The Best Horror Documentaries

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1. 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!

Directors: Daniel Farrands, Andrew Kasch | Stars: Heather Langenkamp, Stacey Alden, Erika Anderson, Marshall Bell

Votes: 3,514

2. Halloween: 25 Years of Terror (2006 Video)

Not Rated | 83 min | Documentary, Horror

A retrospective documentary about the Halloween movie franchise.

Director: Stefan Hutchinson | Stars: P.J. Soles, Irwin Yablans, Moustapha Akkad, John Carpenter

Votes: 1,513

3. 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.

Director: Daniel Farrands | Stars: Diane Almeida, Erich Anderson, Judie Aronson, Diana Barrows

Votes: 2,564

4. Going to Pieces: The Rise and Fall of the Slasher Film (2006)

Unrated | 88 min | Documentary, Horror

A documentary on the history of the slasher film.

Stars: Ed Green, John Carpenter, Wes Craven, Herb Freed

Votes: 2,973

5. The Future of Fear (2011 TV Movie)

88 min | Documentary

Join some of the most talented legends of the Horror Film genre for discussion of what scared us before, and what's going to scare us next! The film is a dissection of the various ... See full summary »

Director: Bruce Kennedy | Stars: Alan Ball, John Carpenter, Wes Craven, Joe Dante

Votes: 19

6. Still Screaming: The Ultimate Scary Movie Retrospective (2011)

Not Rated | 90 min | Documentary

A year in the making, Still Screaming is the definitive documentary on the making of the iconic Scream movies. Dive into the fascinating success story of the classic trilogy with on-set ... See full summary »

Director: Ryan Turek | Stars: David Arquette, Brian Avery, Lisa Beach, Marco Beltrami

Votes: 307

7. Halloween: The Inside Story (2010 TV Movie)

120 min | Documentary

"Halloween: The Inside Story" takes a look at one of the most successful film franchises of all time as it goes behind the scenes of John Carpenter's "Halloween," the "frightfest" that ... See full summary »

Director: Phil Nobile Jr. | Stars: Rob Naughton, Rob Zombie, Anthony Masi, Jeffrey Lyons

Votes: 226

8. Scream: The Inside Story (2011 TV Movie)

120 min | Documentary

In 1996, the horror master Wes Craven (A Nightmare on Elm Street) unleashed Scream, a slasher movie aimed at a whole new generation of teenage movie-goers. Though premiering at a time when ... See full summary »

Director: Daniel Farrands | Stars: David Arquette, Lisa Beach, Marco Beltrami, Howard Berger

Votes: 400

9. Jaws: The Inside Story (2010 TV Movie)

90 min | Documentary

A fascinating program that goes behind the scenes of Steven Spielberg's landmark 1975 film JAWS.

Stars: Richard Dreyfuss, Steven Spielberg, David Fear, Sid Sheinberg

Votes: 184

10. The 100 Greatest Scary Moments (2003 TV Movie)

245 min | Documentary, Horror

A countdown of the scariest moments on film and television, as voted for by the viewers.

Directors: Mark Murray, Helen Spencer | Stars: Jimmy Carr, Kacey Ainsworth, Patrick Allen, Stephen Armstrong

Votes: 164

11. 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 »

Stars: Keiko Agena, Krista Allen, David Arquette, Clive Barker

Votes: 886

12. The Shark Is Still Working (2007)

Not Rated | 100 min | Documentary

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.

Director: Erik Hollander | Stars: Steve Alten, Joe Alves, Roy Arbogast, Steven Awalt

Votes: 531

13. Fear in the Dark (1991 TV Movie)

60 min | Documentary, Horror

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Director: Dominic Murphy | Stars: Dario Argento, Clive Barker, Saul Bass, Robert Bloch

Votes: 66

14. Nightmares in Red, White and Blue: The Evolution of the American Horror Film (2009)

Unrated | 96 min | Documentary, Horror

An exploration of the appeal of horror films, with interviews of many legendary directors in the genre.

Director: Andrew Monument | Stars: Lance Henriksen, Larry Cohen, Joe Dante, John Carpenter

Votes: 2,279

15. The Perfect Scary Movie (2005 TV Movie)

102 min | Documentary

A documentary looking at the various conventions and scare techniques of the horror genre.

Stars: Alexander Armstrong, Richard O'Brien, Darrell Wilkins, Jenny Agutter

Votes: 54

16. 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.

Director: Andrew J. Kuehn | Stars: Donald Pleasence, Nancy Allen, Fred Asparagus, Lainie Cooke

Votes: 1,526 | Gross: $10.00M

18. Beware the Moon: Remembering 'An American Werewolf in London' (2009)

98 min | Documentary

Twenty five years on, the original cast and crew look back on the John Landis classic, An American Werewolf In London.

Director: Paul Davis | Stars: Paul Davis, Jenny Agutter, David Schofield, Robert Paynter

Votes: 164