If you love a good thriller and consider Halloween your Christmas, your dream home just went on the market. The 5,000-square-foot pad that inspired “The Amityville Horror” book and multiple horror movies is currently listed for $850,000 through Coldwell Banker Harbor Light.
The home, which has five bedrooms and 3 1/2 bathrooms, rose to infamy in 1974 when 23-year-old Ronald DeFeo killed his parents and four siblings on the property. He was found guilty on all six counts of second-degree murder and is currently serving his sentence of 25 years to life upstate. A parole hearing is scheduled for July 2017.
A year after the murders, the Lutz family moved into the home but quickly moved out and later gave author Jay Anson audiotapes describing paranormal experiences that sparked the book The Amityville Horror: A True Story.
Gawkers have stopped by the home to take photos ever since, especially around Halloween, and films based on the story and set in the historic home were released in 1979 and 2005.
Not sold? The property at 108 Ocean Ave. is on a canal, has a gorgeous view of the Amityville River that leads to the Great South Bay and comes with a boathouse and boat slip that were shown in the 1979 flick. The current owner, Caroline D’Antonio, isn’t leaving because she’s spooked—she’s just downsizing.