10 Best Horror Movies Based on True Stories

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.

4. Jaws

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.
 

9. Zodiac

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.