What follows is a selection of documentaries focusing on a single horror film, a group of horror films (Like the Nightmare on Elm Street Films), or the genre of horror cinema as a whole.
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This documentary examines the furor surrounding the so-called "Video Nasties" of the British Government in the 1980's. The "Video Nasties" were a collection of horror films that were banned from import by the UK government due to their extreme nature. This documentary examines just what happened and why.
Birth of the Living Dead gives an in-depth look at how George Romero's Night of the Living Dead was filmed. It recounts stories from people who were actually on set and talks about such topics as the politics of the times, the special effects, and the reception of the film. If you are interested in the classic zombie movie that started it all, then don't miss this documentary.
Ray Harryhausen: Special Effects Titan chronicles the career of the master of stop-motion special effects. This documentary has interviews with Harryhausen, and scores of film makers who drew great inspiration from his effects and films. While this documentary does not delve much in to the horror genre, it will give a good look at the early beginnings of the monster on screen.
Nightmare Factory is a documentary that chronicles the rise of one of Hollywood's best special effects houses KNB EFX Group. This special effects studio was founded by effects legends Greg Nicotero, Howard Berger, and Robert Kurtzman. This documentary has interviews with the founders, and exclusive clips of the effects making process.