Top Horror movies based on true stories

The horror movie is a movie genre that always comes to surprise us. The plot to some of scariest scenes, VFX, and sound makes to perfect scary movies. Horror movies have tendency to scare you when you are least expecting.

Sometimes, we even became intrigued to think, who writes these kinds of story. What are the characteristics for the writers, who write amazing horror movies that can scare even a brave man? I think the horror movies are most underrated movie genre. The writers don’t get as much credit as they deserve. Writers usually write a story through some inspirations from some real life story or surroundings. We are going to discuss top horror movies based on true stories.

Horror movies Based on true stories

The Exorcism of Emily Rose

Horror movies based on true stories

The Exorcism of Emily Rose is one of the most popular and critically acclaimed horror movies of all time. The story of the movie is inspired by a real-time incident of a German girl named Anneliese Michel. She tolerated 67 rites of exorcism before giving in. Finally, she was dead because of malnourishment and pneumonia. Her parents and the priests were sentenced to 6 months of imprisonment for negligent homicide.

Fire In The Sky

This movie is also based on a real-life incident, which happened with an Arizona logger Travis Walton. He claimed that he was abducted by aliens in the UFO when he was working with his crew in the Apache-Sitegreaves National Forest in Arizona. He told that he was abducted and kept in a hospital like room for 5 days and then let him go.

The Exorcist

Horror movies based on true stories

If you like horror movies, you must have watched The Exorcist. The author of the book, William Peter Blatty has also confirmed that he read about the incident in a paper in 1949. According to the article, an unnamed boy was exorcized by an officially sanctioned priest.

An American Haunt

The movie was based on a novel titled “The Bell Witch” by Brent Monahan. The novel itself was inspired by a Portuguese legend centered on the 19th century Bell family of Adams, Tenessee. According to the family, a witch used to regularly haunts and curses them.


Horror movies based on true stories

The plot of Jaws was inspired by a real life story, where a string of sharks used to terrorize the people in New Jersey Coast Line.

Nightmare On The Elm Street

Horror movies based on true stories

The movie was written by Wes Craven, who wrote the story after reading about the detailed deaths of Cambodian in their sleep. One particular article suggested that a man was petrified of falling asleep. After some time, he also died for unknown reasons.

The Conjuring

Horror movies based on true stories

The Conjuring is critically and commercially blockbuster movie, all thanks to its gripping plot and horrifically advanced VFX. The movie was inspired by an actual event, which occurred with the Perron family. The entire family was cursed and went through hell when they moved to a haunted house. After an investigation, it was revealed that the house was haunted by a witch named Bathsheba Sharon who used to live in the house in the 19th century.

The Hills Have Eyes

Horror movies based on true stories

This movie was inspired by a story of 16th Century Scotland. A man named Alexander Bean was the leader of cave dwellers group consisting 48 people. He used to feed upon humans after killing them. According to the reports, more than 1000 people died in 24 years.

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