Behind the Horror: True Stories That Inspired Horror Movies (Paperback)
Behind the Horror: True Stories That Inspired Horror Movies (Paperback)

Behind the Horror: True Stories That Inspired Horror Movies (Paperback)

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Which case of demonic possession inspired The Exorcist? What horrifying front-page story generated the idea for A Nightmare on Elm Street? Which film was based on the infamous skin-wearing murderer Ed Gein?

Unearth the terrifying and true tales behind some of the scariest Horror movies to ever haunt our screens, including the Enfield poltergeist case that was retold in The Conjuring 2 and the serial killers who inspired Hannibal Lecter in The Silence of the Lambs.

Behind the Horror dissects these and other bizarre tales to reveal haunting real-life stories of abduction, disappearance, murder, and exorcism.

Accessible and authoritative entries clearly set out the key details of each true crime story, revealing the evidence and essential details that have inspired your favorite horror movie characters and scenes.

Photo sections within the book help put faces to names and bring descriptions to life - putting the terrifying true crime tales alongside images from the movies. Get ready to see your favorite horror movies in a new light, including: 

  • Jaws
  • The Exorcist
  • Scream
  • Silence of the Lambs
  • Nightmare on Elm Street
  • The Conjuring
  • The Lighthouse
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    Dimensions: 5.13 x 0.73 x 7.81 inches

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