Below is an article sent to me for use here under the title 8 Horror Movies That Inspired Real-Life Crimes. Since the degree that movies can "inspire" criminal behavior is a debatable topic, I changed the title for its appearance here. It was compiled and authored by Jay Smith for the website Criminal Justice Degrees Guide. (I wonder if Jay knew I used to work in plainclothes security for the Loss Prevention department of a large retail chain?) Here for your vicarious titillation (I love that word!) is the article.