This Day in Halloween: "The Amityville Horror" opens across the U.S. in 1979. / Illustration by Sorprisela Martinez
The Amityville Horror opens across the U.S. in 1979. Based on the controversial claims of the Lutz family, the film stars James Brolin and Margot Kidder. The movie, like the book before it, was a big success and spurred multiple sequels and a remake.