- Additional Details
- Format: Color, DVD-Video, NTSC
- Rating: Not Rated
- Number of Discs: 1
- Run Time: 50 Minutes
- Region: Region 1
- Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
- Language: English
- Studio: A&E Home Video
- DVD Release Date: April 24, 2006
In 1974 Ronald DeFeo was convicted of killing his parents and four siblings in Amityville, New York, a case that would inspire the Amityville Horror franchise. In an exclusive first-time interview conducted by psychiatrist Steven Hoge MD, the Head of Forensics at Bellevue Hospital, DeFeo gives a riveting look inside the mind of a killer with his chilling account of the murders and what led up to them.
Take a chilling visit to a place where few of us ever go - inside the mind of a killer.
In this A&E® special presentation, we'll explore the mind of Ronald DeFeo, the infamous killer who murdered six members of his family in Amityville, N.Y. in 1974. Ten feature films have been released on the "Amityville Horror" but in all that time DeFeo has never given an interview about what happened and why - until now.
Interviewed for over 12 hours on two days inside Greenhaven prison in New York State, DeFeo discusses his motivations, why he was so angry the night of the killings, how he felt as his family died, and why he ultimately confessed. Renowned forensic psychiatrist Steve Hoge MD, Director of Forensic Psychiatry, Bellevue Hospital, visits DeFeo and explores the mind of the man behind one of the most notorious, and mysterious, murder sprees in American history.
FIRST PERSON KILLERS: RONALD DEFEO includes eyewitness accounts from key people at the scene of the murders and there for DeFeo's subsequent trial, including a homicide detective, the forensic experts and the judge.