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17 Unsettling True Stories That Were So Fucked-Up They Became Horror Movies

Holy shit.

We asked the BuzzFeed Community for the scariest movies that are based on a true story. Here are the terrifying results.

1. Child's Play (1988)

2. The Silence of the Lambs (1991)

3. The Town That Dreaded Sundown (1976)

4. Zodiac (2007)

5. A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984)

6. The Hills Have Eyes (1977)

7. Wolf Creek (2005)

8. The Witch (2016)

9. The Possession (2012)

10. Jaws (1975)

11. The Mothman Prophecies (2002)

12. The Amityville Horror (1979)

13. The Conjuring (2013)

14. A Haunting in Connecticut (2009)

15. The Exorcist (1973)

16. The Texas Chain Saw Massacre (1974)

17. The Strangers (2008)

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CORRECTION

The town of Point Pleasant is in West Virginia. An earlier version of this post stated that it was in Virginia. A big thank you to the readers who pointed that out!