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12 Horror Movies That Are Based On True Stories

Horror movies always give viewers a feeling of suspense, anxiety, even trembling. But there’s an odd allure to this particular cinematic genre. Have you ever questio

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It is true that a horror movie based on a true story is the only thing scarier than a horror movie. Typically works about scary children’s toys like “Annabelle” are inspired by the doll containing many cruel mysteries named Raggedy Ann. But it’s still only one of the tales that were created using the photographs that were available and tweaked to depict more facets of life. Therefore, whether or not the audience chooses to believe in the spirit dolls is ultimately up to them.

Which of these movies will be the best, though? We’ve collected a list of 12 horror movies that draw their inspiration from real-life events. Whether they’re partly based on true events or are the complete adaptations of the story, we guarantee these films will have you on the edge of your seat. Please feel free to share any movies you may have that aren’t included on this list.

#1 Annabelle (2014)

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#2 The conjuring (2013)

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#3 The Nun (2018)

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The dreadful and well-known “Tanacu Exorcism” case served as the basis for the film. A priest mistook a woman who was possessed when she was schizophrenic and killed her.

#4 Silence of the Lambs (1991)

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Based on Thomas Harris’s 1988 novel series, The Silence of the Lambs is a psychological horror-thriller film from 1991. It tells the story of a young FBI trainee on the hunt for “Buffalo Bill” (Ted Levine), a serial murderer who skins his female victims.

#5 Scream 2 (1997)

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“Scream 2” is a sequel to the true-life-inspired horror movie “Scream.” There is an undeniable connection between a fictionalization of the Woodsboro murders and the film we have previously watched, with the aesthetic alterations to discern the “fiction” from “truth.”

#6 Zodiac (2007)

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Zodiac tells the story of the hunt for a serial murderer known as the “Zodiac” in the San Francisco Bay Area. He committed numerous murders while taunting the police in letters and signals that were made public in the press. Given that no one was able to capture him, this continues to be an abnormality. He is terrible in part because we have no notion if he is still alive.

#7 Regression (2015)

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A dad is detained and accused of molesting his daughter in Minnesota in the 1990s. He enters a guilty plea despite the fact that he has no memory of the occurrence. And many individuals think a satanic group was responsible for everything.

#8 Bernie (2011)

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The insane serial killer Ted Bundy served as the inspiration for several of the sequences in these movies. It looks into the 1996 slaying of Marjorie Nugent, an 81-year-old millionaire, by Bernhardt “Bernie” Tiede, her 39-year-old companion. And this movie beautifully depicts his story.

#9 Texas Chain Saw Massacre and Psycho (1974)

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Even though “The Texas Chainsaw Massacre” was a work of fiction, Ed Gein, a notorious Wisconsin murderer from the 1950s, inspired some of the plot.

#10 Awakenings (1990)

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The memoirs of Oliver Sacks, a physician who specialized in the care of patients with encephalitis lethargica, are the basis for this movie.

#11 Split (2016)

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Billy Milligan was the inspiration for this film, and he was the man who had 24 personas in his mind. Not all of them, though, were as agreeable as the others.

#12 Adrift (2018)

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