All fiction is, on some level, inspired by the truth, and sometimes the truth is just as weird–and creepy. Despite all the crazy things that people can come up with to make a horror move, sometimes you don’t need to make up all that much. Do a little digging, and there’s usually a trove of eerie stories involving deranged killers, supernatural beasts and the unquiet dead, along with lots of people who will swear up and down that it’s all 100% true. All places have their share of myths and legends, and the more modern ones are usually called “urban legends,” although they can take place in rural areas, too.
Urban legends usually reflect a society’s fears. They usually involve revenge, insanity and violence, and often serve as warnings to stay safe and be on your guard. Like, don’t go home with a hot stranger because you might end up in a bathtub full of ice with a kidney missing.
So we’re taking a look at movies that are inspired by urban legends. And just like the movies are based on the legends, the legends are often based on reality–or some version of it anyway. Take a look and creep yourself out. You might want to read this under the covers, though.
1.) The Hook Hand of Woodland Heights (1990)
2.) I Know What You Did Last Summer (1997)
3.) When a Stranger Calls (1979 and 2006)
4.) Black Christmas (1974)
5.) Bloody Mary (2006)
6.) Candyman (1992)
7.) Carved (2007)
8.) The Exorcist (1973)
9.) The Entity (1982)
10.) The Amityville Horror (1979)
11.) Bunnyman (2011)
12.) The Burning (1981)
13.) Boogeyman (2005)
14.) The Mothman Prophecies (2002)
15.) 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)
Now that you know the “real” tales behind these films, it might be time to look at some cute cat pictures. And make sure your doors are locked. (Not that it matters…)
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