Here’s a list of the scariest films based on true stories.  I know it’s hard to believe that some of these films were inspired by actual events, but the key word to remember is “inspired”.

Some of these movies may follow closely to reported events, where others take great creative allowances. Nonetheless, hearing that a movie was based/inspired by true events raises the scare level a couple notches.

These 15 horror films selected are from 2000-2015.  If you find these interesting you should also read the true story behind A Nightmare On Elm Street, a look inside the true story of The Conjuring, and the real life killer that inspired Jeepers Creepers!

Happy Horror! Glenn

Email: glenn@ihorror.com

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CHECK OUT THIS EXCLUSIVE VIDEO OF THE TOP 15 HORROR MOVIES BASED ON TRUE STORIES.

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15. The Girl Next Door

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14. The Mothman Prophecies

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13. Deliver Us From Evil

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12. The Exorcism Of Emily Rose

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11. The Amityville Horror

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10. Annabelle

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9. Black Water

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8. The Hills Have Eyes

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7. The Haunting in Connecticut

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6. The Town that Dreaded Sundown

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5. Wolf Creek

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  4. The Conjuring

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3. The Strangers

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2. Them

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1. The Texas Chainsaw Massacre

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