Horror Related Documentariesby Encyclopedia_of_Horror | created - 11 months ago | updated - 1 week ago | Public
A list of documentary features surrounding horror movies, people of horror and more. Compiled by Eric Myford, author of The Encyclopedia of Horror and Suspense Movies book series...
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2. 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 »
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.
4. Best Worst Movie (2009)
Not Rated | 93 min | Documentary, Comedy, Drama
A look at the making of the film Troll 2 (1990) and its journey from being crowned the "worst film of all time" to a cherished cult classic.
Votes: 7,399 | Gross: $0.10M
7. Shadows in the Dark: The Val Lewton Legacy (2005 Video)
53 min | Documentary, Biography
Documentary about the great 1940s horror movie producer Val Lewton, featured on the 2005 DVD release "The Val Lewton Horror Collection."
8. 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: 7,347 | Gross: $0.05M
11. 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: 16,183 | Gross: $1.16M
12. Never Sleep Again: The Elm Street Legacy (2010 Video)
Not Rated | 239 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!
13. 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.
Unrated | 96 min | Documentary, Horror
An exploration of the appeal of horror films, with interviews of many legendary directors in the genre.
17. Rewind This! (2013)
Not Rated | 91 min | Documentary
Home video changed the world. The cultural and historical impact of the VHS tape was enormous. This film traces the ripples of that impact by examining the myriad aspects of society that were altered by the creation of videotape.
20. Zombie Girl: The Movie (2009)
89 min | Documentary
Emily Hagins is making a zombie movie. It's feature-length, it's bloody, and the zombies don't run. Just like it should be. But there's just one difference between her film and every other zombie movie you've ever seen. Emily is twelve.
22. 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.
23. Fan of the Dead (2007 Video)
52 min | Documentary
In 1968, George Romero traumatized a whole generation with his legendary and revolutionary "Night of the Living Dead," which truly marks the birth of modern horror movies.
24. My Amityville Horror (2012)
Not Rated | 88 min | Documentary, Horror
For the first time in 35 years, Daniel Lutz recounts his version of the infamous Amityville haunting that terrified his family in 1975.
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.
26. John Carpenter: Fear Is Just the Beginning... The Man and His Movies (2004 Video)
60 min | Documentary
Chronicles the work of cult director John Carpenter through interviews with him and his associates, with emphases on the earlier work.
R | 95 min | Documentary
A documentary on DIY producer/director Roger Corman and his alternative approach to making movies in Hollywood.
Votes: 2,136 | Gross: $0.01M
29. Spine Tingler! The William Castle Story (2007)
Not Rated | 82 min | Documentary, Biography
Chronicles the last great American showman, filmmaker William Castle, a master of ballyhoo who became a brand name in movie horror with his outrageous audience participation gimmicks.
30. The Haunted World of Edward D. Wood Jr. (1995)
Not Rated | 89 min | Documentary, Biography
How was it possible that a movie like "Plan 9 from Outer Space" (1959) could be made? This documentary about Ed Wood Jr.'s masterpiece gives the answer.
32. Invasion of the Scream Queens (1992)
82 min | Documentary
Women who have made a career out of starring in the B horror and science fiction genres are interviewed, and clips and trailers from their films are shown.
34. Video Nasties: Draconian Days (2014)
Not Rated | 97 min | Documentary
Prepare to be corrupted and depraved once more by the sequel to the definitive guide to the Video Nasties phenomenon - the most extraordinary and scandalous era in the history of British ... 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.
40. 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.
41. Amicus: House of Horrors (2012 Video)
Unrated | 190 min | Documentary, Horror
A 2-disc celebration of Amicus Films, Hammer's greatest rivals, best remembered for their series of anthology films inspired by the 1945 "Dead of Night."
42. Tom Savini: Horror Effects (2008)
Not Rated | 37 min | Documentary, Short
In this video, hosted by fright-master Tom Savini,creator of the gut wrenching special effects in DAWN OF THE DEAD,and FRIDAY THE 13TH. Gives you step-by-step demonstrations of how some of ... See full summary »
43. Just Desserts: The Making of 'Creepshow' (2007 Video)
Not Rated | 90 min | Documentary, Horror
Details the making of Stephen King & George A. Romero's 1982 horror anthology classic, from conception through to completion.
44. Herschell Gordon Lewis: The Godfather of Gore (2010 Video)
Not Rated | 106 min | Documentary
Gory, Gory, Hallelujah! Take an outrageous ride through the wild world of exploitation films with this often-hilarious documentary, HERSCHELL GORDON LEWIS, THE GODFATHER OF GORE!
46. The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: A Family Portrait (1988 Video)
Not Rated | 60 min | Documentary