Horror Movies Based on True Stories

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Scary things happen in real life and sometimes those events are so scary that they are turned into a movie.
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A Nightmare on Elm Street

When several people in Laotia died during sleep with no apparent health cause, this movie came about to bring the events to life.
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The Exoricist

The movie is based on a real life story about a boy who was possessed by demons in the late 1940s. It’s very scary to know the events really happened.
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Borderland

Based on a real life case of human sacrifice, this movie follows the horrific crimes of cult leader Adolfo de Jesús Constanzo.
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The Texas Chainsaw Massacre

Serial killer, Ed Gein, inspired the events of this horrifying movie.
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The Haunting in Connecticut

Here’s a movie inspired by a real life couple who bought a home over a funeral home and were haunted thereafter.
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The Strangers

Charles Manson is a well known killer and this movie portrays some of what happened to him and his crimes.
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The Amityville Horror

This movie portrays the events at 112 Ocean Avenue and tells the story of the horrors that happened to the Lutz family.
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The Rite

This terrifying movie is based on the life of famous exorcist Father Gary Thomas.
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The Possession

A dybukk box inspires this story. It’s a true account of a person who bought the box and all of the scary things that happened to him afterward.
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The Girl Next Door

This story of murder and torture is based on the case of Sylvia Likens, who suffered at the hands of her neighbor in 1965.
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