Review: The Amityville Horror by Jay Anson

Title: The Amityville Horror

Author: Jay Anson

Pages: 188 Pages

Publisher: Pan

The Blurb

On December 18th, 1975, George and Kathy Lutz, with their three children, moved into their new home at 112, Ocean Avenue, Amityville.

Twenty eight days later, they fled from the house in terror.

Plagued by extreme cold and strange unearthly smells, by clouds of flies in the dead of winter, by voices and music that came from nowhere, by green slime that came from the walls…by unspeakable phenomena inconceivable this side of the gates of Hell!

The Review

Ok, let me paint a picture. I’m sitting in my house reading and I realise that I have never really read a horror story. Like ever. So I picked up The Amityville Horror by Jay Anson and I prepared myself to have the wee scared out of me. I had a pair of nail scissors, a heavy book and a remote control next to me to be used as a weapon should I be attacked by anything nasty.

The only thing that attacked me was a nasty case of disappointment. Maybe it is my Gen X MTV attitude but it just didn’t have any effect on me whatsoever. I am disappointed.

I’m sure The Amityville Horror was scary in its day but it just isn’t as powerful with a modern day audience.

The Amityville Horror by Jay Anson is available now.

2 Stars

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