7 Horror Movies You Won’t Believe Are Based On True Stories

  
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It’s almost Halloween and what better way to get in the spirit than by watching some good old-fashioned horror movies! We have to warn you – many of these films are loosely based on true stories or inspired by them, which makes them that much scarier. Check out our list of 7 Horror Flicks You Won’t Believe Are Based On True Stories. Read at your own risk!

7. The Amityville Horror

The 1979 film The Amityville Horror was based on a book by the same title, which was reportedly based on the real-life paranormal experiences of the Lutz family. Although some of the scenes were a little over the top – like when the walls bleed– according to paranormal investigators Ed and Lorraine Warren, who investigated the house shortly after the Lutz family fled, the haunting was real and a lot scarier than anything that was shown in the film.

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6. The Mothman Prophecies

The 2002 film The Mothman Prophecies is said to be based on actual events that occurred between November 1966 and December 1967 in Point Pleasant, West Virginia. Witnesses claim to have seen a 7-foot tall, flying extra-terrestrial creature with glowing red eyes. According to them, it was terrorizing Point Pleasant. The mothman reportedly ate local dogs and even foretold the collapse of the Silver Bridge on December 15, 1967, which killed 46 people.

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