Spooky season has officially arrived, and with it comes all of the haunted bucket lists a horror-lover could ever want! From haunted houses to scary movie marathons, the city has you covered. Though if you are looking for an at-home version, have no fear! These 13 creepy documentaries are the perfect way to ring in the Halloween season. 

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Beware The Slenderman // 2016 

This HBO documentary debuted last March and is based on real life events that occurred based on the legend of Slenderman. If you haven't heard of the character, you're lucky because he's sure to keep you up at night if you read too much about him. Though the documentary primarily focuses on two teenage girls who killed their friend in the name of the 'fictional' creature which is even creepier than the original scary story itself! 


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The Imposter (2012) 

This documentary is seriously insane, it follows the story of film maker Bart Layton who documents his experience convincing a random family that he was a long lost family member who had disappeared years before hand. It's the perfect creepy flick to watch if you don't like gore or actual horror but can appreciate a good creepy story! 


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The Smiley Face Killers (2014) 

This mock-umentary studies and investigates the murders conducted by the group who were deemed the 'Smiley Face Killers' due to leaving smiley faces at the scene of the crime. This spooky story will make you triple check the lock on your front door before you go to sleep! 


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Child of Rage (1992) 

This documentary is seriously creepy considering it focuses on the story of a couple who adopt a boy and girl without knowing their previous history of abuse in the past. This story covers the girl who becomes extremely violent as a result of being sexually abused as a child. 


Interview With A Poltergeist (2007) 

'Interview With A Poltergeist' follows the story of one of the most terrifying and controversial paranormal experiences ever brought to light. The movie follows the story of a young girl who was tormented by a poltergeist for several months during the year 1977. 


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The Nightmare (2015) 

This documentary will leave you afraid to go to sleep considering the movie focuses on sleep paralysis. The plot focuses on eight people and their experiences with paralysis that leaves them unable to move, talk, react or wake up after going to sleep. 


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H.H. Holmes: America's First Serial Killer (2004) 

The plot of this chilling documentary is in the name of the movie itself! This film follows the story of America's first serial killer, Herman Webster Mudgett, who went by Dr. Henry Howard Holmes. Holmes' created and operated a hotel that he used to attract and house his prospective victims and the film features some must-see footage of locations that the killer frequented! 


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 Paranormal Survivor (2015)

This terrifying TV series will keep you glued to your seat this Halloween! The series focuses on the stories of people's real paranormal experiences, so if you love a good creepy story- whether you believe it or not- this is a series to tune in to! 


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The Real Texas Chainsaw Massacre (1974) 

This fictional horror story is definitely not one for the faint of heart. The storyline follows a group of friends who run into a family of cannibals while on a road trip. 


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Holy Hell (2016) 

If you aren't into traditional Halloween-inspired horror movies then consider watching 'Holy Hell!' The documentary follows Will Allen who documents his time within a cult, exposing the terrifying truth of cults and what it's really like to be in one! 


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Sleepwalkers Who Kill (1992) 

This is a story you probably wish wasn't real, but unfortunately it is based on a true story about a man who killed his mother-in-law and claimed he had done it while he was sleepwalking. 


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Aileen: Life And Death of A Serial Killer (2003) 

If you have ever wanted to see what goes on in the mind of a serial killer, watch this documentary! Highway prostitute and serial killer Aileen Wuornos took the lives of six men but was open to interview for the purpose of this film, giving viewers a peek inside the mind of a cold blooded killer.


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Jack The Ripper: Prime Suspect (2012) 

Everyone knows about Jack The Ripper, but did you know about the widely unknown and untold story of a possible prime suspect? This movie follows forensic scientists who use modern day science to find a previously undiscovered suspect that could very well be The Ripper himself. 

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