"The Amityville Horror" hits Iranian bookshelves
Publish Date : Sunday 11 December 2011 - 13:17
Translated into Persian by Mohammad reza Maleki, "The Amityville Horror: A True Story" a book by Jay Anson, has been released in Iran.
"The Amityville Horror: A True Story" is a book by Jay Anson, published in September 1977. It is also the basis of a series of films released between 1979 and 2005. The book is said to be based on the real life paranormal experiences of the Lutz family, but has led to controversy and lawsuits over its truthfulness
The book is about George and Kathy Lutz and Kathy\'s three children who moved into 112 Ocean Avenue, a large Dutch Colonial house in Amityville, a suburban neighborhood located on the south shore of Long Island, New York. Thirteen months before the Lutzes moved in, Ronald DeFeo, Jr. had shot and killed six members of his family at the house. After 28 days, the Lutzes left the house, claiming to have been terrorized by paranormal phenomena while living there.
Jay Anson (4 November 1921 – 12 March 1980) was an American author whose most famous work was The Amityville Horror. After the runaway success of that novel, he wrote 666, which also dealt with a haunted house. He died in 1980.
His work, The Amityville Horror, was sold as "a true story", and it was based on the reported experiences of George Lutz and Kathleen Lutz at 112 Ocean Avenue in December 1975. The Lutzes had sold the rights to the book to Anson, who had added and adapted to some of the Lutz\'s original claims. A film was later made of the book, which exemplified these additions.
The book\'s Persian translation has been released by Qatreh in 256 pages.