"That only happens in the movies!" - Wrong! These horror shockers are supposed to be based on true events.
Even if many horror film fans don't want to believe it: some horror films are based on true events and thus encourage people who believe in the supernatural. Want to see some examples? Have fun!
Possessed by a Demon: The Exorcism of Emily Rose
This film tells of a Girlswho seems to suffer from epileptic seizures. The religious family lets a Exorcism perform. In court, science and faith face each other.
The film was inspired by the German student Anneliese Michelwho died as a result of malnutrition. This case is made special by the fact that before her death a total of 67 Exorcisms were exercised on her. These are known as the "Exorcism of Klingenberg"The court case is considered the basis for this film. The court case is considered the basis for this film.
Demonologists on a Mission: The Visitation Series ("Conjouring")
The Lorraine couple and Ed Warren are asked by a family to look at their house because they believe they are haunted by demons and ghosts. With the help of the couple, they finally succeed in driving them away.
Background: The couple Warren really existed and - just like in the film - were busy Mr. & Mrs. Warren with demons and their expulsion. For the film Lorraine Rita Warren as an advisor (Ed Warren died already in 2013). Among other things, the events from the famous Amityville Horror House taken as a template.
Deadly Game: "Verónica- Playing with the Devil"
1991: the 15-year-old Verónica wants to contact her deceased father with her friends through a Ouija board. On the day of the solar eclipse, the teenagers fatally communicate with a demon, who then comes after them. Verónicas life. Strange things happen on the night of her death.
The film is based on one of the most mysterious deaths in Spanish criminal history. In August 1991, the then 18-year-old Estefania Gutierrez Lazaro. After a seance, she suffered from severe hallucinations and convulsions. She had been medically examined several times, but without any findings. Her parents also allegedly witnessed unexplained incidents.
The detective in charge José Pedro Negri wrote in his police report of "paranormal phenomena" in the flat - for example, of a cross that suddenly turned over or of an intact poster that - as if by magic - was torn apart.
With wine? "The Silence of the Lambs"
Who doesn't know him? Hannibal Lecter, the cannibalistic psychologist and his profiler Starling have written film history. Together they try to make it in "The Silence of the Lambs" Buffalo Bill to hunt them down.
As a template for Buffalo Bill served serial killers Ted Bundy and Ed Geinwho had a penchant for skinning people. Also the relationship between Lecter and Starling is based on true events. For this purpose, the relationship between Ted Bundy and the profiler Robert Keppel used as a template.
Supernatural Investigations: "Deliver Us from Evil"
The New York Police Officer Ralph Sarchie is assigned to a series of inexplicable and unsavoury crimes, in the context of which he is to investigate. Together with an unconventional Priestwho knows the procedure of classical exorcism, he wants to uncover the mysterious cases.
The policemen Ralph Sarchie really exists and he investigated many cases where he believed "Evil" is at work. However, many elements of this film are pure fiction. For example, there was no possessed war veteran and also the strange events in Sarchies family have never taken place in the form depicted. In contrast to the other works mentioned, the connection to reality is rather slight here, ... but nevertheless present.
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