13 Creepiest True Crime Documentaries to Watch This Halloween

13 Creepiest True Crime Documentaries to Watch This Halloween

We have found 13 creepiest True Crime Documentaries that are available for streaming in all streaming apps and make your Halloween spookier.

There must be a ton of movies that you may have watched. Those movies may have sent a chill through your spine. No matter how scary horror movies, suspense movies you have seen, but there is no movie much scarier than the real-life experiences that you or any person in the world has faced. 

Every documentary that you have seen to date is inspired by people who have experienced such things in real life. Talking about movies to watch on Halloween, we should talk about some scary, spooky movies that will scare the soul out of you but at the same time, you will enjoy watching those.

If you don’t believe in fictional horror movies, then you should watch creepiest True Crime Documentaries that will make you believe in ghosts.

Netflix, Amazon Prime, and other streaming sites have done a great job in entertaining people where everyone can stream movies and web series, starting from murders and unexplained disappearances to cults and bizarre tickling fetishes. Are you craving something scary this Halloween? 

13 Creepiest True Crime Documentaries to Watch This Halloween

1. Abducted in Plain Sight

This movie first streamed on Netflix in 2017, is too extreme to be believed. This movie explains the story of Brobergs, a middle-class Idaho family, that in the 1970s became close to their beautiful neighbors, Robert Berchtold along with his wife and children. 

They were all members of the same congregation of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. They grew closer with Robert and he was always found in the house of Brobergs spending the whole time with parents Mary Ann and Bob and daughters Jan, Karen, and Susan. But, Robert had gained sexual attraction towards their 12-year old daughter, Jan. 

At first, Robert convinced her parents so that he could share the bed with her, and then he went to kidnap her twice and sexually assaulted her. He tried to brainwash her mind against resisting and told her fantasies about aliens. 

2. American Murder: The Family Next Door

Shanann Cathryn Watts and Christopher Lee Watts, along with their two daughters, Bella and Celeste, looked like the perfect family on social media. They updated their daily life chores on social media and they lived much like any other American family. This illusion came to an end when pregnant Shanann along with her two daughters disappeared in mid-august. 

At the end of the movie, Christopher Watts unveils the secret about their disappearance. This movie is best to watch during Halloween and you will enjoy it.

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3. Tickled

This movie is not as funny as it sounds. David Farrier and Dylan Reeve’s documentary has nothing to do with the murder but will still give you spooky feelings during Halloween. While searching for an interesting story, the journalists came across this movie that has a collection of videos that involved grown men being tickled for a sport called “competitive endurance tickling.”

What the journalist instead stumbled upon was a dark world of conspiracies filled with fetishes, blackmail, and shady financials. This is a must-watch for all crime movie fans.

4. Mommy, Dead, and Dearest

Nothing is more spine chilling than Erin Lee Carn’s dive into the murder of Dee Dee Blanchard. In June 2015, Blanchard was found dead in her home after there was a series of shocking Facebook posts. Interestingly, her young, cancer-diagnosed daughter was found missing during the initial search. This movie will take many unnatural and unbelievable turns. This will create a lot of suspense and will raise a lot of questions. 

5. Beware the Slenderman

Here, in May 2014, two 12-year old girls, Anissa Weier and Morgan Geyser led their best friend into the woods. They then proceeded to stab their best friend 19 times as a part of a ritual to prove that the online legend slender man was real.

You will get confused about what is the actual horrifying part, the young ages of the girls, the level of violence they did, or the fact that they committed a crime about something they found online. 

6. The Staircase

If you only have a couple of hours to watch any movie, then you shouldn’t watch this. But, if you have enough time to watch a movie, then this movie is worth it. In 2001. Kathleen Peterson died in her home. Though it was said that she died due to falling off from the stairs but the blood around her told a different story.

Michael Peterson, Kathleen’s husband was suspected to have killed her and made everyone believe that it was due to the stairs. The husband’s activities will chill your bones.

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7. Cropsey

This movie may feel slow as of today because it’s a 2009 movie. But what it misses in speed, it makes up in scariness. What starts as an examination into a long-running urban legend transforms into a documentary about the real criminal who inspired those legends. Learning about Andre Rand’s kidnapping past is unsettling, but it’s the fear he inspired in Staten Island that elevates his reign of terror.

8. The Jinx: The Life and Deaths of Robert Durst

This movie shows the brutal murders of three people: Kathie Durst, writer Susan Berman, and Morris Black. All the three victims can be traced back to New York real estate agent Robert. These are unexplainable murders and are the all-time best crime show.

9. The imposter

This film documents one of the most heartless crimes a person can commit. A 13-year old boy, Nicholas Barclay disappeared in 1994. To the relief of his family, Barclay returned home. But the person who returned home was not Barclay but a French con who spent his life impersonating missing children. This movie shows the French con’s series of crimes that left many families grieving.

10. There’s Something Wrong with Aunt Diane

Here, thirty-six-year-old Diane Schuler drove 1.7 miles in the wrong direction before colliding head-on with an SUV. Many people were killed in the accident including Schuler, her daughter, and her three nieces. Everyone thought that the lady was normal but her toxicology reports said otherwise which also resulted in the accident.

11. Conversations with a Killer: The Ted Bundy Tapes

Most people will never find themselves close to a serial killer. But this movie shows the worst thing. During the reign of terror, Ted Bundy was one of the notorious serial killers, having killed at least 30 women in America. Using archival footage and audio recordings Bundy made while he was on death row, you will join pieces together a deep dive into the man who has inspired so many nightmares.

12. Don’t F**k with Cats: Hunting an Internet Killer

Anyone who stays online most of the time and has seen many Hollywood horror movies, they know there’s one cardinal rule on the internet: don’t mess with the cats. So, when the video of an unknown man abusing and killing a kitten emerged on the internet, people were immediately outraged. This documentary is about the detectives who gave their lives to finding these animal abusers. 

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13. Holy Hell

Will Allen’s chilling movies involve what makes people join a cult. Before making Holy Hell, Allen spent 22 years part of the Buddha-field cult. This is one of the good creepiest True Crime Documentaries for you to watch this Halloween. 


We have found the perfect list of scariest and spine-chilling movies you can watch this Halloween. These creepiest True Crime Documentaries worth your time. Take out some more time and watch these movies so that you can experience the best time of the year. 

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