“Based on a true story.” “Based on actual events.” What does that even mean anymore? Really, what did it ever mean? So many films make that claim with absolutely no merit what so ever. It has been hard to tell whether or not there was actually an incident at all.
That being said, there are lots of films that actually come from history. Sometime real life is more disturbing than the fiction it creates.
I want to take a look at some of the most interesting cases and the films they helped inspire. Yes, spoilers abound. In the end, I’d like you be the judge on whether truth is more horrifying than fiction…