10 Horror Movies Based on “True” Stories


10 Horror Movies Based on “True” Stories

 

  • The Amityville Horror

The Amityville Horror

Probably the most famous “based on a true story” horror flick, when the Lutz family move into an Ocean Avenue house where the previous owner had murdered his family they suffer a variety of paranormal phenomena.

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  • The Serpent and the Rainbow

The Serpent and the Rainbow

Wes Craven’s sweaty jungle horror flick was adapted from the strange case of Clairvus Narcisse, a Haitian man who was allegedly transformed into a mindless zombie through the administration of a variety of poisons.

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  • The Haunting in Connecticut

The Haunting in Connecticut

This 2009 psychological horror flick took its inspiration from the story of Alan and Carmen Snedeker, who moved into a former mortuary and were allegedly tormented – and even sodomized – by demons.

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  • Dead Ringers

Dead Ringers

David Croenenberg’s gruesome psychological horror about twin gynecologists who enter into a suicide pact was loosely based on Stewart and Cyril Marcus, a real-life pair of twin vagina doctors who snuffed themselves in 1975.

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  • The Hills Have Eyes

The Hills Have Eyes

Both versions of this grisly tale of a horde of incestuous, deformed cannibals draw inspiration from Sawney Bean, a 15th century Scottish clan leader who allegedly abducted and consumed hundreds of people with his family.

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  • Wolf Creek

Wolf Creek

Low-budged 2005 Aussie horror flick Wolf Creek started out as pure fiction, but when director Greg McLean learned of a real case eerily similar to his screenplay he changed his story to be closer to real events.

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  • The Blob

The Blob

This legendary 1959 sci-fi horror flick was actually inspired by a bizarre newspaper report about a gelatinous purple lump that crashed down in a farmer’s field outside of Philadelphia in 1950 and dissolved before scientists could dissect it.

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  • Open Water

Open Water

When a couple gets accidentally abandoned in shark-infested waters, the suspense gets brutal in this 2003 flick, based on the real ordeal of Tom and Eileen Lonergan off of Australia’s Great Barrier Reef.

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  • The Town That Dreaded Sundown

The Town That Dreaded Sundown

In the 1940s the Texas-Arkansas border was haunted by a man known as the Phantom Killer, who was never caught. Director-star Charles Pierce used that horror for his remarkably effective 1976 cheapie.

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  • The Conjuring

The Conjuring

James Wan’s 2013 freakie uses the work of real-world paranormal investigators Ed and Lorraine Warren as its inspiration, most notably their 1960s investigation of a Rhode Island house allegedly haunted by the ghost of a murdered witch.

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