11 Real-Life Murders That Were Inspired By Horror Movies

From “Scream” to “Friday the 13th,” some of the most famous horror movies of all time have inspired people to commit heinous real-life crimes. The bloody visions of the horror genre have been blamed — fairly or not — for a variety of society’s ills over the years. And while modern understandings of psychology have … Read more

Inside Young Danny Trejo’s Journey From ‘Death Row’ To Hollywood Star

Danny Trejo’s roles in movies like “Heat” and “Con Air” have nothing on his early years of drug dealing in Los Angeles and boxing in San Quentin prison. Charley Gallay/ CineVegas/Getty ImagesDanny Trejo spent 11 years in prison before shooting a single scene. Clad in leather with a muscle-bound body covered in tattoos, Danny Trejo … Read more

Why The Real Demon Valak Is Even Scarier Than ‘The Nun’

Although Valak is depicted in “The Nun” as a habit-wearing spirit, the real demon appears as a child riding a two-headed dragon — at least according to a 17th-century demon-hunting manual. Skeptics are quick to dismiss the veracity of horror movies that claim to be based on real events, but references to the demon Valak … Read more

The Amityville Horror House And Its True Story Of Terror

The quaint-looking house at 112 Ocean Avenue was the scene of the grisly DeFeo murders before the Lutz family claimed to endure paranormal terror there that inspired The Amityville Horror. 1 of 28 The home sits on a canal off the Long Island Sound and has a boat house.Wikimedia Commons 2 of 28 In … Read more

The Real Annabelle Doll’s True Story Of Terror

The true story of the original Annabelle doll began when she terrorized her first owner in 1970, forcing Ed and Lorraine Warren to take her to their Occult Museum for safekeeping. She sits in a glass case bearing a hand-carved inscription of the Lord’s Prayer while a pleasant smile rests on her happy face sitting … Read more