Posted by: GregMo Roberts Source:Killer Reviews
Running from October 18th through October 26th, The Toronto After Dark Film Festival provides genre fans with the best horror, science fiction and cult films that the world has to offer all thrown into one fantastic week at the restored Bloor Cinema in the heart of the city.
With 20 films and 29 shorts being showcased at the event – and for many, it’s their World or Canadian premiere – we are going to spotlight a film each day giving you a glimpse into some of the action, the macabre and the bloodletting that will soak our screens until the closing night gala.
Today’s spotlight: My Amityville Horror
In over 35 years, Daniel Lutz has remained fairly silent on the events in the Amityville house that terrified his family and resulted in a bestselling book and countless movies and sequels chronicling the horror. Daniel was the youngest of the Lutz family at the time but can remember vividly details that haunted parents George and Kathleen Lutz back in 1975.
Documentary filmmaker Eric Walter was able to get Daniel to open up about the events and reveal the emotional and psychological scars that tagged Daniel for over three decades in the new film, My Amityville Horror.
Walter gives Daniel Lutz center stage, but also uses his investigative skills to research the case and is able to give ‘perspectives of past investigative reports and eyewitnesses’ to help bring breathe new terror into the Amityville horror legacy.
The result is a spine chilling recounting of the now infamous story with tidbits of terrifying information that will shed new light and give a first hand perspective on what is arguably the most recognized haunted house in the world.
Screendaily.com writes, ““MY AMITYVILLE HORROR is a seriously fascinating film, impressively structured and absolutely absorbing.” And an article in Fangoria states, “It can be unequivocally stated that MY AMITYVILLE HORROR is the most true-to-life film to deal with the phenomenon, and pretty much as unequivocally stated that it’s the best of them too.”
My Amityville Horror is screening on October 23rd at 6:45PM at the Bloor Cinema as part of the Toronto After Dark Film Festival. Tickets can be purchased through the box office at http://torontoafterdark.com/2012/buy-tickets/