Popular Horror Movies Based On True Events

Popular Horror Movies Based On True Events

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Everyone loves a good scare and many of the horror movies we’ve all come to love are actually based on true events, which makes the hairs on the back of your neck raise because the truth can be even more terrifying than fiction. Listed below are a few horror movies we all know that are based on true events.

Paranormal Movie Chain of Souls

“The Exorcism of Emily Rose”

The Exorcism of Emily Rose is based on the case of Anneliese Michel. Anneliese had episodes of intense shaking and seeming loss of control over her body, which led doctors to diagnose her with grand mal seizures. Anneliese’s behavior became violent when she began attacking her family, drinking her own urine ¬†and having violent reactions to religious paraphernalia. Desperate, the Michel family turned to some priests to perform an exorcism believing Anneliese to be possessed. Many exorcisms were performed with none being successful and before the last exorcism(the 40th) Anneliese died in 1976 of pneumonia. Despite being front page news, there was still much debate over whether Anneliese Michel was actually possessed.


“The Girl Next Door”

This story comes from the real life case of Sylvia Likens, who was left with a family friend, Gertrude Baniszewski, while her parents traveled and performed with the circus. Sylvia was terrorized and tortured by Gertrude in ways similar to that in the film until her death. Prosecutors on the case named it “the most terrible crime ever committed in the state of Indiana.”



“The Hills Have Eyes”

The movie is based on Sawney Bean, a Scottish man born during the 15th/16th century. Bean married and had 14 children, many of which were a product of incest. The family were cannibals that lived in caves and killed over 1000 people.


“The Conjuring”

This movie is indeed based on a true story and paranormal investigators Ed and Lorraine Warren(whom are very much real) did help a family with their haunted farmhouse. The Warrens also investigated the home that inspired The Amityville Horror.


“The Haunting In Connecticut”

In the movie a family moves into a new home to better accommodate their son who has cancer. The family discovers that their new home used to be a mortuary and the dead who once rested there aren’t happy about their new tenants. The true story behind the film comes from Al and Carmen Snedeker whom had lived in an allegedly haunted funeral parlor in Connecticut. The paranormal activity going on was so disturbing that paranormal researchers Ed and Lorraine Warren were brought¬†in to investigate.


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