After the dismal failure of Amityville 3-D the house on Ocean Avenue and its demons were relegated to low-budget made for television movies. That remained the case for the next 15 years actually. Amityville: The Evil Escapes (or Amityville 4: The Evil Escapes) aired on NBC on May 12, 1989. I was weeks away from graduating high school and you can bet your ass I was parked in front of the television ready for some fly-covered terror.
It seems strange to admit that I am obsessed with a particular crime, especially one so senseless and brutal. I realize now that I am not alone in this. Since podcasts became a thing in the early 2000s it seems like the main thing anyone listens to is true crime related. (#AdnanDidIt) The stories are compelling with twists and turns and I’ve spent countless hours in the car listening to stories of murder and mayhem. Give S-Town a listen if you have time. It’s a real gem and I really did not see the turn coming.
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.