Most Popular Horror Documentaries
4. Faces of Death (1978)
Not Rated | 105 min | Documentary, Horror
A collection of death scenes, ranging from TV-material to home-made super-8 movies The common factor is death by some means.
5. Killer Legends (2014)
86 min | Documentary, Crime, History
Delving into our collective nightmares, this horror-documentary investigates the origins of our most terrifying urban legends and the true stories that may have inspired them.
6. 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.
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7. Häxan (1922)
Not Rated | 91 min | Documentary, Fantasy, Horror
Fictionalized documentary showing the evolution of witchcraft, from its pagan roots to its confusion with hysteria in modern Europe.
8. Sharknado: Feeding Frenzy (2015)
TV-14 | 78 min | Documentary, Horror
What began as another Syfy creature feature has now become an important piece of pop culture - poised to take over the entire world.
10. The Blackout Experiments (2016)
78 min | Documentary, Horror
This documentary follows a group of people who discover the ultra-scary, psycho-sexual horror experience Blackout, and develop an obsession that hijacks their lives and blurs the line between reality and paranoid fantasy.
12. Hostage to the Devil (2016)
90 min | Documentary, Biography, History
A child possessed. An exorcist locked in combat with an ancient evil. In the battle for saving a soul, just who really is the 'Hostage to the Devil'?
13. The Green Fairy (2016)
90 min | Documentary, Fantasy, History
An intense docudrama that tells the history of Absinthe and the mystical creature that possess it. It delves into the lives of the famous artists and how it changed them.
14. Human Cake (2016 Video)
22 min | Documentary, Short, Comedy
The YouTube content creators known as Filthy Frank, Maxmoefoe, and iDubbbz go on a quest to collect pieces of other YouTube content creators in order to use them as ingredients for the ultimate culinary creation - the Human Cake.
16. Mondo cane (1962)
R | 108 min | Documentary, Horror
A "shockumentary" consisting of a collection of mostly real archive footage displaying mankind at its most depraved and perverse, displaying bizarre rites, cruel behavior and bestial violence.
18. Never Sleep Again: The Elm Street Legacy (2010 Video)
Not Rated | 240 min | Documentary, Horror
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!
19. Snuff: A Documentary About Killing on Camera (2008)
76 min | Documentary, Horror
A probe into the urban myth of the snuff film; one of the most controversial, elusive and vile kind of raw footage ever recorded on video.
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. Albert Fish: In Sin He Found Salvation (2007)
Not Rated | 86 min | Documentary, Biography, Crime
Albert Fish, the horrific true story of elderly cannibal, sadomasochist, and serial killer, who lured children to their deaths in Depression-era New York City. Distorting biblical tales, ... See full summary »
Unrated | 88 min | Documentary, Horror
A documentary on the history of the slasher film.
24. The Short Films of David Lynch (2002 Video)
97 min | Documentary, Animation, Drama
A collection of visionary director David Lynch's short films from the first 29 years of his career is accompanied by a special introduction to each film by the director himself.
25. Africa addio (1966)
R | 122 min | Documentary, Horror
The cruel acts of animal poaching and violence, executions, and tribal slaughtering, all taking place on the African continent.
26. A Haunting in Connecticut (2002 TV Movie)
94 min | Documentary, Horror
A haunting documentary of a normal family living in Connecticut, who, after moving into their new house, are terrorized by an evil ghost that dwells in the home.
27. Faces of Death II (1981)
85 min | Documentary, Horror
This movie continues in the same vein as F.O.D. 1 with short scenes of death related material. Mortuarys, accidents, police work are filmed by TV crews and home video cameras. Some of the ... See full summary »
28. The Walking Dead: The Journey So Far (2016 TV Movie)
TV-MA | 120 min | Documentary, Drama, Horror
From the moment Rick wakes up in the hospital, all the way to the last moments of season 6, the story of 'The Walking Dead' is told by those who have lived it.
96 min | Documentary, Horror
The feature-length documentary "Forgotten Scares" goes back to the birth of Flemish horror in the '70s and shines a bright light on the future of horror in Belgium.
30. Famous T & A (1982 Video)
74 min | Documentary, Horror
A collection of nude and/or topless scenes from various films featuring actresses who were either famous at the time or who became famous later on.
31. Unearthed & Untold: The Path to Pet Sematary (2017)
75 min | Documentary, Horror
This documentary is a detailed look into the making of PET SEMATARY, one of the most enduring cult-horror classics of our generation.
32. Curse of the Blair Witch (1999 TV Short)
Unrated | 44 min | Documentary, Short, Horror
A documentary exploring the life of the Blair Witch and the three missing student filmmakers.
33. Traces of Death (1993 Video)
Unrated | 78 min | Documentary, Horror
Traces of Death is a collection of archive film and borrowed stock footage. In its opening you see the death of a woman named Maritza Martin, who was gunned down by her ex-husband on ... See full summary »
35. Mad Ron's Prevues from Hell (1987 Video)
83 min | Horror, Comedy, Documentary
Deranged projectionist Mad Ron shows a movie theater full of rowdy zombies a diverse assortment of horror and exploitation film trailers from his private collection while ventriloquist Nick... See full summary »
81 min | Documentary, Biography, Crime
The true story of lifelong criminal and serial killer, Carl Panzram who wrote his autobiography for a jail guard in 1928.
Not Rated | 82 min | Documentary, History, Horror
SPOOKED, The Ghosts of Waverly Hills Sanatorium, documents paranormal evidence including, ORBS, EVPS, Shadow People, Ghostly Photography and video, interviews with actual patients, ghost ... See full summary »
38. The Lucifer Effect (2017)
Documentary, Horror, Thriller
The film centers around 8 people, from all warps of life, who thought they had bought a 'movie role' in a horror film, only to be locked inside the haunted mental asylum to test "The Lucifer Effect" experiment.
41. Zack and Addie (2013)
75 min | Documentary, Biography, Crime | Post-production
ZACK AND ADDIE explores the possible root causes of an internationally notorious 2006 French Quarter murder-suicide that involved dismemberment, beheading, and the cooking of human remains.... See full summary »
42. Faces of Death IV (1990)
Unrated | 90 min | Documentary, Horror
Follows the same pattern of the other Faces of Death movies. In this one we see many staged and not so staged looking deaths ranging from bungee jumping accidents and magic tricks gone bad.
72 min | Documentary, Comedy, History
This lively documentary explores the rise and fall of physical media and its effect on Independent and cult films. Ranging from the origin of home movies through the video store era, it's ... 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.
48. VHS Forever? Psychotronic People (2014)
90 min | Documentary, Horror
A feature length documentary taking a look at the explosion of movies that became available on VHS in the U.K. Taken from the perspective of those who tried to unearth that elusive movie at all costs known as psychotronic cinema.
50. Why Horror? (2014)
Not Rated | 81 min | Documentary, Biography, Horror
Why Horror? Is a feature documentary following horror fan Tal Zimerman as he looks at the psychology of horror around the world in order to understand why we love to be scared.