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9 Horror Movies That Were Based On True Stories

Just in case you hadn't planned on sleeping tonight.

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1. The Amityville Horror

Yep, you read that correctly. The Amityville Horror is in fact based on a true story. So basically this family moves into a house where a family had been murdered previously and they end up seeing some creepy ass paranormal shit.

2. The Hills Have Eyes

If you don't think this movie was creepy as hell, then there's something wrong with you. But what's even creepier is the fact that these cannibals actually existed and they would abduct and consume hundreds of people. No thank you.

3. Wolf Creek

This Aussie horror film left people feeling uneasy for months, and rightfully so because the movie is actually based off of the backpacker murders that happened back in the 1990's. People be crazy.

4. The Conjuring

This movie was actually inspired by real-world paranormal investigators who allegedly lived in a haunted house in the 1960's and claim that the spirit was a murdered witch. Feeling creeped out yet? Yeah, me too.

5. A Nightmare On Elm Street

I know you're probably thinking "how the hell can this be based off of a true story?" And believe me, I was a bit skeptical at first, but basically, the inspiration was from an article detailing how a group of immigrants all died after experiencing nightmares. Shit. I'm never sleeping again.

6. The Texas Chainsaw Massacre

This movie was 50 shades of fucked up and it's no wonder! The film was based off of the murders of serial killer and certified nutcase Ed Gein. Basically he kept body parts of his victims as trophies. But not to worry, that son of a bitch is long gone.

7. The Exorcist

This movie may be old but it still manages to scare the absolute shit out of me. Maybe it's because it's actually about a boy that was diagnosed as being possessed by the devil back in 1949 and the Roman Catholic Church thought it was a good idea to assign some badass exorcists to this creepy case.

8. Child’s Play

As if dolls didn't scare me enough, this movie is based off of a real life possessed doll. Its name is Robert and is actually locked away in a Museum so people can basically pay to look at a creepy ass haunted doll. I'll pass...

9. Annabelle

And yet another creepy doll movie! According to the owner, this doll would apparently move on its own, write weird messages and even appear to bleed. This possessed doll is also kept in a Museum and has been since the 1970's.

So there you have it! 9 creepy movies that are probably even creepier now that you know they're real (or kinda, I don't know, but nevertheless, still creepy.) Now go and hug your cat or read a nice book or something.

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