LOOK: 10 Scary Movies Based On Real Life Events

While watching a horror movie sometimes it is so scary that you scream out loud yourself. Some can’t even sleep for days because the nightmares keep coming.

What if you knew that some of those horror movies you have been watching are actually based on real life events? Yes, there are people out there that had to go through the ghost hunts and the strange murders.

There are some who had been assaulted and even raped by the strange creatures living in their homes. Now while you watch a horror movie remember those poor families that had to go through that torture for days or even months – and in real life!


The Hills Have Eyes

the hills have eyesA family road trip takes a terrifying turn when the travelers become stranded in a barren atomic zone established by the U.S. government. However, the unlucky travelers discover to their horror that the wasteland is far from uninhabited, A band of bloodthirsty mutants prowls the area, and there is nothing they like better than fresh meat.

Release date: March 10, 2006 (USA)
Director: Alexandre Aja
Featured song: California Dreamin’
MPAA rating: R
Producers: Wes Craven, Peter Locke, Marianne Maddalena, Cody Zwieg
The Haunting Of Conneticut

The Haunting in ConnecticutWhen their son Matt (Kyle Gallner) receives a diagnosis of cancer, Sara (Virginia Madsen) and Peter (Martin Donovan) Campbell move to Connecticut to be closer to his doctors. At first all is well, but then Matt becomes increasingly disturbed by what appears to be paranormal activity. Sara turns to a… More
Release date: March 27, 2009 (USA)
Director: Peter Cornwell
Running time: 1h 42m
MPAA rating: PG-13
Film series: The Haunting in Connecticut Series

The Girl Next Door

The Girl Next DoorThe Girl Next Door (also known as Jack Ketchum’s The Girl Next Door) is a 2007 American horror film adaptation of Jack Ketchum’s 1989 novel of the same name.

The film is loosely based on true events surrounding the torture and murder of Sylvia Likens by Gertrude Baniszewski during the summer of 1965.




The Conjuring

The ConjuringIn 1970, paranormal investigators and demonologists Lorraine (Vera Farmiga) and Ed (Patrick Wilson) Warren are summoned to the home of Carolyn (Lili Taylor) and Roger (Ron Livingston) Perron. The Perrons and their five daughters have recently moved into a secluded farmhouse, where a supernatural pre… More
Release date: July 19, 2013 (USA)
Director: James Wan
Running time: 1h 52m
Film series: The Conjuring Film Series
MPAA rating: R
The Blob

the blobIn a tiny California town, high school students Brian (Kevin Dillon), Meg (Shawnee Smith) and Paul (Donovan Leitch) discover a strange, gelatinous substance that melts the flesh of any living creatures in its path. The deadly substance gets into the town’s sewer system, where it begins growing uncontrollably, occasionally emerging to feast on unsuspecting townspeople. A military clean-up crew is sent to eliminate the menace, but it may end up doing more harm than good.
Initial release: August 5, 1988
Director: Chuck Russell
Running time: 1h 35m
MPAA rating: R
Screenplay: Chuck Russell, Frank Darabont


JawsWhen a young woman is killed by a shark while skinny-dipping near the New England tourist town of Amity Island, police chief Martin Brody (Roy Scheider) wants to close the beaches, but mayor Larry Vaughn (Murray Hamilton) overrules him, fearing that the loss of tourist revenue will cripple the town. Ichthyologist Matt Hooper (Richard Dreyfuss) and grizzled ship captain Quint (Robert Shaw) offer to help Brody capture the killer beast, and the trio engage in an epic battle of man vs. nature.
Release date: June 20, 1975 (USA)
Director: Steven Spielberg
Running time: 2h 10m
MPAA rating: PG
Adapted from: Jaws
Open Water

Open WaterDaniel (Daniel Travis) and Susan (Blanchard Ryan) embark on a tropical vacation with their scuba-diving certifications in tow. During a group dive, the two separate themselves from the others to dive a little deeper. An incorrect head-count suggests the entire group has returned, so the boat departs. When the pair surfaces, they make out a vessel in the distance, but it does not immediately set in that they have been left behind. With sharks lurking beneath, their survival chances grow smaller.
Release date: August 20, 2004 (USA)
Director: Chris Kentis
Film series: Open Water
MPAA rating: R
Budget: 130,000 USD
The Amityville Horror

The Amityville HorrorThe Amityville Horror is a 2005 American horror film directed by Andrew Douglas. It is a remake of the 1979 film of the same namewhich itself was based on the novel of the same name by Jay Anson, which documents the alleged experiences of the Lutz family after they moved into a house on Long Island which had been the scene of a mass murder committed by Ronald DeFeo, Jr. who murdered six members of his family there in 1974.



A Nightmare On Elm Street

A Nightmare On Elm StreetIn Wes Craven’s classic slasher film, several Midwestern teenagers fall prey to Freddy Krueger (Robert Englund), a disfigured midnight mangler who preys on the teenagers in their dreams — which, in turn, kills them in reality. After investigating the phenomenon, Nancy (Heather Langenkamp) begins to… More
Release date: November 9, 1984 (USA)
Directors: Wes Craven, Samuel Bayer
MPAA rating: R
Film series: A Nightmare on Elm Street
Cast: Robert Englund, Johnny Depp, Heather Langenkamp
The Texas Chainsaw Massacre

The Texas Chainsaw MassacreWhen Sally (Marilyn Burns) hears that her grandfather’s grave may have been vandalized, she and her paraplegic brother, Franklin (Paul A. Partain), set out with their friends to investigate. After a detour to their family’s old farmhouse, they discover a group of crazed, murderous outcasts living next door. As the group is attacked one by one by the chainsaw-wielding Leatherface (Gunnar Hansen), who wears a mask of human skin, the survivors must do everything they can to escape.
Release date: October 1, 1974 (USA)
Director: Tobe Hooper
Film series: The Texas Chainsaw Massacre
MPAA rating: R
Budget: 140,000 USD

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Written by Tyler Ashby

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