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Based on a True Story

Based on a True Story

Scary movies that were based on a true story.

Based on a True Story

The Exorcism of Emily Rose (Based on the demonic possession of Anneliese Michel, a 16-year-old German girl, in 1968)
The Exorcist (Based on an exorcism of a 13-year-old boy in Mount Rainier, Maryland in 1949)
The Strangers (Based on the Keddie Murders)
A Haunting in Connecticut (Based on the Parker family, in Connecticut in 1986)
Amityville Horror
An American Haunting (Based on the legend of the Bell Witch, in Tennessee in the 1800s)
Texas Chainsaw Massacre (Based on serial killer Ed Gein)
Psycho (Based on serial killer Ed Gein)
Jaws (Based on a series of shark attacks on the New Jersey shore in 1916)
The Hills Have Eyes (Based on Sawney Bean)
The Mothman Prophicies (Based on sightings of a creature in Point Pleasant, West Virginia in 1966)
The Shining (Based on the haunted Stanley Hotel)
The Fog – (Based on a shipwreck off of the coast of California. Near the town of Goleta, California in the 19th century a ship sank and its contents were plundered.)
Rosemary’s Baby (Based on the devil baby of Hull House)
Wolf Creek (Based on the Australian serial killer, Ivan Milat)
Primeval (Based on Gustave, a 20-foot-long man-eating crocodile in Burundi)

The Town that Dreaded Sundown
From Hell
Sweeney Todd
Rose Red
Ted Bundy
Gein, Speck
Citizen X
Summer Of Sam
Henry Portrait of a Serial Killer
Boston Strangler
Ten Rillington Place
Helter Skelter
The Jonestown massacre
Legend of Boggy Creek: A True Story

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  • Do you expect everything single thing you ve watched to be on this list? Its not possible right? The admins are humans too they must v have forgotten or maybe they ve never seen the footages movies before. And I noticed one thing that this list includes only the really hit/famoud ones… Though i m not saying that found footages is lame or not good enough. Gomen if I was rude. And I was wondering whether u ve watched vampire hunter d or u just named your account just like that

  • ok than whats about ….. Found fotages …. Cos mostrly found footage movies are based on true story :v

  • Ok seriously?! All that and no Blair witch project u have got 2 be kidding me that was based on a true story! 😠
    Libz x.

  • Wait. I thought Child’s Play was based after Robert the Doll.
    Anyone else know about what I’m talking about?

  • bratzgirl2233-
    the Sweeney Todd movie that “recently” came out was based on numerous pieces of work, including real historical events. There is also a book (if my memory serves me correctly), a play/musical, and a few movies made in the 70’s through the 90’s, I think.I cannot recall the exact date(s). and yes, I believe he did know of the story behind the movie before he agreed to work on it.

  • Psycho, Texas Chainsaw Massacre, and Silence Of The Lambs are based on the same serial killer

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