I've never understood the appeal of horror movies, since real life can be scary enough. These stories from people who lived the plots of horror movies—and fortunately survived—prove my point. Read these with the lights on, and the doors locked.
1.) From An_allergic_reaction:
When I was 19 I was 7 months pregnant with my oldest daughter. I still lived with my parents and came home after work around 1130pm. I usually checked that the vehicles were locked before going inside. But this night I was overcome with a sense of immense fear. I wouldn’t even look towards my parents vehicles and hurried into the house. Twenty minutes later a guy is knocking on our door telling us that my parents suv was on fire and to get out of the house, saving our lives and we called 911. There was a serial arsonist on the loose in our town and when he was caught and he confessed he admitted to watching me come home that night and how he was preparing to hurt me in case I had caught him but I never looked over his direction as he was sitting in my parents suv when I had arrived home. It took years before I was able to be out at night alone.