The house at 18 Brooks Drive in Toms River, New Jersey, is not haunted. Nor did ghastly murders take place there. But sure enough the house was featured in the 1979 mega hit 'The Amityville Horror.'

The movie 'The Amityville Horror' was based on events that supposedly happened in a Dutch Colonial house in the town of Amityville on Long Island, N.Y. According to Jay Anson's book 'The Amityville Horror,' the Lutz family lived there for 28 days before fleeing because it was haunted. The year before the Lutzes moved in, Ronald DeFeo murdered his mother, father, two brothers and sister there in 1974.
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