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‘Amityville Horror’ House for Sale for $1.15M

Ocean Avenue home where Ronald DeFeo slew his family is on the market again


The house made famous in the 1979 film “The Amityville Horror” is up for sale on Long Island— ghosts not included.

The five-bedroom Dutch Colonial went on the market Monday for $1.15 million.

Jim and Barbara Cromarty, present owners, pose near pool of their Amityville, N. Y. home Aug. 9, 1979. The couple opened their home to newsmen to disprove stories about eerie happenings at the house where the Defeo family was slain years ago. Accounts of those happenings, whether fact or fiction, are contained in the film the "Amityville Horror." (AP Photo/Dan Grossi)


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The Oscar-nominated film is based on the story of the Lutz family’s 28-day stay in the house in 1975 after six members of the DeFeo family— including his mother, father, two brothers and two sisters — were shot and killed as they slept in the home. Eldest son Ronald DeFeo Jr. was convicted of the murders and sentenced to life in prison.

The crime spawned a book and a series of movies that chronicled various supernatural horrors, including visions of walls oozing slime, moving furniture and a visit from a demonic pig named Jodie. The original film stars James Brolin and Margot Kidder.

Neighbors say gawkers still occasionally come by, mostly on Halloween. 

Past homeowners changed the address from 112 Ocean Avenue and had the signature third-floor windows replaced in an attempt to discourage gawkers.

With Associated Press.

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