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What are the best horror movies based on a true story?


Holidays of October 31 are already underway and this year they will be in fashion. The suits promise to be iconic and the decorations spooky. This is the perfect time to take a break from routine and Have fun with your loved ones, such as your family, friends and colleagues.

One of the big plans is to do a big horror movie marathon. This year has been quite good in terms of productions. Titles like Smile, Halloween Ends, Terrifier 2 and many more have been released.

Halloween is only 2 days away, so here we are going to prepare you in the best way to make great spooky marathons, with new great productions and the most iconic classics that have endured over time and have become cult movies. Here, check how and where to see them:

What are horror movies based on real events?

The Exorcist – 1973

The classic continues to be the most terrifying film so many years after its debut. The story is based on the case of a 14-year-old boy, whom scholars and historians have named Robbie, and to whom extraordinary and, to the priests guarding him, things happened, incomprehensible. The Catholic authorities in Washington agreed to perform an exorcism on him, which was not very common.

The Texas Chainsaw Massacre – 1974

Ed Gein is the killer who inspired the movie, but it’s not 100% based on facts as they happened in real life. He was arrested for having a multitude of skulls in his home used as bowls, ashtrays, lamps and sofa covers made of human skin. Some organs were found in the freezer.

The Amityville Horror – 1979

It is based on the real-life experiences of the Lutz family during the 28 days they spent at their home in Amityville, New York. Just thirteen months before the family moved there, Ronald DeFeo Jr. had murdered six family members in the house.

Fighting spirit – 1982

The classic is based on the Hermann family, who claimed their home on Long Island, New York was haunted by a poltergeist due to objects mysteriously flying around the house. They chose to move but believe the events were due to the house being near a Native American cemetery.

freddie – 1984

Wes Craven, the film’s director, confessed that he was inspired by Los Angeles Time newspaper articles about young Southeast Asian refugees who died in their sleep. According to various reports, many men refused to sleep because of nightmares they feared would lead to their death, with a total of 26 men dying this way in 1981.

Scream – 1996

The slasher story was inspired by the mutilations in Gainesville, Florida, during which several young men were murdered in the community. Screenwriter Kevin Williamson saw a special about the murders and ended up creating the script of a killer with a knife.

The Exorcism of Emily Rose – 2005

The story is based on the life of Anneliese Michel, a 17-year-old girl who suffered strange paranormal attacks. Apparently, in 1973, she became intolerant of various religious objects and began to hear voices. She and her family were convinced she was possessed and sought out a priest to perform an exorcism on her.

Zodiac – 2007

He is inspired by the Zodiac Killer, who was behind brutal murders in San Francisco in the 1960s and 1970s. He also used to taunt the police by sharing riddles and coded messages in the press. The case remains unsolved.

The foreigners – 2008

It’s inspired by real-life violent crimes, including the Manson family murders and the 1981 Keddie Cabin murders, where three masked assailants killed four people at a California beach resort.

The Haunting in Connecticut – 2009

It is based on the story of the Snedeker family, who rented a house that turned out to be an old morgue in Connecticut in 1986. Ed and Lorraine Warren claimed the house had been overrun by demons.

The ritual – 2011

Inspired by Father Gary Thomas, one of 14 Vatican-certified exorcists working in the United States. While studying in Rome, the priest met journalist Matt Baglio, who was commissioned to write about him in the book The Rite: The Making of a Modern Exorcist.

Ownership – 2012

The film was created from an eBay listing of a “dybbuk box” along with a horror story written by its owner, Kevin Mannis. A dybbuk is an evil spirit that has the ability to haunt and possess the living, according to Hebrew folklore.

Conspiracy – 2013

This is the story of Ed and Lorraine Warren, demonologists known to have investigated the Lutz family. It is based on their previous case involving a possessed doll: Annabelle. Several movies have been made and they all tell a different case of the paranormal investigators.

deliver us from evil – 2014

A New York City police officer encountered paranormal activity while working on crimes that occurred in the city and it resulted in serious consequences for him and his family.

annabelle – 2014

Annabelle was the doll a 27-year-old nurse received as a gift from her mother in the 1970s. Sometime later strange things started to happen, like the doll changing her position on her own or notes appearing on the ground asking for help. The doll was taken to a psychic and her owner discovered she was a 7-year-old girl who died and wanted attention to be loved.

Speedwell – 2017

It was a bizarre unsolved police case that made headlines as part of the so-called “Vallecas Affair” in 1991. Estefania Gutierrez practiced a seance at her school, but a nun took her interrupted and in the middle of the session broke the Ouija board. Some time later, Estefani suffered all kinds of attacks by seemingly strange characters, which the police could not explain and ended tragically.

Winchester – 2018

It is based on the true story of Winchester Mystery House, the residence of the late Sarah Winchester. The house is still a mystery due to its renovations and the various paranormal activities taking place there.

After Sarah’s daughter died of an illness and her husband died of tuberculosis, she moved to San Jose and began remodeling a cottage until her death in 1922.

The house currently has 160 rooms including 40 bedrooms, 40 staircases, 13 bathrooms, 6 kitchens, 10,000 windows, 2,000 doors, 52 skylights, 47 fireplaces, three elevators, two basements and a single shower.

Things Heard and Seen – 2021

Based on the 2016 novel, All Things Cease to Appear, by Elizabeth Brundage, the story loosely depicts alleged supernatural experiences at a house rented by Brundage and her husband.