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Top 5 Horror Films Based on True Events

Top 5 Horror Films Based on True Events

It’s quite hard to equate the term “based on true events” to “horror movies.” But Hollywood has a way of twisting or stretching the truth just to get to a point, and most especially if the goal is to give a good scare. Still, it’s hard to deny the fact that the kernel of truth is there.
Today, we’re presenting 5 best horror films that are actually based on true events.

5. The Exorcist (1973)
The film “The Exorcist” is considered one of the most important horror films ever created in the history of cinema. The film, which was directed by the late William Peter Blatty, set several box office records for many years.

4. The Amityville Horror (1979)
One of the most known paranormal cases in the country, and perhaps in the entire world, comes from this one humble home in New York.
Less than 50 miles outside of New York City, in the Long Island town Amityville, is a large Dutch Colonial house that will forever be tied to the Amityville Horror phenomenon of the 1970s.

3. The Haunting in Connecticut (2009)
The story of psychological horror film by Peter Cornwell revolves around a certain family who moved into a house which, as it happens, was a former mortuary. They did so to accommodate the needs of their cancer-stricken son, Matthew.

2. Child’s Play (1988)
Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you probably must have seen (or at least heard) the movie “Child’s Play.” This 1988 horror gem is about a child’s doll, Chucky, who is possessed by the soul of a serial killer. The toy goes on a killing spree around town, murdering anyone who dares to cross its path.
While it’s intuitive to say it couldn’t be possible for a toy to come back to life and cause harm, it might surprise you that Chucky’s tale was actually inspired by a real-life doll, Robert.

1. The Exorcism of Emily Rose (2005)
Perhaps one of the most hair-raising, nightmare-inducing horror films ever made is the “Exorcism of Emily Rose.” The film, directed by Scott Derrickson, features the brilliant acts of Jennifer Carpenter as the titular possessed character, Emily Rose.