Did you know these horror films were based on true events?
There’s nothing scarier than a horror movie that’s based on true events, with everything from known serial killers to enigmatic, metaphysical experiences making it hard for you to sleep at night. Nevertheless, since the macabre is our most beloved genre, we all possess that unnerving craving to choose a film that goes bump in the night, so why not peruse our “horror movies for sale” section and select one that will make you want to lock your doors tonight?
The Amityville Horror (1979)
While the 1970s is famous for the rise of disco and bell-bottomed jeans, the iconic era also gave life to a pop culture flick that would forever be worshiped within the horror genre. The Amityville Horror is a tragic film that follows the tale of a gruesome mass murder in a demon-infested house filled with menacing, shadowy figures and while this book-to-movie memoir is every horror aficionado’s dream, shivers are likely sent right up the spine when fans discover that many of the details are based on true events.
It has been said that evil lies within the walls of the colonial mansion which resides in the small town of Amityville, Long Island, New York. The estate became a massacre site after Ronald J. DeFeo Jr. murdered six members of his family in 1974, allowing the Lutz family to purchase the home at a drastically reduced price 13-months-later. Lasting only 28 days because of the unnerving paranormal activity, the Lutz’ got out like the house suggested and told the world their story about living amongst oozing walls and levitation. So, while there are still many people that question the tale’s validity, none have been able to prove the celestial phenomenon to be fake, forcing the home to re-sell five times since, way below market value.
The Conjuring (2013)
It seems that the roaring ‘70s was the decade of macabre happenings, with yet another paranormal phenomenon that only recently manifested into a horror movie for sale on our website! Following the accounts of supernatural investigators and demonologists Lorraine and Ed Warren, this spectral franchise commences with the tale of a secluded farmhouse where evil has made its presence known.
The inspiration for The Conjuring really took off when a case recording from the Warrens revealed the story of the Perron family and the escalated haunting that took place over their 10 years living in Harrisville, Rhode Island. The main ghost ravaging the family was Bathsheba Sherman, a farmer’s housewife that was known in local folklore to be a worshiper of the occult. However, public records also showed eight generations of suicide, rape, and recorded deaths on the property since the start of its construction.
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