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By Drew Taylor
The results are a disturbing mixture of paranormal ghost story and psychological unease.
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Village Voice

By Nick Schager
Whether it was all a haunting or a hoax is left unanswered, but the film leaves little doubt that Amityville's greatest source of evil was, fundamentally, parental in nature.
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Slant Magazine

The film is a tender character portrait rooted in deep curiosity and sympathy for its subject.
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Los Angeles Times

By Sheri Linden
The blurring of fact and fiction has been a part of the Amityville saga since it became public, but for Lutz there's no gray area in his memories, whose power is undiminished.
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By Rob Nelson
This documentary plays like an extended episode of “Unsolved Mysteries,” deficient as it is in stylistic zeal, investigative spirit and plain old scares.
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The A.V. Club

By Scott Tobias
Walter has the case down cold and arrives at suitably ambiguous conclusions about terrors both real and suggested, but he gets there through a mix of dimly lit interviews and ominous underscoring that wouldn’t be out of place on an episode of "Unsolved Mysteries."
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New York Daily News

By Joe Neumaier
Lutz, who was a boy when his family fled the Long Island home, is full of belligerence in this chronicle of his family’s alleged run-in with a ghoulish home where a murder had occurred.
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The New York Times

By Neil Genzlinger
These days, when paranormal-themed shows are all over television, Mr. Lutz sounds like just another guy peddling an unverifiable spooky story.
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48 out of 100
Mixed or average reviews
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