house saw Ronald DeFeo, Jr. murder six members of his family in 1974. However it was a year later when the house’s new tenants, George Lutz and his family, claim to have encountered paranormal horrors that forced them to abandon the property after less than a month.
Said case became the Jay Anson’s 1977 book which has lead to ten movies based on the incident. This take will be based on the experiences of two reporters Laura DiDio and Marvin Scott, who investigated the incidents in the Long Island community for New York TV station WNEW.
DiDio and Scott were part of a seance that was held in the house on March 6, 1976 for a news report. DiDio secured George Lutz’s permission to visit the house and the resulting news report purportedly revealed ghostly presences.
The package going out to studios includes the “found footage” of the news report’s seance which was thought to have been lost. The film will not depict the Lutzes themselves at all due to the rights issues involved.
This film is not to be confused with Dimension’s proposed and similar sounding “The Amityville Horror: The Lost Tapes” project.