Thursday, April 15, 2010
Dollar Bin Book - "Amityville: The Final Chapter" by John G. Jones
After the exorcism of "Amityville II," the horror pursues the Lutzes and their children all over the world until the final confrontation between George, Kathy, and the enemy is played out
The first Amityville book was a masterpiece because it really felt real and terrified the reader. This third book in the series was enjoyable to read, but wasn't very believable in the realm of "based on a true story" books. It lacks the believable narrative the first novel had, or any proof at all it happened. It reminded me of the Blair Witch films. The first film had a narrative that felt real, unscripted, and unrehearsed (much like the first Amityville book). The second one, though it has some good moments, felt untrue, scripted, and fell flat on most levels, similar to this book, although this book is still entertaining from a completely fictitious perspective, whereas the second Blair Witch film just sucked. If you ignore the fact that this book is supposed to be based on true events, it's actually an enjoyable read, not great but enjoyable. It has some good scary moments and is easy to read. But if your expecting the realism and terror of the original, look elsewhere.