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Scary Documentaries That You Can Watch on Netflix

The Imposter

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Source: YouTube

The curious tale of a missing boy who has returned is unveiled in this documentary. The disturbing tale progresses on to depict the alterations he went through during the time that he was missing.

Hostage To The Devil

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Source: Scannain

If you thought The Grudge or The Ring was bad, wait till you watch this. One of the most scary documentaries currently airing on Netflix, it talks about a spiritual priest performing exorcisms to rid the world of pure evil.

Trapped

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Source: Democracy Now!

With Trump banning abortions and claiming to be pro-life, more and more women are subject to horrifying medical procedures and lack of care. This documentary is a new kind of evil, addressing the difficulties faced by pregnant women seeking abortions. Regulating abortion providers is becoming increasingly tough.

Killer Legends

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Source: Bloody Disgusting

Ghost hunters, Joshua Zeman and Rachel Mills film their ventures into investigating true crimes that led to the spawning of urban legends.

Grizzly Man

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Source: YouTube

Timothy Treadwell’s actual footage was used in the making of one of the most scary documentaries existent, Grizzly Man. The film highlights the factors that drove Treadwell to the world of the grizzly and the wild. The grizzly bears he loves and protects soon turn on him and display some of nature’s most horrific realities.

H. Holmes: America’s First Serial Killer

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Source: Amazon

The macabre exploits of Herman Webster Mudgett, who went by the alias of Dr. Henry Howard Holmes are filmed in this documentary. The 19th century serial killer was a cunning liar and effective con artist. The feature brings to light key aspects of the life of H. H. Holmes.

Cropsey

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Source: Horror News

The disappearance of five children and the boogeyman involved in their mysterious departure are investigated and filmed by two filmmakers.

Hiroshima: BBC History of World War II

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Source: YouTube

The docudrama brings to light the gory and horrific events of World War II. It saves nothing to the imagination as the feature film recreates dramatic enactments of what ensued in the Hiroshima bombings.

Glory Daze: The Life and Times of Michael Alig

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Source: Horror Movies Uncut

Revolving round Michael Alig, the founding member of the infamous Club Kids, the documentary sheds light on the 1980s night life of New York City. The era of debauchery, decadence and creative heights is discovered up close.

Josef Fritzl: Story Of A Monster

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Source: News

The story of Josef Fritzl, the man who held his daughter captive in a basement for 24-years finally emerges. Brutally assaulting her both physically and sexually, the 73-year old is a man made of stone cold evil.

The Confessions of Thomas Quick

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Source: Burnt Retina

This documentary is all about the making of a modern day Swedish serial killer.

Interview With A Serial Killer

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Source: Decider

The Genesee River Killer, Arthur Shawcross, is investigated in what could easily be one of the scariest horror documentaries. A peek into the bonafide murderer’s psychology will chill you to the very bones.

Documentaries are the older sisters of movies. Devoid of fiction, the cold hard facts surface in these films. Of course, a horror movie makes a great watch but what if the events playing on your screen are real life occurrences? Would you still sleep as peacefully tonight?

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The Pantry Ghost Documentary

The “pantry ghost” phenomenon began with a series of YouTube videos in 2007 in which a man claimed there was a ghost inhabiting his pantry, obviously. While the interaction began just with a vision barely caught in the background of an unrelated video, the man soon found that his pantry door opened every night at the same time, 12:34 a.m. As your Paranormal Activity-trained instincts have probably suggested to you, the phenomena only escalate as he continues to film and interact with the spirit until he and his family are forced to move out of his house and his marriage dissolves.

The authenticity of these videos has been hotly debated in the decade since they first appeared, and the 2013 documentary about the pantry ghost with the pretty on-the-nose name The Pantry Ghost Documentary, is not likely to quell those debates. The film adds interviews with each member of the family involved, giving the background of how the original videos came to be made and what happened to the family afterward. Depending on who you are, these interviews and reenactments may lend added verisimilitude to the story for you, or they may have you shouting “That girl is a terrible actress!” at the screen.

Either way, there’s no debate that the alleged ghost footage in this film is pretty shocking, and it’ll definitely have you questioning how it was done, whether by human or inhuman means.

Out of the Blue

Maybe you’re not into ghosts, though. Maybe you think ghosts are for little babies. Maybe you chew up shadow people from another dimension and spit them out like the pap they are. Maybe you’ve been flying through this list getting increasingly irate and shouting into the ether, “When will they get to that good good alien content that I crave?”

Well, shout no more. The aliens have arrived. Or have they? That’s the question posed by the 2002 TV documentary Out of the Blue, a feature-length film that calls itself “the definitive investigation of the UFO phenomenon.” Its reputation backs up that bold claim, as it is generally regarded as perhaps the best UFO documentary ever. Heck, it’s got a 7.7/10 rating on IMDb, which, if you browse IMDb regularly, you know is basically equivalent to a 117 percent on Rotten Tomatoes.

This film is packed with interviews with experts, from scientists to eyewitnesses to high-ranking military officials in an attempt to prove both that some unidentified flying objects actually may have alien origins and the means by which the government has attempted to smother public belief in extraterrestrials, including derision of those who claim to have experienced close encounters. If alien encounters and government conspiracies are more your cup of tea than ghostly little girls hiding in the kitchen or eerie footprints in the train tunnel, then Out of the Blue and its sequel I Know What I Saw are probably for you.

Who Took Johnny, 2013

Johnny Gosch was 12 years old when he went on his usual paper route in Iowa, and never returned.

He was the first child ever to appear on a milk carton, and in the 30 years since he disappeared, there have been unexplained sightings, photographs, revelations and bizarre clues.

Who Took Johnny explores all the evidence,  including the conspiracy theories and the person who claims to have helped abduct Johnny.

Filmbuff has called it, "the most spellbinding missing person's case in U.S. history," and the documentary itself will stay with you for weeks to come.

You can watch it on iTunes, here, or Amazon, here.

 Johnny Gosch. Image via Rumur Inc.
Johnny Gosch. Image via Rumur Inc.

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Scary Documentary #6 – Talhotblond

Talhotblond, 2009

Talhotblond, 2009

This documentary (documentary trailer here) has so many twists and turns it will leave you in a state of shock and disbelief. It is about an online love triangle that ends in cold-blooded murder and destroys the lives of everyone involved. This scary documentary reveals the terrifying and deadly combination of the internet, a bored and lonely person’s fantasies, jealousy, and lust. The story escalates at an alarming rate and the ending will leave you feeling deeply disturbed.

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Scary Documentary #1 – The American Scream

The American Scream, 2012

The American Scream, 2012

I love this documentary.

It isn’t #1 on this list because it is the scariest documentary out there. I love it because it is about the love of horror. It is heartfelt and fun while wrapped in Halloween goodness and the spirit of all things horror.

It follows three families of “home haunters” and their passion of the Halloween season. It dives into the culture of creating home haunts while keeping it a slice-of-life journey of what it means to feel passionately about scary things and the season that shines a light on those feelings. If you’re not searching for pure scary factor but rather a documentary that gets you in the scary feels, this is a great one to watch.

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