15 Horror Movies Based on True Events (More or Less)

Sometimes our worst nightmares come when we are awake. Consider the fact that while some of the most terrifying horror films ever made vary widely in subject matter—from explicit monster films to films about serial killers—they have one thing in common: they are all (or at least at least they claim to be) on the basis of events that actually happened.

How far “based on a true story” has gone varies quite a bit, from films that are as close to the original events as possible to films that take a lot of liberties with the truth. Here are 15 examples taken from across the spectrum.


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