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Which scary movies were based on true stories?

Which scary movies were based on true stories?

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Asked by Anonymous at 3:29 PM on Jan. 10, 2011 in Entertainment

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  • Amityville Horror was - it was based on a house in upstate NY.

    Answer by Scuba at 3:30 PM on Jan. 10, 2011

  • There's one called death tunnel (or something similar) based on an asylum in ky. Waverly maybe?

    Answer by gabenmikeysmom at 3:32 PM on Jan. 10, 2011

  • Texas Chainsaw Massacre was to a point.

    Answer by Misteh at 3:33 PM on Jan. 10, 2011

  • The Exorcist.

    Answer by TARARENEE at 3:36 PM on Jan. 10, 2011

  • Movies: Exorcist and Amityville Horror, movie characters: Texas Chainsaw Massacre's "leatherface" and Psycho's :"Norman Bates" were loosely based on Ed Gein (as was 1 character in Silence of the Lambs)

    Answer by MizLee at 3:44 PM on Jan. 10, 2011

  • Sarah Palin's Alaska...oh wait. ;)

    Answer by Anonymous at 3:44 PM on Jan. 10, 2011

  • Psycho...

    Read this:
    The Movie Story: Norman Bates is a psychologically disturbed hotel owner who has delusions this his dead mother, whose body he keeps in the cellar, wants to kill hotel guests. He develops a dual personality and dresses like her when he commits his murders.

    The Real Story: The character Norman Bates was inspired by Ed Gein, a Wisconsin man who was arrested in 1957 for committing two murders and digging up the corpses of countless other women who reminded him of his dead mother. He skinned the bodies to make lamp shades, socks and a "woman suit" in hopes of becoming a woman. He was found to be insane and spent the rest of his life in a mental institution.

    Answer by AprilDJC at 3:46 PM on Jan. 10, 2011

  • The Exorcism of Emily Rose:

    The Movie Story: A priest is on trial for the death of a young woman named Emily Rose, upon whom he had performed an exorcism. Through flashbacks, we see the tribulations that she suffered while possessed.

    The Real Story: The film was inspired by Anneliese Michel, a 16-year-old German girl who, in 1968, began displaying symptoms of demonic possession. For years, she suffered paralysis, self-abuse, starvation and demonic visions until 1975, when two priests performed exorcisms of what was believed to be several demons over 10 months. During that time, Anneliese barely ate, and she died of starvation in July 1976. Her parents and the priests were tried and found guilty of manslaughter. They were sentenced to six months in jail.

    Answer by AprilDJC at 3:49 PM on Jan. 10, 2011

  • Supposedly the Exorcist was based on a true event.

    Answer by CafeMochaMom1 at 4:30 PM on Jan. 10, 2011

  • I saw an interview with a priest who claims to have been present at the exorcism portrayed in the Exorcist. Amityville Horror was also supposed to be true. I believe the movie Strangers (with the couple in a house and the people come in and attack them-I haven't seen it). Most will tell you in the lead in if it's based on a true story.

    Answer by Austinsmom35 at 5:45 PM on Jan. 10, 2011

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