'Amityville Horror' House of Movie Fame Hits Market at Deeper Discount
Just in time for Halloween! The owners of the house that was featured in the 1979 cult classic "The Amityville Horror" have scared up another price chop for their movie-famous home. Originally listed at $1.45 million last year -- then slashed to $1.35 million -- the home is now going for only $955,000.
Clearly, owners Odalys and Jose Fragoso, who bought the Toms River, N.J., colonial in 2001, are keen to get rid of it -- but probably not for the reasons you're thinking.
"My husband and I are getting a divorce," Odalys Fragoso told CNN. "It's not that the house is haunted or anything."
The horror movie, filmed at the Odalys' home, was based on the real-life story of the Lutz family, who bought an allegedly haunted house in Amityville, on New York's Long Island, in 1975. Thirteen months before the Lutzes moved in, a man named Ronald DeFeo Jr. had shot and killed six members of his family at the house. According to the Lutzes, they were victim to demonic, paranormal activity inside the home and left after living there for only 28 days.
The Odalys' home was used as a double in the horror film, and to this day, dozens of fans continue to show up at the home's doorstep to take pictures and ask questions, according to CNN.
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