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Was Child’s Play Based on a True Story? Exploring the Rumored Connection Between Chucky and The Robert Doll

As if some of the stories in our genre are not horrible enough, there is one phrase that seems to elevate their mystique – “based on a true story.” One can find easily find stories f...

The Amityville house.

Amityville: Horror or Hoax?

The Amityville Horror is one of the most successful books based on a reportedly true account ever published. The same goes for the feature film adaptation. It is the only one of those cases to spawn a...

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Insane, Horrific True Stories That Somehow Aren’t Movies, Yet

There’s no one phrase that makes people more willing to check out a horror film than the “based on a true story.” At the same time, there are few phrases that cause more arguments among fans. It’s eit...


Angst is a Hidden Gem of Banned Cinema

For me, the most unsettling films are those that subject you to the mind of a killer and force you to follow their every move, almost as though you are an accomplice to their crimes. I first heard of ...

The Texas Chainsaw Massacre. Based on a true story

Five Horror Movies Based on a True Story That Actually Weren’t

If you want to get someone to watch a horror movie, even if they don’t particularly like the genre, tell them it’s based on a true story. Then they’ll want to watch, they’ll want to get all of t...


Backcountry Secures Distribution with IFC

The upcoming horror picture Backcountry – which is based on actual events – recently made its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival. At the time of the film’s deb...


Beware of Bears – Backcountry Will Make its World Premiere at TIFF

The upcoming horror film Backcountry, which is based on actual events, is slated to make its world premiere Monday, September 8 at the Toronto International Film Festival. No word yet on commercial di...