There is the best way to ensure that your horror movie is going to do well, is to put a tagline saying “Based on a TRUE STORY” which is the possible medium of publicity. In any case, while some movies are using this technique for promotions and market their wares better, the reality remains that the first event did happen and they were actually pretty damn creepy.
Here we’ve given some horror movie characters and the real people who inspired them!
The Texas Chainsaw Massacre
The scandalous Ed Gein was known to have made things like lights and necklaces out of the bodies of twelve people. The character of Leatherface from Texas Chainsaw Massacre was inspired by him.
Roland Doe was a mysterious kid, the ministers of the Roman Catholic Church performed a series of expulsions in the 40s. The story of The Exorcist, and particularly Regan’s ownership, was motivated by these occasions.
The Amityville Horror
In 1975, the Lutz family moved into a house which was already the zone of a murder. Namely, Robert DeFeo had murdered 6 members of his family. When the Lutzes moved into the house, they reported several paranormal happenings, forcing them to finally move out, and giving rise to a number of books and movies.
The Girl Next Door
This film was inspired by the act of demonstrations of Gertrude Baniszewski who, along with her children and her friends, confined and tortured a girl named Sylvia Likens to death in her basement.
This is a popular horror movie known worldwide. A family moved into a house which was already haunted. After some time, strange things started happening, mostly paranormal. The Perron family call on supernatural investigators Ed and Lorraine Warren for assistance. Based on the true story of the Warrens.
The Exorcism of Emily Rose
In 1968, Anneliese Michel began to encounter devilish visualizations while praying. At the point when given to specialists, they chose to run with an expulsion, as she claimed to be hearing the voice of the devil. These events inspired the movie, where Anneliese was renamed, Emily Rose.
Anthony Hopkins played Father Lucas in this film, a role based on Father Carmine De Filippis, who was known to have seen and played out an expulsion on a young, possessed lady.
The Haunting in Connecticut
Another movie dealing with the supernatural happenings surrounding a family moving into a new house, this film was based on the story of the Snedeker family. Within a short period of moving, the family started experiencing a malevolent force that would wreak havoc with their minds and bodies.
Adolfo de Jesús Constanzo was an American serial killer, drug and cult leader of an infamous gang called Los Narco-satanicos. They did a whole lot of fucked up shit for transporting drugs safely, including performing human sacrifices. This movie is based on them.
The entire movie deals with the problem caused by an incomplete evil doll that threatens a family. The doll really exists, sitting in a gallery of Warren’s own making with a sign expressly saying ‘don’t touch’.