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    15 Gut-Wrenching Movies That Are Only Made Worse Because They're Based On True Stories

    Thanks, I hate it.


    The other day, I was minding my own business, when I came across this Reddit thread about disturbing movies that people will never watch again. For some reason, at 3 a.m., I decided to read up on these films, and because I'm a true crime buff, I recognized that a lot of these horror stories are based on real-life events.

    Moira telling someone they're no longer allowed to watch true crime before bed

    So here are some of the movies you should add to you DO NOT watch list:

    🚨Warning: This article includes instances of violence and sexual assault. Reader discretion is advised.🚨

    1. The Girl in the Box (2016)

    Collen Stan laying in a box

    2. The Girl Next Door (2007)

    Meg hanging from the ceiling with a blindfold and gag in her mouth

    3. Come and See (1985)

    Flyora looking onward at a distressing scene

    4. Dear Zachary: A Letter to a Son About His Father (2008)

    Andrew kissing his baby son, Zachary, on the cheek

    5. In A Glass Cage (1985)

    Klaus torturing Angelo

    6. In This Corner of the World (2016)

    Suzu pointing at something in the distance as Hojo smiles behind her

    7. Men Behind the Sun (1988)

    A woman getting tortured as a doctor looks on without trying to help

    8. The Pianist (2002)

    Szpilman crying as he walks away from the chaos and disarray of his neighborhood

    9. City of God (2002)

    A young boy pointing a gun at the camera

    10. The Strangers (2008)

    James being held up by two masked assailants

    11. Open Water (2003)

    Susan and Daniel floating in the water

    12. The Poughkeepsie Tapes (2007)

    A woman in a mask and leather jacket laying in a box

    13. Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer (1986)

    Henry holding up a knife to a man's neck

    14. Compliance (2012)

    Becky getting interrogated by her managers

    15. The Exorcism of Emily Rose (2005)

    Emily Rose screaming in torture

    What are some disturbing films you watched that creeped you out even more when you found out they were based on a true story? Let us know in the comments below.