Very Scary People

Very Scary People


In 1974, a mass murder shook the sleepy waterfront town of Amityville, New York. One November night, police found the DeFeo family shot dead, face down in their beds. Only one survived: Ron DeFeo Jr., the eldest son with a troubled past. In this six-part series, host Donnie Wahlberg untangles the dark and complicated story of what happened that night, and unearths how these grisly murders sparked an infamous haunted tale.


Categories: Society & Culture

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Found guilty of killing his parents and siblings in their home, Ron DeFeo Jr. is sentenced to six counts of second-degree murder. But the convicted killer finds new fame in prison. Back in Amityville, the story of the gruesome massacre at 112 Ocean Avenue is taking on a life of its own. Host Donnie Wahlberg untangles the story of how the Dutch colonial home that was once a bloody crime scene becomes a permanent piece of horror — and pop culture — history. To learn more about how HLN protects listener privacy, visit

Previous episodes

  • 7 - Episode 6: Everyone Loves A Good Ghost Story 
    Fri, 15 Apr 2022
  • 6 - Episode 5: The People v. Ronald DeFeo Jr. 
    Fri, 08 Apr 2022
  • 5 - Episode 4: The Confession 
    Fri, 01 Apr 2022
  • 4 - Episode 3: Mob Ties 
    Fri, 25 Mar 2022
  • 3 - Episode 2: Meet The DeFeos 
    Fri, 18 Mar 2022
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