WATCHAmityville Priest Interview
The priest involved in the Amityville
haunting is interviewed in 1979 for an
episode of the In Search of TV
show that investigated mysterious events.
The alleged, real Amityville priest
describes his experience when he went to
bless the Lutz's Ocean Avenue house in
December of 1975. Later revealed to be
Father Ralph Pecoraro, his story
eventually fell under scrutiny as he often
contradicted himself, leading some to
believe that he was part of a hoax.
WATCHThe Amityville Horror Trailer (1979)
James Brolin and Margot Kidder portray
George and Kathy Lutz in the original film
adaptation of Jay Anson's bestselling 1977
novel that is itself based on the alleged
Amityville true story, as purported by the
real George and Kathy Lutz. The family
moves into a new home that had been the
site of a gruesome mass murder. They
begin to witness paranormal events in the
home and turn to Father Delaney (Rod
Steiger) for help.
WATCHGeorge and Kathy Lutz Interview
George Lutz and his wife Kathy are
interviewed on Good Morning
America in 1979. They discuss the
hordes of flies that invaded their home,
the movie's green slime, and various other
paranormal events that occurred which they
claim to be true. They are joined by actor
James Brolin who portrays George Lutz in
the original film. Brolin says that he
does not believe the book in its entirety.
However, in the presence of George and
Kathy, he says that he does believe them.
Years later, he contradicted this by
saying that George was a good "salesman",
calling the Lutz's story a "gizmo".