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1. Going to Pieces: The Rise and Fall of the Slasher Film (2006)

Unrated | 88 min | Documentary, Horror

A documentary on the history of the slasher film.

Director: Jeff McQueen | Stars: Ed Green, Wes Craven, John Carpenter, Joseph Stefano

Votes: 3,169

2. American Grindhouse (2010)

Not Rated | 80 min | Documentary, Action, Comedy

A documentary about the history of exploitation movies, from the silent movie era to the 1970s.

Director: Elijah Drenner | Stars: Robert Forster, Eric Schaefer, Eddie Muller, John Landis

Votes: 2,080 | Gross: $0.01M

3. Nightmares in Red, White and Blue: The Evolution of the American Horror Film (2009)

Unrated | 96 min | Documentary, Horror

An exploration of the appeal of horror films, with interviews of many legendary directors in the genre.

Director: Andrew Monument | Stars: Lance Henriksen, Larry Cohen, Joe Dante, John Carpenter

Votes: 2,421

4. The American Nightmare (2000)

Not Rated | 73 min | Documentary, Horror

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

Director: Adam Simon | Stars: George A. Romero, John Carpenter, Tom Savini, David Cronenberg

Votes: 1,754

5. Scream Greats, Volume I: Tom Savini (1986 Video)

60 min | Documentary, Biography, Horror

A documentary detailing the career of makeup artist Tom Savini, including clips from the various movies he's worked on.

Director: Damon Santostefano | Stars: Tom Savini, George A. Romero, Doug Clayton, Taso N. Stavrakis

Votes: 194

6. Never Sleep Again: The Elm Street Legacy (2010 Video)

Not Rated | 239 min | Documentary, Horror

Explore the origins of "dream demon" Freddy Krueger in this award-winning documentary that takes you behind the scenes of the most frightening and imaginative horror franchise in motion picture history!

Directors: Daniel Farrands, Andrew Kasch | Stars: Heather Langenkamp, Stacey Alden, Erika Anderson, Marshall Bell

Votes: 3,829

7. His Name Was Jason: 30 Years of Friday the 13th (2009 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 90 min | Documentary, Horror

A documentary exploring 30 years of the "Friday The 13th" film series featuring all new interviews with cast and crew from all 12 films and various horror fans and filmmakers.

Director: Daniel Farrands | Stars: Diane Almeida, Erich Anderson, Judie Aronson, Diana Barrows

Votes: 2,681

8. Monster Squad Forever! (2007 Video)

87 min | Documentary

This is a feature-length look into the creation of the 20 year old cult-classic, Monster Squad, including interviews with writer/director Fred Dekker, stars Tom Noonan, Duncan Regehr, Andre Gower and more.

Director: Michael Felsher | Stars: Ashley Bank, Bruce Broughton, Jake Crockett, James Daisy

Votes: 59

9. Halloween: 25 Years of Terror (2006 Video)

Not Rated | 83 min | Documentary, Horror

A retrospective documentary about the Halloween movie franchise.

Director: Stefan Hutchinson | Stars: P.J. Soles, Irwin Yablans, Moustapha Akkad, John Carpenter

Votes: 1,623

10. Midnight Movies: From the Margin to the Mainstream (2005)

TV-14 | 86 min | Documentary

From 1970-1977, six low budget films shown at midnight transformed the way we make and watch films.

Director: Stuart Samuels | Stars: John Waters, Ben Barenholtz, Alejandro Jodorowsky, Alan Douglas

Votes: 1,369

11. Best Worst Movie (2009)

Not Rated | 93 min | Documentary, Comedy, Drama

61 Metascore

A look at the making of the film Troll 2 (1990) and its journey from being crowned the "worst film of all time" to a cherished cult classic.

Director: Michael Paul Stephenson | Stars: George Hardy, Lily Hardy, Pita Ray, Micki Knox

Votes: 7,277 | Gross: $0.10M

12. Video Nasties: Moral Panic, Censorship & Videotape (2010)

Not Rated | 72 min | Documentary

A documentary analyzing the furore which so-called "video nasties" caused in Britain during the 1980s.

Director: Jake West | Stars: Julian Petley, Marc Morris, Andy Nyman, Xavier Mendik

Votes: 1,087

13. Machete Maidens Unleashed! (2010)

Not Rated | 84 min | Documentary, History

A fast moving odyssey into the subterranean world of the rarely explored province of Filipino genre filmmaking.

Director: Mark Hartley | Stars: Roger Corman, John Landis, Pete Tombs, Mark Holcomb

Votes: 1,467

14. 30 Even Scarier Movie Moments (2006– )

TV-14 | 89 min | Horror

30 more scary moments are counted down.

Stars: Howard Berger, Darren Lynn Bousman, Aviva Briefel, Keith Gordon

Votes: 193

15. The 100 Scariest Movie Moments (2004– )

TV-14 | 300 min | Documentary, Comedy, Horror

Film-makers, performers, genre authorities and selected high-profile fans count down the most chilling moments in cinematic history. Not just from horror films, but from such thrillers as ... See full summary »

Stars: Keiko Agena, Krista Allen, David Arquette, Clive Barker

Votes: 906

16. The Omen Legacy (2001 TV Movie)

100 min | Documentary

The true stories that spawned the eerie tale of Damien, a small boy with an angelic face, whose very name still conjures up thoughts of Satan. This documentary shares spine-tingling ... See full summary »

Director: Brent Zacky | Stars: Jack Palance, David Seltzer, Blanche Barton, Doug Posey

Votes: 262

17. The Fear of God: 25 Years of 'The Exorcist' (1998 TV Movie)

74 min | Documentary

The Exorcist (1973) became a cultural phenomenon upon its release. This making-of documentary tells the story of its creation and describes how audiences reacted to it. Interviews with cast and crew are shown.

Stars: Mark Kermode, Ellen Burstyn, William O'Malley, William Friedkin

Votes: 427

18. Re-Animator Resurrectus (2007 Video)

70 min | Documentary

Feature-length documentary detailing the making-of Re-Animator (1985).

Director: Perry Martin | Stars: Bruce Abbott, Jeffrey Combs, Barbara Crampton, Stuart Gordon

Votes: 46

19. Just Desserts: The Making of 'Creepshow' (2007 Video)

Not Rated | 90 min | Documentary, Horror

Details the making of Stephen King & George A. Romero's 1982 horror anthology classic, from conception through to completion.

Director: Michael Felsher | Stars: Tom Atkins, Adrienne Barbeau, Pasquale Buba, Rick Catizone

Votes: 186

21. The Many Lives of Jason Voorhees (2002 Video)

30 min | Short, Documentary

A documentary on the history of the Friday the 13th films.

Director: Jeffrey Schwarz | Stars: Michael Berryman, John Bloom, Mark Borchardt, Noel Cunningham

Votes: 189

23. More Brains! A Return to the Living Dead (2011 Video)

Not Rated | 120 min | Documentary

Retrospective documentary about the making of the horror cult classic "The Return of the Living Dead."

Director: Bill Philputt | Stars: Jules Brenner, Don Calfa, James Dalesandro, J. Trevor Edmond

Votes: 553

24. Starz Inside: Fantastic Flesh (2008 TV Movie)

TV-14 | 60 min | Documentary, History

This documentary delves into the art of make-up effects with industry legends Dick Smith, Rob Bottin, Tom Savini, John Landis, Frank Darabont, Joe Dante and many others with a strong focus ... See full summary »

Director: Kevin VanHook | Stars: Howard Berger, Rob Bottin, Josh Brolin, John Carpenter

Votes: 249

25. The Thing: Terror Takes Shape (1998 Video)

83 min | Documentary

A revealing and insightful look into the making of this underrated horror film.

Director: Michael Matessino | Stars: John Carpenter, David Foster, Bill Lancaster, John J. Lloyd

Votes: 794

26. A History of Horror with Mark Gatiss (2010– )

177 min | Documentary

Mark Gatiss examines the history of the horror film, from classic Hollywood monsters to Hammer's glory days and beyond.

Stars: Mark Gatiss, John Carpenter, Michael Roberts, Barbara Steele

Votes: 609

27. The House That Freddy Built (2006 Video)

22 min | Documentary, Short

A look at the importance of the Elm Street franchise for New Line Cinema.

Director: Jeffrey Schwarz | Stars: Charles Bernstein, Sara Risher, Wes Craven, Robert Shaye

Votes: 70

28. Val Lewton: The Man in the Shadows (2007 TV Movie)

TV-PG | 77 min | Documentary

Martin Scorsese narrates this tribute to Val Lewton, the producer of a series of memorable low-budget horror films for RKO Studios. Raised by his mother and his aunt, his films often ... See full summary »

Director: Kent Jones | Stars: Martin Scorsese, Elias Koteas, Orson Welles, Val E. Lewton

Votes: 492

29. The American Scream (2012)

Not Rated | 91 min | Documentary

An original documentary which follows three families in a small seaside town in Massachusetts as they prepare for their annual home made haunted houses. This story highlights their long ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Paul Stephenson | Stars: Victor Bariteau, Tina Bariteau, Gwen Bariteau, Catherine Bariteau

Votes: 1,064

30. Lovecraft: Fear of the Unknown (2008)

TV-PG | 90 min | Documentary

A chronicle of the life, work and mind that created the Cthulhu mythos.

Director: Frank H. Woodward | Stars: Robin Atkin Downes, Neil Gaiman, Peter Straub, Guillermo del Toro

Votes: 1,353

31. Masters of Horror (2002 TV Movie)

Unrated | 90 min | Documentary

More clips from horror movies, plus interviews with other horror legends.

Directors: Mike Mendez, Dave Parker | Stars: Dario Argento, Bruce Campbell, John Carpenter, Wes Craven

Votes: 495

33. Jaws: The Inside Story (2010 TV Movie)

90 min | Documentary

A fascinating program that goes behind the scenes of Steven Spielberg's landmark 1975 film JAWS.

Stars: Richard Dreyfuss, Steven Spielberg, David Fear, Sid Sheinberg

Votes: 235

34. Scream: The Inside Story (2011 TV Movie)

120 min | Documentary

In 1996, the horror master Wes Craven (A Nightmare on Elm Street) unleashed Scream, a slasher movie aimed at a whole new generation of teenage movie-goers. Though premiering at a time when ... See full summary »

Director: Daniel Farrands | Stars: David Arquette, Lisa Beach, Marco Beltrami, Howard Berger

Votes: 427

35. Still Screaming: The Ultimate Scary Movie Retrospective (2011)

Not Rated | 90 min | Documentary

A year in the making, Still Screaming is the definitive documentary on the making of the iconic Scream movies. Dive into the fascinating success story of the classic trilogy with on-set ... See full summary »

Director: Ryan Turek | Stars: David Arquette, Brian Avery, Lisa Beach, Marco Beltrami

Votes: 337

36. Spine Tingler! The William Castle Story (2007)

Not Rated | 82 min | Documentary, Biography

Chronicles the last great American showman, filmmaker William Castle, a master of ballyhoo who became a brand name in movie horror with his outrageous audience participation gimmicks.

Director: Jeffrey Schwarz | Stars: Forrest J. Ackerman, John Badham, Diane Baker, Sidney D. Balkin

Votes: 479

37. Not Quite Hollywood: The Wild, Untold Story of Ozploitation! (2008)

R | 103 min | Documentary

76 Metascore

The story of the Australian exploitation genre cinema of 1970s and 80s.

Director: Mark Hartley | Stars: Phillip Adams, Glory Annen, Christine Amor, Victoria Anoux

Votes: 3,762 | Gross: $0.02M

38. Terror in the Aisles (1984)

R | 84 min | Documentary, Horror, Thriller

A compilation of scenes from many science fiction, crime drama and horror films of the 1930s through 1980s.

Director: Andrew J. Kuehn | Stars: Donald Pleasence, Nancy Allen, Fred Asparagus, Lainie Cooke

Votes: 1,632 | Gross: $10.00M

39. Tales from the Crypt: From Comic Books to Television (2004 TV Movie)

56 min | Documentary

Tells the story of EC Comics, the controversy that led to the end of mainstream horror comics, and the HBO anthology series "Tales from the Crypt".

Director: Chip Selby | Stars: Wendy Gaines Bucci, John Carpenter, Russ Cochran, Jack Davis

Votes: 116

41. Flesh and Blood: The Hammer Heritage of Horror (1994 TV Movie)

100 min | Documentary, Horror

The history of Hammer Films and their legacy, narrated by the studio's most beloved stars, Peter Cushing and Christopher Lee.

Director: Ted Newsom | Stars: Peter Cushing, Christopher Lee, Roy Ward Baker, James Bernard

Votes: 262

42. Horror Europa with Mark Gatiss (2012 TV Movie)

90 min | Documentary

Actor, writer and life-long horror film aficionado Mark Gatiss follows his 'A History of Horror' with this exploration of European horror cinema. Including interviews with directors Dario Argento and Guillermo del Toro amongst others.

Director: John Das | Stars: Mark Gatiss, Dario Argento, Fabrizio Bava, Annette Chaton

Votes: 294

44. Document of the Dead (1980)

Not Rated | 102 min | Documentary, Horror

A documentary about George A. Romero's films, with a behind scenes look at Dawn of the Dead.

Director: Roy Frumkes | Stars: George A. Romero, Susan Tyrrell, Nicole Potter, Richard P. Rubinstein

Votes: 725

45. American Scary (2006)

Not Rated | 91 min | Documentary, Comedy, Horror

American Scary is a look at the nation's tradition of horror hosting, from Ghoulardi to Ghoul-A-Go-Go. Follow this American folk art form from its glamorous beginnings, through repeated ... See full summary »

Director: John E. Hudgens | Stars: Mike Price, Joseph Fotinos, George 'E-Gor' Chastain, James Morrow

Votes: 308

46. Full Tilt Boogie (1997)

R | 97 min | Documentary

A documentary about the production of From Dusk Till Dawn (1996) and the people who made it.

Director: Sarah Kelly | Stars: Rick Stribling, Ken Bondy, Amy Minda Cohen, Elizabeth Avellan

Votes: 2,522 | Gross: $0.01M

47. Burnt Offering: The Cult of the Wicker Man (2001 TV Movie)

50 min | Documentary

The cast and main players in the crew come together to discuss the making of cult British horror film The Wicker Man.

Directors: Andrew Abbott, Russell Leven | Stars: Roger Corman, Britt Ekland, Seamus Flannery, Robin Hardy

Votes: 71

48. Eurotika! (1999– )
Episode: Vampires and Virgins (1999)

24 min | Documentary

Overview of French filmmaker Jean Rollin and his offbeat cinematic forays into the horror genre.

Directors: Andrew Starke, Pete Tombs | Stars: Catherine Castel, Brigitte Lahaie, Penelope McGhie, Jean Rollin

Votes: 20