Thats right Tobe Hooper's The Chainsaw Massacre was inspired by true events. The movie was inspired by Edward Gein August 1906-July 1984 was one of the most notorious murderers and body snatches of his day. Killing two women in brutal fashion and many believe his brother years earlier he was known for his eccentricities but little did the people of Plainfield Wisconsin know just how strange his hobbies were. Upon Geins apprehension the authorities were met with a scene the likes of which they had never before witnessed, bowls made from skull caps, all sorts of keepsakes and trophies sitting around his home fashioned from the bodies he had exhumed through the years. The case garner massive notoriety and his story went on to inspire many of our favorite scary movies The Texas Chainsaw Massacre among them. This Gein inspired film Celebrates its 40th anniversary this year with a special screening at Cannes 2014!
If you are like me every time you went into the water after seeing this movie you uttered to yourself, it was only a movie. Well I hate to bring the fear back to you (actually, I enjoy it) Jaws was inspired by true events that took place over an eleven day period in 1916. A great white shark attacked several people over the course those eleven day killing four and injuring one, off the Jersey Shore. The incident was the most reported news of the time, causing mass hysteria over sharks. Jaws was a huge success at the box office as well as the Oscars taking home three of them.
The Lutz family moved into the house of their dreams in December 19, 1975 and twenty-eight days later they were running for their lives claiming that the house was haunted. The six bedroom house had been considered bought cheap at 80,000. It had been abandoned because 13 months earlier a gruesome mass murder took place.Ronald DeFeo Jr. shot and killed six of his family members. There have been families in the home since the Lutz family fled however none of them have experienced the types of huanting activities described by the Lutz Family.
The Exorcist was based on The case of Roland Doe, a young boy from 1949. Of course this movie has a lot of hollywood added to it, the fact is that Roland became very violent and had bouts of telekinesis that required the aid of a Catholic Priest,. It was actually the diary of the attending priest Fr. Raymond Bishop that inspired The Exorcist to be written by William Peter Blatty.
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