By KATIE DAVIES PUBLISHED: 18:00 GMT, 8 March 2013 | UPDATED: 18:30 GMT, 8 March 2013
The eldest son in the 'Amityville horror family' has revealed how his experiences in the haunted house in the 1970s ruined his life.
Now a 47-year-old Queens UPS driver, Danny Lutz, was just a 10-year-old boy when his family moved into the Long Island property which had previously been home to a brutal murder.
He and his parents reported 'paranormal activities' at the two bedroom property and fled - their experience inspiring a book, a 1979 movie and plenty of column inches disputing their claims.
Now he features in a documentary sharing his experiences - the first time he has spoken publicly about the experience in nearly 40 years.
'I didn't want to be the Amityville horror kid. I’ve been running away from it my whole life and it finally caught up with me.' Lutz says in the trailer for 'My Amityville Horror' which is being released on March 15.
'I was possessed by a spirit I couldn't get rid of on my own. I just wanted somebody to believe me. It has been in my dreams my whole life.'
This is the first time Lutz has spoken of his experiences in the Long Island property as a child.
His family only lived in 112 Ocean Avenue for 28 days in 1975 but their story quickly became famous.
The year before they moved in, 23-year-old Ronald 'Butch' DeFeo had shot his parents and four siblings dead as they slept.
He was found guilty on six counts of second-degree murder, and is currently imprisoned at Green Haven Correctional Facility in Beekman.
The Lutzs - Kathy, her three children Daniel, Christopher and Missy and new husband George - soon reported strange goings on.
Kathy said she levitated, saw glowing red eyes and began having nightmares about the murder.
George would be woken by strange noises at 3.15am - the time of the murder - while Danny's youngest sister Missy acquired a strange imaginary friend.
The family said many of the things that happened there echoed the events of the murder and strange smells, cold drafts and moving objects completed their experiences.