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'Amityville Horror' home goes on sale for $1.15m

File picture of the Amityville house after the shootings in 1974
Image caption Six members of the DeFeo family were shot and killed in the house in 1974

The house made famous by the 1970s Amityville Horror film has gone on sale in Long Island, New York, with a price tag of $1.15m (£800,000).

The five-bedroom house at 108 Ocean Avenue, Amityville, gained notoriety through the film based on the story of the Lutz family, who moved in in 1975.

The Lutzes say they soon discovered that the house was haunted.

Several months earlier, six members of another family had been shot and killed as they slept in the house.

The family's eldest son, Ronald DeFeo Jr, was convicted of the 1974 murders.

A book and a series of films based on the events described by the Lutzes followed.

The high asking price of the house - a Dutch Colonial style home overlooking a canal - is based on renovation work, reports say.

It has had several owners since the 1970s. The address has been changed from the original 112 Ocean Avenue in a effort to keep onlookers away.