Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Real Fear: The Truth Behind The Movies

The real-life inspirations for the horror films Amityville Horror, Poltergeist, Mothman Prophecies, and Silent Hill are examined in this paranormal documentary.

Featuring film clips, interviews, news clips, visits to actual locations, and some ghost hunting, Real Fear: The Truth Behind The Movies gets to the bottom of the inspirations behind a handful of horror films in the style of ghost-hunting TV shows like Ghost Hunters. I particularly enjoyed when the crew visits Point Pleasant, West Virginia, the small town that's the home of the mythical Mothman, who appeared after the collapse of the Silver Bridge that killed 46 people in 1967. The best vignette is when they visit eerie Centralia, Pennsylvania, a ghost town that's the basis for the film Silent Hill. With smoke rising from the ground from an underground coal fire that's been burning for decades, Centralia truly is a town straight from a horror film.

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