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'Amityville Horror' House on Sale for $850,000

by Javier E. David, CNBC /
In Nov. 14, 1974 , police and members of the Suffolk County Coroner's Office investigate the murder of six people found shot in Amityville, N.Y. The house made famous in the 1979 film "The Amityville Horror" is up for sale in New York, ghosts not included. The Oscar-nominated film is based on the story of the Lutz family's brief stay in the house in 1975 after six members of the De Feo family were shot and killed as they slept in the home.Richard Drew / AP

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One of the most famous addresses in modern horror lore is on the market.

The home at 108 Ocean Ave. in Amityville, New York — otherwise known as "The Amityville Horror" house — was listed recently by real estate firm Coldwell Banker.

According to the price history on Zillow, the Long Island home was once sold in 1997 for $230,000 before its listing price skyrocketed 400 percent to $1.15 million. It's now being offered for $850,000, down more than 10 percent from the last time the house was sold in October 2010.

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For the brave and non-superstitious willing to overlook its checkered history, the "stately" Dutch Colonial boasts lots of space: more than 3,000 square feet of it with five bedrooms, four bathrooms and a two-car garage.

In Nov. 14, 1974 , police and members of the Suffolk County Coroner's Office investigate the murder of six people found shot in Amityville, N.Y. The house made famous in the 1979 film "The Amityville Horror" is up for sale in New York, ghosts not included. The Oscar-nominated film is based on the story of the Lutz family's brief stay in the house in 1975 after six members of the De Feo family were shot and killed as they slept in the home.Richard Drew / AP

The house, however, comes with a nefarious history that's earned it a place in popular culture. It was the site of a gruesome mass murder in 1974 that kept the property tied up in probate. Approximately a year later, George and Kathleen Lutz purchased the house and moved in with their dog and three children — only to flee the house less than a month later.

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The couple claimed their brief tenure in their new abode was marked by a series of inexplicable and ominous events. The address is actually different from when the 1974 murders occurred — but that didn't stop the house from spawning a movie and book franchise that has lasted decades.

Most recently, the Amityville house was briefly featured in "The Conjuring 2."

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