Nothing scratches a particular itch like horror movies, but for many genre fans, truth is always scarier than fiction. For those looking to explore potentially real-life terrors, the internet and streaming platforms are awash in documentaries that delve into the darkest corners of reality. Our friends at Looper have put together a list for horror fans who believe the truth is out there, and aren’t afraid to peer into the Abyss!
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From famous hauntings to obscure cryptids, the documentaries below will have you questioning everything you though you knew! Have a watch and let us know what you think in the Comments section. If you can’t stream, the 9 creepy paranormal documentaries are listed and summarized below, along with trailers and in a few cases, the full films. Enjoy!
Official Synopsis: Heads up! One of the films we covered in our video (The Mothman of Point Pleasant), can be viewed for free via Amazon Prime: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0718X896G
There’s no shortage of horror films in the world, but they all have one problem: they aren’t real. You know Freddy Krueger won’t really get you because he’s just Robert Englund in a mask. Werewolves don’t wreak havoc in London, and there are no sexy vampires who just want to play sexy baseball. No, what you need in your horror is that taste of real-life terror. Here are some creepy documentaries about the paranormal that are guaranteed to get under your skin…
Invasion on Chestnut Ridge (2017, Directed by Seth Breedlove)
Official Synopsis: The incredible story of one of the more bizarre places in America, and the unusual activity that has taken place there for decades.
The Mothman of Point Pleasant (2017, Directed by Seth Breedlove)
Official Synopsis: Learn the terrifying, true story about thirteen months that changed history! In November of 1966 a car full of kids encountered a creature unlike anything they’d ever seen before. In the weeks and months to follow, the monster (now known as The Mothman) was sighted again and again on country roads and around the state of West Virginia.
The Nightmare (2015, Directed by Rodney Ascher)
Official Synopsis: Eight people experience sleep paralysis, a condition which leaves them unable to move, speak or react.
My Amityville Horror (2013, Directed by Eric B. Walter)
Official Synopsis: Daniel Lutz, who was a child when the events recounted in Jay Anson’s “The Amityville Horror” occurred, tells his side of the story.
A Haunting in Connecticut (2002, Directed by John Kavanaugh)
Official Synopsis: A haunting documentary of a normal family living in Connecticut, who, after moving into their new house, are terrorized by an evil ghost that dwells in the home.
The Pantry Ghost Documentary (2013, Directed by Will Kessler)
Official Synopsis: A California family filmed strange occurrences in their home. we investigated to get the full story and never before seen footage of the first documented spirit entity ever captured on film.
Ghosts on the Underground (2005, Directed by Joe Kane)
Official Synopsis: More than one billion people use the London Underground annually, yet few of them know just how haunted the tube really is. This hair-raising documentary investigates the supernatural secrets of the oldest underground network in the world, exploring the graves, church crypts and plague pits that tube tunnels have disrupted.
Out of the Blue (2002, Directed by Boris Zubov, James Fox, and Tim Coleman)
Official Synopsis: This documentary on The UFO Phenomenon aims to show that some UFOs may be extraterrestrial and that secrecy and ridicule are regularly employed to keep the truth about UFOs hidden.
I know What I Saw (2009, Directed by Boris Zubov, James Fox, and Tim Coleman)
Official Synopsis: A documentary that compiles interviews of the most credible UFO witnesses around the world, and further details investigations conducted by analysts and government officials into UFO sightings.
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