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Did You Know These 7 Horror Movies Were Based On True Stories?

Did You Know These 7 Horror Movies Were Based On True Stories?

By Delnaz Divecha12 August, 2021 2 min read
Did You Know These 7 Horror Movies Were Based On True Stories?

It’s just a movie. That’s how you reassure yourself when you’re watching a horror film. But what if it’s not just a movie? Like these films that are based on true events. If you’re not a horror fan, avoid these titles.

‘The Conjuring’

Movies in ‘The Conjuring’ series are based on the real cases of paranormal investigators Ed and Lorraine Warren. The first movie explores the Perron family’s haunting when they move into a new farmhouse while the sequel focusses on a poltergeist’s possession of a young girl in England. The third film, which recently released, is based on a murder case where the suspect claims to be possessed by a demon.

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‘Annabelle’

Set in the same universe as ‘The Conjuring’ movies, Annabelle has also been inspired by the doll that possessed an evil spirit of a seven-year-old girl named Annabelle Higgins. Like in the movie, Ed and Lorraine Warren were called for help and the doll was ultimately locked up in their museum.

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‘The Exorcist’

We bet you didn’t know that this horror film portraying the exorcism of a 12-year-old girl by two priests was actually based on a real story. The plot was inspired by the accounts mentioned in a pastor’s diary that detailed the exorcism of a young boy thought to be possessed by his late aunt.

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‘The Amityville Horror’

We have seen endless horror movies and even television shows that are set in a haunted house. But this particular one and its many sequels and remakes are based on the accounts of the horrors faced by the Lutz family after they moved into a house where a man had earlier killed his entire family.

Streaming on: Netflix

‘The Rite’

Another movie involving an exorcism, this one is based on the accounts of Father Gary Thomas who was once asked to treat a female patient thought to have been possessed. The priest wrote that the woman would distort her face every time he prayed and even hiss at him in foreign tongues.

Streaming on: Netflix

‘The Hills Have Eyes’

It’s easy to believe that the plot of this movie is true as there is no supernatural element to it. Instead, it is inspired by the Bean clan who lived in a cave back in 15th century Scotland. The family ambushed travellers, killed them, and then ate their remains before they were found and executed.

Streaming on: YouTube

‘Veronica’

Ouija boards are not uncommon in horror movies, but the events of this particular film are inspired by the Vallecas case in Madrid. The parents of a dead teenage girl are convinced that the séance their daughter had performed with friends led to strange occurrences in the house, ultimately killing her.

Streaming on: Netflix

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Tags: #Annabelle #English movies #horror movies #The Amityville Horror #The Conjuring #The Conjuring 2 #The Exorcist #The Hills have Eyes #The Rite #Veronica
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