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Posted on May 10, 2017

What's The Scariest Movie That's Based On A True Story?

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Horror movies are fun to watch, not only because they're freaky, but because they're usually fiction.

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But every once in awhile, you see the words "based on a true story" flash across the screen and shit your pants a little.

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Maybe The Exorcist got 100% more terrifying when you learned the storyline wasn't totally made-up.

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Perhaps you can't bear to watch The Strangers, because it's supposedly based on the Manson Family murders.

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Or maybe learning that The Texas Chainsaw Massacre was heavily influenced by the murderer Ed Gein made you shiver in your boots.

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Horror movies get even spookier when they're based on real events, so tell us: What's the scariest movie that's based on a true story and why does it freak you out?

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