Most scary documentary moments ever

Frequently Asked Questions

What are some scary documentaries on netflix?

Top 10 Scariest Documentaries on Netflix 1- Cropsey 2- Glory Daze: The Life & Times of Michael Alig 3- Grizzly Man 4- H. Holmes: America’s First Serial Killer 5- Hiroshima: BBC History of World War II 6- Hostage to the Devil 7- Interview with a Serial Killer 8- Killer Legends 9- The Nightmare 10- Who Took Johnny

What are the best horror movies of all time?

The 13 Best Horror Movies of All Time 1. Carrie 2. Night of the Living Dead 3. Children of the Corn 4. Halloween 5. A Nightmare on Elm Street 6. Scream 7. The Exorcist 8. Psycho 9. Christine 10. Poltergeist 11. Rosemary’s Baby 12. The Blair Witch Project 13. The Shining Comments

What are all the horror movies?

Most Popular Horror Movies that Start with A 1). Alien (1979) 2). Aliens (1986) 3). A Quiet Place (2018) 4). Alien 3 (1992) 5). Annihilation (2018) 6). Alien: Covenant (2017) 7). Alien: Resurrection (1997) 8). A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984) 9). AVP: Alien vs. Predator (2004) 10). Army of Darkness (1992)


Deliver Us from Evil (2006)

Deliver Us From Evil is horrifying for pretty much exactly the same reason as Capturing the Friedmans. The moral of the story is that everyone in your community that you may consider trusting, don’t. This one is extra scary because the Catholic Church protects Father O’Grady despite CLEAR EVIDENCE THAT HE IS A CHILD MOLESTER. -Tam Sackman

Scary Documentary #3 – Killer Legends

Killer Legends, 2014

Killer Legends, 2014

Killer Legends is a trip down horror history lane courtesy of Joshua Zeman and Rachel Mills, the same duo responsible for the next one on this list of scary documentaries, Cropsey. In Killer Legends Zeman and Mills masterfully attempt to direct some of America’s most widely circulated urban legends exposing surprising origins of famous freights like the Candy Man, Killer Clowns, and the Phantom. And they even cover the case of Janett Christman, which we cover here in The Babysitter and the Man Upstairs and the Case of Janett Christman. Suffice it to say, getting underneath the real stories behind these famous legends is a fascinating trip.

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19. Alien Boy: The Life and Death of James Chasse

Alien Boy is a documentary fill that tells the story of James Chasse. Uncovering the truths behind police accountability, the film covers the murder of James, a schizophrenic man who was murdered by police officers in Portland, Oregon in 2016. While not necessarily a paranormal film, as the name would lead us to believe, it instead speaks to mental health as an unknown frontier.

Where to watch: Tubi

9. Paranormal Witness

Highly discouraged for those who become scared easily or can be unnerved by the idea of spooky television. Paranormal Witness is unique, as it tells accounts of paranormal activity through the use of personal material like home videos, witness photography, along with their testimonials. The show covers a wide range of the unexplained: haunted houses, UFO appearances, and ghosts.

Where to watch: YouTube TV

4. Horror Noire: A History of Black Horror (2019)

Horror Noire
Horror Noire

Director: Xavier Burgin

Only one entry on this list of documentaries about horror movies delves into the relationship between the history of African Americans in the United States and horror films. That’s a shame in itself, but it does heighten the enjoyment you’re going to get from watching Horror Noire.

It can’t cover absolutely everything, but Horror Noire offers a profound look into how horror movies have commented on that history, as well as how horror films have depicted African Americans in general.

No, it isn’t always pleasant, but you should go in expecting that. The history of racism in the United States can be viewed through a variety of different lenses. Featuring interviews with writers, critics, actors, directors, and others, Horror Noire offers a crash course into a very complex subject.

Many historical or sociological topics can be studied by also looking at the horror films being made at that time. Horror Noire delivers on this concept in a way everyone should experience at least once.

Horror Noire is available to stream on Shudder

7. My Amityville Horror (2012)

My Amityville Horror
My Amityville Horror

Director: Eric Walter

The actual story of Ronald DeFeo Jr. is worth examining, if only to enhance your wonderment at the fact that there are no less than sixteen movies in the franchise. However, the true story is also a fascinating look into one of the most brutal slayings of the 1970s.

My Amityville Horror goes beyond the films in perhaps the sincerest way I’ve ever encountered. Despite the sensationalistic title, the film gives Daniel Lutz — the child who claimed to have experienced paranormal events when his family purchased the house (the subject of the first film, as well as the 2005 remake) — a space to simply discuss his account.

Are you going to believe him? That’s up to you, but there’s no question that this time in his developmental life had a profound impact on him. The infamy surrounding his family name after the media circus began is just the tip of the iceberg.

My Amityville Horror is available to stream on AMC+

Scary Documentary #1 – The American Scream

The American Scream, 2012

The American Scream, 2012

I love this documentary.

It isn’t #1 on this list because it is the scariest documentary out there. I love it because it is about the love of horror. It is heartfelt and fun while wrapped in Halloween goodness and the spirit of all things horror.

It follows three families of “home haunters” and their passion of the Halloween season. It dives into the culture of creating home haunts while keeping it a slice-of-life journey of what it means to feel passionately about scary things and the season that shines a light on those feelings. If you’re not searching for pure scary factor but rather a documentary that gets you in the scary feels, this is a great one to watch.

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Last Updated on May 25, 2021.

Haxan: Witchcraft Through the Ages (1922, 1968)

This is not really the kind of doc you just sit down watch. This the kind of doc you project onto the wall of your basement in order to take your Halloween party to the next level. It was the most expensive Scandinavian silent film ever made. The director, Benjamin Christensen, plays the part of the devil. William S. Burroughs narrates the 1968 release. It’s deeply weird and deeply fun, but you don’t really need to pay too much attention. -Kaylee Dugan


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