Horror Movies Based on True Stories

  
Annabelle movieAnnabelle: History vs. Hollywood
Horror  |  Is the real doll as disturbing as the movie doll?
Amityville: The Awakening movie
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Horror  |  Can the producer behind Paranormal Activity, Insidious and Sinister bring fresh chills to the Amityville franchise?
The Quiet Ones movieThe Quiet Ones: History vs. Hollywood
Horror  |  In the movie, a professor creates a ghost from the negative energy surrounding an unstable girl. We'll tell you what happened in real life.
The Amityville Horror 1979 MovieThe Amityville Horror (1979): History vs. Hollywood
Horror  |  Grab your PKE meters and explore the facts behind the original Amityville Horror.
Tusk movieRead the Classified Ad that Inspired Kevin Smith's Tusk
Horror  |  Read Chris Parkinson's classified ad that inspired the Tusk movie, and listen to the Kevin Smith podcast during which he came up with the plot for Tusk.
Deliver Us from Evil MovieDeliver Us From Evil: History vs. Hollywood
Horror  |  This R-rated Eric Bana horror movie delivers gore and creepiness, but does it deliver the truth?
Amityville Horror 2005 MovieThe Amityville Horror (2005): History vs. Hollywood
Horror  |  Is this Ryan Reynolds Amityville Horror remake haunted by too much fiction?
The ConjuringThe Conjuring: History vs. Hollywood
Horror  |  We exorcise the facts from the fiction in this haunting horror movie.


ALL TRUE STORY Horror Movies
They make us grip our seats, spill our popcorn and shut our eyes until each fright-filled scene is over. Of course, we're referring to horror movies and here you can explore our research behind the ones that are based on true stories. For instance, learn the truth behind whether serial killer Ed Gein actually wore a mask made from his victim's face like the killer does in the Texas Chainsaw Massacre, or find out if Emily Rose could have possibly been faking her possession. Check out the side column for a preview of upcoming real horror movies based on actual events, and browse below to discover the truth behind our latest spine-tingling additions.
Deliver Us From Evil
Does this crime/horror movie deliver the truth?
The Quiet Ones
Does this horror movie keep the truth quiet as well?
Annabelle
Is this haunted doll movie stuffed with the truth?
The Conjuring
Does the film conjure up more fiction than fact?
The Rite
Is it based in fact or possessed by fiction?
The Haunting in Connecticut
Did the son really set fire to the house?
The Amityville Horror
Is this 2005 horror remake possessed by the truth or fiction?
The Exorcism of Emily Rose
Based on the exorcism story of Anneliese Michel.
The Texas Chainsaw Massacre
Was there really a Leatherface? What did he look like?
The Mothman Prophecies
Would the real Mothman be a fan of the Richard Gere movie?
The Amityville Horror
Is the truth as haunting as the famous 1979 movie?