Top 10 Scary Movies BASED ON REAL LIFE Experiences

Halloween is coming up! So everyones all about the spooky and lets get down to the crazy pranks and scary experiences. As some of you know, I am amazed with haunted, scary and paranormal experience stuff, I did an article a while back (Spooky places you can actually visit!) So I thought id do something similar as that was a hoot! As well as Islands around the world that are dangerous. This time I thought id do something different, its that whole do you or dont you believe in ghosts,? Now I do... but I get that people dont. So I thought id list the top 10 Scary movies BASED ON REAL LIFE experiences to watch this halloween. WARNING SOME GRAPHIC IMAGES MIGHT UPSET SOME PEOPLE 1. The Texas Chainsaw Massacre The movie is based on Edward Theodore Gein also known as The Butcher of Plainfield, was an American murderer and body snatcher. His crimes, committed around his hometown of Plainfield, Wisconsin, gathered widespread notoriety after authorities discovered that Gein had exhumed corpses from local graveyards and fashioned trophies and keepsakes from their bones and skin. With 3 films created, this horror film has hit blockbuster stores and is known as a (strangely) Classic! Spooky! Ed Gein at his arraignment in 1957. 2. The Amityville Horror On November 13, 1974, Ronald DeFeo Jr. shot and killed six members of his family at 112 Ocean Avenue, a large Dutch Colonial house situated in a suburban neighbourhood in Amityville, on the south shore of Long Island, New York. He was convicted of second-degree murder in November 1975. In December 1975, George and Kathy Lutz and their three children moved into the house. After 28 days, the Lutzes left the house, claiming to have been terrorized by paranormal phenomena while living there. 3. The Haunting In Connecticut The movie is based on the snedeker family who on the 30th June 1986 moved to 208 Meriden Avenue in southington, Connecticut. The house was spacious, the rent was cheap and it was near to their Son Phillips hospital. After they had moved in they discovered that back in the 1920s the house used to be a mortuary called The Hallahan Funeral home. It stayed a funeral home for multiple decades. The snedeker family found mortuary equipment in the basement hid behind building materials. 4. Borderland A lot of times, horror movie villains are so evil, so sadistic, and for no reason at all, they seem ridiculous. It just stops being realistic. The 2007 film Borderland, about a group of college kids who stumble upon a human sacrifice cult in Mexico, has that problem, except it’s compounded over a whole group of people. Adolfo Costanzo Some of the objects found at the ranch. MORE INFO 5.Eaten Alive Joe Ball was born in 1896 in San Antonio, Texas. Not much is known about Joe’s childhood. The story of his life seems to begin in Europe during World War I where Joe served as a soldier on the front lines. During prohibition, Joe became a bootlegger and owner of a tavern called The Sociable Inn in Elmendorf, Texas. Joe constructed a pond out back where he kept five alligators as pets. He would charge tourists to see them and to watch him feed live dogs and cats to them. Locals called him the “Bluebeard of South Texas” or “The Alligator Man” but he soon earned the nickname “The Butcher of Elmendorf”. Women in Elmendorf, Texas started disappearing… The only known photograph of Joe Ball More info 6. Zodiac The Zodiac Killer or Zodiac was a serial killer who operated in Northern California from at least the late 1960s to the early 1970s. The killer's identity remains unknown. The Zodiac murdered victims in Benicia, Vallejo, Lake Berryessa, and San Francisco between December 1968 and October 1969. Four men and three women between the ages of 16 and 29 were targeted. The killer originated the name "Zodiac" in a series of taunting letters sent to the local Bay Area press. These letters included four cryptograms (or ciphers). Of the four cryptograms sent, only one has been definitively solved 7.Annabelle The prepossessed doll was originally purchased at a hobby shop by a woman as a gift for her daughter in 1970. Her daughter, Donna, was sharing an apartment with fellow nursing student Angie. It was at their apartment that the doll became a vessel for the little dead girl. Donna and Angie believed that they could live with the doll’s strange quirks, but as time went on her actions became increasingly sinister. At first, her actions were rather benign. The girls would occasionally come home to find her in a different position than when they left her. However, it wasn’t long before they found her in different rooms. Angie and Donna were driven to enlist the help of paranormal investigators when they discovered the doll leaving hand written messages around the apartment that would read “Help Us” and “Help Lou”. That’s when they decided their new roommate had to go. 8.Wolf Creek The true Wolf Creek story happened about two thousand kilometres from Wolfe Creek National Park, and not in Western Australia, but in the Northern Territory. On July 14, 2001, British tourists Peter Falconio (then 28) and Joanne Lees (who in October 2006 finally launched her book, the only true story!) travelled on the Stuart Highway from Alice Springs in the direction of Darwin. It was night time. Roughly half way between Alice Springs and Tennant Creek, just outside Barrow Creek, a mechanic called Bradley John Murdoch managed to make them pull over, and told them that sparks were coming out of the exhaust of their van. Peter went to the back of the van with Murdoch to have a look, and Joanne was asked to rev the engine. She later said she thought she heard a shot. Then Murdoch, holding a gun, came to her window. He bound her hands and dragged her into his four wheel drive. Then he disappeared for a while. It is assumed that he dealt with Peter's body during that time. That's when Joanne managed to escape. She hid in the bush as Murdoch was searching for her with his dog. Eventually he gave up. More info 9.The Girl Next Door This movie is loosely based on what is said to be the most terrible crime of Indiana state. Sylvia Likens was tortured and eventually killed by Gertrude Baniszewski in 1965 and the movie is inspired by it. The murder of Sylvia Likens took place in Indianapolis, Indiana, United States in October 1965. The 16-year-old was held captive, abused and tortured to death over a period of three months by Gertrude Baniszewski, Baniszewski's children, and other neighborhood children. Likens' parents, who were carnival workers, had initially left her and her sister Jenny in the care of the Baniszewski family, paying Gertrude $20 a week to care for the sisters. Sylvia MORE INFO 10. 247 Degrees Fahrenheit 247 Degrees Fahrenheit revolves around four friends who take a short trip to a lakeside cabin for a getaway weekend. The cabin belongs to one of the cast’s uncle ( Uncle Wade). No sooner had the guests arrived than they began making themselves comfortable. Amid the backdrop of some classical music, the viewers are treated to a short sex romp between Michael (Michael Coupon) and Renee ( Christine Ulloa). In the real version, this most likely happened, considering that the actual characters were then barely out of their teenage years and had a whole cabin by themselves. Moving on, later that evening, the four guests have dinner with Uncle Wade while getting acquainted with one another. Sitting down with friends and family for dinner is a typical American habit, so it probably also happened in the real story. But then again it could have been that the producer was only trying to expand his script to give it a more logical flow. However, we tracked down the actual characters in Georgia ( where the actual events unfolded) and they seem not to remember exactly whether or not they had dinner earlier that evening. ( Presumably, they still haven’t yet recovered fully from the traumatic experience). More info REFERENCES https://exemplore.com/paranormal/The-Real-Haunting-In-Connecticut https://alohamisterhand.wordpress.com/2012/03/21/the-girl-next-door-an-american-crime-and-the-murder-of-sylvia-likens/ https://www.realhorrorstories.com/247-degrees-fahrenheit/ http://horrorfilmcentral.com/2015/03/27/real-world-horror-the-truth-behind-borderland/ https://www.scoopwhoop.com/inothernews/horror-movies-based-on-true-stories/#.6mjtzm1kj https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zodiac_Killer http://www.historyvshollywood.com/reelfaces/annabelle/ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sawney_Bean

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