Movies that are not really true

This is a list of mockumentaries and movies that claim to be based on or inspired by a true story but are not true at all.
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1.
Paranormal Activity (2007)
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After moving into a suburban home, a couple becomes increasingly disturbed by a nightly demonic presence. (86 mins.)
Director: Oren Peli
 
2.
Paranormal Activity 3 (2011)
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In 1988, young sisters Katie and Kristi befriend an invisible entity who resides in their home. (83 mins.)
 
3.
Paranormal Activity 2 (2010)
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After experiencing what they think are a series of "break-ins", a family sets up security cameras around their home, only to realize that the events unfolding before them are more sinister than they seem. (91 mins.)
Director: Tod Williams
 
4.
Paranormal Entity (2009 Video)
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Prepare to see what is allegedly the "actual footage" of the supernatural events leading up to the 2008 murder of Samantha Finley... (88 mins.)
 
5.
In the Dark (2004)
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In 1984, a hidden crime became a deep, dark secret between friends. Five years later, on Halloween night 1989... (100 mins.)
Director: Slater Kane
“ This one fooled me, I really thought it was true for a while. ” - becca141
 
6.
Haunting of Winchester House (2009 Video)
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A family moves in to look after the Winchester mansion for a few months, and soon find themselves terrorized by vengeful spirits. With the help of a paranormal investigator they'll unravel the mystery of the house. (86 mins.)
Director: Mark Atkins
 
7.
Apollo 18 (2011)
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Decades-old found footage from NASA's abandoned Apollo 18 mission, where two American astronauts were sent on a secret expedition, reveals the reason the U.S. has never returned to the moon. (86 mins.)
 
8.
A Haunting in Salem (2011 Video)
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In this spine-chilling indie horror flick, a sheriff relocates to Salem, Mass., with his family -- only to discover that the house they've moved into is plagued by an ancient curse and haunted by malicious spirits. (86 mins.)
Director: Shane Van Dyke
 
9.
The Amityville Haunting (2011 Video)
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This movie is a 'found-footage' film about the Benson family who move in to the infamous house where... (86 mins.)
 
10.
The Devil Inside (2012)
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In Italy, a woman becomes involved in a series of unauthorized exorcisms during her mission to discover what happened to her mother, who allegedly murdered three people during her own exorcism. (83 mins.)
“ Matthew Peterman and Brent Bell first came up with the idea for the movie when they read an article about the Vatican starting a school for exorcism ” - becca141
 
11.
Death Tunnel (2005)
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For an initiation stunt, five college women are locked in a Kentucky hospital built in 1910 where 63,000 people died from a disease known as the "white plague". Deep under the hospital is the "Death Tunnel" which once were used to secretly remove the dead from the grounds. (97 mins.)
 
12.
The Blair Witch Project (1999)
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Three film students vanish after traveling into a Maryland forest to film a documentary on the local Blair Witch legend, leaving only their footage behind. (81 mins.)
 
13.
Mermaids: The Body Found (2011 TV Movie)
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In 2016, when marine biologist Dr Brian McCormick (Sean C. Michael) stumbled across a recording of mysterious underwater sounds... (82 mins.)
Director: Sid Bennett
 
14.
The Last Exorcism (2010)
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A troubled evangelical minister agrees to let his last exorcism be filmed by a documentary crew. (87 mins.)
Director: Daniel Stamm
 
15.
Lake Mungo (2008)
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A supernatural drama about grief. (87 mins.)
Director: Joel Anderson
 
16.
The Fourth Kind (2009)
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A thriller involving an ongoing unsolved mystery in Alaska, where one town has seen an extraordinary number of unexplained disappearances during the past 40 years and there are accusations of a federal cover up. (98 mins.)
“ According to promotional materials from Universal, the film is framed around a psychologist named Abigail Tyler who interviewed traumatized patients in Nome. However Alaska state licensing examiner Jan Mays says she can't find records of an Abigail Tyler ever being licensed in any profession in Alaska. Ron Adler, CEO and director of the Alaska Psychiatric Institute and Denise Dillard, president of the Alaska Psychological Association say they've never heard of Abigail Tyler. Web sites for an "Alaska Psychiatry Journal" and "Alaska News Archive" containing references to Tyler were created by the film's producers, but were outed as hoaxes when it was discovered they were registered a month before the film's release and the purported author of one of the archived news articles stated she had never written it.

The movie's hoaxed interviews have angered the families of real missing persons in and around Nome, Alaska, for trivializing their loss. Melanie Edwards, Vice President of Kawerak Inc. (an organization representing tribal peoples in Alaska), described the movie as "insensitive to family members of people who have gone missing in Nome over the years". Universal has refused to discuss the movie with that organization or with local journalists. ” - becca141
 
17.
The Last Broadcast (1998)
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A film crew ventures into the forest in search of the mythical 'Jersey Devil'. (86 mins.)
 
18.
The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2 (1986)
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A radio host is victimized by the cannibal family as a former Texas Marshall hunts them. (101 mins.)
Director: Tobe Hooper
 
19.
Lost Tapes (2008 TV Series)
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Explores the possibility of hidden creatures through "found footage" videos and information provided by experts. (30 mins.)
 
20.
100 Ghost Street: The Return of Richard Speck (2012)
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In 2010, paranormal investigators tried to film Richard Speck's ghost at the site of his heinous killing spree. The victims' families have finally released the footage that documents their last days. (84 mins.)
 
21.
Alien Origin (2012 Video)
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A movie created from "found footage" of a lost military expedition that exposes the origins of life on earth. (88 mins.)
 
22.
Faces of Death (1978 Documentary)
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A collection of death scenes, ranging from TV-material to home-made super-8 movies The common factor is death by some means. (105 mins.)
 
23.
Ghostwatch (1992 TV Movie)
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The BBC gives over a whole evening to an 'investigation into the supernatural'. Four respected presenters... (91 mins.)
Director: Lesley Manning
 
24.
Head Case (2007)
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A pseudo-documentary edited from the home movies of serial killers Wayne & Andrea Montgomery, presenting a look into their quiet, suburban lives...as well as the graphic & disturbing details of their horrific crimes. (126 mins.)
 
25.
Hunting Grounds (2009)
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A group of college students experience the ultimate close encounter of the most ferocious kind in the deserts outside of Roswell, New Mexico in this documentary styled horror film. (70 mins.)
 
26.
Incident at Loch Ness (2004)
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A documentary exploring the myth of the Loch Ness monster. (94 mins.)
Director: Zak Penn
 
27.
Infection (2005)
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On May 19, 2004, an unprecedented biological outbreak occurred in Lawton, California. A classified N.S.A.A. report detailed the carnage which ensued that night. This film is based on that top-secret report. (81 mins.)
Director: Albert Pyun
 
28.
Legend of the Chupacabra (2000 Video)
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The Chupacabra (Spanish for "goat sucker")--Is it mere folklore? A government conspiracy? Some weirdo in a latex suit... (81 mins.)
Director: Joe Castro
 
29.
The Gerber Syndrome: il contagio (2011)
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A new, very dangerous virus, spreading all over Europe in early 2011. (88 mins.)
Director: Maxi Dejoie
 
30.
Windigo (2011)
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A group of film students and actors from Toronto camp out on the property of one of this town's only residents... (93 mins.)
Director: James Hardiment
 
31.
Death of a Ghost Hunter (2007)
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Renowned "ghost hunter", Carter Simms is paid to conduct a paranormal investigation of a supposedly haunted house. Along with a cameraman, a reporter, and a spiritual advocate, she embarks on a three night journey into terror. (107 mins.)
Director: Sean Tretta
 
32.
Bigfoot: The Lost Coast Tapes (2012)
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After a "Bigfoot Hunter" claims to possess the body of a dead Sasquatch, a disgraced investigative journalist stakes his comeback -- and the lives of his documentary film crew -- on proving the find to be a hoax. (90 mins.)
Director: Corey Grant
 
33.
Shadow People (2013)
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A radio talk show host unravels a conspiracy about encounters with mysterious beings known as The Shadow People and their role in the unexplained deaths of several hundred victims in the 1980s. (89 mins.)
Director: Matthew Arnold
 
34.
Greystone Park (2012)
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In October 2009, the filmmakers went into an abandoned psychiatric hospital to explore the 'haunted' institution... (83 mins.)
Director: Sean Stone
 
35.
The Haunting of Whaley House (2012)
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When a tour guide breaks into America's Most Haunted House, a bit of amateur ghost hunting with friends turns into more than they could have ever imagined. (89 mins.)
Director: Jose Prendes
 
36.
Unaware (2010)
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In July 2010, a vacationing couple discovered something disturbing on a ranch in rural Texas. Armed with a home camcorder, they captured their experience on video. (81 mins.)
 
37.
Lord of Darkness (2012)
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Scottish cannibal Sawney Bean and his murderous, inbred family are responsible for over a thousand murders over the centuries. (90 mins.)
Director: Ricky Wood
 
38.
Alien Abduction: Incident in Lake County (1998 TV Movie)
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After a mysterious blackout, a son goes out to investigate and captures footage of actual aliens. When the aliens follow him and his brothers back to their home, all hell breaks loose. (93 mins.)
Director: Dean Alioto
 
39.
The Bell Witch Haunting (2013)
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Found-footage horror. The Robertson County Sheriff's Department has released videos found on the bodies... (91 mins.)
 
40.
Caged (2010)
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A group of medical aid workers in Kosovo is kidnapped by a non Slavic gang of organ traffickers. (84 mins.)
Director: Yann Gozlan