Horror movies are the best when it comes to raising the breath and anxiety of the audience as they have a great mixture of terror, mystery, and unpredictability. But do you know that all the films are not the result of creativity only; there are some movies which are inspired by real-life exorcism movies. If you haven’t seen these real-life exorcism movies then here is your guide to them. The following are the best horror movies based on real exorcism.
1. The Amity Ville Horror (2005)
The film had a dark plot as the story revolves around the life of a family in a house, which they newly bought but stayed there only for 28 days. 13 months before their moving-in the residing family was brutally killed and their spirits were still haunting the newly moved in the family. The movie has been made into a sequel due to its massive success.
True Story- the story follows the experience of the luts family who shifted to 112 ocean avenue in the suburban area of amity Ville and experienced a horrific experience for 28 days.
2. The Exorcist (1973)
Storyline – The film traces the story of two priests, who tries to exorcise a demon that has possessed a 12-year-old girl. This movie is the most horrifying movie of all time and almost every exorcism movie is inspired by it you can watch such movies and tv series if you are interested.
True event- the movie is inspired by a real-life event of an exorcism performed on a 13-year-old boy in Mount Rainier. This news was published in many newspapers back then and the details of the family were not disclosed in order to protect their privacy. But after many years of research, it was found that exercise was conducted in St. Louis. There is some evidence which points toward the fact, that the boy’s behavior was not as terrifying, abnormal, or supernatural as was portrayed in the movie. Another remarkable difference between the movie and the real-life event is that no priest died in the process of exorcism.
3. The Exorcism of Emily Rose (205)
Storyline- In this film, a priest is trialed for the death of a woman, on which he performed an exorcism. The story is told through flashbacks to the past and present events, which raises hype and suspense.
True event- the film is based upon the life of a 16-year-old German girl, Anneliese Michel. She suffered from symptoms of demonic possession and did self-abuse, starvation, demonic vision until 1975. Two priests performed an exorcism for 10 months and exorcise about 100 demons from it.
4. The possession (2012)
Storyline- The story starts with the girl buying an antique box to place her collectibles and valuables but in that box dwelled a dark ancient spirit who possessed the girl and corrupt her and harassed her family. Her father rejoins with her ex-wife (the girl’s real mother) to find a way to save their daughter from the spirit and end the cure.
True event- the whole plot of the movie is inspired by the true struggle of a family in the United States who bore the brunt of the devious possession till the 29 days.
5. The Haunting In Connecticut (2009)
Storyline – To stay near the doctor for the caring of their ill son, Matt, the Campbell family moves to Connecticut. There, they become the target of a mortuary haunter. The horror depicted in this movie was appreciated by a lot of people.
True event- The movie is loosely based upon the real-life story of Al and Carmen Snedeker who lived in the former funeral parlor for many years.
6. The Rite (2011)
Storyline – The story follows the life of a priest’s experience in training exorcism while in Rome.
True event- It was based upon the experience of the father Gary Thomas who was gone for training in Rome with a veteran clergy of the practice.
7. The Devil Inside (2012)
Storyline – The story follows the life of an Italian woman who becomes involved in a series of unauthorized exorcisms during her mission to discover what happened to her mother, who allegedly did cold blood murdered three priests who did her own exorcism.
True event- inspired by several real-life exorcismevents.
8. Deliver Us From Evil (2014)
Storyline- The film follows the quest of a New York top cop, who in order to protect his city from evil processions team up with a priest who is trained and experienced in exorcism practices.
True event- the film is based o the life of the New York policemen Ralph Karachi who paired with a Hungarian priest when he is pulled into a case.