The Top 25 Horror Movies Based on True Stories

Horror Movies Based on True Stories
25 Horror Movies That Were Based on True Stories

Horror Movies Based on True Stories: The Exorcist, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Jaws, The Town That Dreaded Sundown, A Nightmare on Elm Street, Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer, The Mothman Prophecies, The Silence of the Lambs and more

When watching an especially scary horror movie, it’s easy to dismiss the film’s frights as fake…unless, of course, the plot happens to be inspired by actual events. That makes things a bit more tricky and a bit more terrifying (or at least more entertaining). Consider yourself warned: You may be surprised by some of the entries on this list.

Here are the list of 25 best horror movies based on true stories.

  1. “The Exorcist” (1973)
  2. “The Texas Chainsaw Massacre” (1974)
  3. “Jaws” (1975)
  4. “The Town That Dreaded Sundown” (1976 and 2014)
  5. “The Hills Have Eyes” (1977)
  6. “The Amityville Horror” (1979)
  7. “A Nightmare on Elm Street” (1984)
  8. “Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer” (1986)
  9. “Dead Ringers” (1988)
  10. “The Silence of the Lambs” (1991)
  11. “Cannibal! The Musical” (1993)
  12. “Scream” (1996)
  13. “Dahmer” (2002)
  14. “The Mothman Prophecies” (2002)
  15. “Open Water” (2003)
  16. “Wolf Creek “(2005)
  17. “Borderland” (2007)
  18. “Black Water” (2007)
  19. “The Girl Next Door” (2007)
  20. “The Strangers” (2008)
  21. “The Possession” (2012)
  22. “The Conjuring” (2013)
  23. “The Sacrament” (2014)
  24. “The Conjuring 2” (2016)
  25. “Verónica” (2017)

Horror Movies Based on True Stories

When watching an especially scary horror movie, it’s easy to dismiss the film’s frights as fake…unless, of course, the plot happens to be inspired by actual events. That makes things a bit more tricky and a bit more terrifying (or at least more entertaining). Consider yourself warned: You may be surprised by some of the entries on this list. Here are the 25 best horror movies based on true stories.

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