Act now, kids! If you have the scratch, you could end up landing yourself the ULTIMATE in horror collectibles: the actual home from The Amityville Horror and another house that’s a replica of Disney’s Haunted Mansion. Read on for details.
According to CNN the owners of the home made famous in the spooky 1970s film The Amityville Horror are dramatically slashing the asking price on their Toms River, New Jersey, colonial, which was used for exteriors in the film. The decision wasn’t triggered by demonic activity, however. Apparently, another frightening “D” word was to blame. “My husband and I are getting a divorce,” said Odalys Fragoso, who bought the house with her husband, Jose Fragoso, in 2001. “It’s not that the house is haunted or anything. We had wonderful times in that house.” The couple purchased the house for $795,000. Originally listed last year at $1.45 million, the four-bedroom, three-bath home is now going for $955,000 — a bargain, according to the agent. “If there were a curse on it, I wouldn’t be in it,” joked Donna Walesiewicz, the broker selling the 3,370-square-foot residence. “It is what it is, a nice old stately home.” Click the link for more.
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Theme Park Connection, a company that specializes in selling rare Disney collectibles, has posted the 10,000-square-foot home in Duluth, GA, for $873,000 on eBay, says The Hollywood Reporter. The four-story, seven-bedroom, six-bath mansion was custom built to the dimensions and architectural structure of Disney’s ride attraction. Owner and designer Mark Hurt, who is also a Disney contractor, included a matching children’s playhouse, a hot tub, a two-story library, an elevator shaft, and in-law/nanny suite. Hurt even used the same foundry as Walt Disney to make the hand-welded iron railings of the balconies. One of the bathrooms is supposed to give that “haunted” effect. When the faucet turns on, the lights flicker and dim as a skeleton appears in the mirror, and the ride’s music and voiceover echoes on for a “spooky” time.
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