Most of us don’t believe in the existence of super natural activities and term them as a mere notion of mind. The mystery and uncertainty surrounding the world of dead is sufficient enough to create panic in our minds and give us goosebumps whenever we think about it. Whenever we see anything paranormal even if it is just on television, it is bound to make our hearts beat faster.

The evil depicted in the films, the innocent family who suffered the tortures of the entity, the house that’s haunted, all these things can happen in real and the stories we are showing you in this post, are all based on real life events.

Here are 8 Horror Movies Which Are Based On Real Life Incidents:


This horror movie is based on the real life of Anneliese Michel, who was believed to be possessed by 6 demons. For 10 months exorcism was practiced on her, but she ultimately succumbed due to dehydration and malnutrition.


This movie is based on the real life story of Lutz Family who experienced supernatural activities after moving in a  house on 112 Ocean Avenue in Amityville, New York. Apparently a mass murder was committed in that house some years ago.

3- The Conjuring

The movie drew inspiration from the life of Perron family who experienced demonic activities in their house in Rhode Island. Apparently, the house was possessed by a witch named Bathsheba who was a practicing Satanist and had killed her little daughter as a sacrifice. The house was investigated by the famous demonologists Ed and Lorraine Warren and even they couldn’t get rid of the demonic entity from the Perron’s house.

4- The Entity

This movie is based on the real life story of Doris Bither who was allegedly molested by ghosts of 3 Asian man in 1974.

 5- The Exorcist

The Exorcist was loosely based on the life of Roland Doe, who was possessed by some demonic entity and was subjected to exorcism by the Catholic church. The priests experienced the boy speaking in different tongues, the bed shaking and hovering, similarly as depicted in the movie.


This classical horror movie is based on the life of infamous killer Ed Gein who exhumed corpses, kept their bones as trophies, and used the peeled facial skins from corpses as masks.


This movie is based on the real events that transpired between 1966 and 1967 in Point Pleasant, West Virginia where a mysterious creature named Mothman, caused death of many people. It was a large white creature with red eyes, a flying man with ten foot wings.