17 Creepy Movie Plots that Are Based on a True Story

CINEMA & TV


How many times have you watched a horror flick that made you jump out of your seat only to find out that it was based on real life events?  Did you honestly think that there could be no way that such a psychotic, twisted villain could exist?  Or perhaps you shrugged off supernatural phenomena by reminding yourself that “it’s only a movie; there’s got to be a logical scientific explanation.” Well, think again!  Just when you think it is safe to pop in that scary movie and totally blow off the possibility of art mimicking reality, remember someone or something would have inspired that really terrifying plot. 

And life is not always what it seems to be.  Read on to find out more about some of the creepiest plots and the even creepier true stories behind them.  Just remember to leave the lights on and whatever you do, DON’T FALL ASLEEP!


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