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Thursday, February 19, 2015

Horror Movies Based On True Stories

Horror movies are always in high demand, especially leading up to Halloween day. Nevertheless, October horror movies perform extremely well and Hollywood studios recognize this trend. Therefore, film studios understand that releasing horror movies in October and/on Friday the 13th can generate higher than expected box office profits.

Another angle to generate box office buzz is to make horror movies based on true stories. The Conjuring movie is a perfect example of a horror movie based on a true story that opened number #1 at the box office with $41.9 million in its opening weekend. This paranormal horror movie went on to earn $137.4 million in total ticket sales on a $20 million shoestring production budget. Moviegoers enjoy watching horror movies based on true stories like The Conjuring.

Based on true story horror movies involve numerous events chronicling serial killings, mass murderers, ghost stories, alien abductions, haunted houses, paranormal and supernatural events, demonic possession/exorcisms, dreams, rape and other real events. Though it is unsettling to watch these horror movies based on true stories, moviegoers realize these real events involve some manipulation to fit the standard Hollywood horror movie mold.

We caution moviegoers to turn away if torture, gruesome killings and/or supernatural entities disturb them. Fictional horror movies are scary enough. However, filmmakers incorporate true story material into horror movies to increase awareness on real events. These chilling encounters make for a really scary moviegoing experience, sending chills up spines and raising arm hairs up.

What are some horror movies based on true stories? The following is a list of true story horror movies:
  • The Conjuring - Movies Based on True Stories: Is The Conjuring Based on a True Story?: The Conjuring movie is based on a true story, though real accounts of this haunting are isolated events between The Warrens' and th...
  • The Amityville Horror (possessed home)
  • The Exorcism of Emily Rose (based on the life of Anneliese Michel) Movies Based on True Stories: Emily Rose Exorcism: The True Story of The Exorcis...: The exorcism of Emily Rose is based on the Anneliese Michel exorcism. The exorcism of Anneliese Michel inspired The Exorcism of Emily Rose w...
  • The Hills Have Eyes (mutants kill and eat their victims)
  • Eaten Alive (serial killer feeding his victims to crocodiles) 
  • The Mothman Prophecies (mysterious mothman warning of future events)
  • Wolf Creek (truck driver torture)
  • The Haunting in Connecticut (haunted)
  • The Girl Next Door (rape and torture)
  • Fire in the Sky (Alien Abduction)
  • The Rite (demonic possession and exorcisms)
  • Monster (female serial killer)
  • The Zodiac Killer (1971) & Zodiac (2007)
  • The Possession (2012) (The Dibbuk Box - evil spirit)
  • Dahmer (2002) (real life serial killer)
  • From Hell (2001) (Based on Jack the Ripper)
  • Audrey Rose (reincarnation) 
  • The Strangers (home invaders)
  • When the Lights Went Out (Poltergeist)
  • Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer (real life serial killer by same name)
  • I Spit on Your Grave (rape)
  • The Exorcist (creepy and scariest horror movie of all time)
  • The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (skinning people - based loosely off of serial killer Ed Gein)
There are quite a few horror movies based on true stories. Watch these true story horror movies with care because many of these are extremely disturbing. Our favorite horror movies are demonic possession/exorcism, which manage to create chills and thrills under extreme distress.

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