10. Henry-Portrait Of A Serial Killer (1986)

Henry-Portrait Of A Serial KillerThis film manages to be almost a complete biography of Henry Lee Lucas, a perversely murderer, in love with animals, children and bodies, dead ones if there was supposed to be said any more. Incredible but true, the killer confessed over 600 murders while being imprisoned and this story makes the script of the 1986th horror. Thankfully, many of the stories he decided to tell while he was in jail showed to be only inventions of this murderer, but unfortunately, not all of them. Actually, in more then two decades he achieved an unbelievable number of 350 people killed.

After he killed his own mother, Lucas spent 10 years in jail, but he was set free because prisons were to crowded at the moment. Once free, he spent the next years on the streets where he met Ottis Toole, a man who became his friend and accomplice in over 108 murders. Lucas died in prison, in 2001, at the age of 66.

Henry-Portrait Of A Serial Killer was filmed during 1985 but the producers didn’t immediately find a distributor. It was shot in less then a month, with a budget of $110.000, starring Michael Rooker as Henry, Tom Towles as Ottis and Tracy Arnold as Becky – Ottis’ sister.

9. Dead Ringers (1988)

Dead RingersDavid Cronenberg’s film bases on the real story of Stewart and Cyril Marcus, twin brothers that were found dead after they went into withdrawal, both being known as drug addicted.

In the film, a pair of twin gynecologists called Beverly and Elliot Mantle, specialized in fertility problems. Elliot, the aggressive one seduces women they medical treat and after a while he passes them on to his shy brother, Beverly. Beverly falls in love with one of them, Claire. After she leaves the city, Beverly goes through a clinical depression and his life turns very odd. His awkward views of mutant women having monstrous genital organs are just a few of the elements that turn this movie into a true scary horror.

Jeremy Irons plays a double-role in this movie, personifying both twins.

8. The Exorcism Of Emily Rose (2005)

The Exorcism Of Emily RoseThe script of this film comes from the true story of Anneliese Michel, a young lady who died of malnutrition at the end a 6 months long period. During this entire time she was exorcised. Although they brought to the Court several recordings and played the voices of two demons, the priests who used to treat this girl were sentenced to 6 years in jail, as well as the girl’s parents.

The movie shows the trial of priest Richard Moore (played by Tom Wilkinson) who took action in the controversial exorcism ritual, defended by Erin Bruner (Laura Linney). Emily Rose (Jennifer Carpenter) lives her protective home to study in college. One night she has her first terrifying hallucination and she faints. While her panic attack become more and more frequent and brutal, Emily – a convinced catholic – decides to ask the priest to exorcise her.

As the girl dies during the ritual, the priest is accused of imprudence murder.

7. Amityville Horror (2005)

Amityville HorrorAmityville Residence truly exists and the story in the movie presents the true experience Lutz family has gone through when deciding to move in the bloody building. Actually, the Amityville Residence is now for sale and can be bought for $ 1.000.000. But maybe you should watch the movie before you pay the money!

The story is probably the most worldwide famous story of a haunted mansion. The film shows the paranormal experiences of The Lutz after they decided to move into this house where several murders happened.

George Lutz (Ryan Reynolds) and his wife, Kathy (Melissa George) decide to buy this cheap, but wonderful mansion and move in together with their children. Only then they find out that the cheap price came packed with a horrible story. One former owner of the house killed all his family members and then told the police he was told by a demon to act that way. After they begin experiencing several paranormal and scary things in the place, they call a priest to help them get rid of the evil spirits in the house.

6. The Moth Man Prophecies (2002)

Between November 1966 and December 1967, several persons from West Virginia told they had seen a strange creature with the body of a man, huge wings and red eyes. Combined with many paranormal events in the area, this creature inspired a book named The Mothman Propechies, written in 1974 by journalist John. A. Keel. that afterwards inspired the film produced in the year of 2002.

John Klein (Richard Gere), a journalist from Washington Post, to investigate his wife’s – Mary Klein (Debra Messing) – death under mysterious circumstances. Two years after the car accident that caused Mary’s death, John arrives in Point Pleasant but has no idea how did he get there. Soon he finds out from a local police officer (Laura Linney) that unexplained stories are common in the area. Several people described red eyed creatures with wings reliable to those drawn by his wife before she died.

One explication of this phenomenon seems to be that people actually saw a huge sand crane that deviated from its curse. Another theory speaks about a mutant owl and another one says that people in the area were hallucinating after they crashed to a mass hysteria. On the other hand, the Indian tribes in the area have very old legends talking about big, red eyed birds they used to call flying heads.

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