Over the years, horror movies have maintained a massive fan base with tons of spooky tales unfolding on the big screen. None have been more terrifying than the ones that are actually based on real-life horrors. Let’s take a look at the scariest true story horror movies to hit the big screen –
The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (1974)
A staple of must-watch Hollywood killer flicks, this film even got an equally terrifying remake in 2003. It follows a group of friends as their trip to a remote house gets hijacked by a ruthless chainsaw-wielding killer and his psychopathic family.The True Story: Ed Gein is an infamous American serial killer known for his horrific crimes. Gein inspired even more iconic horror films like Psycho and The Silence of the Lambs.
The Amityville Horror (1979)
Adaptated from the 1977 novel of the same name, it revolves around a family who moves into a massive house where a man had murdered his whole family. They soon realise that the crime could’ve been influenced by a demonic presence and begin to fall victim to supernatural forces.The True Story: The ominous house actually exists in New York where Ronald DeFeo Jr. shot and killed six members of his family in 1974. A year later, the Lutz family moved into the same house and left after 28 days claiming they were terrorized by a paranormal entity.
The Exorcism of Emily Rose (2005)
One of the most iconic and terrifying Hollywood horror movies this film follows the possession of Emily Rose who died after multiple exorcism and is told through a lawyer who takes on the negligent homicide case against the priest. The True Story: Anneliese Michel was diagnosed with epilepsy and retreated into a state of depression. Eventually, she began to hear voices and displayed multiple signs of being possessed. Father Ernst Alt and Arnold Renz performed 67 exorcisms on Anna and following her death in 1976, her parents and the priests were charged with negligent homicide.