"THEY'RE ALL DEAD!"
With each phone call received, these words threw those who knew the DeFeo family into a state of shock and confusion. The entire family was dead. But why? And who would do such a horrific thing in a beautiful seaside village like Amityville?
‘MOB. MAYHEM. MURDER.’ the second installment of the Shattered Hopes: The True Story of the Amityville Murders documentary trilogy, told in a sort of “you are there” narrative, recounts the events of November 13, 1974. On this evening, the Amityville & Suffolk County Police would be summoned to the scene of a mass murder the likes of which they had never seen before. This installment spans through the SCPD investigation and subsequent criminal prosecution of Ronnie DeFeo, Jr..
Narrated by the Emmy-Winning Edward Asner, the Shattered trilogy is a documentary that dives into the DeFeo/ Amityville Horror case like never before. The story is meticulously retold by friends of the DeFeo family, and many others, who, for the first time, recount the haunting events of a crime that has fascinated the world.
Also revealed for the first time are files that have been secreted away by Suffolk County for nearly four decades. Obtained by accident, the nearly 1,300 page unredacted file contradicts, in many cases, the “official version” of the Amityville murders. There are detectives in multiple places at one time, rifle box-evidence found nearly 5 hours before the official narrative says it was discovered, and newly exposed photos that could prove the presence of blood in the second floor hallway which supports Ronnie DeFeo Jr’s assertions that his father was shot in the hallway and thus proving that not everyone was in bed and went without a struggle. And we haven’t even mentioned the “second gun” which was used in the crime.
“...it’s really the only documentary on the subject that you even need to see...a lot of the stuff presented in this part is being heard and seen here for the very first time. As in anywhere....Part 2 is absolutely exhaustive in its coverage...” -- John Squires, freddyinspace.com
“...Officially, there is no second murder weapon. And if there is, everything we thought we knew about what happened that night in 1974 is wrong...” Seth Porges, Sr. Editor, Maxim Magazine