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Behind the Horror: Horror Movies Inspired by True Stories

"Uncover the twisted tales that inspired the big screen's greatest screams.
Which case of demonic possession inspired The Exorcist? What horrifying front-page story generated the idea for A Nightmare on Elm Street? Which film was inspired by an 18th-century Japanese folktale?
Unearth the terrifying and true tales behind some of the scariest Horror movies to ever haunt our screens, including the Enfield poltergeist case that was retold in The Conjuring 2 and the creepy doll that inspired Chucky in Child's Play.
Behind the Horror dissects these and other bizarre tales to reveal haunting real-life stories of abduction, disappearance, murder, and exorcism."
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Psycho (1960)
Psycho (1960)
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The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (1974)
The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (1974)
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Frenzy (1972)
Frenzy (1972)
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The Exorcist (1973)
The Exorcist (1973)
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The Town That Dreaded Sundown (1976)
The Town That Dreaded Sundown (1976)
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The Amityville Horror (1979)
The Amityville Horror (1979)
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Poltergeist (1982)
Poltergeist (1982)
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A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984)
A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984)
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The Serpent and the Rainbow (1988)
The Serpent and the Rainbow (1988)
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The Silence of the Lambs (1991)
The Silence of the Lambs (1991)
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Scream (1996)
Scream (1996)
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The Mothman Prophecies (2002)
The Mothman Prophecies (2002)
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Wolf Creek (2005)
Wolf Creek (2005)
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The Conjuring (2013)
The Conjuring (2013)
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Annabelle (2014)
Annabelle (2014)
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The Conjuring 2 (2016)
The Conjuring 2 (2016)
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The Witch (2016)
The Witch (2016)
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The Lighthouse (2019)
The Lighthouse (2019)
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