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"Amityville Horror" House for Sale for $1.1 Million (Ghosts Not Included)

Ronald DaFeo Jr. (AP Photo, file)

AMITYVILLE, N.Y. (CBS/AP) It's the house made famous in the 1979 film "The Amityville Horror," and now it can be yours -- what fun! -- for $1.15 million.

The Long Island, N.Y. five-bedroom Dutch Colonial home featured in the Oscar-nominated film went on the market Monday. The movie was based on the story of the Lutz family's brief stay in the real "haunted house" in 1975, after six members of the DeFeo family were shot and killed as they slept in the home. Eldest son Ronald DeFeo Jr. was convicted of the murders.

The crime spawned a book and a series of movies that chronicled various supernatural horrors, including visions of walls oozing slime, moving furniture and a visit from a demonic pig named Jodie.

The original film stars James Brolin and Margot Kidder.

Neighbors say gawkers still occasionally come by, mostly on Halloween.

  • Edecio Martinez

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