This movie not only inspired several copycat killers, post its release, but it also resulted in the murder of one Miss Myra Davis, who worked on the set of the movie, at the hands of her boyfriend Kenneth Dean Hunt, a Hitchcock obsessive and real-life Psycho. Coincidentally, Myra Davis was also the name of the body double for Janet Leigh’s infamous shower scene.
6. The Amityville Horror
The first Amityville movie was made in 1979 and starred James Brolin. It was also based on a true story. It tells about the story of the Lutz Family moving into a spacious Dutch Colonial house in December 1975, situated in Amityville, a suburb in Long Island, New York. The family bought the property for a bargain price of $80,000. However, the house proved to be far from perfect, as the Lutzes soon experienced terrifying paranormal activities, and had to leave 28 days later. Star James Brolin, who didn’t believe in the Lutzes’ story, experienced a fright while studying the novel for the film. Initially hesitant to take the part, he agreed to do it after his pants fell from their hanger causing him to jump and nearly crash his head through the ceiling. The movie was remade in 2005. Just before filming was due to start, a dead body washed up on shore right by the movie set.