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10 Horror Movies That Are Based On Real Life Stories

Just imagine you go for a horror movie and come back home and you're alone. There's telephone ringing, electricity starts to work on it's own, someone saying something and walking, doors and windows start creaking, and the weather outside is just perfect for this. It is dark and there's lightning and it will definitely start to rain. Your night becomes like a typical horror movie. 
Many a times you see the movie with all the effects and still you're not that scared, but then you read that the movie was inspired by a real event and that's when you get goosebumps. You start to imagine things and doubting things, you may throw away your favourite doll in the fear that it will turn into a ghost or be scared to wake up at night for you believe that a ghost will be waiting to kill you. Scary, isn't it? Hell, it is. 

Here's a list of some horror movies that were inspired by real events. We do not take any responsibility if you don't sleep tonight. Make sure you check everything before you go to sleep. 

 

10 Horror Movies That Are Based On Real Life Stories

10 Horror Movies That Are Based On Real Life Stories

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Child's Play

Child's Play

Divided into 6 parts directed by different directors, the film is also known as Chucky. The films have a central character Charles Lee Ray aka Chucky who is a notorious serial killer also known as "Lakeshore strangler" whose soul is trapped inside a Good Guy doll following a voodoo ritual to avoid afterlife. First parts of the movie are a psychological horror but later is developed into slasher films with elements of humor. Focussing more on the satirical part, the movie became a horror comedy with Bride of Chucky and Seed of Chucky. But Curse of Chucky the 6th movie was a full-fledged horror one.

Haunting in Connecticut (2009)

Haunting in Connecticut (2009)

A psychological horror film, this movie is alleged to be about Carmen Snedeker and her family. In the story, the family movie into a new house which was formerly a mortuary and soon violent and traumatic events start occurring. It is revealed that the previous owner tried necromancy to control the dead and bind them to the house, but Jonah flees and is cremated alive. Matt who is possessed by Jonah helps to solve the issue and everything becomes fine and matt's cancer disappears.

The Conjuring (2013)

The Conjuring (2013)

Considered to be one of the scariest films since The Exorcist, this film revolves around a family telling the Warren's, paranormal investigators, about Annabelle, a doll they believe to be haunted. At 3:07 am, all the clocks stop working in the house on the first day. Nancy and Christine are woken up when someone says "I want your family dead." The Hide-and-clap, the laughter, basement door opening slowly, someone attacking the family, is all that's needed to give you the chills. On investigating the case, the Warren's find that the house belonged to Bathsheba, an accused witch who sacrificed her week-old child and cursed anyone who took possession of her land. They take permission for an exorcism. Their own daughter is going to die but is saved, Carolyn, now possessed with the demon of Bathsheba, tries to kill her own children but Lorraine reminds her of a special memory to save them, after she had escaped exorcism. In the Annabelle doll is shown with music being played and screen blacks out. It is really believed that the Annabelle doll causes strange occurrences, is kept locked in a safe place and also has a movie to her name.

A nightmare on elm street (1984)

A nightmare on elm street (1984)

Just imagine being stalked and killed in your own dreams? Waking up to slashed bodies and your own blood and deep wounds? Sounds scary doesn't it? Hell, scarier than seeing a ghost in front of you. Well, this is what the movie is about. In a fictional town of Springwood, Ohio, several teenagers are killed in their dreams after being stalked by some strange person claiming to be "Freddy" The teenagers are unaware but their parents have been holding a dark secret from some while. Though the girl tries her best to save everyone, Freddy is back every-time and at the end children play jump rope in his name. Well, reality inspired this movie and this movie went for the best 1000 movies ever made.

Jaws (1975)

Jaws (1975)

Directed by Steven Spielberg, this movie is based on a novel of the same name by Peter Benchley. In the story, a giant man-eating great white shark attacks beach goers on Amity-land( a fictional summertime resort). The town's primary source of income is hot hard as people are now scared to go to the water. There's a relief when a large tiger shark is caught but it is not the one they were looking for. The local police along with a marine biologist and a professional shark hunter. While finding the shark, they are hurt a lot of times and their boat is damaged too. They try to kill the shark but the shark surprises them. But finally they kill the shark and return back to Amityland.

The Mothman Prophecies (2002)

The Mothman Prophecies (2002)

Based on a book of the same name by John Keel, this supernatural thriller portrays a reporter searching for the legend of Mothman. It claims to be on events that occurred between November 1966 to December 1967 in West Virginia. When John's wife dies because of a brain tumor after an accident, he discovers mysterious drawings she made the night before the accident. Suddenly we see John knocking on someone's door and asked them if he could use their phone and the person reacts violently, and it is revealed, much to John's confusion that it was the third day in a row that he did so. Connie Mills, the local police officer tells about a dream where the words "wake up, number 37" were spoken to her. John hears someone saying "99 will die" and 99 people die in a plane crash. The voice was of Indrid Cold who claims to be a supernatural being. John becomes obsessed, receiving mysterious calls, even when suggested otherwise. He saves Connie's life, where 36 people die. The Mothman was spotted in other parts of the world, but nobody has the exact idea of his whereabouts.

The Strangers (2008)

The Strangers (2008)

In this movie, a young couple is terrorized by three masked assailants, who break into their remote summer home and destroy all means of escape or call for help. The couple is left helpless and to imagine their worst fears ever. A woman constantly comes to their house, asking for someone named Tamara. They both face horror continuously and they have no means to escape. Kristen, the girl is only one alive at the end of the story and she screams when she wakes up. The movie was inspired by Manson killings and a series of break-ins that occurred in the director, Bryan Bertino's childhood.

The girl next door (2007)

The girl next door (2007)

David Moran witnesses a hit-and-run case. He reflects on his past in 1958, when he met 2 girls, Meg, and Susan, who are sent to live with their aunt who is a sadistic psychopath and secret Satanist. David is instantly infatuated by Meg. Aunt Chandler allows the children to do anything but Meg belittles her and becomes her target very soon. She makes her starve and suggests she is a whore. Susan is beaten for Meg's action when she hits Ralphie ( Aunt Ruth's son) and also other times. She is striped naked when she has nothing to confess, raped and also tortured having been given clitorectomy. When David tries to help her, he is also injured. But the 3 with the help of an officer make things better. The story was adapted by Jack Ketchum's novel of the same name.

The Exorcist (1973)

The Exorcist (1973)

The highest grossing films if all times, this movie became the first horror film to be nominated for Oscar award. It deals with the demonic possession of a 12-year-old girl and her mother's attempt to win her child back by performing an exorcism. After playing Ouija board one day, lives of Regan and Chris changes. Regan constantly does things that a child of her age cannot do and should not, being possessed by Pazuzu. The exorcist first refuses to do the process but after seeing "Help me" on her stomach, he changes his mind. But Pazuzu is strong and makes the process difficult where one exorcist dies and he other leaves. Pazuzu then possesses the exorcist, Karras. In the process of self-sacrifice, Karras throws himself out of the window and dies. Regan is back to normal and moves away.

The Exorcism of Emily Rose( 2005)

The Exorcism of Emily Rose( 2005)

The film was based on the story of Anneliese Michel. Emily rose, a girl in her first year in university wakes up at 3 am one night and sees around when she is grabbed, beaten and taped by some invisible creature. Some days later she suffers from hallucinations and starts to behave in a very odd manner. When she is brought back home, a parish tries exorcism on her which fails terribly and she is possessed by 6 demons now. In her last letter she says Virgin Mary visited her to tell her that the demons will never leave. Rejecting the offer of immediate death, she lives to believe in demon existence. Just imagine how the girls actually lived through it.

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