39. Amityville Horror

The story about abusive relationships, fighting against changing cultural norms, the victory of the self-sufficient American hero, the rejection of authority, and eschewing of the very institutions that should be able to make sense of the supernatural world… And a giant pig.

In other words, a horror story about real estate in the 70s.

That’s right, it’s our very special crossover Halloween episode: The Amityville Horror!


The Amityville Horror is a book by American author Jay Anson, published in September 1977. The book is claimed to be based on the paranormal experiences of the Lutz family, but has led to controversy and lawsuits over its truthfulness.

The Amityville Horror is a 1979 American supernatural horror film directed by Stuart Rosenberg and starring James Brolin and Margot Kidder as a young couple who purchase a home haunted by combative supernatural forces.

This is a crossover episode with Ghosthropology Podcast. It features Kaylia and Matt as cohosts, was produced by Kaylia Metcalfe, and includes original music by Matthew Armstrong.

Show Notes:

Amityville FAQ

The 2005 remake of Amityville Horror (and no, we won’t be doing this version)

Bob Vila

“In Search Of” TV Show

How a death in a house can affect property value

Key Parties (Warning, NSFW)

Jeb Card 

The Seth Books aka The Seth Materials

Shinnecock Native Americans

Native American Occupation of Alcatraz Island

American Indian Movement’s Occupation of Wounded Knee

The Pentagon Papers

What makes a book a Bestseller?

The Borley Rectory

50 Berkeley Square


The Bible Story about Jesus and the suicidal demonic pigs

Connection between poop and the Devil.

Stigmata and Patricia Arquette’s film of the same name. (Yes, this movie also gave Kaylia nightmares)

Matt’s favorite ghost story movie: The Changeling (1980) Not to be confused with The Changeling (2006)









Anson, Jay. 1977. The Amityville Horror. Gallery Books, NY, NY. 

Guiley, Rosemary Ellen. 2000. The Encyclopedia of Ghosts and Spirits, 2nd edition. Checkmark Books, NY, NY.

Kaplan, Stephen and Roxanne Salch. 1995. The Amityville Horror Conspiracy. Belfry Books, Laceyville, PA. 

Muir, John Kenneth. 2013. Horror Films FAQ: All That’s Left to Know About Slashers, Vampires, Zombies, Aliens, and More. Hal Leonard Corporation, Milwaukee, WI.

Nickel, Joe. 2003. Amityville: The Horror of it All. Skeptical Inquirer 27(1), pp. 13-14. Accessed online on 10/17/2020 at https://skepticalinquirer.org/2003/01/amityville-the-horror-of-it-all/

Richi, Brian. 2008. Ghosts, Apparitions, and Poltergeists. Llewellyn Publications, Woodbury, MN.

Published by kayliametcalfe

Queer,loudmouth,skeptical-agnostic-pagan,book addict,coffee lover,wine drinker, SAHM,writer,editor,producer,podcaster. -She/her

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