How many times have you while watching a horror movie said to yourself, “Oh, there’s no need to be scared because all of this is fiction”? But what if you come to know what you are seeing onscreen is inspired from real events. Does it make the film more scary? If it does, then start watching (or re-watching) the below is the list of best scary movies based on true stories or inspired from real stories. You might be able to find some of these horror movies based on true stories on Netflix, Hulu, YouTube or Amazon Prime.
10. The Girl Next Door (2007)
The film is based on the brutal murder of Sylvia Likens that took place in Indianapolis, Indiana, United States in October 1965. The 16-year-old Likens was tortured to death by Gertrude Baniszewski, Baniszewski’s children, and other young people from their neighborhood.
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9. The Strangers (2008)
The film is inspired by true events from director’s own childhood: a stranger came to his home asking for someone who was not there, and he later found out that empty houses in the neighborhood had been broken into that night. The film is also said to be inspired from Manson Family murders and Keddie Cabin Murders of 1981 that occurred in a small vacation community in California’s Sierra Nevada.