10 Famous Horror Movies That Inspired Real Life Murders
For as long as the cinematic medium has been around, moral watchdogs have long sought to expose the allegedly deleterious effects of violent movies on the impressionable young mind.
As the most graphic and explicit of genres, it’s not really surprising that horror films represent a perennial target for parents groups and censorship boards alike. Indeed, people were blaming genre films for actual violence before sound motion pictures were commonplace – as early as 1928, murderers were citing flicks like the the lost(?) Lon Chaney vehicle London After Midnight as scapegoats for their horrendous crimes.