Currently tackling scary films by ranking the top five most terrifying horror films based on true stories as Halloween approaches.
Horror isn’t just for Halloween, just like a dog isn’t just for Christmas. Despite this, the studios do release a lot of spooky films throughout Halloween season. And there are frightening shows on the streamers.
As All Hallow’s Eve approaches, we’re focusing on some of the greatest horror films ever made to help you decide what to watch.
And since these films are all based on genuine stories, they are considerably scarier due to the aren’t dealing with fiction.
Top 5 spookiest horror films based on real-life incidents
This list includes films that have a significant bit of exaggeration because they are loosely based on real events. Alongside films that adhere to reality to the letter.
Four of our films are pure horror, but our first choice is a thriller. One that, as events develop, changes into a scary mode…
5. Zodiac (2007)
Zodiac is the thriller in question, and David Fincher, who also directed Se7en, has experience in this genre. The police procedural Zodiac is based on the search for the ‘Zodiac Killer,’ a serial killer who terrorised Northern California in the late 1960s.
The project benefits from the star power of Robert Downey Jr., Mark Ruffalo, and Jake Gyllenhaal. However, Zodiac gets intolerably tense as their research efforts lead them closer and closer to the titular target, and Fincher shoots the murders themselves in horrifying ways. This is the stuff of real nightmares because the murderer was never discovered.
A five-person family lives in the typical suburb of Cuesta Verde, a planned development in California. However, everything changes when their youngest child begins communicating with ghosts through TV static. She says, “They’re here,” announcing the presence of several ghosts in the house. the outcome of their home being built atop a long-ago Native American graveyard.
It is loosely based on what occurred to the Herrmann family in 1958, despite not being a completely accurate event. It began with bottles popping, moved to objects moving, and then inexplicably spilled Holy Water where I lived in a Long Island, New Jersey suburb. The Herrmann family eventually turned to a priest for assistance when the police were unable to explain the strange occurrences.
The Conjuring (2013)
Probably the most well-known haunted house movie based on a true tale is The Amityville Horror (1979). However, The Conjuring is the best and scariest movie. The ghost-busting team Ed and Lorraine Warren, played by Patrick Wilson and Vera Farmiga, are investigating a Rhode Island family who are being terrorised by evil spirits in their farmhouse.
The Conjuring franchise has had access to a wealth of content over the past ten years since the Warrens actually did exist and spent decades researching the paranormal. In fact, Ed and Lorraine visited the Amityville house, and their investigation served as the basis for the opening scene of The Conjuring 2.
1973’s The Exorcist
The best horror film of all time is also the most financially successful (adjusted for inflation). William Peter Blatty’s book, which in turn drew inspiration from a purportedly true-life case of possession, served as the basis for the film The Exorcist. one that has subsequently been largely debunked.
A Jesuit priest in Maryland carried out the exorcism in question on a boy in 1949, and the boy’s condition was covered in the media for days. Which prompted Blatty to pen a book about a girl named Regan who is exorcised by a priest and the rest, as they say, is horror literature.
1974’s The Texas Chain Saw Massacre
What will be left of them and who will live? The Texas Chain Saw Massacre’s tagline, “Who will survive, and what will be left of them,” was used to promote the movie. The plot is around a family of cannibals who brutally slaughter a group of teens, with horror icon “Leatherface” slicing them up with a chainsaw.
These acts are loosely based on those of Ed Gein, a prominent serial killer in America. Gein, also known as the Butcher of Plainfield, broke into graves and salvaged the dead’ remaining parts to make furniture and ornaments. He was accused of committing many more killings while also being found guilty of two. In addition to The Texas Chain Saw Massacre, Gein’s story also had an impact on the psychotic killer Norman Bates.
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