Chilling Realities: 8 Horror Films Inspired by True Events

An American Crime (2007)

A movie tells the story of a single mom hired to look after kids while their parents are out. The mom struggles with her emotions and ends up taking it out on one of the children.

Silent House (2011)

A movie about a woman trapped in a dark house her family is selling. Starring Elizabeth Olsen, it's about surviving in the dark.

The Tool Box Murders (1978)

This is a story about two guys named Lawrence Sigmund Bittaker and Roy Lewis Norris. They did some really bad stuff in Southern California. They wore ski masks to hide their faces while they hurt people.

Wolf Creek (2005)

This is a story about three friends going on a trip in Australia. They want to hike at a place called Wolf Creek. But things go wrong when their car stops working and they get stuck near the creek.

Borderland (2007)

Three friends from college have a crazy time partying in Mexico. After a wild night out, one of them disappears. But it's not because of a hangover. Instead, they find themselves in a scary situation with a group of people

Extra Ordinary (2019)

There's a weird tale about a driving teacher with superpowers. A worried dad asks for his help to rescue his daughter who's been taken over by something spooky. But how can this be true?

The Clinic (2010)

A yucky movie is about a lady who is going to have a baby but someone takes it out with surgery. Her mom goes to Australia to find out who did it.

The Exorcist (1973)

The scary movie everyone knows about was inspired by a real event that happened in 1949 in Maryland. The person who wrote the book that the movie is based on learned about the exorcism when they were studying at Georgetown University.