8 Terrifying movies based on real stories

Fire in the Sky (1993): Based on the experiences of Travis Walton, who claimed to have been abducted by aliens in 1975, this film recounts his mysterious disappearance and subsequent return

The Amityville Horror (1979): Inspired by the chilling experiences of the Lutz family in their new home, where sinister forces are at play following a tragic massacre, this film taps into the horrors

A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984): Wes Craven s iconic horror flick takes inspiration from real-life reports of Southeast Asian refugees experiencing nightmares leading to sudden death.

Annabelle (2014): The terrifying tale of a cursed doll, Annabelle, draws from the alleged haunting associated with a real Raggedy Ann doll, believed to be possessed by a malevolent spirit.

Winchester (2018): Based on the enigmatic Winchester Mystery House and its eccentric heiress, Sarah Winchester, this film delves into the eerie legend surrounding the sprawling mansion

Deliver Us From Evil (2014): Inspired by the experiences of real-life NYPD officer Ralph Sarchie, this film follows his encounters with demonic entities while investigating crimes in New York City

The Conjuring (2013): Drawing from the case files of paranormal investigators Ed and Lorraine Warren, this film chronicles their harrowing investigation into the haunting of the Perron family home

The Possession (2012): Inspired by a real-life eBay listing for a purportedly haunted dybbuk box, this film explores the sinister consequences of unwittingly unleashing an ancient evil spirit