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Is 2014 the Year of Amityville?

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If you are any kind of Amityville fan then you probably know who John G. Jones is. In the 1980s he wrote four books about the Lutz family and their ongoing ordeal.  Now, after nearly 25 years of silence Jones is back with the most ambitious Amityville project yet with the least ambitious logo to ever come out of MS Paint.

According to the website Jones and his partner have a handful of projects planned for 2014 including a feature film, a television series and several books including Amityville Horror: The Sequel, The Amityville Horror: The Roots of Evil and The Amityville Horror: The Obsession.

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On the Nightstand: Amityville – The Nightmare Continues

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Not long ago I ran across a box of paperbacks in my basement that I feared had been lost forever. This box contained most of my Stephen King paperbacks and my collection of the ten Amityville books that I collected as a teenager. Since I was in between books at the time I chose to reread a few of these.

I am still a bit astonished that this case had the life that it did, remaining high in the public’s consciousness well into the 1990s thanks in no small part to this series of novels. The last of these books, Amityville: The Nightmare Continues by Robin Karl was published in 1991 and I chose this one to read first based on the “true story” blurb on the cover and the Non-Fiction classification on the spine. I was curious to see just how true this tale would turn out to be.

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