15 Fictional Movies Inspired By Unbelievable Real Life Events
Most films that are based on true events flaunt it in their ad campaign. There are, however, some exceptions to the rule. After all, if you are making a movie about a killer doll or a sociopath vigilante or a giant shark, the fantastic nature of the story probably kills any basis in reality. Yet this is also what makes these unofficial “true story” films so fascinating. Here are 15 fictional movies with narrative roots connected firmly– and unbelievably– to real life.
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Though the movie is only in pre-production, Kevin Smith’s upcoming horror film Tusk warrants mention here. Smith conceived of the idea while discussing this news story on a recent Smodcast. Tusk’s real-life premise– that of a man allowing a lodger to live rent free in exchange for regularly wearing a realistic walrus costume– will get the horror treatment from Smith, who is campaigning to get Michael Parks and Quentin Tarantino to star.