Top 20 Horror Movies Inspired by True Events

You’ll never look at these films the same way again. For this list, we’ll be looking at horror flicks that drew on real-life events or people. Our countdown includes “Primeval”, “A Nightmare on Elm Street”, “Psycho”, and more! What horror movie based on true events was too scary for you to finish? Let us know in the comments!

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20 comments

  1. What horror movie based on true events was too scary for you to finish? Let us know in the comments!

  2. Well it truly sucks that the events Jaws actually happen. Unfortunately for sharks both the books and movies made people not only afraid of them but actively hunt them down and push them to the brink of extinction

  3. ive seen the tik tok were this mexican girl watches the poltergeist and then scary stuff happens in her house i covered the screen and muted my laptop while that part came up.

  4. I watched the Girl Next Door when I was just a kid and OMG did it fuck me up! That movie is just wrong.

  5. “The power of christ compels you THE POWER OF CHRIST COMPELS YOU” the power of christ DEFIENTLY doesn’t compel me.

  6. Is it just me who lowers the screen to the comments if a scary part is coming?

  7. As someone who is spiritual I would say that the depiction of Poltergeists are inaccurate as they are actually someone who is releasing a storm of emotional and psychic energy. Generally they are teenagers since they do get very emotional. As such when hearing about supposed case they have one thing in common and that is they have an adolescent in the house. They only way to stoop the poltergeist is for them to seek help (ie. A therapist or a school counselor). I hope this help clear up any misconception about poltergeists. Also when talking about the Sudden Arrhythmic Deaths the victims talked about dreams of being chased by some sort of lady and being scared that if they were sleeping that the lady would kill them if she caught up to them. Their parents would not believe the which then in turn caused them to get insomnia (I think some case mentioned that they would not eat but do not quote me on that) for a few weeks and then they were finally so tired they went back to sleep but they would start screaming and when their parents came into their room to check on their kid they noticed that they died in their sleep. Anyways I hope everyone stays safe!

  8. I’ve never not been able to finish a movie because I thought it was too scary, but there are several I would never watch again. The Girl Next Door is at the very top of that list.

  9. Orphan is based on a true story. If you don’t believe look up Barbara skrlova she was the inspiration for the movie.

  10. The movie “Compliance” is proof of human gullibility. The man calls pretending to be police and everybody believes him.

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  12. Thank you for this list; seeing this list I WON’T ever want to watch any of those movies.

  13. The beginning part of Jeepers Creepers is VERY similar to the case of Dennis DePue

  14. the flippin exorcist!!!! went to see it when it was first released. My Mom was so mad at me because I was a big scaredy cat. Slept with the lights on for months

  15. The Exorcist is the best ever horror movies i ever saw, and the insidious! <3