28 Bonkers Sources of Inspiration for Iconic Movies

28 Bonkers Sources of Inspiration for Iconic Movies

There’s no doubt that some of the most iconic movies of all time have been inspired by some seriously bonkers things. For example, Jaws was famously inspired by a real-life incident in which a great white shark attacked and killed several people off the coast of New England. Another example is The Exorcist, which was based on an actual case of possession that occurred in the 1940s. And let's not forget The Shining, which was inspired by a hotel that was said to be haunted. So next time you’re watching one of your favorite movies, just remember that it might have been inspired by something totally bizarre. Just like the films below….

George Miller's time in a Sydney emergency room inspired Mad Max. He's a medical doctor who spent time in a hospital emergency room in the '70s - there, he says, he saw a lot of real road trauma. CRACKED.COM


The NBC musical production of Dr Seuss' The Grinch was inspired by Joker. Matthew Morrison, the Grinch actor, said he took a lot from Joaquin Phoenix's performance in Joker, especially Joker's walk down the steps. CRACKED.COM


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