15 Dec, 2022


Tricky and terrifying horror movies based on true stories!

By FactsWow Team

The Exorcist – 1973!

The Exorcist is a true story from the book of the same name by William Peter Blatty. The story of the book is based on the exorcism of Roland Doe.

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The Texas Chainsaw Massacre – 1974!

The Texas Chainsaw Massacre is a scary movie as the entire franchise of sequels and remakes were fictional, but notorious 1950s Wisconsin murderer Ed Gein inspired some elements.

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Jaws – 1975!

Jaws is an epic monster movie based on 1974 Peter Benchley's book of the same name. It was not inspired by any specific shark attack but by the exploits of shark fisherman Frank Mundus.

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The Town That Dreaded Sundown – 1976 and 2014!

The Town That Dreaded Sundown was released in 1976 and remade in 2014. The movie is based on a true story and is a 2014 American slasher film, a meta sequel to the 1976 film of the same name.

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The Hills Have Eyes – 1977!

The Hills Have Eyes is a horror film directed by Wes Craven. In 2006, a remake was released, along with a sequel in 2007.

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The Amityville Horror – 1979!

The Amityville Horror is a true story based on the book of the same name directed by author Jay Anson. The book was published in 1977, and the series released in 1979.

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A Nightmare on Elm Street – 1984!

A Nightmare on Elm Street is a supernatural slasher film directed by Wes Craven. Newspapers inspired the film in Los Angeles in the 1970s about Home refugees.

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Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer – 1986!

Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer, a psychological horror crime film. The character is loosely based on real-life serial killer Henry Lee Lucas.

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