Original 'The Amityville Horror' House For Sale, Price Slashed
If you've got about a million bucks lying around and a fascination with old horror flicks, you're in luck! The house from the 1979 movie, The Amityville Horror, starring James Brolin, Margot Kidder and Rod Steiger, is on the market, and its price has just been slashed from around $1.45 million to $955,000.
But the markdown has nothing to do with the house being haunted. "My husband and I are getting a divorce," explained owner Odalys Fragoso, who bought the "Amityville house" with her husband Jose Fragoso in 2001, reports CNN. "It's not that the house is haunted or anything. We had wonderful times in that house."
Real estate broker Donna Walesiewicz also testifies that the house is devoid of supernatural forces. "If there were a curse on it, I wouldn't be in it," she said of the 3,370-square-foot, four-bedroom, three-bath home. "It is what it is, a nice old stately home."
Despite the fact that the old ad for the original The Amityville Horror movie featured an image of the house with the words "For God's Sake, Get Out!" printed over it, Odalys, who is in the middle of a divorce from her husband of 33 years, insists that there is nothing ominous about the home — not to be confused with the actual Amityville, Long Island home that was the site of the 1974 Ronald DeFeo killings.
"I never felt anything, nothing whatsoever." Odalys said. "I was just happy that we were buying the house because we saw the potential of it. It's not haunted, not at all.
And while the house may not be attracting buyers, it has brought some visitors throughout the years — people arriving at the Fragosos' home to snap photographs. "They were thrilled that they filmed the movie there," Odalys said.
The Amityville franchise has yielded a dozen movies — both sequels and remakes, including a 2005 version starring Ryan Reynolds, Melissa George, Chloe Grace Moretz and Philip Baker Hall.
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