New Trailer Gives Us Our First Look At AMITYVILLE: AN ORIGIN STORY

MGM+'s four-part doc series takes us back to the house that started it all.

By Amber T · @hornbloodfire · March 23, 2023, 2:13 PM EDT

Narrowly missing out on the voting window for the FANGORIA Chainsaw Award's Best Amityville comes the first trailer for Amityville: An Origin Story, a four-part horror documentary series from MGM+.

The good folks over at Bloody Disgusting premiered the trailer exclusive earlier today, reminding us that:

Amityville: An Origin Story tells the story behind the world’s most infamous haunted house tale: the Amityville murders. The project is the first elevated look at every aspect of this wildly layered story about the heinous murder of a family of six that became eclipsed by paranormal controversy.

The tragic and terrifying story of the DeFeo family killings inspired an ungodly amount of books, shorts and features, including the 1979 original The Amityville Horror and other such classic titles like Amityville: Vibrator and Amityville In Space. MGM+'s series will take the story back to the house that started it all, as "the mass murder behind the hauntings—and its alleged ties to organized crime—left a long trail of questions that have never been fully explored."

Here's more of what we can expect to see over the course of the episodes :

Rooted in the dark cultural undercurrents of the 1970s, the series features firsthand accounts from witnesses, family members, and former investigators appearing on-camera for the first time. Exclusive archival footage, newly unearthed images, and stunning original photography are woven together into the most compelling and comprehensive telling of the Amityville story yet, taking viewers on a heart-pounding roller coaster ride through the mythology, factual record, and devastating human toll of this notorious meta-narrative. 

Amityville: An Origin Story was directed and executive produced by Jack Riccobono (The Seventh Fire), with Lesley Chilcott, Blaine Duncan, Brooklyn Hudson, Amanda Raymond, Rhett Bachner, and Brien Meagher also joining as executive producers.

The series premieres on April 23 at 10 pm ET/PT on MGM+ as part of MGM+'s “Halfway to Halloween” night, following From Season 2, as well as a new Amityville Horror special. Check out the trailer for Amityville: An Origin Story and key art below: