If you're a huge paranormal buff who can't resist the temptation to live in one of the most famous haunted houses in movie history, you may be in luck. The "Amityville Horror" house is back on the market -- and it's listed for the bargain price of $955,000. (It was originally up for $1.35 million in 2011.)
Yes, it's true. For just shy of one million dollars, you can scoop up this spooky piece of real estate and potentially lead a life of pure terror just in time for Halloween.
But if you're thinking there's no way in hell you'd ever want to live in the same house where the DeFeo family was murdered execution style in the 1970s, or where the Lutz family lived in a state of supernatural torture for a mere 28 days -- you need not worry. Because the house where the real "Amityville Horror" took place and the house that was used in the movie version of The Amityville Horror are two different homes entirely.
And the one that's for sale this time around is the movie house, so it provides all of the appeal and "charm" of living in a haunted house without having to deal with any actual evil spirits or demons. It was used for the exterior shots of the house in the 1979 movie, though it looks much different today than the home people remember from the film.
The stately colonial home built in 1920 is located in Toms River, New Jersey, on a nice waterfront piece of property. It comes complete with its own pool and dock, and has 3,370 square feet of interior space to spread out in and let your imagination run wild with thoughts about ghosts hiding in closets -- or maybe in the finished basement.
And even though the family who is selling the home maintains that they've never had any sort of paranormal experiences there, it's hard not to wonder if they are still victims of some sort of Amityville curse. They're getting rid of the place because they've decided to divorce -- so maybe there are a few demons lurking around even if they've never sensed them.
One more thing, if you do decide to make an offer on the place, be prepared for random strangers to show up on your doorstep and take pictures of your house. Fans of The Amityville Horror apparently can't resist stopping by for unexpected visits.
To see more of the home, check out this video clip.
Would you want to live in this home? What about the real "Amityville Horror" house?
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