Several years ago I ran across a guy on the Amityville Truth boards who had made a laser-cut model of the house and was selling the kits. They were not available for very long, but I managed to snag one. I’ve never been happy with my assembly of it since I tend to rush through projects like this. Here is the result.Continue reading
Behold my latest acquisition courtesy of an artist on Ebay. I figure we have a ghost might as well embrace it. It’s a bit smaller than the original I’m sure. I wonder what happened to that sign. I’m betting someone snatched it during the frenzy after the book was released. Can you imagine if that thing showed up on Ebay?
This one is a bit smaller than the original I’m sure, but I like how he aged it a bit. Now I just need a post in the yard to hang it from. In case you aren’t clear what the significance of this is…here is a photo for reference:
I’m worried about Amityville 1974. When I heard the folks behind Get Out were involved I was intrigued but then this artwork was dropped and I really don’t know what to think.
I wasn’t aware that Chip and Joanna Gaines of HGTV fame had been consulted for the production design. Haunted shiplap? Holy hell what a mess.
Filming has supposedly begun on this retelling of the DeFeo murders so there’s still hope. I’ll keep my fingers crossed until we get some on set images or a trailer next year.
Until then, Merry Christmas!
A resourceful gentleman from England has started a GoFundMe page to raise the funds to buy the Amityville Horror House and open it to the public.
We want to buy the house and make it into an attraction. During most of the year the house will be open to the public for visits and as a B&B so people can spend this night in this haunted house.
During the Halloween period the house and the grounds will become home to the best Halloween attraction around.
This has been tried before, and the Amityville City Council shut it down pretty fast. The only way I could get behind an effort like this is if the house was moved somewhere else. I had a brilliant idea a while back for a horror themed amusement park where all the iconic horror houses from film and television could be recreated on one residential street, each housing its own uniquely themed haunted house attraction. The Amityville House could be dismantled and moved there.
It wouldn’t just be haunted houses though. Other areas of the park would feature other genres, like alien abduction movies, monster movies, etc. A new JAWS ride could open there, and Camp Crystal Lake could be an actual resort with cabins and so forth. Of course there would be an entire section for Stephen King, and a New Orleans street for all the vampires and voodoo queens. Fun for the entire family!
Considering he has raised 0$ since the campaign began three months ago I don’t think the city of Amityville has anything to worry about. Meanwhile I think I’ll start a GoFundMe for my horror theme park idea. 100 million should get me started, don’t ya think?
The Amityville Horror house is on the market once again. For the low bargain price of 850K you can own a piece of history and have the most popular stop for Halloween on Long Island.
The listing doesn’t give us any new interior photos to obsess over but there are some great exterior shots. Enjoy.