In 1976, during the Amityville horror house investigations lead by demonoligists Ed & Lorraine Warren, this photo - out of hundreds of photos from rolls and rolls of film was taken inside the house that is to this day, infamous for its demonic chain of occurrences.
Discovered 3 years after it was taken, it continues to be analysed and ‘debunked’, but the story of how this 'boy’ was captured is as follows :
Gene Campbell, a professional photographer working with the Warrens, set up his camera stored with black and white film on the second floor of the house in order to capture infrared shots. Discovered 3 years later by George Lutz, who experienced the horrors of the house, when he was looking for photos to include in his book.
George lutz states that when he asked his children if they recognised the boy his daughter, Missy stated it was the little boy she used to play with in the house.
The figure in this photograph has been theorised to be a 'demon who shapeshifts into whatever it wants’, one of the youngest DeFeo children who was murdered by Ronald DeFeo or simply one of the investigators on the case Paul Bartz, who was kneeling and happened to be caught on film.
We will never 100% know, making it one of America’s ever lasting mysteries.
“4 years ago, my now husband and I moved into a really old house. In Saskatoon, this area was the first in the whole city to be built. The house is approximately from 1910. The area itself is now quite ghetto. Crack houses down the street, break and enters happening constantly. So, being on edge, my husband and I bought a huge black lab. Dumb as a post, but super loyal and protective. We never got broken into after we got our dog because he had such a loud bark, people outside would cross the street.
Back to the house itself, the house had original vents (like Amityville Horror style) Downstairs there was cement walls, all except for one, which was dirt in behind a large piece of Styrofoam. So when there was a shift in the ground, you could literally hear the dirt crumbling. There was a terrifying room that no one would go into in the basement. It had old paint cans and a kitty litter box from, what I can assume, was years ago. Original furniture remained in the basement and throughout the house. (Ex. Old hide-a-bed, old curio cabinet, and fucking old armoire)
This story revolves around the armoire, which was huge. It had such fine wood detailing, but it was neglected. We never opened it because it was such a creepy antique. We just kind of left it in the hallway and walked by it daily.
One day, on my day off of course, I was waiting for my husband to get home. I started walking towards the door because I thought I heard his car. While walking, I was suddenly interrupted by a horrendous racket. Coming from inside the armoire was a horrible scratching noise. I thought Onyx, our dumb, lovable black lab, had somehow climbed in and was stuck. Frantically kicked and rolling and scratching to get out. It was so frantic, the armoire was literally moving across the floor. At first I was laughing, but the more frantic it got, the more my concern grew.
I ran and threw open the door, I heard a whimper. Rather than the whimper coming from the armoire, it came from behind me. I swirled around and saw Onyx behind me. He was whimpering and back away. I swung around and faced the armoire, completely shadowed on the inside. The scratching stopped. I ran for the porch door, passing the antique.
I didn’t get very far, I ran into a solid entity. My husband. Sobbing and fearful I sputtered what happened. My husband stared at me and then, being the awesome guy he is, checked it out.
Nothing was in the armoire. Literally. Nothing. No scratch marks, no smell but musty. It was terrifying. We moved out a couple months later.”
Moffat 207 to 702 ( x ) (Two pre-existing metas about Moffat reusing these numbers.)
Why would Sherlock be close enough to hear John at the cemetery, yet not be visible to a Moriarty accomplice? ( x )
Meta Remaining…(May add to list, later)
AHS: Murder House, The
Exorcist, The Omen, Rosemary’s Baby, The Amityville Horror (1979), The
Shining, Carriers, The Devils, Hammer House versions of Child’s Play (1984) and The Two
Faces of Evil, The Third Man (1949), The Stranger (1946)
Stay-The Naomi Watts Connection (goes with The Ring, Mulholland Drive, and Sleepwalkers metas)
The infamous Amityville Horror House that was the basis of 11 scary movies in which families are terrorized by paranormal entities is once again for sale! You can buy the house in which Ronald DeFeo, Jr. shot and killed six members of his family for just a measly $950,000.
Summary: Established CastielXReader. Powered up with the souls of
purgatory, Castiel forsakes his friends, exacts punishment upon his foes in
Heaven, and begins to do God’s work on Earth. Feared by everyone he encounters, he seeks out the only person who ever seemed to truly
understand his motives
as hitchhiker leviathans progressively overpower his will and corrupt his
vessel from within.
A/N: One-shot written for @roxy-davenport / Lexie’s SPN Birthday
Challenge with prompt pairing Leviathan!Cas X Fem!Reader (see also Godstiel and
Dom!Cas), claiming, biting smut, movie Amityville Horror 2005 (in which Cas’
vessel is the metaphorical evil house), and quote “Get your hands off her!”
Contains NSFW/18+/adult content – specifically, oral (male receiving), pinned spooning,
and mentions of cowgirl/denied orgasm. Italicized quotes are direct excerpts from
SPN episode 7X01 Meet the New Boss and 7X02 Hello, Cruel World and are not
mine – fic is set during the time period of these episodes with canonically
dark themes and descriptions of physical violence consistent with Cas’ character arc and the leviathans. All things considered, I think
I managed to keep it a tiny bit fluffy (you know, considering what happens in 7X02).
Scanning the pallid faces of the Winchesters and Bobby
Singer, Castiel perceived only fear. These humans he once called friends did
not love him, did not respect him.
“Stop, what’s the
point if you don’t mean it. You fear me, not love, not respect, just fear.”
Castiel won – victor in the battle for Heaven and Earth against
Raphael. In affront to the misgivings of his so-called friends, he also managed
to out-maneuver the King of Hell at his own manipulative game. Castiel deserved
this power – this glory, and they had the audacity to deny it to him. The
betrayal disappointed him, but the frustration of utter terror radiating from
their souls rather than awe of his newfound authority infuriated the seraph
turned God. However, Castiel was a just and merciful God, and although disloyalty
demands justice, these men were one-time allies - flawed men deserving of
“Be thankful for my
Despite their indiscretions, he spared their lives with a
warning he knew they were not likely to heed.
“I hope for your sake
this is the last time you see me.”
Each state in the USA has it’s own tales of haunted hotels, houses, and various other places. But each state has what is considered their “most haunted” spot. What is your state’s most haunted place?
1. Alabama - Sloss Furnaces (Birmingham) 2. Alaska - UAA’s Wendy Williamson Auditorium (Anchorage) 3. Arizona - Bird Cage Theater (Tombstone) 4. Arkansas - The Crescent Hotel (Eureka Springs) 5. California - Alcatraz Island (San Francisco) 6. Colorado - The Stanley Hotel (Estes Park) 7. Connecticut - Seaside Sanatorium (Waterford) 8. Delaware - Fort Delaware (Pea Patch Island) 9. Florida - Florida Theatre (Jacksonville) 10. Georgia - Kennesaw House (Marietta) 11. Hawaii - ‘lolani Place (Honolulu) 12. Idaho - Old Idaho State Penitentiary (Boise) 13. Illinois - Congress Plaza Hotel (Chicago) 14. Indiana - French Lick Springs Hotel (French Lick) 15. Iowa - Villisca Ax Murder House (Villisca) 16. Kansas - The Sallie House (Atchison) 17. Kentucky - Waverly Hills Sanatorium (Louisville) 18. Louisiana - The Myrtles Plantation (St. Francisville) 19. Maine - Wood Island Lighthouse (Wood Island) 20. Maryland - Antietam Battlefield (Sharpsburg) 21. Massachusetts - The Lizzie Borden House (Fall River) 22. Michigan - Henderson Castle (Kalamazoo) 23. Minnesota - Forepaugh’s Restaurant (St. Paul) 24. Mississippi - Cedar Grove Mansion (Vicksburg) 25. Missouri - Lemp Mansion (St. Louis) 26. Montana - The University of Montana (Missoula) 27. Nebraska - Nebraska State Capitol (Lincoln) 28. Nevada - Virginia City 29. New Hampshire - Pine Hill Cemetery (Hollis) 30. New Jersey - Seabrook-Wilson House (Port Monmouth) 31. New Mexico - Highway 666 32. New York - The Amityville Horror House (Amityville) 33. North Carolina - Brown Mountain Lights (Burke and Caldwell Counties) 34. North Dakota - Liberty Memorial Building (Bismarck) 35. Ohio - The Ridges (Athens) 36. Oklahoma - Skirvin Hotel (Oklahoma City) 37. Oregon - McMenamin’s White Eagle Saloon (Portland) 38. Pennsylvania - Gettysburg Battlefields (Gettysburg) 39. Rhode Island - The Ladd School (Exeter) 40. South Carolina - Old Charleston Jail (Charleston) 41. South Dakota - Bullock Hotel (Deadwood) 42. Tennessee - Loretta Lynn Plantation House (Hurricane Mills) 43. Texas - The Alamo (San Antonio) 44. Utah - Westminster College (Salt Lake City) 45. Vermont - The University of Vermont (Burlington) 46. Virginia - Ferry Plantation House (Virginia Beach) 47. Washington - The Palace Hotel (Port Townshend) 48. West Virginia - West Virginia State Penitentiary (Moundsville) 49. Wisconsin - Summerwind Mansion (West Bay Lake) 50. Wyoming - Wyoming Frontier Prison (Rawlins)
This is a list of books to help people doing the Pop Sugar 2015 Reading Challenge.. or any challenge really! I will keep adding to this list as I’ve not done some categories yet.
MORE THAN 500 PAGES
The Bronze Horseman by Paullina Simons A Game of Thrones by George RR Martin The Way of Kings Part 1 and 2 by Brandon Sanderson The Final Empire by Brandon Sanderson The Diviners by Libba Bray The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss American Gods by Neil Gaiman Bleak House by Charles Dickens The Divine Comedy by Dante Alighieri The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle by Haruki Murakami Gone With the Wind by Margaret Mitchell Dune by Frank Herbert The Host by Stephenie Meyer
Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare Gone With the Wind by Margaret Mitchell Persuasion by Jane Austen Emma by Jane Austen Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy
BOOKS THAT BECAME MOVIES
Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien The Help by Kathryn Stockett Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown Stardust by Neil Gaiman The Maze Runner by James Dashner My Sister’s Keeper by Jodi Picoult Fight Club by Chuck Palahniuk Life of Pi by Yann Martel Holes by Louis Sachar Eat Pray Love by Elizabeth Gilbert The Silver Linings Playbook by Matthew Quick Coraline by Neil Gaiman Charlotte’s Web by E.B. White Interview with the Vampire by Anne Rice Beastly by Alex Flinn The Road by Cormac McCarthy Dances with Wolves by Michael Blake Winter’s Bone by Daniel Woodrell Ring by Koji Suzuki
PUBLISHED IN 2015/2015 RELEASES
Ink and Bone by Rachel Caine The Last Time We Say Goodbye by Cynthia Hand The Witch Hunter by Virginia Boecker Armada by Ernest Cline The Fearless by Emma Pass Legend: The Graphic Novel by Marie Lu The Stars Never Rise by Rachel Vincent Shadow Study by Maria V. Snyder Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard Winter by Marissa Meyer The Conspiracy of Us by Maggie Hall Never Never by Colleen Hoover I Was Here by Gayle Forman The Orphan Queen by Jodi Meadows All the Bright Places by Jennifer Niven All the Rage by Courtney Summers An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir The Buried Giant by Kazuo Ishiguro All Falls Down by Ally Carter The Cage by Megan Shepherd
NUMBER IN THE TITLE
Four: A Divergent Collection by Veronica Roth The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey 1984 by George Orwell I Am Number Four by Pittacus Lore
WRITTEN BY SOMEONE UNDER 30
Divergent series by Veronica Roth The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank Frankenstein by Mary Shelley One Flew Over the Cuckoos Nest by Ken Kesey The Darkest Minds by Alexandra Bracken Solitaire by Alice Oseman Eragon by Christopher Paolini
Watership Down by Richard Adams Warrior Cat series by Erin Hunter Animal Farm by George Orwell The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame Winnie the Pooh by AA Milne Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll The Sight by David Clement-Davies The Tale of Peter Rabbit by Beatrix Potter
Also try any of the Moomin books by Tove Jansson.
Terry Prachett’s Discworld series Good Omens by Neil Gaiman and Terry Prachett The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams Bridget Jones’s Diary by Helen Fielding Beauty Queens by Libba Bray A Series of Unfortunate Events by Lemony Snicket Diary of a Wimpy Kid by Jeff Kinney The Liar by Stephen Fry Making History by Stephen Fry
Also try comedian memoirs for this one!
Alexandra Bracken Cecelia Ahern Beth Revis Jodi Picoult Veronica Roth J.K. Rowling Libba Bray Lauren DeStefano Rachel Vincent Rachel Caine Phillipa Gregory Alice Sebold Jeanette Walls Sylvia Plath The Brontes Virginia Woolf Margaret Atwood Charlaine Harris Agatha Christie Anne Rice Laurie Halse Anderson Maya Angelou Tove Jansson PC Cast Colleen Hoover Sarah Dessen Zadie Smith Ursula K. Le Guin Jennifer L. Arementrout Amy Tan Tamora Pierce Nora Roberts Danielle Steel Meg Cabot Mo Hayder Gillian Flynn Julie Kagawa
I Am Pilgrim by Terry Hayes Red Dragon by Thomas Harris Cormoran Strike series by JK Rowling Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn Sharp Objects by Gillian Flynn The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle We Were Liars by E. Lockhart Darkly Dreaming Dexter by Jeff Lindsay The Name of the Rose by Umberto Eco The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold
Try authors like Mo Hayder, Dean Koontz, James Patterson, Stephen King, John Grisham, Agatha Christie, and Wilkie Collins.
ONE WORD TITLES
Sanctum by Sarah Fine Elantris by Brandon Sanderson Slated series by Teri Terry Wool by Hugh Howey Stormdancer by Jay Kristoff Talon by Julie Kagawa Dracula by Bram Stoker Uglies by Scott Westerfield Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson Loser by Jerry Spinelli Jaws by Peter Benchley Wither series by Lauren DeStefano (all titles one word) Forever by Judy Blume Graceling by Kristen Cashore Easy by Tammara Webber House of Night series (all titles one word) Butter by Erin Jade Lange Ring by Koji Suzuki Matched by Ally Condie Poppet by Mo Hayder Wonder by RJ Palaci Stolen by Lucy Christopher
SHORT STORY COLLECTIONS
Lips Touch: Three Times by Laini Taylor Across the Wall by Garth Nix The Bloody Chamber by Angela Carter Dubliners by James Joyce The Tales of Beedle the Bard by J.K. Rowling The Illustrated Man by Ray Bradbury St Lucy’s Home for Girls Raised by Wolves by Karen Russell The Complete Stories and Poems by Edgar Allan Poe Complete Fairy Tales by Hans Christian Andersen The Mammoth Book of Vampire Romance by various authors
SET IN A DIFFERENT COUNTRY
And the Mountains Echoed by Khaled Hosseini (Afghanistan) Memoirs of a Geisha by Arthur Golden (Japan) – also Haruki Murakami’s work. The Bonesetter’s Daughter by Amy Tan (China) Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins (Paris) Little Bee by Chris Cleave (Africa) The Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling (India) The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller (Greece) Prisoner of Night and Fog by Anne Blankman (Germany) The Name of the Rose by Umberto Eco (Italy)
For England, check out the Brontes, Neil Gaiman,
PULITZER PRIZE WINNERS
The Road by Cormac McCarthy The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinback Independance Day by Richard Ford A Thousand Acres by Jane Smiley Foreign Affairs by Alison Lurie The Edge of Sadness by Edwin O’Connor
BASED ON A TRUE STORY
Eat Pray Love by Elizabeth Gilbert Twelve Years a Slave by Solomon Northup Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail by Cheryl Strayed The Amityville Horror by Jay Anson
House of Leaves by Mark Z. Danielewski Nobody True by James Herbert Rosemary’s Baby by Ira Levin Perfume: Story of a Murderer by Patrick Suskind Ring by Koji Suzuki The Omen by David Seltzer The Merciless by Danielle Vega
MORE THAN 100 YEARS OLD
The Divine Comedy by Dante Alighieri Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy The Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer The Republic by Plato Sir Gawain and the Green Knight Medea by Euripides Grimm’s Fairy Tales Hans Christian Anderson’s Fairy Tales
The Walking Dead by Robert Kirkman Saga by Brian K. Vaughan Through the Woods by Emily Carroll Watchmen by Alan Moore V for Vendetta by Alan Moore Scott Pilgrim by Bryan Lee O'Malley Legend: The Graphic Novel by Marie Lu
BOOKS WITH MAGIC
Harry Potter series by JK Rowling Mistborn series by Brandon Sanderson The Rithmatist by Brandon Sanderson Discworld series by Terry Pratchett The Grisha series by Leigh Bardugo Green Rider by Kristin Cashore The Assassin’s Apprentice by Cassandra Rose Clarke The Iron Fey series by Julie Kagawa Inkheart by Cornelia Funke Stardust by Neil Gaiman
American Psycho by Bret Easton Ellis Animal Farm by George Orwell Catch-22 by Joseph Heller The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov 1984 by George Orwell The Satanic Verses by Salman Rushdie Ulysses by James Joyce The Well of Loneliness by Radclyffe Hall A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank Slaughterhouse Five by Kurt Vonnegut Forever by Judy Blume The Catcher in the Rye by JD Salinger Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury His Dark Materials series by Philip Pullman The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini The Lord of the Rings series by JRR Tolkien Of Mice and Men - John Steinbeck One Hundred Years of Solitude by Garbiel Garcia Marquez
BASED ON OR TURNED INTO A TV SHOW
The Vampire Diaries series by LJ Smith Dexter series by Jeff Lindsay Nevermore by Keith R.A. DeCandido (Supernatural Book 1) Flashforward by Robert J. Sawyer A Game of Thrones series by George RR Martin
ORIGINALLY WRITTEN IN ANOTHER LANGUAGE
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo - Steig Larsson The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupery Battle Royale by Koushun Takami Ring by Koji Suzuki Let the Right One In by John Ajvide Lindqvist
See also: Haruki Murakami’s work.
SHORT BOOKS (CAN FINISH IN A DAY)
If I Stay by Gayle Forman The Giver by Lois Lowry A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll The Bad Beginning by Lemony Snicket Coraline by Neil Gaiman The Game by Monica Hughes Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson Green Angel by Alice Hoffman How I Live Now by Meg Rosoff Stargirl by Jerry Spinelli Loser by Jerry Spinelli A Wizard of Earthsea by Ursula K. Le Guin Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret by Judy Blume
SET DURING CHRISTMAS
A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens The Snowman by Raymond Briggs Let it Snow by John Green, Maureen Johnson and Lauren Myracle Miracle on Regent Street by Ali Harris It Started With a Kiss by Miranda Dickinson Ex-mas by Kate Brian The Coal Elf by Maria DeVivo The Gift by Cecilia Ahern
POPULAR AUTHOR’S FIRST BOOK
Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone by J.K. Rowling Carrie by Steven King Songs of the Humpback Whale by Jodi Picoult City of Bones by Cassandra Clare Wildacre by Philippa Gregory Looking for Alaska by John Green The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan Sharp Objects by Gillian Flynn Gregor the Overlander by Suzanne Collins Attachments by Rainbow Rowell Dying of the Light by George RR Martin The Pilgrim’s Regress by CS Lewis The Notebook by Nicholas Sparks Hear the Wind Sing by Haruki Murakami Real Murders by Charlaine Harris
Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo Unearthly by Cynthia Hand Beautiful Disaster by Jamie McGuire The Selection by Kiera Kass Nightshade by Andrea Cremer A Passion Most Pure by Julie Lessman Splintered by AG Howard The Kiss of Deception by Mary E. Pearson Endless Summer by Jennifer Echols Need by Carrie Jones Maybe Someday by Colleen Hoover Beautiful Oblivion by Jamie McGuire The Girl in the Steel Corset by Kady Cross GREAT COVERS
Entwined by Heather Dixon The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman Lips Touch: Three Times by Laini Taylor Tinder by Sally Gardner The Assassin’s Curse by Cassandra Rose Clarke The Book of Tomorrow by Cecilia Ahern Witch Song by Amber Argyle Winter Queen by Amber Argyle Halo by Alexandra Adornetto Incarnate by Jodi Meadows These Broken Stars by Amie Kaufman Across the Universe by Beth Revis Splintered by AG Howard Dreams and Shadows by C. Robert Cargill The Final Empire by Brandon Sanderson Half Bad by Sally Green Fairytales for Wilde Girls by Allyse Near The Body Finder by Kimberly Derting Teardrop by Lauren Kate
SET IN A HIGH SCHOOL
My Soul to Take by Rachel Vincent The Duff by Kody Keplinger Rebel Belle by Rachel Hawkins Geek Girl by Holly Smale The Catcher in the Rye by JD Salinger Will Grayson, Will Grayson by John Green Girls in Love by Jacqueline Wilson Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver The Perks of Being A Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky Hex Hall by Rachel Hawkins Boy Meets Boy by David Levithan Nevermore by Kelly Creagh Juste Listen by Sarah Dessen The Princess Diaries by Meg Cabot Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson Wintergirls by Laurie Halse Anderson
COLOUR IN THE TITLE
Green Rider by Kristin Cashore The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins White Horse by Alex Adams The White Queen by Philippa Gregory Blue Bloods by Melissa de la Cruz Red Rising by Pierce Brown A Red Sun Also Rises by Mark Hodder
Proof by David Auburn William Shakespeare’s Star Wars by Ian Doescher Wit by Margaret Edson The Importance of Being Ernest by Oscar Wilde A Streetcar Named Desire by Tennessee Williams Antigone by Sophocles Oedipus Rex by Sophocles Death of a Salesman by Arthur Miller Endgame by Samuel Beckett The Cherry Orchard by Anthony Chekhov Medea by Euripides A Doll’s House by Henrik Ibsen
Goes without saying but you can also look at the works of William Shakespeare.
The Boy in the Striped Pajamas by John Boyne Memoirs of a Geisha by Arthur Golden The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein Marley and Me by John Grogan The Fault in Our Stars by John Green My Sister’s Keeper by Jodi Picoult The Storyteller by Jodi Picoult The Book Thief by Markus Zusak Dear John by Nicholas Sparks P.S. I Love You by Cecilia Ahern Tuck Everlasting by Natalie Babbitt The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold The Road by Cormac McCarthy Suzanne’s Diary for Nicholas by James Patterson Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close by Jonathan Safran Foer Before I Die by Jenny Downham
SET IN THE FUTURE
Delirium by Lauren Oliver Legend by Marie Lu Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury Ready Player One by Ernest Cline Brave New World by Aldous Heaney 1984 by George Orwell Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? by Philip K. Dick Leviathan Wakes by James S.A. Corey I Am Legend by Richard Mattheson
ANTONYMS IN THE TITLE
War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy North and South by Elizabeth Gaskell Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty Fire and Ice by Michele Barrow-Belisle
Three terrific actresses that are always confused with each other. People always “remember” one starring in a film, and loving them in it, when it was actually one of the others. They’ll talk about Donald Sutherland reuniting with his romantic interest from Animal House in Phillip Kaufman’s Invasion of the Body Snatchers the same year, and her reuniting with Kaufman the next year for The Wanderers.
Films include Gaily Gaily, Quackster Fortune Has a Cousin in the Bronx, Sisters, Black Christmas, The Great Waldo Pepper, The Reincarnation of Peter Proud, Shock Waves, Animal House, Days of Heaven, Invasion of the Body Snatchers, Superman, The Wanderers, The Amityville Horror, A Small Circle of Friends, Heartaches, Raiders of the Lost Ark, The Dead Zone, Starman, Key Exchange, Until September, Backfire, Scrooged, The Unborn, and Gas Food Lodging. I’ll leave it to you to remember who was in what.
But, if you get any wrong, keep in mind that you are far from alone.
The DeFeo family moved to Amityville, Long Island, New York in 1965. Ronald and Louise DeFeo were second generation Italian Americans looking to make a life for themselves. Altogether they had five children: Ronald Jr. (Butch), Dawn, Allison, Marc, and John Matthew (oldest to youngest).
At about 3:00am November 13, 1974 the DeFeo family was brutally murdered. The exact details of the murders remain a mystery today since all family members were found shot dead lying face down in their beds. The parents were shot twice each, while the children were shot only once. Basically people are unsure how a whole family could be murdered by rifle without any sign of struggle. Some theories involve multiple murderers or some sort of conspiracy between family members, but again it remains a mystery.
Initially Ronald “Butch” Jr. was taken into custody for his own safety, but soon after he confessed to murdering his whole family. His motives also remain unclear to this day, particularly because he continues to change his story. The peaceful town of Amityville was shaken to the core and a once quiet town became a name infamously known across the United States.
A year after the DeFeo murder the Lutz family, George and Kathy and their three children, moved into that same home in Amityville. The house having been the scene of a tragic crime was being sold for a bargain price. The Lutz family shortly began experiencing strange things in the home that led to them literally fleeing in the middle of the night only 28 days after they moved in.
There are a lot of theories behind what went down during those 28 days. The Lutz’ continued to their deaths insisting that the home in Amityville was haunted. The famous paranormal investigator couple (we saw them in The Conjuring) Ed and Lorraine Warren investigated the Amityville home and sensed a great evil presence. Another medium believed the home had been built on a Native American burial ground, although nearly everyone finds that theory total bunk.
Other theories are that the Lutz’ made the whole thing up for money, although problems with that theory are that a) they really didn’t get that much out of the whole deal, and b) they left literally all of their belongings in that home when they fled. It’s a totally reasonable theory, but it does have flaws.
Personally, I like to believe the “homes aren’t haunted, people are haunted” theory. The Lutz’ were Catholic. This isn’t to bash on their religion, but Catholics have a strong belief in demons and possessions and exorcisms. It’s a lot easier to see/feel something when you believe in it. I think a handful of weird things probably did happen, which led the Lutz family to believe that their home really was haunted in some way.
Even the Lutz’ admitted that both the books and the movies way over-exaggerated their story, even including facts and details that were completely new to the Lutz’. But George and Kathy took to their graves that that home in Amityville was haunted.