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38 Horror Movies Based on True Stories That Every Horror Fan Must Watch

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Over the years, the horror genre has had a good fanbase, and they love to watch and enjoy the thrill they receive while watching the movie. From famous cult, famous horror movies to the good old scary jumpscares, horror movies give a good adrenaline rush and a thrill.

With an abundance of horror movies, the right movie to watch is often hard to find. Worry not. Otakukart is here to help you. It is always fun to have a good scare thinking that the movie is fictional and something that can never happen.

But sometimes, what we assume to be fiction can be a scary story that someone has gone through for real. Whether it be the cult famous “The exorcist” or a movie based on the adventures of late paranormal investigators Ed and Lorraine Warren, Here is a list of  38 Horror Movies Based On Real Life.

The Conjuring Begins

This is one of the many movies based on the paranormal adventures of Ed and Lorraine Warren. One of the most successful horror franchises that became famous for its jumpscares and raw scariness. The stories are based on various people’s real-life haunting and paranormal activities. The first movie, The Conjuring, begins and is based on the story of hauntings experienced by the Perron family.

Anabelle from The Conjuring Begins

They started experiencing haunting experiences after they moved into a farmhouse in Harrisville, Rhode Island. Fed up by all these happenings, Carolyn Perron called the Warens, and upon the investigation by the Warens, they found a satanic haunting of the Perron family. The two then help the Perrons through Spiritual awakening to help them overcome this satanic haunting.

  • Genre: Horror, Thriller.
  • Directed By: James Wan.
  • Cast: Vera Farmiga, Patrick Wilson, Ron Livingston
  • IMDb: 7.5
  • Release year: 2013.
  • Available On: Prime Video

The Conjuring 2

This is the second installment in the conjuring series of movies. Similar to the previous Conjuring movies, this movie is also based on paranormal adventures and investigations done by the Warrens.

The story of Conjuring 2 is based on the lives of Hodgson’s all the way in England. In 1977 the single mother of four, Peggy Hodgson, thinks her house is haunted. The fear soon turns out true after her youngest daughter is seen being possessed by some paranormal creature.

A Still From The Conjuring 2

A Still From The Conjuring 2

The paranormal activity increases day by day and the single mother, unable to handle all this, calls upon the Warens to help them overthrow the supernatural entity from their life. Soon they discover that the house is haunted by a nun named Valak.

The movie seems fictional, but as per the Warrens, it accurately represents what happened in their home. Watch this movie to see how the Warrens help the family overcome this demonic creature.

  • Genre: Horror, Thriller.
  • Directed By: James Wan.
  • Cast: Vera Farmiga, Patrick Wilson, Frances O’Connor.
  • IMDb: 7.3
  • Release year: 2016.
  • Available On: Prime Video.

The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It.

The most recent installment in the conjuring movie series. The movie is based on one of the cases by the Warrens, similar to the previous two installments. This time the film is based on their investigation in their own country US in Brookfield, Connecticut. This a chilling case in which murder is charged, and the suspect’s only defense is that a demon possessed her, and the killing was the doing of a demon.

The Conjuring The Devil Made Me Do It.

The Conjuring The Devil Made Me Do It.

The story happens during the exorcism of a small child in the presence of various people, including her boyfriend. As the exorcism is on the way, the demonic entity escapes the host and enters her boyfriend’s body, Arnie.

Fortunately or unfortunately, Ed witnesses the transfer of demons from one body to another, but at the same moment, he suffers a heart attack and has to be hospitalized. Follow this movie to see how everything turns out and how the defendant tries to defend themself by stating it as a demonic possession in a one-of-a-kind case.

  • Genre: Horror, Thriller.
  • Directed By: Michael Chaves.
  • Cast: Vera Farmiga, Patrick Wilson, Ruairi O’Connor.
  • IMDb: 6.3
  • Release year: 2021.
  • Available On: Netflix.

The Amityville Horror

Amityville is one of the most famous haunted houses in the US. The story is well known by the horror community and is one that will give a shiver down the spine. The house was a crime scene where a mass murder happened.

Due to this and various other events, the house is said to have negative energy and is supposedly haunted. Various adaptions of the movies are available to watch, with even a movie regarding mass killing.

A Still From The Amityville Horror.

Still From The Amityville Horror.

In the most recent one, the story revolves around the Lutz family, who just moved into the house where the Amityville murder occurred. But as soon as they moved into the house, various mysterious incidents kept happening and increasing daily.

Soon the dad, George, played by Ryan Reynolds, Behaves differently. Sounds very fictional but is based on real-life paranormal activities that a family faced for 28 days before leaving.

  • Genre: Horror.
  • Directed By: Andrew Douglas.
  • Cast: Ryan Reynolds, Melissa George, Jesse James.
  • IMDb: 5.9.
  • Release year: 2005.

Annabelle

Annabelle is a raggedy ann doll that is supposedly possessed by a demonic entity. It is kept safely in the late Ed and Lorraine Warren museum. The Movie series Annabelle is based on the haunting and paranormal activities around this doll.

In the movie series, Anabella is portrayed as a creepy porcelain doll. The Annabelle is also a movie series that includes the storyline of Ed and Lorraine Warren in subsequent parts.

still from Annabelle

Still from Annabelle

The story revolves around the life of Gordons in Santa Monica, California. The couple, Mia and John, are expecting a baby, and to surprise her, John brings her a doll. However, through a series of tragic events, their house is burned down, and Mia throws the doll away while moving into a different house.

But when they reach their new home and start unpacking, the doll somehow was in the stuff they kept. Follow this movie to see how these couples overcome this satanic doll using various exorcisms and purification.

  • Genre: Horror, Thriller, Mystery.
  • Directed By: John R. Leonetti.
  • Cast: Annabelle Wallis, Ward Horton, Alfre Woodard.
  • IMDb: 5.4.
  • Release year: 2014.
  • Available On: Netflix.

Winchester

The Winchester is a family name of the famous gun and ammunition maker. The Winchester-made rifles were widely used in war and various gang-related crimes. With this in mind, it was said that the Winchesters are cursed because of the amount of death their family has bought. The movie Winchester is based on this very fact about Sara Winchester and the paranormal activities around her house.

A Ghost From the Winchester

A Ghost From the Winchester

The story is set in San Jose, California, where Sarah Winchester, now the sole owner of the Winchester dynasty, lives in a big mansion. She believes that she is haunted and constantly constructs various room hallways in her house.

Some of these don’t even lead to any room and are just dead ends. Her motto for doing this is to distract and mislead the ghosts that haunt her. The original Winchester house is still a tourist destination for anyone to visit.

  • Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror.
  • Directed By: Michael Spierig.
  • Cast: Annabelle Wallis, Ward Horton, Alfre Woodard.
  • IMDb: 5.4.
  • Release year: 2018.
  • Available On: Amazon Prime.

The Exorcist

The Exorcist is one of the oldest and is referred to as one of the best scary movies in the horror genre. This is the very first movie that is based on an exorcism, the proof of which is available in the form of audio tapes and the literal health of the possessed kid. The said story is based on the exorcism of young boy Roland Do from Maryland.

Exorcism is performed in The Exorcist.

Exorcism is performed in The Exorcist.

The story revolves around a teenage girl and her single actress mother. One random day the small girl behaved mysteriously, and from then on, her misbehavior kept increasing. With increasing paranormal activity and her declining health, the actress calls upon a priest to remove this evil entity. The series of encounters between the possessed child and the priest follow as they fight to help the kid escape the demonic entity.

  • Genre: Horror.
  • Directed By: William Friedkin.
  • Cast: Ellen Burstyn, Max von Sydow, Lee J. Cobb.
  • IMDb: 8.1.
  • Release year: 1973.
  • Available On: HBO Max.

The Exorcism of Emily Rose

Exorcism is a process of cleansing one’s body of any paranormal possession. One of the most prominent Sub genera of horror. Similar to The Exorcist, The Exorcism of Emily Rose is also based on an exorcism story based on real life. This is a different kind where exorcism leads to death, and the father and Exorcist are charged with the crime of killing.

Emily Rose in the movie The Exorcism of Emily Rose

Emily Rose in the movie The Exorcism of Emily Rose

The movie starts with a young girl named Emily who is tormented and tortured by a demon who possessed her. She soon becomes weak day by day. The exorcism on the girl is done; however, Emily succumbs to death in the process.

Soon the blame is all put upon the Exorcist, priest, and even the girl’s parents. The court case follows where the actual exorcism tapes and various paranormal evidence is presented to defend themselves.

  • Genre: Drama, Thriller, Horror.
  • Directed By: Scott Derrickson.
  • Cast: Tom Rosenberg, Gary Lucchesi, Paul Harris.
  • IMDb: 6.7.
  • Release year: 2005.
  • Available On: Netflix.

The Hills Have Eyes

The Hills Have Eyes is a movie about a family outing gone wrong. Based on the real-life experience of the Bean clan. Sawney Bean was the head of the Bean Clan, a Scottish clan. Used to live in the hills and near a road.

The road was often assumed to be haunted due to several disappearances. However, the truth was different Sawney used to kill the travelers on this road and cannibalize them. The movie presents us with a version where the clan is based in the US mountains.

The Hills Have Eyes

The Hills Have Eyes

The story begins as we see a family of 5 and two dogs traveling cross country to celebrate their wedding anniversary. At a service station, the caretaker tells him about a path from the hills that can cut their time drastically. Getting frustrated traveling, the family decides to take this unknown path.

Soon their car breaks down or is somehow broken down by the hill people in the middle of the mountains. Soon weird things happen, and they fight for survival against the hill people. Not the typical scare-type movie, but it is a must-watch.

  • Genre: Thriller, Horror.
  • Directed By:   Alexandre Aja.
  • Cast: Aaron Stanford, Kathleen Quinlan, Vinessa Shaw.
  • IMDb: 6.4.
  • Release year: 2006.
  • Available On: Hotstar.

The Girl Next Door

Not the comedy movie Girl Next Door but the horror 2007 movie. The film deals with the torture and abuse of an orphan girl. The movie is based on the real-life misery of Sylvia Likens back in 1965. There are some discrepancies in who the abuser was, but the movie is very much inspired by the things Sylvia faced.

Still from The Girl Next Door

Still from The Girl Next Door

The story in The Girl Next Door revolves around orphan girls Meg and Susan. They are both kept in the care of their aunt Ruth. What follows is how this mentally ill aunt Ruth tortures the disabled kid Susan, her own son, and the neighbor’s kid as well. A depraved movie that gives a chill down the sin for the torture these poor kids go through.

  • Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror.
  • Directed By: Gregory Wilson.
  • Cast: Blanche Baker, Daniel Manche, Blythe Auffarth.
  • IMDb: 6.5.
  • Release year: 2007.
  • Available On: For Rent On Prime Video.

Verónica

This is one of the Spanish entries in this list. Veronica, once referred to as one of the scariest horror movies on Netflix, is based on the paranormal activities surrounding the death of Estefanía Gutierrez, a Madrid girl whose increasing interest in the supernatural leads to various unexplained activities in her life.

Ritual being performed in Verónica

Ritual being performed in Verónica

The movie follows a single mother’s life and three kids living in a medium-class neighborhood, barely making ends meet. The eldest of them, named veronica, wants to talk to her late father and tries to use the Ouija board during a solar eclipse.

With various paranormal activities during the ritual, she accidentally summons a demon. Unexplained activities happen around her to her eventual demise. One of the scariest horror movies of recent times.

  • Genre: Horror.
  • Directed By: Paco Plaza.
  • Cast: Sandra Escacena, Claudia Placer, Bruna González.
  • IMDb: 6.2.
  • Release year: 2017.
  • Available On: Netflix.

Poltergeist

Poltergeist is a typical movie about how a spiritual or demonic presence plays with our minds and scares us by doing things like opening drawers, doors, windows, etc. This movie is based on the paranormal activities experienced by the Herrmanns. A typical family lived in a suburban area with a big mansion where they experienced various supernatural activities.

Still from Poltergeist

Still from Poltergeist

The movie begins as we see a family living happily, with the husband being a property seller and the mother being the housewife. Suddenly, strange things like cupboards being open and doors being closed loudly happen without anyone doing it.

At first, it was normal things, but as days passed by, the forks, spoons, and everything were tossed around the house. Desperate, they call upon paranormal investigators to help the family overcome this poltergeist.

  • Genre: Horror, Thriller.
  • Directed By: Tobe Hooper.
  • Cast: JoBeth Williams, Craig T. Nelson, Beatrice Straight.
  • IMDb: 7.3.
  • Release year: 1982.
  • Available On: For Rent On Prime Video.

The Possession

People nowadays buy stuff from anywhere without even douting for once. Well, after watching this movie, you will definitely rethink before buying some antique thing. The movie revolves around how an ancient box, when opened, caused paranormal things to happen to the user. The movie is based on the true mythical box in Jewish mythology called Dibbuk Box.

The Possession

The Possession

The story of The Possession starts with a small girl named Hanna who buys an antique box from a garage sale. She brings this antique box home. However, unannounced to anyone what that box holds. After she opens the box, various supernatural activities happen around Hanna. Due to this, the father, as well as his ex-wife, together find ways to tackle this demonic entity that her daughter has released.

  • Genre: Drama, Thriller, Horror.
  • Directed By: Ole Bornedal.
  • Cast: Sam Raimi, Robert Tapert, J. R. Young.
  • IMDb: 5.9.
  • Release year: 2012.
  • Available On: HBO Max

Wolf Creek

Hiking is one of the most sought-out sports in the adventure segment. But watching this movie will make you rethink this adventure. The story of Wold Creek is based on the gruesome murder in the forest of Sydney done by Ivan Milat in Australia in the 1990s.

The gruesome details of the event are portrayed in this movie. Wolf creek follows the lives of three Australians who are traveling for adventure around forests and mountains around Australia.

Wolf CreekWolf Creek

Wolf CreekWolf Creek

However, one such adventure turns south when they find themselves stranded on a crater named Wolf Creek. They encountered a wild man who offered to help them. However, he does not have good intentions, and things go south as the man eventually does horrible stuff with these three hikers. Watch this movie to uncover what are the motives of this wild bushman.

  • Genre: Crime, Thriller.
  • Directed By: Greg McLean.
  • Cast: Nathan Phillips, Cassandra Magrath, Kestie Morassi.
  • IMDb: 6.2.
  • Release year: 2005.
  • Available On: For Rent On Prime Video.

Monster

Monster is a story about a prostitute turned serial killer due to the repeated torch she faced, a monster of a kind. It might seem too fictional, but no, this movie is also based on the true events of serial killer Aileen Wuornos, a kind o biographical movie of her life.

Monster

Monster

Aileen works as a prostitute, and after years of working, she finally makes a friend. Soon their friendship turns into a relationship with a young woman named Shelby. She then decides to quit prostitution and seek a good normal life with her; however, she is unable to do so and then relies on crime by looting hitchhikers.

One day while robbing one hitchhiker, she accidentally kills him while protecting herself. However, this triggers something in her, and she starts killing people and robbing them for money and their car. Soon she is caught and sentenced to death, a biographical movie.

  • Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Biography.
  • Directed By: Patty Jenkins.
  • Cast: Charlize Theron, Christina Ricci.
  • IMDb: 7.3.
  • Release year: 2003.
  • Available On: For Rent On Prime Video.

The Rite

We have mentioned many exorcist movies where exorcism is performed in order to remove any evil entity. Want to see how an exorcist is made? The Rite is made for you with a perfect mix of horror and jump scares. The story is based on the real-life experience of the then-Father Gary Thomas. Gar was sent to the Vatican by his bishop in order to study and learn the act of exorcism.

Still from The Rite

Still from The Rite

The story revolves around a man named Michael who joins a seminary for his course to become a priest. But with certain events in his life, his faith diminishes. His mentor does not want to give up on him, so he is sent to attain the course of exorcism abroad.

He sees various exorcisms but is still a skeptic. Meanwhile, they are performing an exorcism on a girl who is possessed by a demon, she dies after the second exorcism, and the demon finds another body. Michale has to gain all his faith in order to fight this demon.

  • Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery.
  • Directed By: Mikael Håfström.
  • Cast: Anthony Hopkins, Colin O’Donoghue. Alice Braga.
  • IMDb: 6.0.
  • Release year: 2011.
  • Available On: For Rent On Prime Video.

Snowtown

The story of The Snowtown Murders is based on the murders that happened in. You guessed it, Snowtown. Back in time, between 1992 till 1999, a series of murdered bodies were found in barrels. Later identified as John Bunting and his crew were the serial killers who were responsible for all this killing. The movie Murder in Snowtown is a disturbing portrayal of this tragedy.

Snowtown

Snowtown

The story starts with Jamie, a 16-year-old girl, and her family living in a crime-prone suburban area. Jamie wants to escape this nightmare. She soon meets John and to and soon becomes a family member and a mentor of Jamie.

However, she learns that John does a series of disappearances and crimes, which causes her to be in a dilemma about whether to trust him or save herself from him. Watch this movie to find out.

  • Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama.
  • Directed By: Justin Kurzel.
  • Cast: Daniel Henshall, Lucas Pittaway, Louise Harris.
  • IMDb: 6.6.
  • Release year: 2011.
  • Available On: For Rent On Prime Video.

Borderland

Want a cult-related horror movie? Then Borderland is your go-to film. The movie is based on the cult created by the infamous serial killer, drug dealer Adolfo De Jesus Constanzo. He operated a human-sacrificing cult in Tamaulipas, Mexico. The cult was brainwashed and involved in various ritualistic killings. Borderland is based on this occult abducting and killing of a foreign student for its bizarre rituals.

Borderland

Borderland

The story revolves around a bunch of students who take a chill pill vacation across the border in Mexico just to get drunk and sleep with hookers. At one such place, Phill is attracted by a prostitute, and before approaching her.

He is kidnaped by the people of Palo, who run a cult and perform various human sacrifice rituals. Meanwhile, Detective Ulises needs to race against time to save the teenager’s life before the cult kills him. A very disturbingly scary movie to watch.

  • Genre: Thriller, Crime, Horror.
  • Directed By: Zev Berman
  • Cast: Brian Presley, Jake Muxworthy, Rider Strong.
  • IMDb: 5.6.
  • Release year: 2007.
  • Available On: For Rent On AppleTv.

Deliver Us From Evil

Deliver Us From Evil revolves around the real-life story of police sergeant Ralph Sarchie. He was assigned to one of the most crime-prone areas in New York. He tags along with an exorcist to solve various crimes that keep happening in this chaotic neighborhood.

Deliver Us From Evil

Deliver Us From Evil

The story begins as we see Ralph investigating a series of heinous crimes like beating a wife, the death of a baby in an alley, and coping with his personal life challenges. Soon he is contacted by Father Mendoza, who tells him that all these killing is the doing of a ghostly presence. Together they solve the crime along the way with various supernatural activities that try to keep them harms away.

Deliver Us From Evil

  • Genre: Action, Crime, Horror.
  • Directed By: Scott Derrickson.
  • Cast: Eric Bana, Édgar Ramírez, Olivia Munn.
  • IMDb: 5.6.
  • Release year: 2014.
  • Available On: For Rent On AppleTv.

Things Heard & Seen

The movie Things Heard & Seen is based on a novel by Elizabeth Brundage, which describes the paranormal encounter and activities that she faced along with her family faced while living in New York. The haunting started when her kids insisted that someone was talking to them, a kind of ghost. The movie is based on this very paranormal event that occurred to the author.

Things heard & seen

Things heard & seen

The story begins as we see an artist, Cathrine putting her life on hold for her family and moving into a historic, ancient house in New York. She lands a small job as a teacher. However, things unfold for the worst as she constantly finds battling loneliness, and the whole family finds themselves haunted by a demonic entity.

  • Genre: Drama, Horror.
  • Directed By: Shari Springer Berman, Robert Pulcini.
  • Cast: Amanda Seyfried, James Norton.
  • IMDb: 5.3.
  • Release year: 2021.
  • Available On: Netflix.

The Dentist

We often consider doctors as very trustworthy without even thinking. Imagine if a dentist is a psychopathic killer. The dentist movie revolves around this premise. It might seem very fictional, but on the contrary, this story is based on real events by dentist Dr. Glennon Engleman, one of the cult classic movies.

The Dentist

The Dentist

The story of the dentist follows a dentist named Dr. Alan Feinstone. He is very successful in life and has everything that a married man wants a beautiful wife successful career. But it all comes crumbling down after he finds out that his loving wife is having an affair. This sets him off, torturing all his patients in brutal ways. Anything wrong triggers him, and he unleashes brutal dental torture on his patients.

  • Genre: Horror.
  • Directed By: Brian Yuzna.
  • Cast: Corbin Bernsen, Linda Hoffman
  • IMDb: 5.3.
  • Release year: 1996.
  • Available On: For Rent On AppleTv / Amazon Prime.

Eaten Alive!

The movie Eaten alive is based on the story of Joe Ball, also called the alligator killer. He alleged the killing of around 20 women in the 1930s. A prominent killer in the Texas region. The story is not full but is mostly based on the alligator killer.

Eaten Alive!

Eaten Alive!

The movie is a cult mix movie where the cult does cannibalism. The film follows a young woman who is on a journey to find her missing sister. She teams up with a mercenary and leaves for New Guinea to find her sister. She encounters a strange cannibal cult who are hungry for more human flesh. Watch this cult classic movie to find out what happens with her.

  • Genre: Adventure, Horror.
  • Directed By: Umberto Lenzi.
  • Cast: Robert Kerman, Janet Agren, Ivan Rassimov
  • IMDb: 5.1.
  • Release year: 1980.
  • Available On: N/A.

The Quiet Ones

The Quite Ones is a movie about the psychological experiment named Phillip Experiment in 1972 in Toronto, Canada. The goal of this experiment was to see whether people are able to communicate via séance. The experiment had a series of rounds involving various steps to determine whether a séance can connect people.

The Quiet Ones

The Quiet Ones

The movie is based on the case mentioned above, with some discrepancies. The movie revolves around Jane Harper, a girl supposedly possessed by a ghost. Two university professors decide o experiment on the girl to unconventionally get the dark energy out of her body. However, the entity is proven to be more powerful and possibly kills all of the people doing the experiments. Watch the movie to find out what happens to Jane.

  • Genre: Mystery, Thriller, Horror.
  • Directed By: John Pogue.
  • Cast: Ben Holden, James Gay-Rees, Simon Oakes
  • IMDb: 5.1.
  • Release year: 2014.
  • Available On: For Rent On AppleTv.

Child’s Play

Child Plays one of the scariest horror movies of the 1980s. The doll is a killer that kills anyone in his way and wants to possess a body. The story is loosely based on the famously haunted “Robert The Doll,” alleged to be haunted after voodoo magic was done on the doll.

The doll was assumed to be living and would generally be in places away from where it was kept. Child’s play is one of the scary movie franchises with upcoming movies as well as shows made on the same.

Child's Play

Child’s Play

Child’s play is not like Robert’s but is much scarier. The only motive of child play Chucky is to kill people. The movie states that the ghost of serial killer Charles Lee ray possesses the doll. Chucky is gifted to a little boy named Andy.

Andy tries telling his parents about the doll, but it pretends to be a normal doll in front of his parents. After repeated murder, the parents believe in Andy, but it is too late. Many murders have already been committed.

  • Genre: Thriller, Horror.
  • Directed By: Tom Holland I.
  • Cast: Catherine Hicks, Chris Sarandon.
  • IMDb: 6.6.
  • Release year: 1988.
  • Available On: HBO Max.

Ravenous

Cult movies were a trend back in the 1990s. Ravenous is yet another cult movie on this list. Based on the story of Donner Party. He was left trapped in the mountains of California with a snowstorm on the way. He turned cannibal to survive the extreme cold weather.

Ravenous

Ravenous

The story follows the life of a US soldier who was able to defeat enemy command in the Mexican-American war. For this, he was given a promotion but was soon sent to a distinct camp as it was revealed that he defeated them cowardly. Soon the camp where he goes learns about his cowards and what follows is cannibalism and a lone survivor reverting to cannibalism.

  • Genre: Adventure, Horror, Western.
  • Directed By: Antonia Bird.
  • Cast: Guy Pearce, Robert Carlyle, Jeremy Davies.
  • IMDb: 6.9.
  • Release year: 1999.
  • Available On: For Rent On AppleTV.

Dead Ringers

Dead Ringer is one of the most disturbing psychological thriller movies of the 1980s. The movie revolves around two twin brothers who are gynecologists and take advantage of the fact that they are indistinguishable. The story is based on real-life gynecologist twins Stewart and Cyril Marcus.

Dead Ringers

Dead Ringers

The story of Dead Ringer revolves around the lives of twins Elliot and Beverly, both gynecologists and so similar in looks that they often switch places. However, one fine day an actress Claire visits them for consultation.

Elliot pretends to be his brother Beverly and goes after Clare. Soon both of them fall in love and share everything. Clare also makes Beverly a drug addict, just like herself. However, this drug intake turns south into insanity.

  • Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller.
  • Directed By: David Cronenberg.
  • Cast: Jeremy Irons, Geneviève Bujold.
  • IMDb: 7.2.
  • Release year: 1988.
  • Available On: HBO Max.

Deranged

Deranged, as the name of the movie, is a story of a man who considers women evil. Based on the story of Edward Gein, Also known as a butcher. In the 1950s, he used to kill women and keep the bones and flesh of dead bodies that he used to recover from the graveyard.

Still from Deranged

Still from Deranged

The story of the deranged follows the life of a farmer living in rural Wisconsin. He lives with his mother, which he has to take care of. Her mother had portrayed a pitcher in his mind that women are evil. Soon her mother dies, leaving him all alone.

In grief, he digs up her mother’s grave and keeps bringing her dead body home. He starts doing the same with other bodies and taxidermies them and keeps them as trophies. Soon he begins to look for a live subject prompting him on a killing spree.

  • Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller.
  • Directed By: Jeff Gillen, Alan Ormsby.
  • Cast: Roberts Blossom, Cosette Lee, Leslie Carlson.
  • IMDb: 6.4.
  • Release year: 1974.
  • Available On: For Rent On AppleTV / Prime Video.

The Entity

The entity is yet another disturbing horror movie. The story’s depiction was based on true events that occurred to Doris Bither, Women from California who, according to her, was allegedly molested and assaulted several times by a supernatural entity. All this came to light after she went to a parapsychologist for help. True or not, you be the judge.

The Entity

The Entity

The story revolves around a single mother, Carla. She is very hardworking and wants to provide everything her kids desire. One day she was against the wall when she experienced some kind of presence. At the moment, she thought it was just a gust of wind.

But things went downhill after one night she woke up raped and beaten by an invisible creature. She then goes to local parapsychologists for help, but how do they stop this from happening? Watch this movie to find out.

  • Genre: Drama, Horror.
  • Directed By: Sidney J. Furie.
  • Cast:   Barbara Hershey.
  • IMDb: 6.7.
  • Release year: 1982.
  • Available On: For Rent On AppleTV / Prime Video.

The Haunting in Connecticut

The movie is based on the haunting that happened to the Snedeker family after moving into a house. However, the house is built on a funeral parlor. A series of paranormal activities soon force the family to move out of this house.

The Haunting in Connecticut

The Haunting in Connecticut

The story The Haunting in Connecticut is based on this event with some discrepancies for special horror. The story follows a family moving into an ancient Victorian house. The reason for relocation is to give their son, who is suffering from cancer, an experimental treatment.

However, the house holds some sinister intentions. Previously a funeral house was involved in various acts like satanic rituals. The son sees multiple creatures, but the parents ignore thinking it is a side effect of medicines. However, they soon find out their son is telling the truth, and they are forced to leave the house.

  • Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery.
  • Directed By: Peter Cornwell.
  • Cast: Paul Brooks, Andrew Trapani, Daniel Farrands.
  • IMDb: 5.8.
  • Release year: 2009.
  • Available On: HBO Max.

Open Water

Open water, as the name suggests, is a movie that involves people lost in the ocean. If you are scared of water or shark, you should skip this one because the movie is based on the real story that happened to Tom and Eileen Lonergan in 1998.

While on a scuba diving adventure, they were left stranded after they failed to return to the boat in time and failed to know their absence until two days later. Unfortunately, they were never seen again.

Open Water

Open Water

The movie starts with a happy couple who are on a holiday trip to the Caribbean. They plan to go out for scuba diving. They and other tourists go on a boat to the scuba dive location. However, they were the last ones to come out of the water, and when they did, the boat departed without them.

They are stranded in the ocean with shark attacks, jellyfish attacks, and blistering bright sun. Exhausted and waiting to be rescued, they are eaten by sharks—a sad but must-watch movie.

  • Genre: Drama, Horror, Adventure.
  • Directed By: Chris Kentis.
  • Cast: Paul Brooks, Andrew Trapani, Daniel Farrands.
  • IMDb: 5.8.
  • Release year: 2003.
  • Available On: Prime Video.

Silent House

The Silent House is an English movie based on an Uruguayan film by the name La Casa Muda which, in turn, was based on an actual event that occurred to a small kid in a small village in Uruguay in the 1940s. While stuck in the house, she experienced various paranormal happenings that scared her to the brink.

Silent House

Silent House

Silent House begins with a girl named Sarah and her dad going to her lakeside house to fix it for selling the property. Their uncle joins them. Totally isolated, they rely on battery power to get by. However, Sarah is trapped, and with no connection to her phone and reliance on battery power, she cannot call for help. Various paranormal things start happening that scare her to the brink.

  • Genre: Thriller, Horror, Adventure.
  • Directed By: Chris Kentis, Laura Lau.
  • Cast: Elizabeth Olsen, Adam Trese, Eric Sheffer Stevens.
  • IMDb: 5.2.
  • Release year: 2011.
  • Available On: For Rent On AppleTV / Prime Video.

The Afflicted

Based on the true crimes committed by the heinous Thersa knorr devilish woman who tortured and killed her husband and two of her children. She uses his other children to disguise the crime but is unable to and is eventually caught. She is currently serving two life sentences in California state prison.

The Afflicted

The Afflicted

The movie based on this story revolves around Maggie, a profoundly disturbed mother, primarily due to her abusive childhood. She lives with her four kids and husband. But what looks like a happy family is not what it looks like.

One day they have a fight, and hank, Maggie’s husband threatens to run away with the kids; however, she snaps and kills her. She then tortures all her children in the name of the Bible and kills 2 of them. A chilling horror thriller, a must-watch.

  • Genre: Thriller, Horror.
  • Directed By: Jason Stoddard.
  • Cast: Leslie Easterbrook, Jason Stoddard.
  • IMDb: 4.5.
  • Release year: 2011.
  • Available On: For Rent On AppleTV / Prime Video.

Hounds of Love

This movie’s premise is a scary couple on the loose going around killing women. In the year 1986, a couple, David John Birnie and Catherine Margaret Birnie go on a killing spree where they kill four women and attempt to murder another before they are caught. These killings were referred to as Moorhouse murders.

Hounds of Love

Hounds of Love

In the movie, we follow John and Evelyn White, madly in love with each other with the same intent to kill teenage girls. One innocent girl Vicki sneaks out for a party. Thie deprived couple lures her in. What follows is a series of torture and crime endured by Vicki. She must endure and get through the torture and find a way to get away from this couple. Follow this movie to see how she escapes.

  • Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror.
  • Directed By: Ben Young.
  • Cast: Emma Booth, Ashleigh Cummings, Stephen Curry.
  • IMDb: 6.5.
  • Release year: 2016.
  • Available On: For Rent On Prime Video.

Zodiac

Zodiac is one of the most widely known serial killers out there. One of the most famous and unsolved mysteries of the United States. With the investigation still going on and countless suspicions, the zodiac killer is said to be still free and living.

Zodiac killer is the name given to a killer who killed several innocent people in the late 1960s and early 1970s. Zodiac name is given because of the clues he used to taunt the police with.

The journalist from Zodiac

The journalist from Zodiac

The movie starts as we see an unknown killer killing several people and sending various scripted notes to the press in order to mock the police. This follows several killing until the press reporter, as well as the police, begin the hunt.

Several times there were close calls of catching the killer; however, he always slipped out. With several suspects, the lives and careers of various detectives and newspaper journalists are ruined by this zodiac Killer. With a star cast a must-watch movie.

  • Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery.
  • Directed By: David Fincher.
  • Cast: Jake Gyllenhaal, Mark Ruffalo, Robert Downey Jr.
  • IMDb: 7.7.
  • Release year: 2007.
  • Available On: Netflix.

The Silence of The Lamb

A psychiatrist is someone who we blindly trust with our deepest darkest secret. Be it our personal life issues of someone suffering from depression. The Silence of the lamb deals with the life of one such Psychiatrist named Dr. Hannibal Lecter. Based on a novel of the same title, which is based on true events.

The Silence of The Lamb

The Silence of The Lamb

The movie follows the daily routine of Dr. Hannibal Lecter as we see him being ready to receive his patient. A psychiatrist by profession, he is one of the most renowned in his town. However, he hides a secret. He is also a serial killer and psychopath who like to murder overweight people and wear their skin, referred to as Buffalo Bill. Watch this movie to see how a young FBI agent finds and hunts down Buffalo Bill.

  • Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller.
  • Directed By: Jonathan Demme.
  • Cast: Jodie Foster, Anthony Hopkins, Scott Glenn.
  • IMDb: 8.6.
  • Release year: 1991.
  • Available On: For Rent On AppleTV / Prime Video.

The strangers

Creepy neighbors are a norm, but how about mysterious people staring at you while you are not in your neighborhood? Well, then, u need to buckle and fight for your life before they take you. The movie is based on this very experience faced by the main protagonist. The movie is based on a real-life story where a family was stalked and killed by the stalkers while they were staying in a motel.

The strangers

The strangers

The movie’s story revolves around a young couple who decide to stay in an isolated vacation house while returning from a wedding reception. In the middle of the night, someone bangs on their door. Soon we see that the house is surrounded and under siege by masked assailants, which leads to various encounters and the couple’s death. It must watch the movie for a scary experience.

  • Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller.
  • Directed By: Bryan Bertino.
  • Cast: Liv Tyler, Scott Speedman, Glenn Howerton.
  • IMDb: 6.1.
  • Release year: 2008.
  • Available On: For Rent On Prime Video.

The Birds

Birds are creatures that we constantly live with, whether the wild crow or a pet pigeon. Often peaceful, but in this movie, this is not the case. Here the birds become strange and start attacking the residents of a town. It sounds like a very fictional story, but it is also based on real events. Based on a mass bird attack in one of California’s seaside towns.

The Birds

The Birds

The movie begins with Melanie Daniels, a wealthy girl who can buy and do anything about money. However, falling in love, she chases down a boy. She drives for hours in search of her and reaches a small town Bodega Bay.

However, the birds are not the normal kind . as time passes, the birds become more aggressive and eventually start attacking the people around them. A mysterious movie based on an actual event.

  • Genre: Horror, Mystery, Drama.
  • Directed By: Alfred Hitchcock.
  • Cast: Rod Taylor, Jessica Tandy, Suzanne Pleshette.
  • IMDb: 7.6.
  • Release year: 1963.
  • Available On: For Rent On Prime Video.

Scream

Good old scream. One of the most popular slasher horror movies that are funny in some parts but scary in others. The original scream movie is based on the serial killer Gainsville Ripper who killed many of his classmates by slashing them. He was eventually caught and sentenced to death. He used to do various things with the body, like peeing on them and taunting them.

Scream

Scream

The original Movie scream, released in 1996, is a fun yet scary experience to watch. In the movie, Sidney and a group of friends receive a bunch of weird calls. The calls they presume to be prank calls. However soon as her friends start ending up dead, she takes the calls seriously and decides to uncover the killer. A classic slasher and a cult classic movie that is a must-watch.

  • Genre: Horror, Mystery.
  • Directed By: Wes Craven.
  • Cast: David Arquette, Neve Campbell, Courteney Cox.
  • IMDb: 7.4.
  • Release year: 1996.
  • Available On: For Rent On AppleTV / Prime Video.
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