Horror Movies Based on True Stories– How many of you love horror movies? We all get scared while watching them but the interesting part is we never quit. There are people who prefer watching horror films alone and some look for group of people 😛 Because obviously they are scared 😛
Tell me one thing if you come to know that these horror films are somehow true and related to someone’s life, then what? I bet you can’t sleep easily. Because nothing could be scarier than knowing that it is based on a true story.
While most horror movies are complete works of fiction, but there are stories that are based on terrifying and jaw-dropping real-life events.
Here are 15 horror movies based on true stories or real-life incidents that you absolutely need to know.
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15 Horror Movies Based on True Stories
1. Child’s Play (1988)
The script was based on a nurse who allegedly put a voodoo curse on author Robert Eugene Otto which transformed one of his childhood dolls into a night-time menace. Do you still sleep with your doll?
2. The Amityville Horror (2005)
A series of films have been made about the story, which happened to the Lutz family. They moved to the Amityville house in 1975 and were subsequently beset with a series of supernatural occurrences.
3. Psycho (1960)
Psycho’s Norman Bates is loosely based on convicted murderer and grave robber Ed Gein, who, during the late 1950s, killed women and unearthed corpses in Wisconsin. There have been various follow-ups of this movie.
4. The Girl Next Door (2007)
This thriller movie is a fictionalized version of the torture and death of an Indiana teen named Sylvia Likens in 1965. The teen died at the age of sixteen from shock, malnutrition, and a brain hemorrhage. This looks super scary. Isn’t it?
5. The Conjuring (2013)
The movie is based on the haunting experience of the Perron family in the 1970s, and paranormal investigators Ed and Lorrain Warren and their attempts to help rid the Perron home of its unwelcome spectres.
6. Ravenous (1999)
Ravenous was inspired both by the Donner Party and by Alfred Packer, who apparently ate his companions on a gold-prospecting expedition when they became stranded in the Rockies.
7. The Rite (2011)
The stories on exorcism and the devil frighten us more. This horror movie narrates the same story. Based on the life of one of the most famous exorcists of America, Father Gary Thomas, this movie tells his experiences from being sent to Rome to be trained and work daily with veteran clergy of the practice.
8. Borderland (2007)
The film takes several cues from the real-world case of Adolfo de Jesús Constanzo, killer, drug dealer, and cult leader. Toes. fingers and even brain were cut out by him, and you can watch all of that in this movie.
9. Fire In The Sky (1993)
Just imagine you are surrounded by aliens and lie in a cocoon next to corpses of other people from earth. How would you feel? The movie is inspired by the real story of Travis Walton who alleges that aliens captured him in 1975 and this movie revolves around what happens to him.
10. Eaten Alive (1980)
This is based on the existence of Texas serial killer Joe Ball who has been debated for many years, and he was a man who killed around 20 women and watched the alligators feed on them. The gore in this movie is worth it because of the real story that goes with it.
11. The Possession (2012)
This movie is based on the real haunted dybukk box story. It was reported to have “dark energy”. Each person who purchased this box experienced the same fate. The owners were plagued by either haunting and possessions. Whoever bought that box faced many strange things.
12. The Entity (1982)
This horror movie is based on a book by Frank Defelitta that detailed the case of Doris Bither who experienced her encounter within Culver City, California. It was the demon raping case with the inclusion of ghosts and several unseen forces. I am scared now! How about you?
13. Deranged (1974)
This horror movie is based on real story of America’s most notorious serial killer, Ed Gein. He becomes a grave robber and murderer after the death of his possessive mother whom he keeps her corpse, among others, as his companions in his decaying farmhouse. My God! How can you love someone so much that you keep their body even after their death?
14. The Strangers (2008)
The movie is about murders. It was inspired by serial killer Charles Mansion murders and the unsolved quadruple homicide case known as the Keddie Cabin Murders. In 1981 at a resort town in the Sierra Nevada foothills, an entire family were stabbed, strangled, and bludgeoned to death in the middle of the night with no witnesses or any suspects. Don’t be scared. You can go for vacations and trust me, not everyone faces such tragedy!
15. The Dentist (1966)
Wait! Not all dentists are serial killer. It is based on a dentist who turned out to be a serial killer.
Which one of these horror movies based on true stories scared you the most? Share it below. And if you haven’t watched them yet, there is an advice, don’t watch them alone 😛