A resident of the real-life haunted house featured in The Amityville Horror has made a documentary about his experiences living on the property, which inspired the 1979 movie.
Daniel Lutz was only 10 when he moved into 112 Ocean Avenue in Amityville, New York with his family in early 1976, one year after a drug addict, Robert DeFeo Jr., killed his mum, dad, and four siblings in cold blood in each of their rooms.
Lutz and his relatives vacated the home 28 days later after a series of strange occurrences, and the whole world soon learned of the spooky happenings in the biographical horror film franchise, the last of which hit U.S. theatres in 2005 and starred Ryan Reynolds.
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Classic scary movie The Amityville Horror is set for a sequel, thanks to a new production deal between moguls at Miramax and Dimension Films.
The Amityville Horror: The Lost Tapes will chronicle the efforts of an ambitious TV news intern to expose spooky information about the famous haunted house after uncovering secrets not covered in the book that inspired the 1979 film, starring James Brolin and Margot Kidder.
Dimension Films boss Bob Weinstein says, "We are thrilled to return to the mythology of the Amityville Horror with a new and terrifying vision that will satisfy our existing fans and also introduce an entirely new audience to this popular haunting phenomenon."
Screenwriters Casey La Scala and Daniel Farrands, who are expected to direct the project this summer (11), will co-produce the sequel with Paranormal Activity mastermind Jason Blum.
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The creepy house which inspired 1979 movie The Amityville Horror is up for sale.
The five-bedroom property, situated in Long Island, New York, was the scene of a grisly multiple murder in 1974 which saw six members of the DeFeo family killed as they slept. Eldest son Ronald DeFeo, Jr. was later convicted of the killings.
The film, starring James Brolin and Margot Kidder, was based on the story of a family who moved into the house after the murders, and went on to allegedly witness paranormal activities.
And now horror fans have the chance to own the infamous house - it was put up for sale on Monday (04May10) for $1.15 million (£766,667).
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Hollywood director Stuart Rosenberg has died of a heart attack at his home in Beverly Hills, California. He was 79.
The filmmaker, best known for COOL HAND LUKE and The Amityville Horror, passed away last Thursday (15MAR07).
Rosenberg started his career in television, directing episodes of such classic TV shows as The Untouchables and THE TWILIGHT ZONE.
He went on to make a series of movies with his Cool Hand Luke star Paul Newman, including WUSA, POCKET MONEY and THE DROWNING POOL. He also directed BRUBAKER and THE POPE OF GREENWICH VILLAGE.
Rosenberg is survived by his wife MARGOT and his assistant editor son BENJAMIN.
The Fast And The Furious star Jordana Brewster is engaged to producer Andrew Form.
The pair have been dating for one year and Form popped the question on 4 November (06), presenting the actress with a ring by jeweller PETER ATMAN.
She tells American publication Us Weekly, "It wasn't a total surprise, but it was very spontaneous! It's going to be a pretty small destination wedding - next November (07)."
Form was a producer on such films as The Amityville Horror and The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: THE BEGINNING, in which Brewster also starred.
Although she hasn't picked out a dress yet, she does have a dream designer in mind adding, "I love CAROLINA HERRERA!"
This will be the first marriage for 26-year-old Brewster.
In the past, the Yale University graduate has been romantically linked to Mark Wahlberg and New York Yankee baseball player DEREK JETER.
Barbra Streisand's husband James Brolin has laughed off reports the singer had a secret affair with British royal Prince Charles.
The Amityville Horror actor was stunned when author CHRISTOPHER ANDERSEN claimed Streisand had an illicit romance with the prince in November 1994 - when the FUNNY GIRL star was dating actor Jon Voight.
Brolin says, "As far as Prince Charles stuff goes, she said she met him in London at a business function once and that was it, and it's simply a question of saying anything to sell a book.
"She did get upset when she heard was written about her, but I told her she could paper a bathroom with all that stuff so she shouldn't let it bother her."
Former ALIAS star MELISSA GEORGE snapped during a newspaper interview in her native Australia, when the journalist brought up her soap opera past.
As a teenage actress, the blonde beauty leapt to fame across Australasia and Britain playing ANGEL BROOKS in Home And Away from 1993 to 1996.
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Fans of Ashton Kutcher have missed out on the opportunity to see the hunky actor in his underwear, after failing to help his new movie A LOT LIKE LOVE open at the top of the US box office.
Kutcher recently announced that if his film opened at number one, he'd pose for a Calvin Klein underwear advertisement as part of a bet with a producer pal.
But the romantic comedy only made fourth place with a disappointing revenue of $7.7 million (GBP4 million).
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Canadian actor Ryan Reynolds had a terrible start to life in Los Angeles - his Jeep was stolen on his first day in the city.
The VAN WILDER star, whose new horror move The Amityville Horror crashed in at number one in the US box office chart on Sunday (17APR05), drove the Jeep all the way from his native Vancouver to Hollywood when he was a teenager.
But, after parking his vehicle for the night outside his apartment, Reynolds woke up to find the Jeep missing the next morning.
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The son of the family terrorised in the real Amityville horror house is taking his estranged father to court in a bid to end taunting he has had to endure as 'the kid from THAT house.'
CHRISTOPHER QUARATINO (corr) insists his father GEORGE LUTZ greatly embellished the story of what happened in the creepy Long Island, New York, home where he grew up, to help sell the haunted house story as a movie.
His story, which made up most of JAY ANSON's The Amityville Horror book, spawned a cult 1979 movie of the same name, and is now returning to movie theatres with Ryan Reynolds and Melissa George as the parents of a family living in hell.
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