Annabelle from “The Conjuring” isn't the only doll with a terrifying real-life backstory: “Robert” also has a paranormal legacy, which inspired the “Child's Play” films.
When you think of The Conjuring, James Wan's horror hit from last summer, most people probably think of the Annabelle doll, a terrifying doll who haunts a pair of young women.
Horror films are often filled with decapitations, amputations, disembowelment, and more, but we tend to remember some of them as showcasing more brutality than they actually do. Here are seven more examples of horror films that opted for atmosphere over arterial spray.
When a horror film sports the tagline "Based on a true story" or "Inspired by actual events," the terror quotient almost always goes up, and the films often does big box office numbers.
The idea of the creepiest doll EVER staring at you from across the living room is totally horrifying... but also kind of tempting, isn't it? Find out how you can bring her home.
Remember the days when Halloween costumes consisted of little more than an ill-fitting plastic mask and a very flammable plastic smock?
Filmmaker Travis Betz is annoyed that the Hollywood movie machine is remaking every movie that "touched his heart." In an act of passive protest, Betz decided to "remake their remake out of paper."
Back in March, we ran a piece showcasing ten terrifying movies based on actual events, and due to positive reader response, we're now proud to bring you ten more horror films that take a cue from reality.
The thrill of a good horror movie is feeling immersed in the intensity of a dangerous situation, all the while knowing that it’s all just a work of fiction. But what happens when that rush of cinematic fear is prefaced with “based on a true story?” You no longer have the comfort of calming your nerves with “it’s all just make-believe.” For movie studios, the hype that surrounds a horror film that claims to be based on a true story results in box office gold.