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50 Horror Movies Based on True Stories

Total Film has compiled this list of horror movies based on true stories.
The emphasis in on "based on", because some of the stories are very loosely based on a real life story.
On the list there are movies about alien abductions, serial killers, monsters and much more.
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Deranged (1974)
Deranged (1974)
2
247°F (2011)
247°F (2011)
3
Hard Candy (2005)
Hard Candy (2005)
4
Fire in the Sky (1993)
Fire in the Sky (1993)
5
The Legend of Boggy Creek (1972)
The Legend of Boggy Creek (1972)
6
Ravenous (1999)
Ravenous (1999)
7
The Rite (2011)
The Rite (2011)
8
Monster (2003)
Monster (2003)
9
Bram Stoker's Dracula (1992)
Bram Stoker's Dracula (1992)
10
Stuck (2007)
Stuck (2007)
11
Open Water (2003)
Open Water (2003)
12
The Haunting in Connecticut (2009)
The Haunting in Connecticut (2009)
13
Primeval (2007)
Primeval (2007)
14
Hoboken Hollow (2006)
Hoboken Hollow (2006)
15
The Mothman Prophecies (2002)
The Mothman Prophecies (2002)
16
Shadow People (2013)
Shadow People (2013)
17
Karla (2006)
Karla (2006)
18
Black Water (2007)
Black Water (2007)
19
The Zodiac Killer (1971)
The Zodiac Killer (1971)
20
The Possession (2012)
The Possession (2012)
21
Dahmer (2002)
Dahmer (2002)
22
Eaten Alive (1977)
Eaten Alive (1977)
23
From Hell (2001)
From Hell (2001)
24
Borderland (2007)
Borderland (2007)
25
The Exorcism of Emily Rose (2005)
The Exorcism of Emily Rose (2005)
26
An American Haunting (2005)
An American Haunting (2005)
27
Audrey Rose (1977)
Audrey Rose (1977)
28
The Strangers (2008)
The Strangers (2008)
29
A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984)
A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984)
30
Dead Ringers (1988)
Dead Ringers (1988)
31
When the Lights Went Out (2012)
When the Lights Went Out (2012)
32
Ils (2006) ("Them")
Ils (2006) ("Them")
33
The Serpent and the Rainbow (1988)
The Serpent and the Rainbow (1988)
34
Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer (1986)
Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer (1986)
35
The Entity (1982)
The Entity (1982)
36
I Spit on Your Grave (1978)
I Spit on Your Grave (1978)
37
The Hills Have Eyes (1977)
The Hills Have Eyes (1977)
38
The Conjuring (2013)
The Conjuring (2013)
39
The Town That Dreaded Sundown (1976)
The Town That Dreaded Sundown (1976)
40
The Silence of the Lambs (1991)
The Silence of the Lambs (1991)
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