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We watch horror movies because we get the thrill of being scared all while knowing deep down that itโ€™s just a movie and weโ€™re in no real danger. But sometimes, what weโ€™re viewing actually has deep roots in real life. And in the following cases, the true stories are much scarier than the films could ever be. These are 4 Horror Movies Based on Real Events.

4. Borderland Based on Adolfo de Jesus Constanzo

Borderland was a 2007 film by Zev Berman that told the tale of a group of American college students escaping to Mexico for spring break. There, they run into a bizarre set of characters as one of their friends is kidnapped, tortured and then mutilated. They soon realize they’re dealing with more than just kidnappers but also a powerful cult/drug gang, headed by an American serial killer. The friends struggle to survive as they are hunted and killed off one by one. The movie Borderland is scary, and part of it actually happened in real life.

Known as “Los Narcosatรกnicos,” Adolfo de Jesus Constanzo was a Cuban-American serial killer, drug dealer and religious cult leader who abducted and murdered, Mark Kilroy Jr., a University of Texas student when he was visiting Mexico for spring break in 1989.

3. The Haunting in Connecticut Based on Al and Carmen Snedeker

Directed by Peter Cornwell and released in 2009, The Haunting in Connecticut was released to a moderately successful box-office opening. It told the story of the Campbells as they move into a new home to be near a hospital where their cancer-stricken son would be treated. Little did they know, the new house once served as mortuary until it’s traumatic past starts manifesting in violent ways on the family.

While it made for a good scary movie, a real life family in Connecticut suffered through much the same experiences as the fictional Campbells.

Al and Carmen Snedeker moved to Southington, Connecticut to be closer to UCONN hospital because their son was battling cancer. It was June 30, 1986 when they moved into their new home with their young daughter and three sons.

2. The Entity Based on Doris Bither

While The Poltergeist was enjoying box office success, another, lesser-known movie was released at the same time that dealt with a similar theme. Starring award winning actor, Barbara Hershey, the film was called The Entity. It told the story of a young mother named Carla Morran whose life was changed after being repeatedly attacked by unseen forces in her home.

In real life, the story of Carla was inspired from the true story of Doris Bither. Her story also inspired the popular book by Frank De Felitta in 1978 titled The Entity, which was in turn, turned into the movie.

Doris had a young daughter and three sons living with her in Culver City. Soon after she moved in, an elderly lady knocked on her door and told her to leave the house saying she used to live there as a little girl and that there’s was something evil within. While she was shocked at the warning, she did not leave.

1. The Girl Next Door Based on Sylvia Likens

Based of Jack Ketchum’s 1989 book The Girl Next Door, the movie of the same name focuses on the story of a girl named Meg and her sister Susan Loughlin. When their parents died, the sisters were sent to live with their Aunt Ruth and her three sons, Willie, Ralphie and Donny. But it was here when her nightmare would begin. Meg was tortured, raped, beaten and mutilated by her Aunt and her sons. A neighbor named David tried to help her escape but to no avail.

People who have seen the movie both praise it and hate it. The graphic depiction of the crimes and the brutality doled out on Meg is difficult to watch. Yet, what’s even more horrifying is that the story is actually a fictionalized account of a true story that happened to a girl named Sylvia Likens.


It’s one thing to find horror movies entertaining but when you realize that much of what you’ve seen or are watching could be partly true, the term entertainment just takes on a sinister meaning.

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50 Responses to 4 HORROR MOVIES Based On REAL EVENTS

  1. DameOfTheRose says:

    It’s stories like the last one that make me wish I had some creepy superpower where I can manifest as a grim reaper and torture the criminals until they’re left clinically insane or worse

  2. Phoenix Bevan says:

    The last story makes me fucking sick. Humans are terrible.

  3. Bastian P says:

    What that girl went through still haunts me ever since i first watched the documentary , the details in there are far worse. Heaven has to reserve a place for people like her.

  4. Muthafuppinmofo says:

    Why is it women always get leniency while a man would have been executed or sentenced to life without parole for this!!? What a really backwards messed up world we live in…

  5. munobasho9 says:

    All those human sacrifices…. did not protect them…

  6. OWild1Child says:


  7. Josip Tumapa says:

    I watched a documentary of this Gertrude… she really manipulated her kids to torture Sylvia as well.๐Ÿ˜ž

  8. munobasho9 says:

    horrible reality… but good video…

  9. Unknown Lor says:

    Killing is sinful

  10. Toothpick311 says:

    I’ve seen the last movie he spoke of, I’m a 36 year old man and cried during nearly the entire movie because of what was done to the poor girl. It was extremely hard to watch, I finished the movie with the hopes that the girl was able to get out of the house. It wasn’t until recently that I found out it was based on a true story, however, this is the first time I heard a full description of what actually happened. How someone could do something like that is beyond me and it sparks so many feelings, most of them feelings of sadness and anger. I grew being a huge horror movie fan and enjoyed watching movies based on true stories, although I’ve always stayed away from the ones like the girl next door because I couldn’t handle watching something like that knowing it actually happened and that the actual events were likely much worse than what was in the movie. Now, I don’t even watch tv, I sold my tv and even though there is one in the living room I don’t watch it, mainly because there is nothing but junk on it now days and because I find better things to do. I may be a man, but, God blessed me with a heart and I can’t stand bad things happening to people, most times the things that happen to people makes me extremely angry, but also at times it makes me want to cry, especially when it involves a child. I’ve always said that I was blessed and cursed with a heart because I care for others, but also feel huge emotion when something happens to someone. Of course, being a man, although I do not consider it weak when a man cries, I tend to not do it in front of others, for various reasons, but I am certainly not afraid to do it when I’m alone if I see or hear of something that happened to someone. I honestly don’t believe it is right for Hollywood to take the real life horror story of a person and make a movie about it, it very distasteful as well as disrespectful to the person and the family, but then again, it is Hollywood and the only thing they care about is money.

  11. Bri Gita says:

    Background music makes this video very touching.

  12. Joshua Joestar says:

    Paleros are hardcore.

  13. Titus says:

    I was so thinking the excorcism of emily rose to be number1
    is good it this vid wasn’t at all predictable

  14. Orpha Noctilusca says:

    The differences between Palo Mayombe and Santeria is the religion of Santeria uses the forces of light and the members of Palo Mayombe use ther forces of darkness to achieve their goals and magic spells. ย Palero practice extemely strong and powerful black magic. Many members of Santeria avoid being associated with Palo Mayombe. ย Palo Mayombe has its own priesthood and set of rules and regulations. ย Rules and regulations will vary according to the Palo Mayombe house to which an individual has been initiated into.
    Palo Mayombe was integrated as part of the Santeria religion. ย It is an entirely different world, when having an experience outside of the Latin American spiritualism. ย It is rare to find a sincere individual in remote villages throughout Latin America and in the United States.

  15. Cecilia Age of Aquarius says:

    I hope hell serves bloody Marie’s ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜ˆ

  16. just some guy says:

    Is there a movie based on Junko Faruta? Her story is like the Sylvia Lykens story.

  17. FENRISULVEN 1 says:

    and AGAIN with the pussy pass! 14 years WTF!! that evil venomous ugly cockroach CUNT deserved to be tortured for months before killed in the most burtal way! for fucks sakes gender equality right out the window….fucking society!

  18. Slyguy threeonetwonine says:

    Wow, I’m a stronger human being than 90% of these pathetic people in the comment section. I listened to the whole video, and never once felt awful. People need to get with the program, your "feelings" don’t mean shit. But let’s be real, all these people "crying" and shit, are just virtue signalling. They honestly don’t give a single fuck, but they want you to think they do. So you will think they are "good" people. Good thing most people can see right through people that fake.

  19. Bridgette Michelle says:

    Sexy voice๐Ÿ˜Š…scary vid!๐Ÿ˜ฌ

  20. Christian Holmes says:

    I’m having a poo while watching.

  21. Chantelly Lace says:

    nice on the ‘Fatal Frame 3’ image!

  22. Donald Aikides says:

    what the fuck is this shitty law???..how can you release a monster like her?..Skin and dump her in a pile of salt,and let dogs eat her alive

  23. 904 CZV says:

    Great stuff as always scary mysteries!

  24. Doug Zembiec says:

    If possessions and haunting were real people would get James Randis team to test what’s going on and then if it was super natural earn 1 million bucks.

    It’s all bullshit…..

  25. Queeze Brown says:

    Your taking over and shutting Rob Dyke down

  26. Mal Lock says:

    People need to fix their water heaters. Carbon monoxide poisoning.

  27. cody white says:

    the movie,"the girl next door." tragic, tragic, horrible fucking thing, somebody did that to my kid, they better hope the cops get to them before I do

  28. VinessaGaming says:

    I’d kill that first bitch and not give zero fucks!!

  29. juan campos says:

    Great video but the last one pissed me off. Never heard of that story before. How the hell does a lady like that get parole? I bet she wasn’t white, she would had gotten life. I hope that bitch and all those to torture that poor woman burn in hell. Child services shouldn’t be working. I a, surprised with all the complaints, that they sit active. Great video but nobody should suffer like that

  30. munobasho9 says:

    If Gertrude and the kids who helped torture the girl were black…. I bet the sentence would have been heavier and she wouldn’t have gotten out of prison after 14 years….

  31. f3christina mendiola says:

    Are the scary faces necessary? ๐Ÿ˜ฏ

  32. EdgarAllenHoe says:

    I always love the introductions you do. They get me so psyched up to watch the video and they’re very beautifully written. Great video once again ๐Ÿ™‚

  33. WatchYaToesKid says:

    ๐Ÿ˜”๐Ÿ˜”๐Ÿ˜”๐Ÿ˜”๐Ÿ˜”๐Ÿ˜”๐Ÿ˜”๐Ÿ˜”๐Ÿ˜“ great job again but that last one was a mood killer.

  34. MLG Oatmeal says:

    did you know that the shrek halloween special: scared shrekless, is based off of true events.

  35. troynov1965 says:

    That bitch should have been seated in "Old Sparky" instead of getting out of jail in only 14 years. That girls relatives should have hunted down that hag and served her up some mountain justice after she got out.

  36. Dave Halkovic says:

    what’s the name of the background music?

  37. Hey Betsey says:

    9:50 NOSFERATU!

    Just me?

  38. Jesus Perez says:

    That last one is so fucked up

  39. DarkxKittenxofxDeath says:

    The "Sylvia Likens" case still bothers the living Hell out of me to this day. What gets me the most is that petitions were gathered left and right to ensure that she would not be released from jail. Low and behold, the bitch got out early even after being sentenced to serve life in prison. As far as I’m concerned, the judge who let her out early is no better than her and hope she is rotting and suffering in Hell with her entire family; grandkids can be excluded.

  40. Lisa Baynham says:

    That poor girl. Oh my god… that’s absolutely horrific. That woman should have rotted, been tortured in a cell. Proof that there is never justice. Rest peacefully to the victim.

  41. Sarah Tiller says:

    I’m Christian and not supposed to wish harm on anyone… But I hope that last lady and all those kids rot in hell and get everything done to them that they did to Sylvia, only 100x worse.

  42. Brin Hauptmann says:

    "An American Crime" is a vastly superior version of the Sylvia Likens story (Ellen Page played Sylvia and Catherine Keener played Grace). The acting and filmmaking in that movie was far better than "The Girl Next Door", which was OK but was a more mediocre film in comparison.

  43. wisconsin warlock says:

    this nigga channel got sum creepy shit for real idgaf

  44. cheryl stone says:

    i look forward to see your weekly post bravo to your scary mysteries

  45. Rishi Tripathi says:

    that old lady from the last story though….. bitch is a small word for her.

    anyways nice job scary mysteries. new stories and a good research as always. Thumbs up!

  46. Robert ddd says:

    Love your videos . I watch them in bed rite before I sleep ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘

  47. Doris Washington says:

    Awesome video once again!!!! U guys and gals are just fantastic at making great videos. Great topic very interesting as always. Reseach and presentation are incredible I always learn something new. I truly appreciate all the hard work and effort that u put in as well as ur time. Keep up the incredible work. Till next time take care. โ˜บ๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘

  48. J. C B says:

    I remember the M Kilroy thing…he was from the Santa Fe TX area….I was in Texas City nearby….his cousin was actually in my 6th grade class sonwe were in the "inside" of the whole incident. SCARY!

  49. Horror Vacui says:

    jesus dude

  50. Chantelly Lace says:

    nice on the ‘Fatal Frame 3’ image!

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