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The Haunting in Connecticut True Story

Does "Based on True Events" Make You More Interested in a Scary Movie?

This weekend's release of The Haunting in Connecticut is supposedly based on the story of a real-life family that moved into a home only to find that it was formerly a funeral parlor and is now haunted.

When horror flicks are advertised as fictionalizing "true events," it inevitably sends me to the Internet for some answers. A lot of the time it turns out to be a pretty nebulous claim like in the case of The Strangers, which was marketed as being "inspired by a true story" but that turned out to be only semi-accurate.

So what do you think? In the case of scary movies, is it all the more intriguing when it's supposedly based on a true story?

Photo courtesy of Lionsgate

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