Top 5 Horror Docs to Watch on a Spooky Night

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Top 5 Horror Docs to Watch on a Spooky Night

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For true horror aficionados, Halloween isn't the only time to binge watch some horror flicks. But where is a fan supposed to begin? Between the classics and remakes, new indie directors, and the blockbuster hit, it can be hard to figure out what to watch this spooky season.

Not to worry, Sci-Fi 3D has got you covered. We have scoured the internet in search of the best horror movie documentaries to get you primed and ready for that Halloween marathon. Whether you are looking for a new list of forgotten gems, or just some nuggets of hidden information about the classics to use against your friends, we have your back.

In Search of Darkness

This documentary series covers all the beloved horror from the 80s, or at least as much as can be covered in its 13.5-hour runtime. In Search of Darkness spans three films, each one boasting a four hour plus runtime, so you had better get some snacks.

Now this isn't just some list of horror flicks. No, this is something much more magical than that. David A. Weiner wanted a horror documentary for horror fans, made by horror fans. He posted his idea on Kickstarter and had it funded in two days.

In Search of Darkness is filled with interviews of cast members, crew, and behind the scenes information that all horror fans crave answers to. The second and third film can be found on Shudder, while the first entry is on VOD.

It’s four and a half hours chronicling a wild era in horror - Theverge.com

Woodlands Dark and Days Bewitched: A History of Folk Horror

Folk horror is having a bit of a revitalization at the moment. Films such as Midsommar and The Ritual have made a big splash in the horror community. So, it may be a good time to brush up on the history of this subgenre.

At just over a three-hour runtime, Woodlands Dark and Days Bewitched does an impressive job of covering the history of folk horror films. Not only that, but it also attempts to explain what folk horror is and why people find it so disturbing in the first place. This documentary is currently streaming on Shudder.

Horror Noire: A History of Black Horror

This Shudder original is a great source of information for anyone who is curious about the history of black representation within the horror community. With black horror becoming ever more popular, this is a treasure trove of information for those who are unfamiliar with the genre.

Horror Noire covers everything from Blacksploitation films to the racism actors receive on set. Although this documentary shows the viewer how far things have come, it also lays out how far we still must go. This documentary requires a little less prep time with a shorter hour and a half run time. Horror Noire is currently streaming on Shudder.

Queer for Fear: The History of Queer Horror

Shudder has also provided us with a deep dive into the history of queer horror. Queer people have always been here, and they have influenced every kind of genre, including horror. Queer for Fear does its best to explain that influence in their four-hour runtime.

This docuseries is broken up into four episodes, each covering a different theme. From queer writers to the depictions of queer characters on screen, this docuseries covers all its bases. Horror films are often left to the imagination of the viewer, Queer for Fear shows us what these films could look like using a queer lens. Queer for Fear: The History of Queer Horror is currently streaming on Shudder.

101 Scariest Horror Movie Moments of All Time

Okay, but what if you don’t want to learn anything about the history of the genre or its classics? What if you just want to find some juicy kills to watch with your friends? Not to worry, 101 Scariest Horror Movie Moments of All Time has you covered.

This documentary goes above and beyond in its blood and gore. Showcasing all of the blood splattering scenes that horror fans are in search of. Even the most diehard horror fans can find a few new gems to add to their roster in the documentary. This docuseries can be found on Shudder and boasts an impressive runtime of nearly eight hours.

Cameron McFarland | Contributing Writer

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