Top 10 Horror Movies That Were Based On True Events !

Ragini MMS

The film of the Ragini MMS franchise was based on true events. Yes, spine chilling events that happened when two lovers decided to stay in an old bungalow while travelling, experienced it.


This is a Malayalam classic directed by Fazil and the movie won National Award too. May be you will remember the film better when we say that it was the original film which got remade into Apthamitra in Kannada. 

O Stri Repu Raa

The movie is based on several events that rocked the rural areas and even metropolitan city like Bangalore. Many people a witch was going around the city and rural areas, who would not attack the houses with writing.


Taking inspiration from the events, Ravi Babu made Avunu and he took some inspiration from Hollywood film, Hollow Man too.


This movie is made based on the serial killer encounters in India and around the world. Ram Gopal Varma produced the film with Vivek Oberoi, Antara Mali and Manoj Bajpai as leads.

The Amityville Horror (1979)

The Amityville House in the USA is still scared about. A newlywed couple entered the place and they encountered supernatural events in the house. It is in New York and the Lutz Family originally reported the events.

The Exorcist (1973)

This is regarded as a true classic in World Cinema when it comes to the Horror genre. It gave nightmares to many who watched the film. It inspired young directors of that time to go for such realistic treatment of the elements that were considered obscene. 

A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984)

The movie is considered fiction but the director, Wes Craven, who is also the writer of the film, said that he based the movie on some true stories that he heard from the people when he was young. 

The Hills Have Eyes (1977)

The film is based on a true story that the director, Wes Craven claimed to have happened in the Middle Ages. Apparently, there lived a Scottish head of a wild clan, Sawney Bean, who murdered and cannibalized a huge number of people in his clan.

The Conjuring (2013)

The best horror film out of the films being made in the genre by many, in recent years. Every year like an annual instalment we have many films coming out these days in the horror genre. But this film, The Conjuring made us all fall for the genre again.