It is said ‘Never watch a horror movie alone’. True, But we Indians being smart-ass and’ Kisike baap se nahi darta main’ sometimes tend to watch it alone, thinking that they are just made up stories and are made just for fun. Imagine, when you are watching a horror movie, and at the end or the start you come to know that it is based on a true story. *Boom* All the scenes in the movie have actually happened to someone in real life. Literally, those scenes that scared the shit out of us, they have actually happened to someone. Sleepless nights and Scary thoughts start coming up in your mind. Think about it. We have summed up a list of 10 horror movies based on true stories, Check it out!
10 Horror movies based on true stories
1. The Exorcist (1973)
The Exorcist is based on a book of the same name, which itself was a big success. The book and the movie were inspired by the exorcism of Ronald Doe which took place in 1949. It is known that while the shoot was taking place, various incidents took place and the set was considered ‘cursed’. For e.g. the toddler son of one of the main actors being hit by a motorbike and hospitalized.
2. The Conjuring (2013)
The Conjuring is one of the many movies that are based on the files of Ed and Lorraine Warren, well known paranormal investigators. Ed and Lorraine come to the aid of the Perron family, who are experiencing disturbing events in their farmhouse. Bathsheba still scares us, doesn’t she?
3. The Amityville Horror (2005)
Another of the Warren Files, Not much to say, but will give you the creeps you don’t wish for.
4. The Dentist (1996)
The Dentist is based on a dentist who turned out to be a serial killer. You will seriously think more than two times, before going to your Dentist.
5. The Entity (1982)
A ghost that abuses sexually! Yes, that has actually happened. Crazy and Spooky at the same time!
6. The Rite (2011)
The Rite is based on the life of one of the most famous exorcists in America, Father Gary Thomas. A must watch for those who like stories of Exorcisms and Devil!
7. The Conjuring 2 : The Enfield Case (2016)
Another thriller based on the Warren Case Files. Ed and Lorraine Warren travel to United Kingdom to help the Hogdson Family. At the end it is shown that the mother dies just like the old man died a number of years ago. Maybe they were trying to tell us that the Demonic Nun : Valak, is still out there. And as the movie wasn’t enough to scare the crap out of us, they even played the recordings and pictures that were taken when this case, actually happened.
8. A Nightmare on the Elm Street (2010)
A Nightmare on the Elm Street is inspired by a group of Laotian Refugees who got death as a result of a nightmare. Even the medical reports say that personally, there was nothing wrong with them.
9. Silent House (2011)
Silent House is an independent American horror movie which is based on a real incident that happened in Uruguay. This movie also contains ‘real-time’ footage. A must watch!
10. The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (1974)
This movie is based on one of the America’s famous serial killer, Ed Gein. He had NINE HUMAN SKIN MASKS with him at the time of his arrest. Various other movies are also inspired by Ed Gein, but this one is a must watch!