Movies that are not really trueby becca141 | created - 12 Mar 2012 | updated - 13 Dec 2014 | Public
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)
R | 86 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller
After moving into a suburban home, a couple becomes increasingly disturbed by a nightly demonic presence.
Votes: 200,855 | Gross: $107.92M
2. Paranormal Activity 3 (2011)
R | 83 min | Horror
In 1988, young sisters Katie and Kristi befriend an invisible entity who resides in their home.
Votes: 82,839 | Gross: $104.01M
3. Paranormal Activity 2 (2010)
R | 91 min | Horror
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.
Votes: 89,612 | Gross: $84.75M
4. Paranormal Entity (2009 Video)
Not Rated | 88 min | Horror, Mystery
Prepare to see what is allegedly the "actual footage" of the supernatural events leading up to the 2008 murder of Samantha Finley. Released against the wishes of the authorities, this D.V.D... See full summary »
5. In the Dark (II) (2004)
100 min | Horror
In 1984, a hidden crime became a deep, dark secret between friends. Five years later, on Halloween night 1989, the secret got out. Here is the actual footage of the events of October 31 and... See full summary »
This one fooled me, I really thought it was true for a while.
6. Haunting of Winchester House (2009 Video)
Not Rated | 86 min | Horror
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.
7. Apollo 18 (2011)
PG-13 | 86 min | Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi
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.
Votes: 49,959 | Gross: $17.69M
8. A Haunting in Salem (2011 Video)
R | 86 min | Horror
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.
9. The Amityville Haunting (2011 Video)
Not Rated | 86 min | Horror
This movie is a 'found-footage' film about the Benson family who move in to the infamous house where the DeFeo family were murdered in the 1970s over 30 years earlier. Things start ... See full summary »
10. The Devil Inside (2012)
R | 83 min | Horror
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.
Votes: 32,455 | Gross: $53.26M
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
11. Death Tunnel (2005)
R | 97 min | Horror
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.
12. The Blair Witch Project (1999)
R | 81 min | Horror, Mystery
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.
Votes: 207,689 | Gross: $140.54M
13. Mermaids: The Body Found (2011 TV Movie)
82 min | Sci-Fi
In 2016, when marine biologist Dr Brian McCormick (Sean C. Michael) stumbled across a recording of mysterious underwater sounds, he launched a scientific investigation to uncover the ... See full summary »
16. The Fourth Kind (2009)
PG-13 | 98 min | Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
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.
Votes: 67,629 | Gross: $25.46M
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.
R | 84 min | Horror
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.
22. Faces of Death (1978)
Not Rated | 105 min | Documentary, Horror
A collection of death scenes, ranging from TV-material to home-made super-8 movies The common factor is death by some means.
Votes: 5,385 | Gross: $35.00M
23. Ghostwatch (1992 TV Movie)
Not Rated | 91 min | Horror, Mystery
The BBC gives over a whole evening to an 'investigation into the supernatural'. Four respected presenters and a camera crew attempt to discover the truth behind 'The most haunted house in ... See full summary »
24. Head Case (2007)
Not Rated | 126 min | Drama, Horror
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.
25. Hunting Grounds (2009)
Not Rated | 72 min | Horror, Sci-Fi
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.
27. Infection (2005)
R | 81 min | Horror
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.
28. Legend of the Chupacabra (2000 Video)
Not Rated | 81 min | Horror
The Chupacabra (Spanish for "goat sucker")--Is it mere folklore? A government conspiracy? Some weirdo in a latex suit? When the mutilation of her uncle's goats (and her uncle) by the brutal... See full summary »
30. Windigo (I) (2011)
93 min | Horror
A group of film students and actors from Toronto camp out on the property of one of this town's only residents. Brandon, the camera man, starts noticing strange things on the tapes, and ... See full summary »
31. Death of a Ghost Hunter (2007)
Not Rated | 107 min | Horror, Thriller
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.
Votes: 1,809 | Gross: $0.00M
32. Bigfoot: The Lost Coast Tapes (2012)
Not Rated | 90 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller
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.
33. Shadow People (II) (2013)
PG-13 | 89 min | Horror, Thriller
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.
34. Greystone Park (2012)
R | 83 min | Horror, Thriller
In October 2009, the filmmakers went into an abandoned psychiatric hospital to explore the 'haunted' institution, famous for its radical treatment of patients with mental illness. ... See full summary »
35. The Haunting of Whaley House (2012)
TV-MA | 89 min | Horror
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.
38. Alien Abduction: Incident in Lake County (1998 TV Movie)
93 min | Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi
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.
39. The Bell Witch Haunting (2013)
Not Rated | 91 min | Biography, Horror
Found-footage horror. The Robertson County Sheriff's Department has released videos found on the bodies of the Sawyer family's cell phones and video cameras. What was first thought to be a ... See full summary »