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The Best Documentary Movies On Shudder

Updated October 12, 2020 111 votes 20 voters 1.9k 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.

  • Horror Noire: A History of Black Horror1

    ActorsMeosha Bean, Ashlee Blackwell, Robin R. Means Coleman, William Crain, Rusty Cundieff

    Released2019

    Horror Noire: A History of Black Horror is a 2019 American documentary film directed by Xavier... more on Wikipedia
  • King Cohen: The Wild World of Filmmaker Larry Cohen2
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    King Cohen: The Wild World of Filmmaker Larry Cohen

    Steve Mitchell

    ActorsJ.J. Abrams, Rick Baker, Eric Bogosian, Richard J. Brewer

    Released2017

    King Cohen: The Wild World of Filmmaker Larry Cohen is a 2017 American documentary film... more on Wikipedia
  • Leviathan: The Story of Hellraiser Part 13
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    Leviathan: The Story of Hellraiser Part 1

    Kevin McDonagh

    ActorsPeter Atkins, Simon Bamford, Imogen Boorman, Doug Bradley

    Released2015

    Leviathan: The Story of Hellraiser and Hellbound: Hellraiser II is a 2015 British documentary... more on Wikipedia
  • Never Sleep Again: The Elm Street Legacy4

    ActorsMonica Keena, Wes Craven, Heather Langenkamp, John Saxon, Renny Harlin

    Released2010

    Never Sleep Again: The Elm Street Legacy is a 2010 American four-hour direct-to-disc... more on Wikipedia
  • Crystal Lake Memories: The Complete History of Friday the 13th5
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    Crystal Lake Memories: The Complete History of Friday the 13th

    Daniel Farrands

    ActorsCorey Feldman, Peter M. Bracke, Samantha Delutri, Kimberly Higgins, Emma Julia Jacobs

    Released2013

    Crystal Lake Memories: The Complete History of Friday the 13th is a documentary film directed... more on Wikipedia
  • Until the Light Takes Us6
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    Until the Light Takes Us

    Audrey Ewell, Aaron Aites

    ActorsPer "Dead" Ohlin, Varg Vikernes, Hellhammer, Harmony Korine, Øystein Aarseth

    Released2008

    Until the Light Takes Us is a 2008 American documentary film about Norwegian black metal by... more on Wikipedia
  • Document of the Dead7

    ActorsGeorge A. Romero, Tom Savini, Ken Foree, Susan Tyrrell, Gahan Wilson

    Released1985

    Document of the Dead is a 1979 documentary film by American filmmaker Roy Frumkes that was... more on Wikipedia
  • Faces of Death8
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    Faces of Death

    John Alan Schwartz

    Released1978

    Faces of Death is a 1978 mondo film which guides viewers through explicit scenes depicting a... more on Wikipedia
  • Best Worst Movie9
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    Best Worst Movie

    Michael Stephenson

    ActorsChristian Sellers

    Released2009

    Most people don't set out to produce a horrible film, so how exactly does it happen? This... more on Wikipedia
  • Killer Legends10
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    Killer Legends

    Joshua Zeman

    Released2014

    Killer Legends is a historical documentary film directed by Joshua Zeman.
  • Unearthed & Untold: The Path to Pet Sematary11
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    Unearthed & Untold: The Path to Pet Sematary

    John Campopiano, Justin White

    ActorsMark E. Anastasio, Blaze Berdahl, Susan Blommaert, Sean Clark, Denise Crosby

    Released2017

    Unearthed & Untold: The Path to Pet Sematary is a 2017 American documentary film directed by... more on Wikipedia
  • Lost Soul12
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    Lost Soul

    David Gregory

    ActorsRichard Stanley, Kier-La Janisse, Michael Gingold, Graham Humphreys

    Released2014

    Lost Soul (a.k.a. Lost Soul: The Doomed Journey of Richard Stanley’s Island of Dr. Moreau) is... more on Wikipedia
  • You're So Cool Brewster! The Story of Fright Night13
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    You're So Cool Brewster! The Story of Fright Night

    Chris Griffiths

    ActorsJon Gries, Chris Sarandon, Amanda Bearse, William Ragsdale

    Released2016

    You're So Cool, Brewster! The Story of Fright Night is a 2016 British documentary film... more on Wikipedia
  • The Road Movie14
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    The Road Movie

    Dmitrii Kalashnikov

    Released2016

    The Road Movie is a 2015 Belarusian documentary film directed by Dmitrii Kalashnikov. A... more on Wikipedia
  • Spookers15
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    Spookers

    Florian Habicht

    ActorsClaudia Aiono, Huia Apiata, Barbara Armstrong, Juneen Borkent, Jacob Graham

    Released2017

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