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Favorite “based on a true story” horror flicks

Posted: Mon May 11, 2009 6:16 am
by sherbetbizarre
Stranger Than Fiction

Entertainment editor Matt Barone suspends all disbelief for his nine favorite “based on a true story” horror flicks.
http://www.king-mag.com/online/?p=11547&page=1

Posted: Mon May 11, 2009 12:09 pm
by VampireKen
I love what they say about the sequels.

Posted: Mon May 11, 2009 12:27 pm
by Chichibcc
How in the world did The Return of The Living Dead (1985) make this list??? :roll:

This is one of my favorie scary movies from when I was younger (despite that fact that it is one of the few films in my life that chilled me to the bone and made it impossible for me to sleep after watching it), but I'm not buying the "true story" thing with that one. Too out there.

I think the list should have been named "favorite horror films rumored to be based on a true story"-that would have been more accurate, in my opinion.

Posted: Mon May 11, 2009 12:39 pm
by Jetstar3D
Ummm, yeah why is 'Return of the Living Dead' on that list? And as for 'Texas Chainsaw Massacre', the film was inspired by the story of Ed Gein, not at all based on the case. Also I was pleased to see 'Audrey Rose' mentioned, it's a very good yet under rated movie.

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Posted: Tue Sep 28, 2010 8:21 am
by sherbetbizarre
Jetstar3D wrote:Also I was pleased to see 'Audrey Rose' mentioned, it's a very good yet under rated movie.
I'm sure it was due a remake, but - probably thankfully - it never materialzed.

Anyone else seen it?

Re: Favorite “based on a true story” horror flicks

Posted: Tue Sep 28, 2010 9:21 am
by Dan the Damned
Is "Audrey Rose" the one about that nutcase who had a baby that turned out to be a demon? Or am I getting it confused with "Rosemary's Baby"?

Re: Favorite “based on a true story” horror flicks

Posted: Tue Sep 28, 2010 12:18 pm
by Howard64
That is Rosemary's Baby you are thinking of.

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Posted: Tue Sep 28, 2010 1:15 pm
by Shawn
sherbetbizarre wrote:
Jetstar3D wrote:Also I was pleased to see 'Audrey Rose' mentioned, it's a very good yet under rated movie.
I'm sure it was due a remake, but - probably thankfully - it never materialzed.

Anyone else seen it?


i downloaded it recently, but saw it when it first came out. I also own the book. Very good movie. and i love Anthony Hopkins and Marsha Mason!

Re: Favorite “based on a true story” horror flicks

Posted: Tue Sep 28, 2010 1:18 pm
by Shawn
Dan the Damned wrote:Is "Audrey Rose" the one about that nutcase who had a baby that turned out to be a demon? Or am I getting it confused with "Rosemary's Baby"?

Dan, Audrey Rose is about a man who loses his wife and child in a fiery car crash, then years later finds out his daughter was reincarnated in a little girl who just happens to be reliving her past life death...sort of. Anthony Hopkins plays the man and Marsha Mason plays the girls mother.

Re: Favorite “based on a true story” horror flicks

Posted: Tue Sep 28, 2010 5:31 pm
by Dan the Damned
Sounds real familiar. Must have seen it.

Re: Favorite “based on a true story” horror flicks

Posted: Tue Sep 28, 2010 5:32 pm
by BillyCigars
....or not. BUT I'm sure its on DVD somewhere in your house, LOL!

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Posted: Tue Sep 28, 2010 5:45 pm
by High Hopes
And as for 'Texas Chainsaw Massacre', the film was inspired by the story of Ed Gein, not at all based on the case.


Well......In some part yes. But there was in fact a real chainsaw massacre here in Texas, It happened in Kerville. My wife's Aunt and uncle lived there at the time in the early 70's. They are not the type for telling stories. Folks you must remember that you cant believe everything that Hollywood and the internet provides you with. the old slaughter house still stands down there. in all if i remember correctly 8 people were murdered by a freak down there. Kerville likes to keep a tight lid on it. I guess they didnt want there own Amityville saga down there. but yes there in fact a Massacre here in Texas. What they got from the Ed Gein story was the wearing of human flesh. Thats about it.

Re: Favorite “based on a true story” horror flicks

Posted: Wed Sep 29, 2010 12:05 pm
by FizzGigg
I have always enjoyed the 70's movie, "The Town That Dreaded Sundown".
The film is a bit funny with the bluegrass music, and characters being backwoods, but the thought of this man killing these people the way he did is chilling.
I did some research on the killer, and the story itself is very scary the way he would hide in the shadows, and attack.
I have been hoping for a remake of this movie.

Re: Favorite “based on a true story” horror flicks

Posted: Fri Oct 01, 2010 12:00 pm
by Shawn
I just watched "Lets Scare Jessica To Death".....creepy. But a good older flick. 1974 I think?

Re: Favorite “based on a true story” horror flicks

Posted: Wed Apr 03, 2013 12:02 pm
by sherbetbizarre
Looks like this won't be based on a true story anymore...
First plot details on “THE TOWN THAT DREADED SUNDOWN” remake

As if taking off from the glorious ending of Charles B. Pierce’s original eerie account of true life 1946 murders, the Ryan Murphy-produced remake of THE TOWN THAT DREADED SUNDOWN will get a bit meta, incorporating the original in its present-day scenario.

Actress Addison Timlin will lead the film as Jami, “a young girl who survives a copycat massacre at the film’s annual tribute screening and sets out to solve the mystery of who’s recreating the unsolved Sackhead murders, using clues from her own past.”

Director Alfonso Gomez-Rejon, who stylishly shined all over AMERICAN HORROR STORY: ASYLUM is set to make his feature debut with the redo, and along with Murphy, will hopefully bring some oddity to the proceedings. Pierce’s original is a strange one in itself, see-sawing from a honky tonk comedic tone to raw, and often brutal stalk-and-kill sequences and even mixing the two with death-by-trumpet. It wonderfully wraps up with the sackhead killer getting in line for the 70s film about his own violent exploits in the 40s in Texarkana.

Happily, the original will be getting its long overdue DVD/Blu release later this year in surely excellent form from the folks at Scream Factory.
http://www.fangoria.com/new/first-plot- ... wn-remake/

Re: Favorite “based on a true story” horror flicks

Posted: Sat Apr 06, 2013 6:45 am
by Rokiisun
Silent hill was loosely based on a true story...
There really is a ghost town in Centralia, PA where underground fires
still exist to this day, but it was caused by human error - not the creepy
way it occurred in the film.

Re: Favorite “based on a true story” horror flicks

Posted: Mon Apr 08, 2013 5:06 am
by Julabard
Return of the Living Dead!

Re: Favorite “based on a true story” horror flicks

Posted: Fri Apr 26, 2013 9:18 pm
by Mictros
The Entity was one of my fave movies based on a true story. It's also my "go-to" movie when peeps say that all horror involves an attic, a basement, or an old house. This story takes place in a one level tract house!

Re: Favorite “based on a true story” horror flicks

Posted: Mon May 13, 2013 5:55 am
by devilbustedinct
Shawn wrote:I just watched "Lets Scare Jessica To Death".....creepy. But a good older flick. 1974 I think?
Ya, a classic cheapy but nice and creepy. I live right down the road from where they filmed it. The house was built for the film and is in Old Saybrook and the town featured in the film is the next town over, Essex. I passed it on Sat and snapped a couple photos. The place is in sad shape. You used to be able to go in it, but looks way to dangerous now. The whole area is still creepy. The tower is painted yellow because the used it for a scene in a Julia Roberts movie about ten years ago, but I don't know which one. It was raining so the pics aren't to vibrant. If you haven't seen the movie it's worth a look. Hope you enjoy the photos.

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Re: Favorite “based on a true story” horror flicks

Posted: Mon May 13, 2013 7:47 am
by sherbetbizarre
Cheers for these DB. Saw LSJTD at a cinema last month, the print was turning pink but it was still good to see it again!