13 Horror Documentaries Every Horror Fan Should See

November 11, 2014

Written by Kelli Marchman McNeely

Kelli Marchman McNeely is the owner of HorrorFuel.com. She is an Executive Producer of "13 Slays Till Christmas" which is out on Digital and DVD and now streaming on Tubi. She has several other films in the works. Kelli is an animal lover and a true horror addict since the age of 9 when she saw Friday the 13th. Email: horrorfuelinfo@gmail.com


There is a long list of horror documentaries , so I’ve narrowed it down to a list of the 13 best horror documentaries out there. Enjoy!


The True Story Of The Amityville Horror (2013)

This documentary explores the truth behind the real Amityville Horror.



Texas Chainsaw Massacre: A Family Portrait (1988)

“A documentary about the classic ‘Texas Chainsaw Massacre’ film, including interviews with Gunnar Hansen (LEATHERFACE), Edwin Neal (THE HITCHHIKER), John Dugan (GRANDPA) and Jim Seidow (OLD MAN).”



Nightmares In Red, White And Blue: The Evolution Of The American Horror Film (2009)

The Documentary takes a look at the appeal of horror films, with interviews of some of the most iconic names in horror.



Screaming In High Heels: The Rise And Fall Of The Scream Queen Era (2011)

” Three actresses “accidentally” became cult horror film icons in the late 1980s and created the modern interpretation of the “Scream Queen” image.”




The Short Films Of David Lynch (2002)

“A collection of visionary director David Lynch’s short films from the first 29 years of his career is accompanied by a special introduction to each film by the director himself.”



The American Nightmare (2000)

“An examination into the nature of 1960’s-70’s horror films, the involved artists, and how they reflected contemporary society.”



D.I.Y. (2014)

This documentary explores the new trend of  “Do It Yourself” filmmaking.



The “Curse” Of ‘The Omen’ (2005)

The documentary explores the legend of the curse that surrounds ‘The Omen’.



Fantasm (2013)

A look into why horror conventions are so important to fans, filmmakers and vendors.



Chiller 13: The Decades Scariest Movie Moments (2010)

The Chiller Channel explores the decades scariest movie moments.



A Night At The Movies: The Horrors Of Stephen King (2011)

This documentary looks at the contributions of Stephen King to the horror genre.


Document Of The Dead (1985)

This documentary is about George A. Romero and gives a behind the scene’s look at “Dawn Of The Dead”.



Universal Horror (1998)

“A documentary examining the early days of horror films, particularly those crafted at Universal Studios during the 1930s.”



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