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15 Movies Based On Real-Life Stories That Were So Messed Up

Today we are here to talk about the movie adaptations that are based on real-life tragic events. Besides, it’s even messier to know that one of your favorite movies was inspired by true dark stories. Also, there is something so powerful and serendipitous in the movies based on real-life stories. But some life stories were so messed up and were thus made into the creepiest movies. And today, we have gathered such movies based on real-life stories that were so messed up.

1. Psycho (1960 ): Truly, the movie is one of the best psychological thrillers and is also considered a classic. Moreover, this black and white horror classic of Alfred Hitchcock is loosely based on Ed Gein’s crimes in Wisconsin in the 1950s.

Psycho (1960) movies based on real-life stories
Psycho (1960)

2. The Exorcist (1973): ‘The Exorcist’ is undoubtedly one of the best horror movies that have ever been made. In fact, Roland Doe’s real-life story was the inspiration for the movie. In reality, he was possessed by demons in 1949.

The Exorcist movies based on real-life stories
The Exorcist

3. The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (1974): To illustrate, America’s famous serial killer Ed Gein was the inspiration for this movie’s (and several others) frightening villain, Leatherface. Although, it is not entirely based on his crimes.

The Texas Chainsaw Massacre movies based on real-life stories
The Texas Chainsaw Massacre

4. Eaten Alive (1976): To summarize, the movie is one of the most gruesome cannibal tales. However, the real story behind this is about Joe Ball, a serial killer who murdered 20 women and fed them to crocodiles.

Eaten Alive movies based on real-life stories
Eaten Alive

5. The Entity (1982): In brief, it is one of the films that couldn’t get any scarier. It is based on Doris Bither’s case, who claimed that an invisible entity repeatedly harassed her sexually.

The Entity movies based on real-life stories
The Entity

6. Scream (1996): Accordingly, in 1990, Danny Rolling (aka The Gainesville Ripper) terrorized Florida college students with a string of five grisly murders over just four days.

Scream movies based on real-life stories
Scream

7. The Exorcism of Emily Rose (2005): The inspiration of the movie is the real-life story of Anneliese Michel.

The Exorcism of Emily Rose movies based on real-life stories
The Exorcism of Emily Rose

8. The Girl Next Door (2007): Briefly, based on the horrible crime that happened in Indiana. Additionally, Sylvia Likens was tortured and even killed by Gertrude Baniszewski in 1965.

The Girl Next Door
The Girl Next Door

9. Borderland (2007): To summarize, this is one of those films where you could watch the gory detail of how human sacrifice was practiced long back. However, the story is based on a natural cult leader Adolfo de Jesús.

Borderland
Borderland

10. Deliver Us From Evil ( 2008)

Deliver Us From Evil
Deliver Us From Evil

11. A Nightmare on Elm Street (2010): Wes Craven read several newspaper articles that were about Hmong refugees who suffered from terrible nightmares, that also became the reason of their death. The medical condition is called “sudden unexpected death syndrome”.

A Nightmare On Elm Street
A Nightmare On Elm Street

12. The Possession (2012): Accordingly, this serious horror movie from 2012 is based on the real haunted dybbuk box story that Kevin Mannis repurchased in 2001.

The Possession
The Possession

13. The Conjuring (2013): Briefly, this movie series has been made on real-life couples Ed, and Lorraine Warren, who have investigated several paranormal activities over the years.

The Conjuring
The Conjuring

14. Annabelle (2014): The real-life characters of this movie are the Warrens, paranormal investigators. They claimed that they had studied a case of a creepy porcelain doll that could move by itself.

Annabelle
Annabelle

15. Hounds Of Love (2016): This one is such an underrated movie based on a real-life story of a couple, the Birnies, in 1986.

Hounds Of Love
Hounds Of Love

 

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