Tubi’s ‘Famously Haunted: Amityville’ examines paranormal activity at famed New York murder site


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Long Island property was the site of a multiple-murder in 1974

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Tubi is taking the first dive into the spooky Halloween season.

15, the free streaming service will premiere “Famously Haunted: Amityville,” a new documentary that will take a closer look at the famous Amityville home in Long Island, New York.


Fans of history or true crime may remember the house as the location where Ronald DeFeo Jr. shot and killed six members of his family. In the years following the 1974 murders, there have been reports of paranormal incidents at the home.

The two-hour documentary will, among other things, look at the crime itself.

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“Ronnie DeFeo Jr., who was 23 in 1974, at midnight on November 13, took a high-powered 35-caliber Marlin rifle and shot all six members of his nuclear family in less than half the time. One hour,” investigative journalist Laura Didio, who will be portrayed in Doc, told Granthshala News.

“And at that point, he was asked why you did that,” she continued. “And the best explanation is the first one he had, which was: ‘Once I started, I couldn’t stop and it all went by so fast.’”

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After the incident, the Lutz family moved into the house but left after just 28 days.

“Lutz went up to them, saying, ‘Look, we went in panic,’” Didio explained. “‘Things were happening to us in the house that we couldn’t explain. We were having personality changes. We saw things, we heard things.’”

The journalist also recruited paranormal investigators Ed and Lorraine Warren to help perform a scene at the site.

“Lorraine Warren basically said she felt it was a demonic presence, something that was bad,” she said.

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Didio notes that Warren said Amityville House was his scariest affair.

“She told me so far in the Amityville case, this is as close to hell as I’ll ever want to get.”

“Famously Haunted” will also take a look at past accounts of paranormal events, some of the work inspired by the case, and its unanswered questions.

“Famously Haunted: Amityville” debuts on Tubi October 15.

Granthshala News’ Ashley Dworkin contributed to this report

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