The world is full of horror movies that get the old’ brain thinking, “Could this really happen?” Well, chances are if you think it could be based on reality then it probably holds some water. From Bram Stoker’s Dracula, to the Werewolf of London, to Zombieland, these ideas were based on older legends, but with a modern twist. Well, modern for that time period perhaps…
Without getting off track, here is a list of 10 horror movies that could very well be based on things that actually happened. These are in no particular order and have no particular ranking.
- Night of the Living Dead – This cult classic horror movie thoroughly explains exactly how a zombie apocalypse could happen. A must see for any true zombie apocalypse believer.
- The Lost Boys – California, motor cycles, that carnival atmosphere… Perfect setting for a vampire to go about his or her own business for as long as he or she wants.
- The Wolf Man – Another classic horror film, which highlights the curse of lycanthropy. When the full moon rises, the beast will come out to play…
- Resident Evil – This movie stands out in my mind as the ultimate of conspiracy probabilities that are most likely being conducted as I type these words. Big corporations rule the world, and they are doing things that nightmares are made of. Resident Evil is the perfect example of big brother bringing about the end of the world via zombies.
- Twilight – Ok, I know what you’re thinking… “Really? Twilight?” Just think about the actual story there: A family of vampires trying to live anonymously in a small rural town. I agree that they could have done without the sparkling, but that aside, the story here could be based on a real occurrence. This series of movies features both vampires and werewolves; shedding light on how they come to be and coexist.
- C.H.U.D. – This movie is not a zombie movie per say, however, that doesn’t mean it wasn’t based on the idea that there are cryptids lurking in dark places looking to eat human flesh. C.H.U.D. stands for Cannibalistic Humanoid, Underground Dwellers. That sounds like a zombie conspiracy probability to me.
- Dracula – Be it the classic black and white version, or the 1994 version with Gary Oldman as Vlad Drakul, this movie is a love story that spans centuries. Love conquers all, even vampires.
- The Howling – This series of werewolf based movies highlights different breeds of the creatures; from that classic, old world breed, to an Australian marsupial breed. Highly interesting in the way of showing how little the public really knows about how many kinds of lycanthropy there could be.
- Underworld – Another series of movies featuring both vampires and werewolves. This series shows how the upper echelon of vampires and werewolves go about governing their race, and going to war with each other for total control. Another centuries old love story as the plot progresses; a theme that seems to keep recurring where vampires are concerned.
- 28 Days Later – This movie is so close to being reality, it makes one wonder if it was actually taken from the notes of a very well covered up new story. The virus in this film changes the person infected by it into a mindless killer with a lust to bite those not infected.