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ONTD Original: Horror Films Based On TRUE STORIES

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I'm always a sucker for horror movies that claim to be "based on true events." Whether they're about spectres, slashers, or are creature features, here are six horror films to make that very claim. What do you think?

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Deliver Us from Evil

Based on the true story of Ralph Sarchie, a former NYPD sergeant in the South Bronx, who also does exorcisms as a Catholic Christian demonologist. He wrote a book about his work called Beware the Night, which became the basis for the film.

Eric Bana and Olivia Munn, both who appear in the film, claimed to have seen exorcism footage from Sarchie. Bana tried to convince Munn to not watch the footage; Munn said at Wondercon, "I said, ‘If I can’t see them, then I have to see them,’ and I watched them and [Bana] was right. I watched half of one and I cried and then I kept the lights on and then they’re still on.”

In 2014, Sarchie claimed that demonic possessions were on the rise. He's since retired from the force, but still goes after "demonic infestation[s] around the city."


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There were a lot more I could have added, but maybe I'll do a part II sometime. That said... CREEPY POST!!!! And of course, favorite horror-movie-based-on-real-life-events post!!!
*Thank you to zyuranger for the image header!!! ❤❤❤
Tags: creepy post, film - horror, ontd original, what is the truth
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