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The Amityville Horror
The Amityville Horror | Jay Anson
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JessClark78
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“They are real,” George insists, “and they do inflict evil when the opportunity presents itself.”

This was my fourth time reading this. This book is never not scary.

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

#RushAThon #CandylandReadathon #WinterCosy #ScaryChristmas #Adventathon #20in4 #WinterGames2023 Holiday/Wintery Read +25
#WordSearch (194) +1,940

+1,966 points #TeamReindeerGamers

DieAReader 🥳🥳🥳 8mo
Catsandbooks 🍭❄️❤️ 8mo
BookmarkTavern Woo! ❤️ 8mo
Andrew65 Brilliant 🎄🎄🎄 8mo
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JessClark78
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Starting next. I reread this for #Scarathlon last year. It actually works better as a winter book since it took place in December around Christmas.

#WinterGames2023 #RushAThon #ScaryChristmas #CandylandReadathon #Adventathon #20in4
#WinterCosy

+1 point #TeamReindeerGamers

DieAReader Enjoy! I reread this (audiobook) during scarathlon this year🤓 & I enjoyed it as much as I did as a teen! 8mo
Andrew65 Certainly a classic. 8mo
LiseWorks Aha! Interesting. I read this when I was 14 and couldn't sleep for weeks 8mo
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JessClark78 @LiseWorks I actually put it down not too long ago. It‘s fine for daytime reading but it seriously creeps me out after dark. I can‘t read this or Pet Sematary at night. 8mo
Catsandbooks 🍭❄️❤️ 8mo
BookmarkTavern There are old Christmas traditions about sharing ghost stories during winter time! Totally appropriate. 8mo
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kelli7990
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Here‘s my review for a book I finished reading recently. I will get points for reading this for #scarathlon because it‘s a #TeamBuddyRead.

#HHC

dabbe 🖤🧡🖤 9mo
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kelli7990
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I finished this book this afternoon and I will get word search points for this one. I‘ll also get points for reading this book because it‘s a #TeamBuddyRead.

#scarathlon #HHC #WordSearch

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kelli7990
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Nessavamusic
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Pickpick

An entertaining and scary read, the true? story of the most haunted house in the US. Being a fan of the movies and the Conjuring series, it was fun to read the original story. Though there were some cringy parenting moments-it shows its age, and the second storyline of the priest slows down the pace. A fun spooky book. 4⭐️
63 Word Search words 4 hours reading
#Scarathlon #HHC Team Read! #Scarathlonsprint 40 points

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TheQuietQuill
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Todays #scarathlon photo prompt: Dark

I read this book a few years back, and while I‘m not really certain if any of the paranormal events actually happened, nonetheless the backstory behind the house is very dark indeed. It was honestly a tragedy what happened in that house before the Lutz family bought it. #blackcatcrew

dabbe 🧡🎃🧡 10mo
BookwormAHN Nice 🐈‍⬛ 10mo
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DieAReader
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#Wardens2023 #RushAThon #BookSpinBingo #Scarathlon #MagicalMonsters #PopupSaturday

Loved it as much as a re-read (audiobook🎧📖) as I did as a teen.

🔪: 1

Andrew65 Be afraid, be very afraid 🫣😱 Well done 👏👏👏❤️ 10mo
DieAReader @Andrew65 ❤️‍🔥❤️‍🔥❤️‍🔥 10mo
AmandaBlaze Excellent. I found the book scarier than the movie. 10mo
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DieAReader @AmandaBlaze Good to know, ty❤️‍🔥 I‘ve never actually seen the movie😬🤫😳 Nobody to watch it with so just never have. One day…maybe🙄🤷🏻‍♀️ 10mo
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 10mo
DieAReader @TheAromaofBooks 😊😊😊 10mo
CoverToCoverGirl 👏👏 10mo
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DieAReader
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#Wardens2023 #RushAThon #BookSpinBingo #Scarathlon #MagicalMonsters

Gonna give this one a go. It‘s a re-read from my teenage years & I‘m curious to know if I can follow along with it on 🎧📖 audio without getting g lost.

🔪: 1

DieAReader @Laughterhp Does this count as a ‘Theme Read‘ or a ‘Halloween Read‘ ‘cause it‘s horror? 10mo
Laughterhp So, there are no theme reads this year. Unless it directly relates to Halloween, like characters celebrate or it‘s set on Halloween, it would be a Halloween read. If not, it would be 20pts for a spooky read. 10mo
DieAReader @Laughterhp Awesome! Ty❤️‍🔥👻📖🎧 10mo
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DieAReader @Laughterhp Another few questions, sry👩🏻‍✈️: What are the points for short stories? If I read a full book of short stories, do I get points for each story & book or just the book? A bit brain foggy this morning, sry again. 10mo
Laughterhp You get points for each short story you read. So if it‘s a book of spooky short stories, you would get 20pts for each short story. You wouldn‘t get points for then finishing the book though. 10mo
DieAReader @Laughterhp That‘s what I thought but, wouldn‘t be the first time I was wrong so I figured I‘d double check lol. Ty vm😊❤️‍🔥 10mo
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 10mo
DieAReader @TheAromaofBooks ❤️‍🔥🎧📖I seem to be following along ok so far. Maybe ‘cause it‘s like a true crime. 10mo
CoverToCoverGirl That‘s an oldie! Spooky scary too! 10mo
DieAReader @CoverToCoverGirl Def creepy!😈🤣❤️‍🔥 10mo
CoverToCoverGirl I‘m not a fan of horror. I couldn‘t sit through the movie way back when. 10mo
DieAReader @CoverToCoverGirl ❤️‍🔥❤️‍🔥❤️‍🔥 10mo
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kelli7990
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Day 1 of the #scarathlon photo challenge - Black

I‘m sharing the Twine cd that I listened to recently while I was finishing up a coloring page that was a work in progress for months. I enjoyed the music and I‘m also sharing one of the team buddy reads. I have it on my Audible app. I forgot to add it to my TBR for the readathon but it sounds interesting to me. I hope I can find time to read it this month.

#HHC

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FantasyChick
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So happy to have finally read this! I've always come back to this story over the years but never made it to the book. Definitely written in a way that can make you feel how unsettled this family was. Do I believe this really happened or was it all a hoax? Meh, I'm pretty set on my mind I think but it's still one hell of a story!

#BookspinBingo #ReadySetRead #Pantone2023 #Jumpstart2023 #TrappedOnAnIsland

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ElizaMarie
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Pickpick

Finished this listen yesterday; it was terrifying! The family went through such a horrific ordeal! The house itself looks scary!

#BookSpinBingo book
@TheAromaOfBooks

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ElizaMarie
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This is my #AudioCommute book! And wow.. it's already really, really scary!

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fredamans
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 😱📚🖤 2y
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JessClark78
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28 days of terror in a house possessed by evil spirits.

This was the second time I‘ve read this. This is one of the scarier books I‘ve read. Another one I won‘t read at night as it tends to creep me out the later in the day I read it. Good book, though. Hard to put down.

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

#Spookoween #31by31 #Pointsathon
#OutstandingOctober #Scarathlon2022
Team Theme +15 #ScarathlonWordSearch (87) +870

+886 points #TeamMonsterMash

TheSpineView Great job 2y
IndianBookworm I still remember the first time I read it! 2y
Catsandbooks 🙌🏼☠️🖤 2y
Andrew65 Brilliant 👏👏👏 2y
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JessClark78
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DieAReader I read this one in HS & absolutely loved it! Happy reading☺️ 2y
JanuarieTimewalker13 I grew up on LI and never saw the house. My friend did. 2y
AmandaBlaze That might be a good one for the the Word Search! 2y
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5feet.of.fury Nice cover! I read this for the first time last year, I‘ll be interested to hear your thoughts! 2y
JessClark78 @AmandaBlaze I‘m about halfway through and only found 50 so far. 2y
AmandaBlaze I thought Devolution would be a good one, but not so far. Maybe I'm not far enough in. Dead until Dark, however, is really good for the Word Search 2y
JessClark78 @AmandaBlaze Dark seems to be the most popular word in the books I‘ve read. 2y
TheSpineView Excellent 2y
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Bigwig
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Forget the films, the pop culture references, Ryan Reynolds, and the old Reddit arguments over historical accuracy. Pretend it‘s 1975, find a vintage copy of this retelling of what may (or may not?) have occurred to the Lutz family in the infamous Long Island house…and just try to sleep without the lights on. This classic isn‘t disturbing or thought-provoking as much as it‘s downright scary, plain and simple - maybe one of the scariest ever.

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StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego
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Mehso-so

🎧📖It wasn't too bad. Definitely a bit creepy, and it reads like a true crime novel. *Spoiler Warning?* If I had gone into thinking it was real it would have been better (creepier), but knowing it was a hoax helped manage my expectations.

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BookishRedhead
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YAY I FOUND IT!
This was one of the reasons that I got into the paranormal, I remember believing most of the book and sad when i found out it was a hoax.
Going to enjoy rereading it after all these years
Little fact:
If you search the address on googlemaps the house is blurred out

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Addison_Reads
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#SavvySettings @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Eggs

Love this book and the original movie about this terrifying #HauntedHouse

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 😱🖤 🏠 2y
Eggs 🖤😳❤️ 2y
Fr3NcHtOaSt I‘ve passed by there many a times. I live close to it. 2y
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5feet.of.fury
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Very interesting, I don‘t know what to think of how “true” this true story is. What really gets me is that the family is being antagonized by a demonic presence in the house and these Amityville kids still have to go to school and eat their broccoli 🥦 as if nothing is going on 😂

Audiobook was well paced, read by Ray Porter who used an appropriate cadence and tone for the material.

#MistletoeManiacs #wintergames2021

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Emilymdxn
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I did not actually know this classic horror was set during Christmas but it was a welcome surprise for #wintergames2021! Yes, this was a very by the books haunted house story and it didn‘t redefine anything for the genre, but it was delightfully creepy and very well done. I was completely absorbed and it made walking home alone from my booster shot in the dark very creepy.

#mistletoemaniacs @Clwojick +31

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candc320
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I really didn‘t do great for #scarathlon2021 or any of the readathons last week…busy week at work and I was sick all weekend 🤢. You know, the kind of sick where you don‘t even feel like reading while you lay around miserable 😩. Anyway, I did watch this documentary on Tubi (it was ok) and finished Squid Games (5 episodes) over the weekend so there‘s 31 points for #teamslaughter. I‘ll do a separate post of my sad, total numbers in a minute.

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stretchkev
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Mehso-so

Creative "non-fiction" for sure but kind of boring as a fiction haunted house story.

One of the classic horror stories that I was avoiding, but it's worth it to see the collection of modern ghost story tropes all in one place.

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Samary
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Mehso-so

Not much to say, I already was familiar w the story. The book didn‘t offer that much more insight.

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BookwormOfTheDamned
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New video up! In this episode, I review "The Amityville Horror" by Jay Anson.

https://youtu.be/dsde_skWZx8

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rather_be_reading
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Bring on the witches and goblins

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wisherwishinguponastar
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Mehso-so

I am a sucker for folklore and urban legends. Whether or not my beliefs sync with the author I will always listen respectfully. This was a solid way to spend Halloween, but I don‘t really think it is worth a revisit. #spookyseason #october

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Lizpixie
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Mehso-so

Bk25 of #Scarathlon2020 #Screamathon2020 #Pageathon #Thrilloween #Sbooktober #SpooksAndTea #GothicReadathon #AnUnfortunateReadathon #ReadLikeHellathon #Booathon #Horrorathon & #Slaughterthon is done. I mainly reread this to cover a few prompts about hauntings & ghosts. It‘s definitely dated(it was written in the 70s)but it‘s still a scary read, just suspend your disbelief. I‘m pretty sure the author has dramatised a lot! 726pts #TeamSlaughter

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TheBookStacker
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Tonight‘s film! #Scarathlon2020 #TeamHarkness
+6 points
Total: 423

TEArificbooks My favorite version 4y
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JessClark78
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1. Bloody Mary

2. I remember having nightmares about this book when I read it.

3. I‘d like to see a good adaptation of Stephen King‘s short story Strawberry Spring.

#SundayFunday

BookmarkTavern A good choice for 2! Thanks for sharing! 4y
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Sleepswithbooks
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Reading break.... new to me... it has a dog named “Larry” so how bad can it be?!!!

#AmityvilleMovies #horrorhouse
#TeamSlaughter #Scarathlon

@Clwojick

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blondie
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I love the look of old spooky books.🎃🤍

TheNeverendingTBR This cover!!! 😍 4y
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aperfectmjk
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Just finished this one up. I think we're all pretty familiar with this one. I was kind of disappointed in the overall narration. And because the narrative is lacking in dialogue (in my opinion) this wasn't as frightening as I anticipated. So for that I'm going with 4 stars. #Scarlathon2020 #TeamHarkness #bookspinbingo #48HRreadathon

@TheAromaofBooks @StayCurious

TheAromaofBooks Great progress!!! 4y
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aperfectmjk
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So excited to start this one! I've been waiting for a solid scare. This is sure to please. #Scarlathon2020 #TeamHarkness #bookspinbingo

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Sleepswithbooks
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Going to watch some scary (?) “Amityville 2: The Possession” before Women‘s Bible study this morning 😂 Why does that seem inappropriate?!

#Scarathlon
#TeamSlaughter

Clwojick 6 pt 4y
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JessClark78
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Meant to do this yesterday.

1. Yes, love them! 👻🖤

2. The Headless Horseman

3. This was a scary book; majorly creeped me out.

#SundayFunday

BookmarkTavern Oh the Headless Horseman is a good one! Thanks for posting! 4y
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FantasyChick
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One of my all time favourites!

6pts

#Scarathlon2020 #teamslaughter

@Clwojick

Caroline2 Classic film!! 😁 4y
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JessClark78
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1. I‘ve had a lot of those experiences. When I was 16 my mom bought a house that came with a ghost. Lots of strange happenings there. One of the first things I remember there was watching something roll a ball back and forth across the living room floor with my cat. In my current house, a little while after my mom died I smelled her perfume in my bedroom and heard her voice say my name once.

2. Music

#ThankfulThursday

Cosmos_Moon I got the chills reading this! So interesting. 4y
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Luulit
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https://www.luulit.com/product/the-amityville-horror-audible-audiobook-unabridge...

In December 1975, the Lutz family moved into their new home on suburban Long Island. George and Kathleen Lutz knew that, one year earlier, Ronald DeFeo had murdered his parents, brothers, and sisters in the house, but the property - complete with boathouse and swimming pool - and the price were too good to pass up.

Sparklemn No movie or story has ever scared me as much as this. 😧 4y
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Artifice
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Although thought to be a true story at the time this book was written, it is anything but. Even though the Lutz family maintains their story to this day. The reason this book worked so well was perceived truth. Even know now we know the story to be completely debunked, it doesn't take away from the fact that it is indeed a good story regardless. It still holds up as a timeless horror novel and will most likely continue to do so.
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Mistermandolin Have been meaning to read this one for a while. I remember when it came out on the wave of spookiness created by The Exorcist. Fascinating that it stands up so well even though it‘s been so completely debunked. A credit to Anson‘s writing skills, maybe. 4y
Artifice This book not only propelled Anson extensively but it also made the story more popular at the time. Like, "wow, someone wrote a book about it so it must be true." 4y
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About a hundred pages left, pretty good. A little slow at times but enjoyable 👍

Mistermandolin Been meaning to read this one for a while. Originally marketed as ‘factual‘, as I recall. 4y
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TheSpineView
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OriginalCyn620 📚😱📚 4y
Mistermandolin I‘ve heard all kinds of good things about this. 4y
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IamIamIam
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So I parked across the street and snapped this photo of the infamous Amityville house! Nevermind the Lutz drama, but don't forget that Ronnie DeFeo murdered 6 members of his family in here. #AmityvilleHorror #LongIsland @4thhouseontheleft

LibrarianRyan I miss the iconic windows. One of the owning families said they had to change the windows because of all the people taking pictures of and in the windows. 5y
IamIamIam @LibrarianRyan Yes, and they also changed the address for the same reason. I was driving on a side street leaving and there are a number of other houses that are the same construction and unaltered. I don't get over there too often but next time, I'll do a side by side. 😁 5y
LibrarianRyan @IamIamIam That would be cool. tha nks. 5y
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alisiakae Thank you for taking the time to go and take a pic! I didn‘t realize the windows had been changed. 5y
IamIamIam @4thhouseontheleft They were changed at least 20 years ago if not more. There was a creepy dark brown house that was the same design but set sideways on the property so the front door is in the proper place. The property at the Horror house is long and that's the boathouse on the right side on 5y
IamIamIam @4thhouseontheleft *ugh* not "on", of the photo. I'll definitely head back next week and get more photos of the other house. That being said, Amityville has a lot of gorgeous Victorian houses with intricate gingerbread style moldings. I love driving around there and it's been a good 25 years since I spent time with old friends from high school! 5y
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BeansPage
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Alright the kid is in bed it's time for some scary!!!! 👻

We have the original here 1979 starring James Brolin and Margot Kidder

2pts for #TeamStoker
#Scarathlon

BlameJennyJane Ah!!! Jody the pig!! Scariest thing ever. 5y
JacqMac This one scared me so bad the first time I saw it. I was probably 14. Still gives me shivers. 5y
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Artifice
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Hard to believe this can still be found in the non-fiction section of some libraries...
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#JayAnson #Book #bookstagram #books #Amityville #AmityvilleHorror #horror #horrorstories #hoax

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GypsyKat
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Whelp, I‘m officially creeped out. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

sprainedbrain This was the first truly scary book I ever read... I think I was in 6th grade and I still freak the $@&k out thinking about that damn pig and the rocking chair and omg 😱 5y
IamIamIam Meh... it was inventive but not true. Don't dismiss the fact that 6 people were actually murdered in that house! BTW, my friend was the last owner & I got the grand tour a few years ago!!! For some reason, she started in the basement! 😂 The scariest thing about that house is the insane property taxes! 5y
IamIamIam Sorry... I realized that was super Debbie Downer of me... 😂 Amityville really does have some spooky spots and legit creepy houses, though! 5y
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GypsyKat @sprainedbrain Right? 😱 5y
GypsyKat @IamIamIam Haha! No worries! 5y
Meeko93 So creepy 5y
kylienoele This one scared me so much!!! 5y
GypsyKat @Meeko93 @kylienoele It was super creepy! 5y
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