There’s nothing quite like making some popcorn, popping in a horror film and getting the pants scared off of you. Most horror movies are only scary while we’re watching them because we’re swept away in the drama and know they’re not real. The truth is that a few terrifying horror films are actually based on true stories, which makes them so frightening we never want to sleep with the lights off again.
These horror movies are based on true stories – so watch with caution.
The Exorcist (1973)
This 1973 film is renowned because of its creepy premise, but did you know it’s actually based on truth? The Exorcist movie is based on a book about a real life boy named Roland Doe. Doe was possessed by demons in 1949, and his possession was so frightening a litany of books detailing witness accounts have been written in its wake.