Discussion in 'Up to the Minute' started by LietKynes, Jun 24, 2015.
Ok, so who is sending them? You said you know?
The people who just sold the house is my guess.
I believe the whole thing was a hoax, as the buyers wanted to subdivide the property and build two houses and sell them both. Their application was denied. THEN all of a sudden they're being terrorized.
It seemed to me that razing the current house and dividing the property into two lots was a strategy the owners tried after all other remedies failed. Imoo, I don't think was their intent when they purchased the house. Otherwise, why spend 100k on renovations just to raze it? kwim?
IIRC the renos were done after their zoning application was denied.
I believe it was a hoax to. From what I understand the family like to live above their means and when their plan to subdivide the house and sell it fell through that's when the strange letters started coming.
well, the lawsuit against the former owners was dismissed, and the people "victimized" by the watcher sold the house, and the new owners haven't received ANY letters, so I think this case is over.
Didn't the owners sell the story? It may have been worth losing half a million on selling the house and gaining two million in payment for the story. I believe that is what was behind the Amityville haunting. New owners never had a single problem.
They sold the movie rights to Netflix for "Seven figures".
Netflix Wins Film Rights To Nightmare House Tale ‘The Watcher’ – Deadline
I will watch it!It's right up my alley!
I am not sure how a movie about this would work since most people now know that it was all a hoax.
Amnityville made a great movie, and that was a hoax. Hollywood can make a movie out of anything. Anyway, since the former owners sold the story, I'm sure they'll insist it was legit, even producing copies of the letters.
Didn't Lifetime make this movie in 2016?
The Watcher | Lifetime
The Amityville Horror was a great movie! Terrified me. I actually got to drive by that house many many years ago. That was cool.
Didn't the owners change the address and everything in an attempt to thwart fans of the movie?
I don't know about the address, but they did remodeling to make it look different. That was after I saw it. It still had the iconic windows when I saw it.
They could have really upset someone. They sound quite entitled.