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Posted: Wed Dec 24, 2008 4:04 am
by Irish Bi fan
Hi enjoyed the book Nightmare Continues..... make a great movie

Posted: Wed Dec 24, 2008 8:00 am
by KevinW
The part of the book that got me was when the one kid's aunt (or whoever she was) was waiting on a train at a railroad crossing, and after it cleared, the gates stayed down. She went around the gates and was hit by another train coming on the other track. I fail to see how that would even be considered paranormal.

Kevin

Posted: Wed Dec 24, 2008 8:20 am
by Irish Bi fan
I think I like the diary type feel to it......
At the time I read this book there was very little in the way of Amity stuff unlike now

Posted: Wed Dec 24, 2008 8:31 am
by msammons
Hey Kevin,
Are those your kittens? They are soo cute.

Posted: Wed Dec 24, 2008 12:47 pm
by Jetstar3D
KevinW wrote:The part of the book that got me was when the one kid's aunt (or whoever she was) was waiting on a train at a railroad crossing, and after it cleared, the gates stayed down. She went around the gates and was hit by another train coming on the other track. I fail to see how that would even be considered paranormal.

Kevin
Sounds similar to a scene in Amityville Horror II by Jones. George and Kathy are attempting to cross a street after wishing Father Ray a Bon Voyage (he's going on vacation). A moving van comes out of nowhere and nearly hits them as they try to cross. Kathy falls to the pavement and knocks her head on a car bumper. Not an unusual occurrence, but since George and Kathy both claimed they didn't hear any oncoming truck and the fact that the driver didn't even slow down, Jones makes this seem 'paranormal'...

Posted: Wed Dec 24, 2008 1:38 pm
by KevinW
msammons wrote:Hey Kevin,
Are those your kittens? They are soo cute.
Yep. The dark one is Chessie, and the yellow one is Casey Jones. Chessie's 2 years old. Casey will be 2 in March.

Kevin

Posted: Wed Dec 24, 2008 4:52 pm
by Amit Y Ville
KevinW wrote:The part of the book that got me was when the one kid's aunt (or whoever she was) was waiting on a train at a railroad crossing, and after it cleared, the gates stayed down. She went around the gates and was hit by another train coming on the other track. I fail to see how that would even be considered paranormal.

Kevin
OK, I read this scene in The Amityville Curse novel by Hans Holtzer. Brilliant book, by the way. So much better than John G Jones' if you ask me.

Posted: Wed Dec 24, 2008 5:10 pm
by Dan the Damned
KevinW wrote:I fail to see how that would even be considered paranormal.
I don't mean to be anal, but your comment could be read two ways. You do realize that book is fictional, right? Are you just criticizing the story?

Posted: Wed Dec 24, 2008 11:10 pm
by KevinW
Amit Y Ville wrote:
KevinW wrote:The part of the book that got me was when the one kid's aunt (or whoever she was) was waiting on a train at a railroad crossing, and after it cleared, the gates stayed down. She went around the gates and was hit by another train coming on the other track. I fail to see how that would even be considered paranormal.

Kevin
OK, I read this scene in The Amityville Curse novel by Hans Holtzer. Brilliant book, by the way. So much better than John G Jones' if you ask me.
Holzer actually had a different scene in his novel. In it, a detective was approaching a railroad crossing when the signals came on. He figured he had time to beat the train but stalled on the tracks.

Kevin

Posted: Wed Dec 24, 2008 11:10 pm
by KevinW
Dan the Damned wrote:
KevinW wrote:I fail to see how that would even be considered paranormal.
I don't mean to be anal, but your comment could be read two ways. You do realize that book is fictional, right? Are you just criticizing the story?
I do realize it was fiction. I was just criticizing the story. :)

Kevin

Posted: Thu Dec 25, 2008 12:12 am
by Dan the Damned
I thought that's what you were doing, but then there is that stupid issue with the book publisher marking most of those sequel books as "non-fiction" on the spine and all...

But yeah, I should have realized you knew all that and that you weren't using it as a reason not to believe in the haunting.

Posted: Sat Jan 24, 2009 6:37 am
by Irish Bi fan
Is this book still in print ? Are any of them still in print other then the 1st one ?

Posted: Sat Jan 24, 2009 10:13 am
by sherbetbizarre
Nope, try Ebay.

Posted: Mon Feb 09, 2009 9:11 pm
by CMite
It's been over a year since I've read the book, so I don't remember all the details; however, these are the things I seem to remember about it:

- The book is set in the 90's.

- It begins with a foreword explaining that the story is true, but that the author felt the best way to present the information was in the form of a novel. Please.

- Nobody has lived in the house or gone into the house since the Lutzes fled.

- Despite the fact that they only lived there for a month, 20 years later the house is referred to by locals as "the old Lutz place".

- Some lady's husband gets completely squished to death by a huge snake, which then vanishes (an epilogue explains that the lady was convicted of completely squishing her husband to death and now lives in prison).

- The whole "Amityville haunting" thing was caused by the ghost of a malformed child that some earlier family (earlier as in before the DeFeos) kept chained in the red room.

- A little boy sneaks into the house and is unwittingly killed when the deformed-child ghost somehow traps the boy's soul in its place, and the now-free deformed-child ghost goes off to wherever such ghosts go when they're freed.

- The last chapter of the book is "disconnected" from the rest of the book, in that it does not continue the narrative, but rather takes a "documentary-type" look at the book's events. It explains things like how "it is theorized that" the deformed-child ghost killed the trespassing boy (the actual switch is not described or even hinted at in the "novel portion", but only explained in the epilogue, which is good because if the epilogue didn't explain what happened, you as the reader would have no way of figuring it out; there isn't a single clue in the text).

I would say the book may not be as cartoonish as "The Horror Returns", but it is disjointed and contrived.

What is the plot of Amityville: The Nightmare continues?

Posted: Thu Apr 16, 2009 7:16 am
by VampireKen
Does anyone know the plot of this book and don't give me Wikipedia because that is what I need it for.

Posted: Thu Apr 16, 2009 4:03 pm
by Link the Labrador
From what I understand, it's about a dollhouse that resembles the Amityville Horror House and the evil spirit that haunted the real house is in the doll house as well and it's unleashed.

I hope I got it right.

Posted: Thu Apr 16, 2009 5:21 pm
by Chichibcc
I guess that explains how the Amityville: Dollhouse sequel came about.

Posted: Thu Apr 16, 2009 5:39 pm
by CMite

Posted: Thu Apr 16, 2009 6:20 pm
by UFAlien
I just finished reading the first one...

But yeah, I've had thoughts about writing a little fictional story myself XD

Posted: Fri Apr 17, 2009 5:21 am
by Brendan72
There's actually a plot???

Posted: Fri Apr 17, 2009 7:25 am
by CMite
Brendan72 wrote:There's actually a plot???
No. The book has about three (maybe four) subplots that run concurrently; no main plot.