About The Amityville Horror Murders

The Amityville Horror Murders provides extensive background on the 1974 mass murder case when 23-year-old Ronald “Butch” DeFeo Jr. was sentenced to six consecutive life terms for killing his entire family in their home as they slept. The documentary delves into the purported horrific experiences of the Lutz family who moved into the house in 1975. Aspiring to live the American dream, the couple claims they acquired a living hell—describing supernatural forces and vibes so terrifying that they moved out after only 28 days. But were the claims part of an elaborate commercial venture or a desperate attempt at an insanity plea for Butch—or both? Four decades later questions still remain and The Amityville Horror Murders uses facts and evidence from the DeFeo family murders as well as interviews and testimonies from the DeFeo family’s friends and jurors and experts involved with the case to find out if the events portrayed in the popular books and movies are horror or hokum.