Horror: Documentary/Biography

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1. Cropsey (2009)

Not Rated | 84 min | Documentary, Crime, Horror

73 Metascore

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.

Directors: Barbara Brancaccio, Joshua Zeman | Stars: Joshua Zeman, Barbara Brancaccio, Bill Ellis, Dorothy D'Eletto

Votes: 7,203 | Gross: $0.05M

2. The Haunting of Fox Hollow Farm (2011)

R | 67 min | Documentary

Can the soul of a killer linger forever? Filmmaker Dan T. Hall explores macabre shadows of the past as he documents the haunting of the infamous Fox Hollow Farm estate, former home of ... See full summary »

Director: Dan T. Hall | Stars: Tracy Bacon, Myrna Cooke, Alex Hall, Marilene Isaacs

Votes: 112

3. H.H. Holmes: America's First Serial Killer (2004)

Unrated | 64 min | Documentary, Crime, History

Torture chambers, acid vats, greased chutes and gassing rooms were just some of the devices of death designed by the Torture Doctor, H.H. Holmes in his castle of horrors. Follows Holmes' entire life as a criminal mastermind.

Director: John Borowski | Stars: Tony Jay, Harold Schechter, Thomas Cronin, Marian Caporusso

Votes: 1,569

4. Serial Killer Culture (2014)

Unrated | 110 min | Documentary, Crime, History

Serial Killer Culture examines the reasons why artists and collectors are fascinated by serial killers.

Director: John Borowski | Stars: Steve Giannangelo, Rick Staton, Rich Hillen Jr., Julian Barrett

Votes: 359

5. 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: 2,403

6. 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.

Director: Adam Simon | Stars: George A. Romero, John Carpenter, Tom Savini, David Cronenberg

Votes: 1,749

7. The American Scream (2012)

Not Rated | 91 min | Documentary

An original documentary which follows three families in a small seaside town in Massachusetts as they prepare for their annual home made haunted houses. This story highlights their long ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Paul Stephenson | Stars: Victor Bariteau, Tina Bariteau, Gwen Bariteau, Catherine Bariteau

Votes: 1,058

8. Nightmare Factory (2011 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 90 min | Documentary

An inside look at the world of Hollywood special effects and the company paving the way, KNB Effects.

Director: Donna Davies | Stars: Gabriel Bartalos, Howard Berger, Steve Biodrowski, Alex Brewer

Votes: 552

9. Birth of the Living Dead (2013)

Not Rated | 76 min | Documentary

65 Metascore

A documentary that shows how George A. Romero gathered an unlikely team of Pittsburghers to shoot his seminal film: Night of the Living Dead (1968).

Director: Rob Kuhns | Stars: George A. Romero, Fred Rogers, H. Rap Brown, Mark Harris

Votes: 1,469 | Gross: $0.01M

10. American Scary (2006)

Not Rated | 91 min | Documentary, Comedy, Horror

American Scary is a look at the nation's tradition of horror hosting, from Ghoulardi to Ghoul-A-Go-Go. Follow this American folk art form from its glamorous beginnings, through repeated ... See full summary »

Director: John E. Hudgens | Stars: Mike Price, Joseph Fotinos, George 'E-Gor' Chastain, James Morrow

Votes: 309

11. 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.

Director: Jeff McQueen | Stars: Ed Green, Wes Craven, John Carpenter, Joseph Stefano

Votes: 3,144

12. 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: 428

13. Boogeymen: The Killer Compilation (2001 Video)

Unrated | 56 min | Documentary, Horror

A compilation of clips from 17 classic slasher films.

Stars: Andrew Robinson, Grace Kirby, Ashley Laurence, Doug Bradley

Votes: 1,126

14. 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: 1,586

15. 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: 1,617

16. 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: 338

17. Midnight Movies: From the Margin to the Mainstream (2005)

TV-14 | 86 min | Documentary

From 1970-1977, six low budget films shown at midnight transformed the way we make and watch films.

Director: Stuart Samuels | Stars: John Waters, Ben Barenholtz, Alejandro Jodorowsky, Alan Douglas

Votes: 1,362

18. 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: 2,669

19. American Grindhouse (2010)

Not Rated | 80 min | Documentary, Action, Comedy

A documentary about the history of exploitation movies, from the silent movie era to the 1970s.

Director: Elijah Drenner | Stars: Robert Forster, Eric Schaefer, Eddie Muller, John Landis

Votes: 2,056 | Gross: $0.01M

20. 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: 3,793

22. Video Nasties: Moral Panic, Censorship & Videotape (2010)

Not Rated | 72 min | Documentary

A documentary analyzing the furore which so-called "video nasties" caused in Britain during the 1980s.

Director: Jake West | Stars: Julian Petley, Marc Morris, Andy Nyman, Xavier Mendik

Votes: 1,080

23. 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: 295

25. 'Halloween' Unmasked 2000 (1999 Video)

Unrated | 23 min | Documentary, Horror

A documentary/retrospect on the making of the movie Halloween, featuring exclusive interviews with director John Carpenter, producer Debra Hill, and stars Jamie Lee Curtis, PJ Soles, and Nick Castle.

Director: Mark Cerulli | Stars: Dee Snider, Debra Hill, John Carpenter, Jamie Lee Curtis

Votes: 212

26. The Psycho Legacy (2010 Video)

Not Rated | 87 min | Documentary

The cast and crew of all four Psycho films recall their time working on the influential horror series as today's masters of horror reminisce on what the movies stirred in them.

Director: Robert V. Galluzzo | Stars: Jason Allentoff, Sharen Camille, Mike Cucinotta, Juliette Cummins

Votes: 352

27. Corman's World: Exploits of a Hollywood Rebel (2011)

R | 95 min | Documentary

A documentary on DIY producer/director Roger Corman and his alternative approach to making movies in Hollywood.

Director: Alex Stapleton | Stars: Roger Corman, Martin Scorsese, Quentin Tarantino, Paul W.S. Anderson

Votes: 2,080 | Gross: $0.01M

28. Killer Legends (2014)

86 min | Documentary, Crime, History

Delving into our collective nightmares, this horror-documentary investigates the origins of our most terrifying urban legends and the true stories that may have inspired them.

Director: Joshua Zeman | Stars: Rachel Mills, Joshua Zeman, Stephen Winick, James Presley

Votes: 2,921

29. Masters of Horror (2002 TV Movie)

Unrated | 90 min | Documentary

More clips from horror movies, plus interviews with other horror legends.

Directors: Mike Mendez, Dave Parker | Stars: Dario Argento, Bruce Campbell, John Carpenter, Wes Craven

Votes: 493

30. Dario Argento: Master of Horror (1991)

80 min | Documentary, Horror

A documentary about the films of Italian horror director Dario Argento. Included are clips from many of his films and interviews with friends, actors and colleagues.

Director: Luigi Cozzi | Stars: Dario Argento, Luigi Cozzi, Pino Donaggio, Fabio Giovannini

Votes: 113

31. Adjust Your Tracking (2013)

Not Rated | 84 min | Documentary

A documentary capturing the modern day VHS culture and VHS collectors.

Directors: Dan M. Kinem, Levi Peretic | Stars: Lloyd Kaufman, Anthony Timpone, Keith J. Crocker, Fred Vogel

Votes: 610

33. Welcome to Eidolon Crossing: The Making of Deadwood Park (2007 Video)

109 min | Documentary

This feature length documentary follows notorious director ERIC STANZE and his company WICKED PIXEL CINEMA as they go through all the steps of making their feature film DEADWOOD PARK.

Director: Jessie Seitz | Stars: Eric Stanze, Jason Christ, Jessie Seitz, Jeremy Wallace

Votes: 88

34. The Night She Came Home!! (2013 Video)

60 min | Documentary

Jamie Lee Curtis makes a rare appearance at a Horror Hound Convention, in Indianapolis, to raise money for charity.

Directors: Kelly Curtis, John P. Marsh | Stars: Brian Andrews, Jonathan R. Ayers, Nick Castle, Sean Clark

Votes: 39

35. Lost Soul: The Doomed Journey of Richard Stanley's Island of Dr. Moreau (2014)

Not Rated | 97 min | Documentary, Adventure

A behind the scenes chronicle of how clash of vision, bad creative decisions, lack of interest and really bad weather plagued the disastrous production of the infamous The Island of Dr. Moreau (1996).

Director: David Gregory | Stars: Richard Stanley, Kier-La Janisse, Michael Gingold, Graham Humphreys

Votes: 2,824

36. Slaughter in Syracuse (2015)

133 min | Documentary

Captured by the lens of videographer Michael Alan Fitzgerald this film chronicles the 2014 Slaughter in Syracuse Film Festival. Featuring Fred & Shelby Vogel, Ryan Nicholson, Jimmy ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Alan Fitzgerald | Stars: Stephen Biro, Nick DeCarlo, Matthew Garrett, Jason M. Koch

37. Albert Fish: In Sin He Found Salvation (2007)

Not Rated | 86 min | Documentary, Biography, Crime

Albert Fish, the horrific true story of elderly cannibal, sadomasochist, and serial killer, who lured children to their deaths in Depression-era New York City. Distorting biblical tales, ... See full summary »

Director: John Borowski | Stars: Oto Brezina, Joe Coleman, Bob Dunsworth, Harvey Fisher

Votes: 941

38. Carl Panzram: The Spirit of Hatred and Vengeance (2011)

Not Rated | 81 min | Documentary, Biography, Crime

The true story of lifelong criminal and serial killer, Carl Panzram who wrote his autobiography for a jail guard in 1928.

Director: John Borowski | Stars: John DiMaggio, Tom Lodewyck, David Salmonson, Brett Jetmund

Votes: 553

39. Killer: A Journal of Murder (1995)

R | 91 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

Carl Panzram is sent to Leavenworth Prison for burglary. While there, he is brutally beaten by a guard. Neophyte guard Henry Lesser feels sympathy for Panzram, befriends him, and gets him ... See full summary »

Director: Tim Metcalfe | Stars: James Woods, Robert Sean Leonard, Ellen Greene, Cara Buono

Votes: 2,062 | Gross: $0.07M

40. The Jeffrey Dahmer Files (2012)

Not Rated | 76 min | Documentary, Biography, Crime

61 Metascore

An experimental documentary that uses archival footage, interviews, and fictionalized scenarios to tell the story of the people around Jeffrey Dahmer, during the summer of his arrest in 1991.

Director: Chris James Thompson | Stars: Andrew Swant, Pamela Bass, Jeffrey Jentzen, Pat Kennedy

Votes: 1,766

41. Aileen: Life and Death of a Serial Killer (2003)

R | 93 min | Documentary, Crime

71 Metascore

This documentary looks at Aileen Wuornos convicted of killing 7 men while working as a prostitute in Florida. This is actually the second Wuornos documentary made by this group the first ... See full summary »

Directors: Nick Broomfield, Joan Churchill | Stars: Aileen Wuornos, Nick Broomfield, Terry Humphreys-Slay, Leitha Prather

Votes: 6,020 | Gross: $0.10M

42. Aileen Wuornos: The Selling of a Serial Killer (1992)

R | 87 min | Documentary, Crime

1992, Florida, USA. Aileen Wuornos is claimed to be the world's first female serial killer.

Director: Nick Broomfield | Stars: Jesse 'The Human Bomb' Aviles, Nick Broomfield, Cannonball, Steve Glazer

Votes: 2,513

43. Tales of the Grim Sleeper (2014)

TV-MA | 110 min | Documentary, Crime

85 Metascore

Nick Broomfield digs into the case of the notorious serial killer known as the Grim Sleeper, who terrorized South Central Los Angeles over a span of twenty-five years.

Directors: Nick Broomfield, Barney Broomfield, Marc Hoeferlin | Stars: Nick Broomfield, Lonnie David Franklin Jr., Donna, Steve

Votes: 2,432

44. Feast of the Assumption: BTK and the Otero Family Murders (2010)

Not Rated | 86 min | Documentary, Crime

A living victim's personal journey through one of the most unique serial killer cases in U.S. History - the BTK murders, as told through the eyes of Charlie Otero, the oldest surviving ... See full summary »

Director: Marc Levitz | Stars: Charlie Otero, Gary J. Caldwell, Dennis Rader, Frank Axtolis

Votes: 216

45. The Exorcist File (2014)

90 min | Documentary

While filming a haunted asylum in St. Louis, Missouri, documentary filmmakers uncover a secret diary of the infamous 1949 exorcism involving a 13 year old boy possessed by the devil that later inspired the book and movie "The Exorcist".

Directors: Christopher Saint Booth, Philip Adrian Booth | Stars: Christopher Saint Booth, Keith Age, Greg Myers, Sandra Oates

Votes: 79

46. Terror in the Aisles (1984)

R | 84 min | Documentary, Horror, Thriller

A compilation of scenes from many 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: 1,619 | Gross: $10.00M

47. What Is Scary?

Documentary | Filming

Artists, authors, genre filmmakers and others answer the question "What is scary?" and offer their take on what "scary" truly means. An audiovisual tapestry via voice mail, stills, animation and sound design.

Director: Adam Barnick

48. Thawing Out: Frozen's Postproduction Team (2010 Video)

14 min | Documentary, Short

Interviewing the key members of FROZEN's Post Production team about the creative work they contributed to the film.

Director: Adam Barnick | Stars: Will Barratt, Peter Block, Andy Garfield, Adam Green

49. Making of Guinea Pig (1986 Video)

44 min | Documentary, Short

The making of Sai Enterprise's Guinea Pig, Ginî piggu 2: Chiniku no hana, and Ginî piggu 3: Senritsu! Shinanai otoko.

Director: Jyunko Okamoto | Stars: Shinsuke Araki, Hideshi Hino, Masayuki Hisamot, Ivu

Votes: 154