Published Nov 18, 2016Having been on the market since June, the house that inspired Jay Anson's book The Amityville Horror and the film series of the same name has a buyer.
Newsday reports that home in Long Island went into contract this week. While the property's listing agent declined to reveal the terms of sale, the house initially hit the market this past summer for $850,000 USD.
The house itself is 5,000 square feet, containing five bedrooms, three and a half bathrooms, a boathouse and a slip. It sits on a quarter-acre lot along the Amityville River.
Before gaining notoriety in the worlds of film and literature, the home was where Ronald DeFeo Jr., then 23, murdered his parents and four younger siblings in 1974.
The horror novel and subsequent films are based on the story of George and Kathy Lutz, who moved into the house in 1975 with their three children. They left the home after 28 days of living there, claiming to have been terrorized by paranormal events.