5 Horror Movies Based off of Real Events – Horror Month 2017 – Day 26

5 Horror Movies Based off of Real Events – Horror Month 2017 – Day 26
by Andrea “The Geek” of Geeky Gaming

Horror Movies are scary enough already. Here are 5 inspired by real events!

5. The Texas Chainsaw Massacre
https://www.amazon.com/Texas-Chain-Saw-Massacre-Anniversary/dp/B00L22H2IS/
4. Annabelle
https://www.amazon.com/Annabelle-Wallis/dp/B00O4UQ7JU/
3. Borderland
https://www.amazon.com/Borderland-Brian-Presley/dp/B001JEM0N6/
2. The Strangers
https://www.amazon.com/Strangers-Unrated-Alex-Fisher/dp/B003KJLZPM/
1. The Possession
https://www.amazon.com/Possession-Jeffrey-Dean-Morgan/dp/B00B19DMUE/

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Hey Geeks, it’s Andrea. It is day 26 of Horror Month 2017. We are almost done with our 31 countdowns in 31 days for this year, but we still have a few more to go. Today we are going to take another look at some movies that are inspired by real events. You know the movies. The ones that say “based off of a True Story.” Alright Geeks, let’s go.

5. The Texas Chainsaw Massacre

We already spoke earlier this month about how there are so many movies inspired by one of the most famous American serial killers, Ed Gein. Although Gein only confessed to killing 2 women, many people believe that number 7 or higher. It’s just a bit difficult to say given the fact that before he committed these murders, he robbed many graves for parts. Gein used these parts to create things for his house. For example, turning skin into leather to make things like seat cushions and lamp shades. I’m not going to share these pictures here, so you’ll have to do a quick google search to see those for yourself. One of the things that he did was create several masks of women from women’s entire faces. This sounds a bit familiar to a certain movie about a killer called Leather Face that lives in a decrepit home with his cannibal family and interesting decor.

4. Annabelle

Last year during horror month we spoke of the possessed doll named Annabelle. Of course, the movie is quite different from the actual story, the inspiration is still there. Instead of this possessed rag doll, the movie chose to make the doll look creepier to help give the audience the creeps without even knowing the story behind it. The real story of the doll is pretty creepy. Because we went into details of it last year, I won’t right now. I’ll try to remember to include a link for you though. But you know, if a doll is kept locked in a box bound by ritualistic prayers and is blessed by a priest regularly, it’s just not a doll you want to mess with.

3. Borderland

Borderland is a 2007 movie loosely based on the true story about a religious cult that believed in and practiced human sacrifices. In 1989 the group kidnapped and murdered a student from the University of Texas by the name of Mark Kilroy. The movie itself obviously takes a lot of liberties and it doesn’t disrespect the memory of Mark Kilroy by bringing him into it or anything. It’s instead 3 students from the University of Texas wanting to take a little vacation. In the end, for me, this is still a movie that I don’t find super appealing. It’s a gruesome violent horror movie which just isn’t really my thing. If it is to you, that’s great and fine, it just isn’t my cup of tea. I’m the girl that buries her face in her hands at anything graphic being on a show or movie, so I just don’t have it in me, but knowing it is inspired by real events does make the fact that the movie exists more interesting to me. So, what about you? Does knowing it is based off of real events make you more likely to see it?

2. The Strangers

There have been several movies like The Strangers. Where a group of people break into a house and torment and perhaps even kill a family. For example, in 2007, just a year before The Strangers came out, there was a movie called Funny Games staring the oh so handsome Tim Roth. The difference between these other movies and The Strangers, is the Strangers claims to be based off of a true story. That being said, it is very loosely based off a true story. The real story is that when the director was a kid and his parents weren’t home one night, someone knocked on his front door. Whenever his sister answered, they were asking for people that didn’t live in the house. They later discovered that those people were going door to door knocking on doors in the same manner. If no one would answer the door, they were breaking into the homes. So, yeah, it’s pretty loosely based off a true story, but hey.. The story written for the movie is still terrifying. After being pretty mocked for this, the sequel coming out next year does not appear to be advertised as ‘based off of a true story.’

1. The Possession

The possession is inspired but the dybbuk box. If that sounds familiar to you and you were with us last year, it is because we did indeed go over the dybbuk box also. To quote myself from last year, “a dybbuk is an evil spirit that haunts and possesses living people.” So the real story is about a box that was holding a dybbuk. Owners of this box have gotten very sick and had severe nightmares. Right now, the location of the box is unknown because they clearly don’t want anyone to find it again. Of course, the movie does make it a bit more interesting than someone just having nightmares and getting sick, but they have to make it interesting to watch. I remember liking this movie, so I recommend checking this one out.

Alright Geeks, that’s going to do it for this video. Thank you so much for hanging out with me today. Believe it or not, we are almost done with Horror Month. I’m going to include a link in the comments every day this week for our discord so you can come watch a Horror Movie with me and some other Geeks on Halloween night. Also the t-shirt isn’t going to be available to purchase much longer, so be sure to get yours before it is gone forever. Don’t forget to subscribe, like, and comment on your way out. Alright Geeks, I will see you tomorrow.

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