13 Chilling Horror Movies Inspired by True Events

You won't believe the true stories behind these famous horror movies.

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13. The Mothman Prophecies (2002)

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  • Photo Credit: Lakeshore Entertainment

12. The Texas Chain Saw Massacre (2003)

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11. A Haunting in Connecticut (2009)

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  • Photo Credit: Lionsgate

10. The Amityville Horror (1979 and 2005)

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  • Photo Credit: American International Pictures (AIP)

9. Zodiac (2007)

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  • Photo Credit: Paramount Pictures

8. From Hell (2001)

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  • Photo Credit: Twentieth Century Fox

7. The Conjuring (2013)

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  • Photo Credit: New Line Cinema

6. The Girl Next Door (2007)

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  • Photo Credit: Modern Girl Productions

5. The Exorcism of Emily Rose (2005)

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4. The Hills Have Eyes (1977)

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  • Photo Credit: Fox Searchlight Pictures

3. A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984)

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  • Photo Credit: New Line Cinema

2. An American Haunting (2005)

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  • Photo Credit: Allan Zeman Productions

1. The Strangers (2008)

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  • Photo Credit: Rogue Pictures