Horror Movies Based on True Stories
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.
The Pope's Exorcist
The Vatican's chief exorcist battles an evil that is unlike anything he's encountered.
A 500-pound black bear consumes a duffel bag full of cocaine, which sends it on a drug-fueled killing spree.
A family moves into their dream home only to start being harassed by someone obsessed with the home.
We peel back The Nun's veil to reveal which parts of the horror movie are rooted in history.
Is this new horror villain based in reality or is it a complete work of fiction?
The Bye Bye Man
Could the Bye Bye Man be coming for you, or is he pure fiction? Learn the truth.
The Conjuring 2
The horror sequel explores the real-life story of the Enfield Poltergeist.
Is this haunted doll movie stuffed with the truth?
Is it based in fact or possessed by fiction?
Explore the inspiration behind this shark attack movie.