Horror Movies That Are Based on Actual Conspiracies:
Horror Filmmakers and enthusiasts are more concerned with their surroundings than their fallings for fantastical creatures. Moviegoers might spend extra time looking over their shoulders based on the facts that “Stranger Things” happened in actual life. Actual events possess an emotional weight scarier than the traditional drama films. It’s easier to watch giant lizards, vampires, and werewolves and to forget fear outside single screens and multiplexes.
However, to conjure a movie from the disturbing instances it takes a certain challenge to play with liberties at hand. Be it a story on Hawkins Real world roots or government performing a human experiment in their lab during cold wars. Government Spies, Paranormal Activity and Dissociative Disorders are being considered superpowers be a fiction based in Montauk, New York or somewhere in Indiana. But everything based cannot be entirely fiction since facts are written on stone even if they don’t have their legitimate conspiracy filled universe. There is an escalating style to each and every based on the real-events horror movie.
The unwelcoming announcement in Stanley Kubrick’s breathtakingly funny satire, Dr. Strangelove “Fluoridation is the most monstrously conceived and dangerous communist plot we have ever had to face,” notions the commies to trigger a nuclear apocalypse for their secret feud against the USSR. Either way, all the 10 are terrifying in their own rights.
1. The Exorcist Author
William Peter Blatty author of “The Exorcist” converted himself into the academy award winning screenplay writer by adapting it for the 1973 cult classic. The extraordinary story was the gateway to his life-altering success which after almost two decades scared the hell out of everyone else. The senior at Georgetown University 1949, was a milestone in both horror fiction and a turning point in his own career.
One of the priests of his university told him about a nearby case of a 14-year-old boy in Prince George’s country who seemed to been possessed by a demon. After months of solemn rites of exorcism performed by Catholic priests, the demon got expelled. Like a man possessed, the writer went on to sell vacuum cleaners, drive a beer truck and serve in the Air Force before becoming a comic novelist and the bestselling screenwriter for Hollywood. Driven out of sheer possession and out of ideas he typewrote the novella ‘The Exorcist”.
The central plot of the dark theological thriller changed its protagonist from a 14-year boy to a 12-year-old girl living in Georgetown based on the international recognition when it was released back in 1971. The 1973 movie production became alchemy for the late bloomer Mr. Blatty who revolutionized the genre with its head-spinning special effects and the pop culture calling phenomenon in the form of Linda Blair, the young actress.
Prophetic in a backhanded way one of the scathing reviews had termed it as pretentious, tasteless, abominably written, a redundant pastiche of superficial theology, comic-book psychology, Grade C movie dialogue, and Grade Z scatology. In brief, The Exorcist became the bestseller and almost certainly it became the “drive-in movie.” The movie picked up an Oscar nomination for Best Picture and stood as one of the best horror movies of all-time.
2. Open Water
A 2003 release horror movie “Open Water” told the story of a couple who went on a scuba diving trip in the Carribean when accidentally left behind by the boat in the shark-infested waters. What was frightening that the horror scene was based on a true story that happened in 1998 to Tom and Eileen Lonergan? Ocean Fear was the beginning when Jaws opened at the theatres. Open Water was a true account that asked their viewers not to opt scuba diving. While the movie showed the fate of the couple in real life their bodies were never found in the waters.
3. Amityville Horror
A 1979 film that was released as “The Amityville Horror” was a real haunted house story that scarred the lives of one George and Kathy Lutz and a house they purchased in the Amityville neighborhood Long Island, New York. The original 1974 tragedy happened when a man took the lives of six members of his family. One year later the Lutz family had moved in and moved out after the 28 days of Paranominal occurrences in the home. The Haunted Mansion event starred James Brolin and Margot Kidder as a young couple who buy a house and then learn that it might be haunted. One of the top grossing independent films that went to make a remake in 2005 with Ryan Reynolds.
4. The Conjuring
The 2013 American supernatural horror film has been directed by James Wan and written by Chad Hayes and Carey W. Hayes. The Inaugural film tells the horrifying tale of how world renowned paranormal investigators Ed and Lorraine Warren were called upon to help a family terrorized by a dark presence in a secluded farmhouse. The actual story of the conjuring namely the Peron family and Enfield haunting is scarier than the movie itself.
A World War 2 vet and a former police officer who became a self-professed demonologist after studying the subject on his own joined hands with his wife Lorraine, who claimed to be a clairvoyant and medium that was capable of communicating with the demons that Ed discovered. In 1952, Ed and Lorraine became the founders of the New England Society for Psychic Research, the oldest ghost hunting group in New England. The pair quickly gained notoriety after their initial investigation of the Amityville haunting and earned their calling as the respected paranormal investigators.
The character Norman Bates was the identity theft of two famously notorious people. One was the real-life serial murderer Ed Gein about whom Bloch later wrote a fictionalized account, “The Shambles of Ed Gein”, in 1962. Second, it has been stipulated by several people, including Noel Carter (wife of Lin Carter) and Chris Steinbrunner, as well as allegedly by Bloch himself, that Norman Bates was partly based on Calvin Beck, publisher of Castle of Frankenstein.
However, Norman is not the principal antagonist in Bloch’s subsequent novels and is succeeded by copycat killers who assume Norman’s identity after his death in 1982’s Psycho II. Despite wide-ranging assumptions, the character was not inspired by Wisconsin murderer Ed Gein. Apparently, when working on the film, Hitchcock decided that he wanted audiences to be able to sympathize with Norman and genuinely like the character, so he made him more of a “boy next door”. In the novel, Norman becomes “Mother” after getting drunk and passing out; in the movie, he remains sober before switching personalities.
One specific case of cannibalism went on the be the main influence for the 1999 horror film RAVENOUS. The tale of Alfred Griner Packer began on January 21, 1941, when he was born to James Packer and Esther Griner in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania. In 1973, Alfred grouped alongside a party of 21 men, lead by Bob McGrue, headed to Breckinridge, Colorado to find gold. However, a couple of McGrue’s men became weary and wanted to seek shelter in a government cattle camp nearby. O.D. Loutsenheiser and three others were the first to leave, and Alfred went with them. All though it is unclear why eventually Loutsenheiser pointed a gun at Alfred and warned him that if he didn’t turn back “there would be trouble.” Alfred came back to the camp.
A group, made of up five men (Shannon Bell, James Humphrey, Frank Miller, George Noon, and Israel Swan), headed out with enough provisions for 10 days on February 9th, 1874. They never arrived at the Indian Agency and were soon feared missing. Push forward to April 16, 1874. Alfred shows up at a tavern near the Los Pinos Indian Agency. He arrives looking a little too fit for a man who had been missing in the wilderness for the last few months. When Nutter asked about his missing four companions, Alfred told him that the group had left him behind.
The horror movie sourced inspiration from two major life events, first was Packer who was a cannibal who remained alive in the harsh winter by feeding on his companions, while the latter was The Donner Party, American pioneers who resorted to cannibalism to survive over a harsh winter in the Sierra Nevada. Guy Pearce was cast as the United States Army lieutenant who ends up battling a cannibalistic murderer outside a remote military outpost in the Sierra Nevada the 1800s.
7. The Exorcism of Emily Rose
Written and Directed by Scott Derrickson (Doctor Strange, Sinister, Deliver Us From Evil) and loosely based on a true story of an exorcism of a of a girl in Germany named Anneliese Michel, the American adaptation (Germans made one as well named Requiem (2006) and was more of a psychological drama than possession film) the episode was a lot more about the reckoning with evil.
It was a role that horror and gothic art has played through most of human history, especially throughout the religious world — these horrifying depictions of how evil corrupts and visceral demonstrations of the consequences of evil. The film was bookended with the supporting of a court case where a Catholic priest was tried for the death of Emily Rose after the failure of exorcism.
8. Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer
It has been 30 years since Henry remains a bone-chilling Portrait of a Serial Killer. The film is a loose adaptation of the story of 600 confessed murders of Henry Lee Lucas. The convict claimed that he committed roughly one murder a week between his releases from prison in 1975 to his arrest in 1983. Lucas was convicted of 11 murders, but law enforcement officers and other investigators have overwhelmingly rejected his claims of having killed hundreds of victims.
The movie protagonist was portrayed by Michael Rooker of the Yondu Fame (Guardians of the Galaxy) that showcased his confessions of his killings over a time period of an eight-year frame, although in real life the investigators learned that he had nothing to do with most of the crimes he admitted to.
9. From Hell
From Hell is a graphic novel by writer Alan Moore and artist Eddie Campbell, originally on the famous account killer Jack The Ripper. The novel depicted several true events surrounding the murders, although portions have been fictionalised, particularly the identity of the killer. In true account, the killer wasn’t found.
One day men will look back and say I gave birth to the Twentieth Century. — Jack the Ripper, 1888
In many ways, it was very true to life, particularly in its recreation of White chapel and its portrayal of the everyday lives of its citizens. The Hughes Brothers were the perfect creators who spent a great deal of time and effort towards recreating White chapel and the various murder scenes. The work certainly paid off, as From Hell can certainly claim to have the most authentic sets ever designed for a Ripper movie.
From the recreation of Christ Church to the Ten Bells to the depiction of everyday life in White-chapel, most everything was spot-on. Abberline in From Hell is a mix between the real Abberline and a self-proclaimed psychic named Robert James Lees. Lees did in fact exist and made his services available to Scotland Yard during the investigation, though they never took him up on his offer. Many people were surprised to learn that the roles of Frederick Abberline and Mary Kelly were filled by American actors, Johnny Depp and Heather Graham.
Jeffrey Dahmer was a serial killer who killed 17 men and his series of murders were put to a stop in 1991 when he was finally caught. The Cannibal man was the acute result of borderline personality disorder and schizophrenia but was found legally sane at his trial, convicted of 16 of the murders. TV shows and movies were written on Dahmer as he was the next best thing besides Hannibal. However, there is a particular favorite of the viewers a 2002 standalone film. This film starred Jeremy Renner as the antagonist while Bruce Davison acted as his father. It followed him as a socially awkward man with a troubled childhood which then descended into madness with his killing fervor.