Brand New Found-Footage Amityville Horror Project in the Works

Chris Savage

Just when you think that they have done everything possible with the tragedy that took place in the infamous Amityville home, along comes yet another project, but this one is taking a different approach, one that I am actually intrigued about.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, producer Tony DeRosa-Grund, executive chairman of the Evergreen Media Group, is looking to create a new film based on the experiences of two reporters, Laura DiDio and Marvin Scott, who investigated the incidents for New York’s WNEW-TV.

DeRosa-Grund has acquired rights to DiDio and Scott’s account of  a seance which took place in the house back in March 6, of 1976 for a news report. Apparently, “DiDio was a 19-year-old cub reporter who had tracked down the Lutzes through property records after they fled the house and secured George Lutz’s permission to visit the house. Her resulting news report purportedly revealed ghostly presences, including that of a young boy, in the house.”

DiDio told the site; “I lived through this horrific ordeal, and I am the only person who has the ability to tell the true Amityville prequel story in its entirety. Even after all these years, after what I personally experienced, there is nothing anyone could ever do or say to get me back in that house.”

At this time they do not have a director or writer attached, but they are taking the project out to potential studios in what they are calling “found-footage” of the seance which took place in the house back in 1976.

Apparently the footage was originally lost, but they were able to track down a copy  including some additional some additional footage which Scott has had in his possession.

Even though there are a slew of Amityville projects in the works, this is one which I’m most excited about, what say you?


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