Many people do not realize the majority of the original The Amityville Horror movie from 1979 was shot in A house along the river on Brooks Road was selected, when filming at the actual Amityville house in New York was denied. The second and third films also featured the Brooks Road home.
Other nearby locations have appeared in the films, including Toms River’s , a church in Point Pleasant, and Georgian Court College.
The house has changed hands a few times over the years, and past owners have made a few changes to the house to deter nosy tourists, including changing the house’s appearance and even moving the house from its original location.
In 2010, the current owners of the “Amityville” House put their home up for sale for $1.35 million.
The horror film stars Margot Kidder and James Brolin,and opens with a happy young family falling in love with a house that turns out to be horribly haunted.
The home was built in 1920, but the movie came out today: July 27, 1979, in Toms River's history.