Below are some free documentaries featuring haunted houses, Halloween attractions, events, scare-acting, and home haunts for you to watch and enjoy.
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Halloween Home Haunts – Full Documentary
This original haunt documentary from Apprehensive Films follows eight Home Haunters in their pursuit to transform their nice suburban homes into visions of the macabre. Their obsession with Halloween has lead them to spend thousands, dedicate countless hours and resources to achieve their horrific attractions and scare the daylights out of unsuspecting trick-or-treaters.
Season of Screams The legacy of Knott’s Scary Farm Documentary
In 1973 a phenomenon took place in Buena Park, California at one of the oldest and most beloved theme parks in the country, Knott’s Berry Farm. The phenomena continues to this day and has grown into one of the largest Halloween Haunted Attractions in the world, Knott’s Scary Farm’s Halloween Haunt.
Until now the story behind this incredible event only existed in the memories of the many people who have worked there through the years. For the first time in the events history the story of the Halloween Haunt is revealed. How did it start? what was it like in the beginning? and how did it evolve into the most successful Halloween attraction in the world.
Season of Screams the Legacy The legacy of Knott’s Scary Farm’s Halloween Haunt takes you on an in-depth tour of this one of a kind attraction that has been known to make little children laugh, women cry and grown men faint!
Haunt Behind the Scare
See the passion that goes into making your favorite Halloween haunted attractions. Featuring four renowned haunted house, Wells Township Haunted House, Factory of Terror, The Haunted School House and Laboratory, and Bloodview. You will see first hand the hard work and talent these people have and how much work and art goes into giving you a scare during the fall. From make up to room design this covers it all, and next time you walk through a haunted house you will see them in a completely different light. Featuring music from Jerry Vayne.
Feeding the Beast: 25 Years of Statesville Haunted Prison
The final episode of the 2022 season of Days of the Living Dead is a 37 minute mini-documentary about Statesville Haunted Prison. From its humble beginnings as a bunch of theater kids on a farmer’s property to the massive, aggressive beast that it ultimately became, watch as a group of friends unknowingly launched what would become one of Chicago’s legendary haunted attractions, from the earliest days right up through its very last night on November 6, 2021. If you loved Statesville Haunted Prison, keep the tissues handy.
Moonlight Massacre: Building the Haunt
For years Halloween enthusiast Branden Moyer has constructed a haunted house in his backyard, gathering thousands of visitors. With no more room to expand his home haunt, Moyer takes his hobby to a new level by building a massive 4,000 square foot haunted attraction in the middle of a busy shopping plaza. Watch the entire 5 month building process unfold in this behind the scenes documentary.
Horror Nights – The Art of the Scare
Thorpe Park Fright Nights – A Brief History
Thorpe Park Fright Nights first started in 2002 and has become one of the UK’s most popular Halloween events.
The Making of The Big Top – Thorpe Park Documentary
Take a look behind the curtain of one of Thorpe Park Fright Nights most iconic mazes: The Big Top. Featuring never before seen footage, untold stories and unreleased audio.
For the first time in four years Jack Silkstone brings together the original creators of the iconic horror maze to discuss it’s creation, failures and successes. Right from the 2015 version of The Big Top located on Amity Beach through to the fan favourite 2017 iteration of the maze.
The original team behind The Big Top discuss how the maze came to be. Along with discussing many stories from the mazes creation and construction period. As well as the possibility of the maze making a return in the future.
The History of Haunted Houses
Halloween Horror Nights – Behind The Scenes Documentary
The Happy Haunting of America!  VHS Horror Holiday Documentary
Dr. Shocker Presents HALLOWEEN: The Happy Haunting of America
With Daniel Roebuck and Bob Burns! Features Robert Englund, Tom Savini, Alice Cooper, Doug Bradley, Angus Scrimm, Sara Karloff, and more!
Produced by Roebuck, who has done a bunch of cool genre films. This tribute doc is a real treat!
Sliders Of Ghost Town: Origins – 4k Remastered Edition
In 1973 the Halloween industry would be changed forever When Knott’s Berry Farm in Buena Park, CA, hosted their very first Halloween Haunt event. Many years later, employees of the park known as “Street Monsters” developed a new scare tactic that involved sliding great distances across concrete asphalt in order to surprise and scare the guests of the event. In this film you will hear the stories of the Street Monsters who invented or who refined this skill into what it is today and also see what it takes to be a Street Monster at this event.
Documentaries you can rent/buy
Here is a list of documentaries that can be rented online about haunted houses and home haunts. Note – Some of the documentaries and shows have a free trail time! 🙂
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