August 5, 2015

The Best of... Horror Documentaries!

We are absolute suckers for a good Horror Documentary. We love knowing what went into making them, what the actors thought about starring in them, and discovering all of the little (and sometimes big) things that went on behind the scenes. Even if we're not big fans of a movie or its series, we always seem to love watching Docs about them.

There are a ton of Horror Docs out there; many of them come in the form of shorter "Making of" and "Behind the Scenes" featurettes on Blu-ray & DVD releases, but the ones that we love the most usually tend to be full-length efforts that delve as deep as they can into their subject matter. Of course, some of them are no more than countdowns or celebrations of the years of Horror past. Some of them are even about real-life Horrors.

No matter their topic, most Horror Documentaries are enjoyable to watch, and they usually teach us something new.

If you're in the mood for a truly quality Horror Documentary, any of the movies in our Top Six will do you right. For us, Crystal Lake Memories, Never Sleep Again, and More Brains are the absolute best of them (because they are so jam-packed with content, and were every bit a fun to watch as the movies that inspired them), but they all bring their own unique and terrifying vision to the Horror Documentary Sub-Genre.

  • Bravo’s 100 Scariest Movie Moments isn’t currently available to buy, but it usually pops up on TV in October, so keep your eyes out, and your DVR’s ready.
  • Halloween: The Inside Story can be bought through Amazon.UK, or you can try to catch it if it airs on TV sometime this Fall. Same goes for the Jaws and Silence of the Lambs Docs below.
  • Terror in the Aisles is available as a Special Feature on the Halloween II Blu-ray.

Top 6BravoCrystal Lake MemoriesHalloweenMore BrainsNever Sleep AgainTerror
Below are the rest of our 30 Best Horror Documentaries, and of course, a few Honorable Mentions thrown in for good measure. Keep in mind that no "Best of" list is ever perfect, but merely a solid starting point for anyone looking to watch some great flicks. 

*Most of the links go to Amazon so that you can stream or grab yourself a copy of the movies; our review of the movie (when applicable); or in the case of some of the older & more obscure titles, IMDB, because they simply aren't available to stream or purchase.

100 YearsAmerican GrindhouseAmerican NightmareAmerican ScaryBest Worst MovieBoogeymenDario ArgentoDoc of the DeadFantasmGoing ot PiecesHalloweenHistoryJawsLeviathanMacheteMasters of HorrorNightmaresRoom 237S&ManscreamSilenceSomethingTexasVideo NastiesHonorableClive BarkerFlesh and BloodI am NancyKiller LegendsMy amityvilleScreaming

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