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1. Memory: The Origins of Alien (2019)

Not Rated | 95 min | Documentary, Horror, Sci-Fi

70 Metascore

The untold origin story behind Ridley Scott's Alien - rooted in Greek and Egyptian mythologies, underground comics, the art of Francis Bacon, and the dark visions of Dan O'Bannon and H.R. ... See full summary »

Director: Alexandre O. Philippe | Stars: Bijan Aalam, Tim Boxell, Axelle Carolyn, Veronica Cartwright

Votes: 1,759

2. Hal (2018)

90 min | Documentary, Biography

72 Metascore

Hal Ashby's obsessive genius led to an unprecedented string of Oscar®-winning classics, including Harold and Maude (1971), Shampoo and Being There. But as contemporaries Francis Ford Coppola... See full summary »

Director: Amy Scott | Stars: Allison Anders, Judd Apatow, Rosanna Arquette, Hal Ashby

Votes: 403 | Gross: $0.05M

3. 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: 457

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

Not Rated | 83 min | Documentary, Horror

A retrospective documentary about the Halloween films.

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

Votes: 1,696

5. 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: 357

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

90 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: 326

7. Crystal Lake Memories: The Complete History of Friday the 13th (2013 Video)

Not Rated | 400 min | Documentary, Horror

A chronicle of the history of the Friday the 13th franchise.

Director: Daniel Farrands | Stars: Corey Feldman, Peter M. Bracke, Samantha Delutri, Kimberly Higgins

Votes: 1,798

8. 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!

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

Votes: 4,000

9. Making Waves: The Art of Cinematic Sound (2019)

Unrated | 94 min | Documentary

80 Metascore

An exploration of the history and emotional power of cinema sound, as revealed by legendary sound designers and visionary directors, via interviews, clips from movies, and a look at their actual process of creation and discovery.

Director: Midge Costin | Stars: Erik Aadahl, Ioan Allen, Richard L. Anderson, Karen Baker Landers

Votes: 773

10. Power of Grayskull: The Definitive History of He-Man and the Masters of the Universe (2017)

95 min | Documentary, History

The history of Mattel's definitive action figure toy line.

Directors: Randall Lobb, Robert McCallum | Stars: Dolph Lundgren, Frank Langella, Anthony De Longis, Richard Edlund

Votes: 973

11. De Palma (2015)

R | 110 min | Documentary, Biography

83 Metascore

A documentary about writer and director Brian De Palma.

Directors: Noah Baumbach, Jake Paltrow | Star: Brian De Palma

Votes: 4,630 | Gross: $0.16M

12. Making Fun: The Story of Funko (2018)

99 min | Documentary

Dive into a world of fun and collecting as this documentary follows the creation and impact of the Funko company and their successful toy and collectable empire.

Director: David Romero | Stars: Jeff Ayers, Eric Bauza, Chris Beck, Mike Becker

Votes: 946

13. 30 Years of Garbage: The Garbage Pail Kids Story (2017)

Not Rated | 114 min | Documentary

In the 1980s a bunch of underground cartoonists parodied a popular doll. The resulting commercial product tapped into the international kid zeitgeist. That young generation felt that this product spoke to the revulsion they had for the corporate pop culture that was being fed to them.

Directors: Jeff Zapata, Joe Simko | Stars: Art Spiegelman, John Pound, Tom Bunk, James Warhola

Votes: 114 | Gross: $0.03M

14. Ghostheads (2016)

73 min | Documentary

A look at the intense fandom for the media franchise, Ghostbusters (1984)

Director: Brendan Mertens | Stars: Chace Ambrose, William Atherton, Dan Aykroyd, Brandon Balentine

Votes: 596

15. The Death of "Superman Lives": What Happened? (2015)

Not Rated | 104 min | Documentary

A documentary about the proposed 1998 Superman Lives feature film that would have starred Nicolas Cage.

Director: Jon Schnepp | Stars: Nicolas Cage, Tim Burton, Kevin Smith, Dan Gilroy

Votes: 4,148

16. Cleanin' Up the Town: Remembering Ghostbusters (2019)

128 min | Documentary

Cast and crew of Ghostbusters (1984) discuss the making of the film.

Director: Anthony Bueno | Stars: William Atherton, Dan Aykroyd, Richard Beggs, Peter Bernstein

Votes: 95

17. Too Hot to Handle: Remembering Ghostbusters II

Documentary | Post-production

TOO HOT TO HANDLE: Remembering Ghostbusters II is the definitive feature length documentary on the making of Ghostbusters II, and is the companion film to the documentary CLEANIN' UP THE TOWN: Remembering Ghostbusters.

Director: Anthony Bueno | Stars: Sigourney Weaver, Catherine Reitman, Dan Aykroyd, Ernie Hudson

18. Documentary for the Recently Deceased

Documentary | Filming

A documentary about Beetlejuice (1988).

Director: Fred China

19. The Orange Years: The Nickelodeon Story

90 min | Documentary | Post-production

A documentary film about the Nickelodeon Network, telling the story of its humble origins deep into the SNICK years.

Directors: Scott Barber, Adam Sweeney | Stars: Christine Taylor, Larisa Oleynik, Melissa Joan Hart, Drake Bell

20. What an Institution: The Story of Police Academy

Documentary | Post-production

A feature length documentary on the legacy of Police Academy (1984) and its sequels. The Police Academy movies were a mainstay in the comedy genre of the 1980s and early 1990s, spawning six sequels and two television series.

Director: Gary Smart | Stars: Bobcat Goldthwait, Steve Guttenberg, Rene Auberjonois, Don Lake

21. In Search of Tomorrow (2021)

Documentary | Pre-production

A nostalgic journey through '80s Sc-Fi films, exploring their impact and relevance today, told by the artists who made them and by those who were inspired to turn their visions into reality.

Director: David A. Weiner | Stars: Clancy Brown, Sean Young, Keith David, Wil Wheaton

22. In Search of Darkness (2019)

Not Rated | 264 min | Documentary

An exploration of '80s horror movies through the perspective of the actors, directors, producers and SFX craftspeople who made them, and their impact on contemporary cinema.

Director: David A. Weiner | Stars: Tom Atkins, Doug Bradley, John Bloom, Diana Prince

Votes: 940

23. In Search of the Last Action Heroes (2019)

140 min | Documentary

A comprehensive retrospective of the '80s action film genre.

Director: Oliver Harper | Stars: Scott Adkins, Stuart Ashen, Shane Black, James Bruner

Votes: 411

24. Turtle Power: The Definitive History of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2014)

PG | 98 min | Documentary

The history of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle franchise.

Director: Randall Lobb | Stars: Peter Laird, Kevin Eastman, Mark Askwith, Richard Rosenbaum

Votes: 860

25. The Bill Murray Stories: Life Lessons Learned from a Mythical Man (2018)

TV-MA | 70 min | Documentary

This documentary explores various urban legends around Hollywood's most elusive star.

Director: Tommy Avallone | Stars: Tommy Avallone, John Barnhardt, Christopher Beaumont, Mike Bozzuffi

Votes: 1,824

26. 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: 2,777



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