Let's face it—horror movies can be down right terrifying at times, but through all the ghouls, ghosts, and goblins, we've always been able to find solace in the fact that these films are just entertainment and not based on true stories. Right? Well, what if we told you that, perhaps, that sentiment isn't exactly true, and that some of these movies are indeed...based on true stories. True stories as in—these things actually did happen. Little bit more disturbing huh? If you think this reading this is going to cause some nightmares and looking over your shoulder slightly more than normal, then it might be wise to click off. However, if you're in the mood to find out which of these films were/are inspired by very real events, then stick around.
Below we've compiled a list of 41 spooky horror movies based on true stories for you to check out and learn more about.