The truth can often be very scary. In the case of horror films, if the movie based on a true story, the movie is automatically ten times more horrifying. It’s interesting that such events occurred somewhere in the world, which are even sometimes hard to believe. Which of your favorite horror movies are based on true stories? Here are ten of our favorites.
1. The Exorcist
Based on demonic possession of Robbie Mannheim.
2. The Silence of the Lambs
Mainly based loosely on the relationship between serial killer Ted Bundy and criminal profiler Robert Keppel.
3. The Texas Chain Saw Massacre
Loosely based on serial killer Ed Gein.
Inspired by a series of shark attacks off of the Jersey shore in 1916.
5. A Nightmare on Elm Street
Loosely based on Cambodian refugees who were suffering disturbing night terrors after fleeing to the United States.
6. The Hills Have Eyes
Based on the 16th century cave-dwelling-clan leader Alexander Bean. Bean and his disciples ate an estimated 1,000 people.
7. Child’s Play
Literally based on a doll who was possessed by evil spirits.
8. An American Haunting
Based on the legend of the Bell Witch.
Based on the San Francisco serial killer, the Zodiac.
10. The Conjuring
Based on the Perron family’s experience that was investigated by paranormal investigators Ed and Lorraine Warren.