DID YOU KNOW? These Creepy Horror Movies Are Based On True Stories


There are nights when all we want to do is curl up in bed and watch a horror movie. We all love doing that, but what makes a scary movie scarier is knowing that it is based on a true story. Knowing that somebody actually went through that terror in reality is something that does not let one sleep easily.

#1 The Exorcist (1973)

The Exorcist novel by Mario Puzzo is based on a book which is based on real life of a boy named Roland Doe who was possessed by demons in 1949. The exorcism was so scary that there have been books written on people who witnessed it. This story will give you goosebumps, all for real reasons. Puzzo used many of the original facts to create his Exorcist book in 1972, including the name of the priest.

#2 The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (1974)

This movie is loosely based on America’s famous serial killer Ed Gein who had nine human skin masks in his possession at the time of his arrest. And a garage full of over 75 chainsaws. He even had 4 bodies of relatives who were barely alive, sitting in chairs around the house, whom he fed with human flesh. Spooky, isn’t it?

#3 A Nightmare On Elm Street (2010)

Love blood, gore and knife-fingered ghosts? This is it then. The makers of this movie were inspired by a group of Laotian refugees who had died in throes of a nightmare. The medical reports said there was nothing wrong with them physically, but that they had just died because of heart attacks suffered during extreme nightmares.

#4 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. We all have seen scary movies with possessed dolls but knowing that the doll really existed is spooky! The original doll is on exhibit today in a museum where people say it sometimes moves it's head and eyes.

#5 The Amityville Horror (2005)

The movie is based on the real events that took place in 1975 at 112, Ocean Avenue, the new house of the Lutz family in Amityville. This has been a very discussed case among paranormal researchers. There have been reports that the story is fake but horror still stays when you hear about Amityville.

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