The Best Horror Documentaries

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Never Sleep Again: The Elm Street Legacy (2010 Documentary)
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Explore the origins of "dream demon" Freddy Krueger in this award-winning documentary that takes you behind the scenes of the most frightening and imaginative horror franchise in motion picture history! (240 mins.)
 
2.
Halloween: 25 Years of Terror (2006 Documentary)
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A retrospective documentary about the Halloween movie franchise. (83 mins.)
 
3.
His Name Was Jason: 30 Years of Friday the 13th (2009 Documentary)
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A documentary exploring 30 years of the "Friday The 13th" film series featuring all new interviews with cast and crew from all 12 films and various horror fans and filmmakers. (90 mins.)
Director: Daniel Farrands
 
4.
Going to Pieces: The Rise and Fall of the Slasher Film (2006 Documentary)
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A documentary on the history of the slasher film. (88 mins.)
 
5.
The Future of Fear (2011 Documentary)
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Join some of the most talented legends of the Horror Film genre for discussion of what scared us before... (88 mins.)
Director: Bruce Kennedy
 
6.
Still Screaming: The Ultimate Scary Movie Retrospective (2011 Documentary)
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A year in the making, Still Screaming is the definitive documentary on the making of the iconic Scream movies... (90 mins.)
Director: Ryan Turek
 
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Halloween: The Inside Story (2010 Documentary)
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"Halloween: The Inside Story" takes a look at one of the most successful film franchises of all time... (120 mins.)
Director: Phil Nobile Jr.
 
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Scream: The Inside Story (2011 Documentary)
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In 1996, the horror master Wes Craven (A Nightmare on Elm Street) unleashed Scream, a slasher movie... (120 mins.)
Director: Daniel Farrands
 
9.
Jaws: The Inside Story (2010 Documentary)
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A fascinating program that goes behind the scenes of Steven Spielberg's landmark 1975 film JAWS. (90 mins.)
 
10.
The 100 Greatest Scary Moments (2003 Documentary)
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A countdown of the scariest moments on film and television, as voted for by the viewers. (245 mins.)
 
11.
The 100 Scariest Movie Moments (2004 Mini-Series)
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Film-makers, performers, genre authorities and selected high-profile fans count down the most chilling moments in cinematic history... (300 mins.)
Director: Kevin Kaufman
 
12.
The Shark Is Still Working (2007 Documentary)
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After three decades, Jaws continues to intrigue, thrill and frighten viewers. This documentary focuses on the many ways Jaws has helped to shape common elements of pop culture. (100 mins.)
Director: Erik Hollander
 
13.
Fear in the Dark (1991 Documentary)
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(60 mins.)
Director: Dominic Murphy
 
14.
Nightmares in Red, White and Blue: The Evolution of the American Horror Film (2009 Documentary)
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An exploration of the appeal of horror films, with interviews of many legendary directors in the genre. (96 mins.)
Director: Andrew Monument
 
15.
The Perfect Scary Movie (2005 Documentary)
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A documentary looking at the various conventions and scare techniques of the horror genre. (102 mins.)
 
16.
Terror in the Aisles (1984 Documentary)
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A compilation of scenes from science fiction, crime drama and horror films of the 1930s through 1980s. (84 mins.)
Director: Andrew J. Kuehn
 
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Beware the Moon: Remembering 'An American Werewolf in London' (2009 Documentary)
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Twenty five years on, the original cast and crew look back on the John Landis classic, An American Werewolf In London. (98 mins.)
Director: Paul Davis