Favorite Horror Documentariesby bertramsharp | created - 06 Jan 2013 | updated - 11 Jan 2013 | Public
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R | 95 min | Documentary
A documentary on DIY producer/director Roger Corman and his alternative approach to making movies in Hollywood.
Votes: 1,957 | Gross: $0.01M
2. The Making of Steven Spielberg's 'Jaws' (1995 Video)
125 min | Documentary
Excellent and very detailed documentary on the making of a classic. Filled with appealing trivia, exhaustive interviews with cast and crew members, and never before seen footage.
5. American Movie (1999)
R | 107 min | Documentary, Comedy
Documentary about an aspiring filmmaker's attempts to finance his dream project by finally completing the low-budget horror film he abandoned years before.
Votes: 14,758 | Gross: $1.16M
6. The 100 Scariest Movie Moments (2004– )
TV-14 | 300 min | Documentary, Comedy, Horror
Film-makers, performers, genre authorities and selected high-profile fans count down the most chilling moments in cinematic history. Not just from horror films, but from such thrillers as ... See full summary »
8. Hitchcock: Shadow of a Genius (1999 TV Movie)
101 min | Documentary, Biography
This documentary is a fascinating look at the cinematic genius of Alfred Hitchcock. Briefly covering much of his early British works, the film primarily focuses on his American classics, ... See full summary »
TV-14 | 86 min | Documentary
From 1970-1977, six low budget films shown at midnight transformed the way we make and watch films.
18. The American Nightmare (2000)
Not Rated | 73 min | Documentary, Horror
An examination into the nature of 1960s-'70s horror films, the artists involved, and how they reflected contemporary society.
Not Rated | 63 min | Documentary
Three actresses "accidentally" became cult horror film icons in the late 1980s and created the modern interpretation of the "Scream Queen" image.
20. Cropsey (2009)
Not Rated | 84 min | Documentary, Crime, Horror
Realizing the urban legend of their youth has actually come true; two filmmakers delve into the mystery surrounding five missing children and the real-life boogeyman linked to their disappearances.
Votes: 6,560 | Gross: $0.05M
21. His Name Was Jason: 30 Years of Friday the 13th (2009 TV Movie)
Not Rated | 90 min | Documentary, Horror
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.
22. Lon Chaney: A Thousand Faces (2000 TV Movie)
85 min | Documentary, Biography
Lon Chaney, the silent movie star and makeup artist, renowned for his various characterizations and celebrated for his horror films, becomes the subject of this documentary.
23. Stephen King's World of Horror (1986 TV Movie)
60 min | Documentary
A documentary about the works of novelist Stephen King and his influence on popular culture and his impact on horror film and novels. Portions of this documentary were repackaged and released as "This is Horror", released in 1989.
25. Pretty as a Picture: The Art of David Lynch (1997 TV Movie)
Not Rated | 85 min | Documentary, Biography
From an early age, David Lynch was inspired by the arts and the warm inner glow that comes with the pursuit of creative expression. "Pretty as a Picture:The Art of David Lynch" examines how... See full summary »
Not Rated | 150 min | Documentary, Crime, Drama
A horrific triple child murder leads to an indictment and trial of three nonconformist boys based on questionable evidence.
27. The Dead Will Walk (2004 Video)
75 min | Documentary
Feature documentary produced for the "Dawn of the Dead : Ultimate Edition" DVD set which profiles both the film and the career of director George A. Romero. Includes extensive interviews ... See full summary »
32. The Haunted History of Halloween (1997 TV Movie)
50 min | Documentary
The origins of Halloween are explored in this engrossing program on the subject. A ghoulish array of costumes, make up, and decoration descend on communities every year on October 31st, but... See full synopsis »
35. The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: A Family Portrait (1988 Video)
Not Rated | 60 min | Documentary
A documentary about the classic 'Texas Chainsaw Massacre' film, including interviews with Gunnar Hansen (LEATHERFACE), Edwin Neal (THE HITCHHIKER), John Dugan (GRANDPA) and Jim Seidow (OLD MAN).
36. American Scary (2006)
Not Rated | 91 min | Documentary, Comedy, Horror
American Scary is a look at the nation's tradition of horror hosting, from Ghoulardi to Ghoul-A-Go-Go. Follow this American folk art form from its glamorous beginnings, through repeated ... See full summary »
Unrated | 96 min | Documentary, Horror
An exploration of the appeal of horror films, with interviews of many legendary directors in the genre.
41. A Night at the Movies: The Horrors of Stephen King (2011 TV Movie)
TV-14 | 58 min | Documentary, Horror
Author Stephen King discusses the various types of horror films and why they are so popular with moviegoers.
45. Making 'Signs' (2003 Video)
59 min | Documentary
Nearly every possible aspect of fimmaking used to produce the motion picture Signs (2002) is closely examined here. This serves as a good companion to the film, normally where a commentary ... See full summary »
46. Hell House (2001)
Not Rated | 85 min | Documentary
A look at the "Hell House" performed annually in October by the youth members of Trinity Church (Assemblies of God) in Cedar Hill, Texas (a Dallas suburb) - seen by over 10,000 visitors ... See full summary »
48. Bloodsucking Cinema (2007 TV Movie)
TV-MA | 56 min | Documentary
The sound of flapping bat wings, an empty coffin, glistening fangs, tiny punctures on the neck, the sensual taste of blood, a blank reflection, fear of the cross, and death from daylight. ... See full summary »
Unrated | 88 min | Documentary, Horror
A documentary on the history of the slasher film.
51. Horror Business (2005 Video)
Not Rated | 82 min | Documentary
Take a walk on the scary side with guerrilla horror filmmakers and the bizarre culture that drives them to pursue their dreams. In 2003, filmmaker Christopher P. Garetano began what would ... See full summary »
52. Flying Saucers Over Hollywood: The 'Plan 9' Companion (1992 Video)
111 min | Documentary
A documentary detailing the making of the infamous "Plan 9 From Outer Space," and interviews with cast members and prominent filmmakers about the film and its creator, Edward D. Wood Jr.
53. The Frankenstein Files: How Hollywood Made a Monster (2002 Video)
45 min | Documentary, Horror
This is a documentary on the making of the masterpiece "Frankenstein" from 1931. Every aspect of the above movie is covered and detailed. From the initial involvement from director Robert ... See full summary »
57. A Very British Psycho (1997 TV Movie)
51 min | Documentary
A documentary about the film Peeping Tom (1960). How and why it was made, how the uniformly bad reaction from the critics at the time affected everybody concerned and how it is regarded now... See full summary »
62. Terror in the Aisles (1984)
R | 84 min | Horror, Documentary, Thriller
A compilation of scenes from science fiction, crime drama and horror films of the 1930s through 1980s.
Votes: 1,520 | Gross: $10.00M
63. Il mondo dell'orrore di Dario Argento (1985)
76 min | Documentary, Biography
Documentary on horror/mystery film maker Dario Argento. Features an in-depth interview with Argento and covers his work from 1969 to 1985.
65. Kingdom of Shadows (1998 Video)
Not Rated | 70 min | Documentary, Horror
Explores the sources of our fears and reveals the birth of the frightful conventions from which the modern-day horror movie has evolved, including the menacing shadows of the German Expressionists.