Horror movies based on true stories

Halloween, it’s time to watch the scariest movie you can find under a warm blanket. Monsters, killer dolls, werewolves… You can’t imagine that a horror movie was made about it. But not all films come from the rich imaginations of directors and producers. Some of the stories have already happened.

“The Hills Have Eyes” (1977)

This movie, about a family who has to fight a group of cannibals, is inspired by the 16th century story about Sawney Bean. Bean was the head of a clan that would have eaten about 1,000 people in 25 years.

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“The Exorcist” (1973)

Not a girl, but a boy in the true story on which “The Exorcist” is based. The Roland Doe family of America believed in 1949 that the thirteen-year-old boy was “possessed by demons”. He started to feel strange things, as he heard scratching sounds coming from the floors and walls of his room. Then the family asked for help from every expert they knew.

The book “The Exorcist” was written based on Roland’s exorcism notes, from which the movie later came out.

“He” (1990)

Clown Pennywise got new movies in 2017 and 2019, but the original record dates back to 1990. The movie was based on a book by Stephen King, who in turn was inspired by the true story of John Wayne Gacy.

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In the 1970s he killed more than 30 boys and young men, then buried them in the crawl space under his house.

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Psychic (1960) – The Texas Series Witnessed a Massacre (1974) – The Silence of the Lambs (1991)

These three films are inspired by the story of one man: Ed Gein. He was an American killer and tomb thief. Since fewer than three murders can be linked to his name, he is not an official serial killer.

Jane, as the killer in the “Texas Chain Saw Massacre,” wore human skin. Only the character of Leatherface is based slightly on Ed Gein, the story is completely fictional.

In “The Silence of the Lambs,” Buffalo Bill was fascinated by women’s skin. This is also based on Ed Gein’s story.

Psycho is based on Robert Bloch’s novel of the same name, which is in turn based on the Ed Gein case.

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