Based On A True Story: 20 Creepy Movies That Will Scare The Sh*t Out Of You!


Get ready to freak out! Here are 20 movies that brought the creepiest urban legends to life! All these titles are based on true stories.

1. Black Christmas

During their Christmas break, a group of sorority girls are stalked by a stranger.

Based on: The Babysitter and the Man Upstairs

IMDb: 7,2

2. Urban Legend

A college student suspects a series of bizarre deaths are connected to certain urban legends.

Based on: Killer in the Backseat & Aren’t You glad You Didn’t turn on the Light

IMDb: 5,5

3. When a Stranger Calls

During a babysitting gig, a high-school student is harassed by an increasingly threatening prank caller.

Based on: The Call is Coming From Inside the House

IMDb: 5,1

4. Bunnyman

A couple of dimwitted teens get chased by a killer dressed in a bunny suit.

Based on: The Legend of Bunny Man

IMDb: 3,0

5. Campfire Tales

A group of teens entertain themselves by telling an anthology of famous urban legends with a modern twist; including make-out-point, monsters, psychopaths, and ghosts.

Based on: Various, including “People Can Lick Too”

IMDb: 5,9

6. Bloody Mary

When a group of psychiatric hospital nurses invoke the spirit of Bloody Mary-a supposed urban myth-the slaughter begins. First, a young nursing assistant disappears, her body never found. Now, patients are turning up dead-battered beyond recognition, soaked in blood, their eyes ripped out. Mary's wrath has begun. Freed from her eternal prison behind the mirror's reflection, she unleashes a murderous, maniacal fury upon the asylum. Moving at will through mirrors, she strikes when her victims are unsuspecting, defenseless, and alone. Bloody Mary's legend is real, her vengeance is fatal, and to free her, all you have to do is say her name.
Based on: Bloody Mary

IMDb: 3,6

7. I Know What You Did Last Summer

Four young friends bound by a tragic accident are reunited when they find themselves being stalked by a hook-wielding maniac in their small seaside town.

Based on: The Hook

IMDb: 5,7

8. The Hitcher

A young man who escapes the clutches of a murderous hitch-hiker is subsequently stalked by the hitcher and framed for his crimes.

Based on: The Vanishing Hitchhiker

IMDb: 7,3

9. Alligator

A baby alligator is flushed down a Chicago toilet and survives by eating discarded laboratory rats injected with growth hormones. The small reptile grows gigantic, escapes the city sewers, and goes on a rampage.

Based on: Sewer Alligator

IMDb: 5,9

10. Candyman

The Candyman, a murderous soul with a hook for a hand, is accidentally summoned to reality by a skeptic grad student researching the monster's myth.

Based on: The Legend of Candyman

IMDb: 6,6

11. The Burning

A former summer camp caretaker, horribly burned from a prank gone wrong, lurks around an upstate New York summer camp bent on killing the teenagers responsible for his disfigurement.

Based on: Cropsey& The Green Man

IMDb: 6,5

12. Carved

A suburban town in Japan is the victim of what is supposedly just an urban legend, a woman's spirit with a horribly disfigured face who is intent on kidnapping children for unknown reasons.

Based on: The Legend of Kuchisake-onna

IMDb: 5,5

13. Boogeyman

A young man tries to deal with the childhood terror that has never stopped haunting him.

Based on: The Bogeyman

IMDb: 4,2

14. Christine

A nerdish boy buys a strange car with an evil mind of its own and his nature starts to change to reflect it.

Based on: The Death Car

IMDb: 6,7

15. The Forest

A woman goes into Japan's Suicide Forest to find her twin sister, and confronts supernatural terror.

Based on: The Legend of the Suicide Forest

IMDb: 4,8

16. Close Encounters of the Third Kind

Roy Neary, an electric lineman, watches how his quiet and ordinary daily life turns upside down after a close encounter with a UFO.

Based on: UFOs & Alien Abduction Legends

IMDb: 7,7

17. The Last Broadcast

A film crew ventures into the forest in search of the mythical 'Jersey Devil'.

Based on: The Jersey Devil

IMDb: 5,4

18. The Mothman Prophesies

A reporter is drawn to a small West Virginia town to investigate a series of strange events, including psychic visions and the appearance of bizarre entities. 

Based on: The Mothman

IMDb: 6,5

19. Slenderman

In a small town in Massachusetts, a group of friends, fascinated by the internet lore of the Slender Man, attempt to prove that he doesn't actually exist - until one of them mysteriously goes missing.

Based on: Slender Man

IMDb: 3,2

20. Teeth

Still a stranger to her own body, a high school student discovers she has a physical advantage when she becomes the object of male violence.

Based on: Vagina Dentata Myths

IMDb: 5,4

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