Amityville Horror House for Sale: Murderously Good Deal?


You may have wondered about the history of your home's previous owners, but it probably has never crossed your mind to inquire whether any of them died in the house -- or worse, were murdered.

But in Amityville, N.Y., local realtors aren't keeping mum about the house at 112 Ocean Ave. -- where six members of the DeFeo family were murdered in 1975 -- going on the market for $1.15 million. In fact, according to one media report, they're touting the freakiness factor to help sell the the five-bedroom Dutch Colonial, known as one of America's most infamous real-life haunted houses.

The property became notorious through the Oscar-nominated 1979 film called "The Amityville Horror," which portrayed the blood-curdling experience of the subsequent owners, the Lutz family, who moved in a month after the gruesome tragedy.

Is that worth more money, or less?