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


It's October, and that means it's time to get SPOOKY.

Miramax Films

And one of the scariest things in the world is when real-life events are so freaking creepy that they get turned into movies.

Orion Pictures

It's proof that it could literally happen to you too. No thanks!!!!

Maybe you're a true horror fan and know that The Strangers was based off of the unsolved Keddie murders that happened in a cabin in the woods in California.

Universal Pictures / Wikipedia Commons / Public Domain

Perhaps you discovered that A Nightmare on Elm Street was inspired by a news story where men literally died of fright because of how scary their dreams were.

New Line Cinema / Netflix

Or maybe you learned that the first Scream was inspired by the Gainesville Ripper, a knife-wielding murderer who'd kill people in their own apartments.

Dimension Films

It's time to get spooky, so use the DropBox below to tell us your favorite scary movies that are actually based on true events!

MJJ Productions / Epic Records

The best responses will be featured in an upcoming BuzzFeed Community post or video!