There have been many films that have capitalized on the tragedy that befell the DeFeo family in 1974 after the family was brutally murdered by one of their own in their home at 112 Ocean Avenue in Amityville, New York.
The home’s next residents, the Lutz family, only stayed in the home 28 days before fleeing with recounts of paranormal activity. The family’s story was adapted into a book by Jay Anson, then became one of the genre’s largest movie franchises, beginning with 1979’s classic ‘The Amityville Horror‘.
Back in 2012 George Lutz’s stepson, Daniel Lutz, told his side of the story of what happened in the home during those dark 28 days in the fantastic documentary ‘My Amityville Horror’, directed by Eric B. Walter.
This week, Daniel called out producers Jason Blum and Harvey Weinstein, while tagging TMZ, during a series of brutal rants on Twitter. What is unclear is why Lutz is attacking the very people that could actually make his dream of making a film from his point of view come true.
Reportedly, Lutz is pissed that the next film in the franchise, ‘Amityville: The Awakening‘ is being released this January, as well as pieces of his story being used in past films without his permission or compensation (allegedly). I can understand how that could be frustrating. But lashing out at people that could help him tell his story may not be the best way to go about getting it done.
We let you know if the story develops. In the meantime check out the trailer for ‘Amityville: The Awakening‘, set to be released January 6th.