The Best Documentaries About Ghosts 

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Updated May 13, 2019 5.1k votes 1.4k voters 62.1k views 20 items

List Rules Spooky documentary films about ghosts.

This list o the best documentaries about ghosts has been ranked by the community and includes popular and recognizable titles, along with some independent films. What is the best documentary about ghosts? Vote up your favorites below.

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Documentaries are nonfiction and made with the intention of displaying reality for historical purposes and to educate those watching the film. Most documentaries are driven by independent filmmakers and those passionate about the topics they are portraying.
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Dead Files is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Documentaries About Ghosts
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Released: 2004

Directed by: Nick Groff, Zak Bagans

Ghost Adventures is a 2004 Documentary film directed by Zak Bagans and Nick Groff.
Destination Truth is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Documentaries About Ghosts
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Released: 2009

Directed by: Joshua Zeman, Barbara Brancaccio

Cropsey is a 2009 American documentary film written and directed by Joshua Zeman and Barbara Brancaccio. The film initially begins as an examination of "Cropsey," a boogeyman-like ...more

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#67 of 348 The Greatest Documentaries of All Time #43 of 64 The Best Horror Movies Set in the Woods #21 of 30 The Best Urban Legend Movies

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Demon house is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Documentaries About Ghosts
anri.oelofse15 added Demon house Zak Bagans Documentary about a house claimed to have 200 demons in Gary Indiana

Released: March 2018

Directed by: Zak Bagans

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Released: 2015

Directed by: Chad Calek

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Released: 2012

Directed by: Eric B. Walter

My Amityville Horror is a 2012 documentary film written and directed by Eric Walter.
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Released: 2009

Directed by: Christopher Saint Booth

The Possessed is a 2009 documentary style horror film which was released to DVD in May 2009 and had its television debut in October that same year on SyFy.
Fantome: The Haunting of... is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Documentaries About Ghosts
DevinTownsend added Fantome: The Haunting of Brentwood Wine Bistro

Author Stephen Lancaster and expert paranormal investigators spend nine years researching the paranormal phenomena inside the world's most haunted restaurant, the Brentwood Wine Bistro. They reveal a full body apparition.

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Released: 1978

Directed by: John Alan Schwartz

Faces of Death is a 1978 mondo film which guides viewers through explicit scenes depicting a variety of ways to die and violent acts.

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Dennis Rader, Steve Relford, Charlie Otero

Released: 2008

Directed by: Marc Levitz

Feast of the Assumption: BTK and the Otero Family Murders is a 2008 crime documentary film directed by Marc D. Levitz and co-written with Steven Armstrong.
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David Cronenberg, John Carpenter, John Landis

Released: 2000

Directed by: Adam Simon

The American Nightmare is a 2000 documentary film written and directed by Adam Simon.
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Heather Donahue, Joshua Leonard, Michael C. Williams

Released: 1999

Directed by: Daniel Myrick, Eduardo Sánchez

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#756 of 784 The Best Horror Movies Of All Time #25 of 35 The Best Documentaries About Witchcraft

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Released: 2009

Directed by: Andrew Monument

Nightmares in Red, White and Blue is a 2009 documentary film written by Joseph Maddrey and directed by Andrew Monument.
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Jamie Lee Curtis, Kevin Bacon, Rob Zombie

Released: 2006

Directed by: Jeff McQueen

Going to Pieces: The Rise and Fall of the Slasher Film is a 2006 documentary film about slasher films. It makes reference to many popular horror and thriller films.
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Faces of Death II

Released: 1981

Directed by: John Alan Schwartz

Faces of Death II is the first sequel to the 1978 mondo film Faces of Death. Like its predecessor, the film was written and directed by John Alan Schwartz. Schwartz puts in another cameo ...more
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Released: 1982

Directed by: Kevin Rafferty, Pierce Rafferty, Jayne Loader

The Atomic Café is a 1982 American documentary film produced and directed by Jayne Loader, Kevin Rafferty, and Pierce Rafferty.