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If You’re Loving “Baby Reindeer”, Watch These 10 Other Netflix Horror Movies Based on Terrifying True Stories

Some of the scariest stories that we can ever imagine are actually based on real life. Whether it’s real-life people, true stories, or actual crimes, these tales are often some of the spookiest cinema because they did actually happen.

A creepy Zac Efron portrays the prolific serial killer who targeted young women during the 1970s. The film is based on a tell-all book by Elizabeth Kloepfer, who was Bundy’s one-time fiance.

Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile

Nicolas Cage and John Cusack lead a talented cast in this serial killer thriller. Based on the true-life story of Robert Hansen who was also known as the Butcher Baker, this film tells the story of the man who assaulted and murdered women near Anchorage by hunting them down.

The Frozen Ground

Did you know that real-life events inspired this 1960s Hitchcock horror classic? The film was based on a short story of the same name. Both the film and story were inspired by an incident in Bodega Bay, California, where residents were subjected to violent and sudden attacks by birds.

The Birds

This Spanish film is loosely based on the unsolved mystery of a teenager who died in 1991 after performing a seance at her school. The film includes texts, an emergency phone call, and police reports discussing the supernatural happenings.


While this British horror flick has not been tied to any particular one particular story, if you are familiar with the unsolved mystery of the Yuba County Five, it’s hard not to see the similarities.

The Ritual

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