Here we have 5 horror movies based on true events that you really wouldn’t want to be as some of them are pretty terrifying, whereas others are quite funny!
Nightmare On Elm Street: Does this just not freak you the hell out, knowing that Nightmare on Elm Street could be based on true events!
Though the story itself is entirely fictional, writer-director Wes Craven has admitted that he was at least partly inspired by an LA Times article about a group of Cambodian immigrants who all died while in the throes of a nightmare.
The Strangers: Director Bryan Bertino revealed the movie’s premise was based on an incident that happened to him; as a kid a stranger appeared at his door, asked for someone who didn’t live there and left. He later found out that a series of break-ins occurred in his neighbourhood that night. On top of that, he also drew inspiration from the infamous Manson killings, carried out by the minions of occultist Charles Manson. Let us pray this kind of thing does not happen to us!
The Conjuring: The true story: Ed and Lorraine Warren were real-life investigators who claim to have investigated over 10,000 cases in their heyday. One of those cases was that of the Perron family, whose new Rhode Island home was being haunted by malevolent a witch called Bathsheba Sheran, who had lived there in the 19th century. Saying the Conjuring was based on a true story is pretty horrifying!
JAWS: The true story: Benchley’s book was inspired by the story of fisherman Frank Mundus, who caught a great white shark in Long Island in 1964. Other writers also claim that Benchley drew inspiration from a spate of shark attacks in Jersey Shore in 1916. Who knew Jaws was based on a true story?! Well we definitely would not want to meet that shark!
The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The true story: Though the film’s plot is fictional, the character of Leatherface is partly based on real-life serial killer Ed Gein, who was found in possession of nine ‘human skin’ masks when he was arrested.