Thursday, April 22, 2010
There are many people in this world who will take whatever info they get from the TV, and in their mind, it becomes fact. You wouldn't believe how many folks I have encountered who will say things to me like, "They ever catch that guy who killed people with a chainsaw down in Austin." Of course my sarcastic nature forces me to ask silly questions, "I never heard about that." To which the response is, "Yeah, some guy who wore people's faces as a mask killed a bunch of kids with a chainsaw." Luckily this is not the norm, but it proves that some consider the TV as the bible. Why would the TV lie? So I put together a list of horror films that gained a large audience at the time of their release due to the fact that it was "Based on a true story."
This is just a small portion of films thought to be true, and I will get into the others sometime soon. To give people credit, these films did come out at a time when researching something wasn't as easy as the click of a mouse. But it also goes to show that people need to be more skeptical. You cannot go around in life believing everything you are told, especially by someone who wants to sell more tickets to their film.