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The Best Documentary Movies On Shudder  

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List Rules Vote 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 fans 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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Horror Noire: A History of Bla... is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Documentary Movies On Shudder
Xavier Burgin
Horror Noire: A History of Black Horror is a 2019 American documentary film directed by Xavier Burgin. A look at the history of black horror films and the role of African Americans in the film ...more
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Never Sleep Again: The Elm Str... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Documentary Movies On Shudder
Andrew Kasch
Never Sleep Again: The Elm Street Legacy is a 2010 American four-hour direct-to-disc documentary film that chronicles the entire Nightmare on Elm Street franchise and the rise of New Line ...more
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King Cohen: The Wild World of ... is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Documentary Movies On Shudder
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 directed by Steve Mitchell. A feature length documentary on the acclaimed work and eclectic career of ...more
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Leviathan: The Story of Hellra... is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Documentary Movies On Shudder
Leviathan: The Story of Hellraiser Part 1 Kevin McDonagh
Leviathan: The Story of Hellraiser and Hellbound: Hellraiser II is a 2015 British documentary film directed by Kevin McDonagh. This feature length documentary uncovers the history and the making ...more
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Faces of Death is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Documentary Movies On Shudder
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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Best Worst Movie is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Documentary Movies On Shudder
Michael Stephenson
Most people don't set out to produce a horrible film, so how exactly does it happen? This documentary about 1989's Troll 2 - often referred to as the "worst movie in history" - ...more
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Spookers is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Documentary Movies On Shudder
Florian Habicht
Spookers is a 2017 Australian documentary film directed by Florian Habicht. A close-knit New Zealand family run the most successful scare park in the Southern Hemisphere; facing their fears so ...more
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Until the Light Takes Us is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Documentary Movies On Shudder
Audrey Ewell, Aaron Aites
Until the Light Takes Us is a 2008 American documentary film about Norwegian black metal by the directors Aaron Aites and Audrey Ewell. It was released on December 4, 2009.
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Crystal Lake Memories: The Com... is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Documentary Movies On Shudder
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 by Daniel Farrands. A chronicle of the history of the Friday the 13th franchise.
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Killer Legends is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Documentary Movies On Shudder
Joshua Zeman
Killer Legends is a historical documentary film directed by Joshua Zeman.
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Document of the Dead is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Documentary Movies On Shudder
Roy Frumkes
Document of the Dead is a 1979 documentary film by American filmmaker Roy Frumkes that was largely shot during the production of the 1978 film Dawn of the Dead. Originally a 66 minute feature, ...more
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Unearthed & Untold: The Path t... is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Documentary Movies On Shudder
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 John Campopiano and Justin White. This documentary follows the story of Pet Semtary, from its ...more
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The Road Movie is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Documentary Movies On Shudder
Dmitrii Kalashnikov
The Road Movie is a 2015 Belarusian documentary film directed by Dmitrii Kalashnikov. A documentary comprised entirely of footage from dashboard cameras from Russian cars.
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Lost Soul: The Doomed Journey ... is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Documentary Movies On Shudder
Lost Soul David Gregory
Lost Soul (a.k.a. Lost Soul: The Doomed Journey of Richard Stanley’s Island of Dr. Moreau) is a 2014 American documentary film directed by David Gregory. Gregory looks at the filming of The ...more
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You're So Cool Brewster! The S... is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Documentary Movies On Shudder
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 directed by Chris Griffiths. An extensive look at the making of Fright Night (1985) and Fright Night Part 2 ...more