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If money wasn't a consideration, would you buy the 'Amityville Horror' house?

I would buy it as an investment
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10%
I would buy it to live in
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30%
I would not buy it
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60%
 
Total votes : 10

'Amityville Horror' house for sale - would you buy it?

Postby knapplc » Tue May 25, 2010 10:08 am

AMITYVILLE, N.Y. – The house made famous in the 1979 film "The Amityville Horror" is up for sale in New York — ghosts not included.

The five-bedroom Dutch Colonial went on the market Monday for $1.15 million.

The Oscar-nominated film is based on the story of the Lutz family's brief stay in the house in 1975 after six members of the DeFeo family were shot and killed as they slept in the home. Eldest son Ronald DeFeo Jr. was convicted of the murders.

The crime spawned a book and a series of movies that chronicled various supernatural horrors, including visions of walls oozing slime, moving furniture and a visit from a demonic pig named Jodie. The original film stars James Brolin and Margot Kidder.

Neighbors say gawkers still occasionally come by, mostly on Halloween.


Would you buy this house, considering its 'supernatural' history?
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Re: 'Amityville Horror' house for sale - would you buy it?

Postby Art Vandelay » Tue May 25, 2010 10:35 am

Its history wouldn't keep me from buying it. If I was moving to the area, was looking to buy, and this house was a good deal, I wouldn't hesitate. On the other hand, its history wouldn't make me want to buy it more either.
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Re: 'Amityville Horror' house for sale - would you buy it?

Postby Dan Lambskin » Tue May 25, 2010 10:59 am

Art Vandelay wrote:It's history wouldn't keep me from buying it. If I was moving to the area, was looking to buy, and this house was a good deal, I wouldn't hesitate.


this...although i'm pretty confident the wife would veto it
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Postby RedHopeful » Tue May 25, 2010 11:29 am

Let some other schmuck have it and watch whether the mortgage payments or the ghosts get him first. ;-D
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Re: 'Amityville Horror' house for sale - would you buy it?

Postby Metroid » Tue May 25, 2010 11:43 am

I wouldn't buy it. Not because I'm afraid of ghosties, I just imagine the "lookie-loo tourists" would get annoying. I don't really believe in ghosts so that stuff doesn't bother me. :-?

EDIT: I just realized there was a "buy as an investment" option. I might do something like that, if I could make money from the novelty of the place I'd invest in it I guess. ;-D
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Re: 'Amityville Horror' house for sale - would you buy it?

Postby AquaMan2342 » Tue May 25, 2010 11:45 am

I don't necessarily believe in that kind of stuff, but it does give me nightmares. I actually had a pretty bad dream last night for the first time in a long while, so as of now I would not buy the house. Ask me again in a month.
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Re: 'Amityville Horror' house for sale - would you buy it?

Postby bigh0rt » Tue May 25, 2010 11:57 am

This isn't that far from me. I'll tell you guys how it goes, and invite you if I'm successful in my endeavor.
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Postby AussieDodger » Tue May 25, 2010 12:05 pm

bigh0rt wrote:This isn't that far from me. I'll tell you guys how it goes, and invite you if I'm successful in my endeavor.


I'll only show up if you have grape soda :-?
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Re: 'Amityville Horror' house for sale - would you buy it?

Postby Dan Lambskin » Tue May 25, 2010 12:06 pm

AquaMan2342 wrote:I don't necessarily believe in that kind of stuff, but it does give me nightmares. I actually had a pretty bad dream last night for the first time in a long while, so as of now I would not buy the house. Ask me again in a month.


uh oh...the Chris Hanson dream again?
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Re: 'Amityville Horror' house for sale - would you buy it?

Postby Metroid » Tue May 25, 2010 12:08 pm

Dan Lambskin wrote:
AquaMan2342 wrote:I don't necessarily believe in that kind of stuff, but it does give me nightmares. I actually had a pretty bad dream last night for the first time in a long while, so as of now I would not buy the house. Ask me again in a month.


uh oh...the Chris Hanson dream again?

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