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We've all heard the phrase "Based on a true story", it's one of the best marketing tools that movie studios can use. Most of the time the theme is used in horror and thriller movies, and not romantic comedies, because it just works better.

Now when those "true stories" happened around where you live, it could work even better. Or, it could ruin it altogether, because you're more aware of the real true story. Because after all, even if a movie is "based" on true events, they have to up the entertainment value by adding to whatever true events they're building on.

The Ark-La-Tex can be tied to a few of these "based on a true story" movies. Including one of the biggest horror movies of all time, Scream.

We can explain in more detail below, but the writer of Scream wrote the movie based on the true crime story of serial killer Danny Rolling, who was born and raised in Shreveport. Not only did Rolling grow up in Shreveport, he committed his first murders in Shreveport.

Here are 5 "based on true story" movies that can be tied to people, or events, from the Ark-La-Tex: