My Amityville Horror
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For the first time in 35 years, Daniel Lutz recounts his version of the infamous Amityville haunting that terrified his family in 1975. George and Kathy Lutz's story went on to inspire a best-selling novel and the subsequent films have continued to fascinate audiences today. This documentary reveals the horror behind growing up as part of a world famous haunting and while Daniel's facts may be other's fiction, the psychological scars he carries are indisputable. (c) IFC Films

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 71%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Where Walter's film succeeds is in rendering Lutz, onscreen throughout, as an indelibly prickly and unsettling figure."
‑ Rob Nelson, Variety
"The blurring of fact and fiction has been a part of the Amityville saga since it became public, but for Lutz there's no gray area in his memories, whose power is undiminished."
‑ Sheri Linden, Los Angeles Times
"Though no new answers are presented, the questions should intrigue anyone fascinated by things going bump in the night."
‑ Jamie S. Rich, Oregonian
"A rudderless exercise in examination, ultimately the doc has no point of view, no upshot, and no reason for being."
‑ Staci Layne Wilson, Yahoo! Movies
"The film is a tender character portrait rooted in deep curiosity and sympathy for its subject."
‑ Drew Hunt, Slant Magazine
"Unusual doc should please both believers and die-hard skeptics."
‑ John DeFore, Hollywood Reporter
"[Feels] like an episode of "In Search Of" on steroids."
‑ Joe Neumaier, New York Daily News
"Not only a unique psychological spin on the entire story, but more importantly a truly heartbreaking examination of a 40 year old man who has spent his life trying to protect a wounded 10 year old boy within him."
‑ Devin Faraci, Badass Digest
"Spooky stuff, effectively directed by Eric Walter, even as it rehashes much of what is well known from the books and movies."
‑ Fr. Chris Carpenter, Movie Dearest
"This was a chance for something definitive. What we get, instead, is something as incomplete yet intriguing as the original tale."
‑ Bill Gibron, PopMatters
"Mr. Lutz prattles on endlessly about the paranormal activity he says he witnessed, the unpleasant family dynamics he grew up with and more."
‑ Neil Genzlinger, New York Times
"My Amityville Horror doesn't go far in sussing out fact from fiction-it just adds more noise to the myth."
‑ Scott Tobias, AV Club
"If you're a skeptic like myself, this won't convince you, but it will provide some interesting insight into the type of people that spread these stories."
‑ Chris Bumbray, JoBlo's Movie Emporium
"A disturbing mixture of the paranormal and the psychological."
‑ Drew Taylor, The Playlist
"My Amityville Horror is extremely well-done for what is essentially one man sitting and telling his story."
‑ Mark Bell, Film Threat
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