You may know that some horror movies are based on true stories or at least inspired by the real life events. Some of them are really scary that you may want to know what inspired the scenarist to write such script. You should know first, those tragedic and scary incidents actually ‘happened’ in real life.

So, here we’ve gathered the list of popular horror stories that will scare you more when you realize they’re based on true stories.

1.Open Water


The horror movie Open Water, which is based on a real event occured in 1998, was released in 2003. It is about two scuba divers who were accidentally left in the middle of the ocean full of sharks by the diving company. In real life, Tom and Eileen Lonergan would not come back from the trip that they went for diving. Their bodies were never found.

2.The Mothman Prophecies


The movie was released in 2002 (starring Richard Gere), but the real story dates back to the years of 1966 and 1967.  The Mothman Prophecies has taken the world by storm with its scenario based on unusual real life events occured in Point Pleasant, the USA. According to the police reports, there were strange creatures that caused damage in the town. In a statement, it was said that those strange creatures demolished the Silver Bridge on Ohio River. It actually collapsed at that time and no one could find the reason behind it.

3.The Conjuring


The Conjuring is about two detectives, Ed and Lorraine Warren, who go to the Rhode Island for the investigation of a haunted house. While comparing with the real police reports, the script of the movie sticks to the real life event except the evil possessed toy doll.

4.The Exorcism Of Emily Rose


No, it is not the movie called The Exorcism made in 1970. It is another one based on a real life event occured in 1976. The movie was released in 2005 and inspired by the story of Anneliese Michel, a girl who is exorcised by a priest of Catholic Church.

Note: It is not a scene from the movie, the girl in the photo is Anneliese.

5.The Strangers


The movie starring Liv Tyler, is about the life story of Manson family and the extraordinary events.  

After watching this movie, you will have your eyes on your neighbors…

6.The Silence Of The Lambs


Probably we always remember this movie thanks to its creepy scenes. The Silence Of The Lambs tells us the string of events and the relationship between Ted Bundy and Robert Keppel.

Note: The man in the photo above is the actual serial killer.

7.The Texas Chain Saw Massacre


The movie is based on the true story of American killer Ed Gain and his crimes. It scares us when we think the character making masks from human skin was once alive!


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