Really Scary Horror Movies That Were Based On True Events

The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (1974)

The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (1974)

The Texas Chainsaw Massacre may seem a little outlandish. Did a dude with a mask made of human skin really run around with a chainsaw terrorizing people? Sort of. Texas Chainsaw Massacre is actually based on the story of serial killer Ed Gein. When Gein was finally arrested he was found to have nine masks made from human skin – but that’s not all. Police searched the house and found whole human bones and fragments, a wastebasket made of human skin, chairs upholstered with human skin, skulls on his bedposts, a corset made from a female torso, bowls made of human skulls, leggings made from human skin and two human vulvas estimated to be from 15-year-old girls, among other body parts.