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Uncover the twisted tales that inspired the big screen's greatest screams.

Which case of demonic possession inspired The Exorcist? What horrifying front-page story generated the idea for A Nightmare on Elm Street? Which film was inspired by an 18th-century Japanese folktale? 

Unearth the terrifying and true tales behind some of the scariest horror movies to ever haunt our screens, including the Enfield poltergeist case that was retold in The Conjuring 2 and the serial killer who inspired Hannibal Lector in The Silence of the Lambs

Behind the Horror dissects these and other bizarre tales to reveal haunting real-life stories of abduction, disappearance, murder and exorcism. 

Lee Mellor, PhD, is a criminologist, lecturer, musician and the author of seven books on crime. He received his doctorate from Montreal's Concordia University after specialising in abnormal homicide and sex crimes. As the chair of the American Investigative Society of Cold Cases' academic committee, he has consulted with police on cold cases in Pennsylvania, Missouri, Ohio and London, Ontario. He resides in Ontario, Canada.

©2020 Dr Lee Mellor (P)2020 DK Audio

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  • 10-19-20

brilliant

If you like your horror films make sure you give this one a go!!! Fantastic

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  • 03-23-22

couldn't stop listening

this explained where the ideas for so many movies came from in a really interesting way. only bit that annoyed me was the pronunciation of Ivan Millats name and a few other Australian places