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The Best Documentary Movies On Shudder

Updated April 13, 2021 167 votes 21 voters 2.0k views15 items

List RulesVote up your favorite documentary movies available on the Shudder streaming service.

If you’re into scary movies, then you need to check out this list of documentary movies on Shudder. The AMC streaming service offers fright fanatics original and acquired movies and television series for just a few bucks a month. But which are the best documentary movies on Shudder?

For every child haunted in their sleep by Freddy Krueger, the award-winning documentary Never Sleep Again: The Elm Street Legacy takes spectators behind the scenes of Wes Craven’s iconic horror franchise. Other top documentary movies on Shudder include The Best Worst Movie, which is about the making of the “worst film of all time,” Troll 2, and a complete history of black horror films in Horror Noire: A History of Black Horror.

Other, not to be missed, documentary films on Shudder explore the Friday the 13th franchise, the works of legendary B-movie horror auteur Larry Cohen, and the making of Fright Night and Fright Night Part 2. Make your voice heard. Vote up the films you think are the best horror documentaries on Shudder.

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    Never Sleep Again: The Elm Street Legacy is a 2010 American four-hour direct-to-disc...  more
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    Horror Noire: A History of Black Horror is a 2019 American documentary film directed by Xavier...  more
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    Crystal Lake Memories: The Complete History of Friday the 13th

    Daniel Farrands
    Crystal Lake Memories: The Complete History of Friday the 13th is a documentary film directed...  more
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    King Cohen: The Wild World of Filmmaker Larry Cohen

    Steve Mitchell
    King Cohen: The Wild World of Filmmaker Larry Cohen is a 2017 American documentary film...  more
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    Killer Legends

    Joshua Zeman
    Killer Legends is a historical documentary film directed by Joshua Zeman....  more
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    Leviathan: The Story of Hellraiser Part 1

    Kevin McDonagh
    Leviathan: The Story of Hellraiser and Hellbound: Hellraiser II is a 2015 British documentary...  more
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    Document of the Dead is a 1979 documentary film by American filmmaker Roy Frumkes that was...  more
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    Faces of Death

    John Alan Schwartz
    Faces of Death is a 1978 mondo film which guides viewers through explicit scenes depicting a...  more
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    Until the Light Takes Us

    Audrey Ewell, Aaron Aites
    Until the Light Takes Us is a 2008 American documentary film about Norwegian black metal by...  more
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    Best Worst Movie

    Michael Stephenson
    Most people don't set out to produce a horrible film, so how exactly does it happen? This...  more
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    Unearthed & Untold: The Path to Pet Sematary

    John Campopiano, Justin White
    Unearthed & Untold: The Path to Pet Sematary is a 2017 American documentary film directed by...  more
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    Lost Soul

    David Gregory
    Lost Soul (a.k.a. Lost Soul: The Doomed Journey of Richard Stanley’s Island of Dr. Moreau) is...  more
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    You're So Cool Brewster! The Story of Fright Night

    Chris Griffiths
    You're So Cool, Brewster! The Story of Fright Night is a 2016 British documentary film...  more
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    The Road Movie

    Dmitrii Kalashnikov
    The Road Movie is a 2015 Belarusian documentary film directed by Dmitrii Kalashnikov. A...  more
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    Spookers

    Florian Habicht
    Spookers is a 2017 Australian documentary film directed by Florian Habicht. A close-knit New...  more