Some of the best horror films have been based on true events. 'Psycho,' 'Jaws,' 'The Amityville Horror' and 'The Exorcist' were all inspired by stories anyone could have read about in the newspaper at the time. Audiences are often more terrified if they think the events in fright fests can actually happen to them.
Since horror can be a limiting genre, Hollywood is constantly on the make for new storylines to scare people. We don't know for sure, but we'd be willing to bet studios are currently shopping scripts concerning these recent newsmakers: bedbug infestations, oil spills, miners trapped in mines, a vampire-obsessed couple drinking a homeless man's blood and hoarders.
After the jump, Moviefone predicts five horror films you'll be watching in the near future.