Terrifying Movies Based on True Events

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16. Jaws (1975)
> Directed by: Steven Spielberg
> Starring: Roy Scheider, Robert Shaw, Richard Dreyfuss
> Domestic box office: $260 million
> Based on: The exploits of shark hunter Frank Mundus

Source: Courtesy of Newmarket Films

17. Monster (2003)
> Directed by: Patty Jenkins
> Starring: Charlize Theron, Christina Ricci, Bruce Dern
> Domestic box office: $34.5 million
> Based on: Serial killer Aileen Wuornos

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18. My Friend Dahmer (2017)
> Directed by: Marc Meyers
> Starring: Ross Lynch, Alex Wolff, Anne Heche
> Domestic box office: $1.4 million
> Based on: Serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer

Source: Courtesy of Lions Gate Films

19. Open Water (2003)
> Directed by: Chris Kentis
> Starring: Blanchard Ryan, Daniel Travis, Saul Stein
> Domestic box office: $30.6 million
> Based on: Disappearance of Tom and Eileen Lonergan in the Coral Sea

Source: Courtesy of Paramount Pictures

20. Psycho (1960)
> Directed by: Alfred Hitchcock
> Starring: Anthony Perkins, Janet Leigh, Vera Miles
> Domestic box office: $32 million
> Based on: Serial killer Ed Gein

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