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14 Netflix Documentaries That Could Honestly Pass For Horror Movies

Nothing's spookier than real life, tbh.

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1. Belief: The Possession of Janet Moss

What is it about?This documentary uses real interviews and recreated performances to tell the story of Janet Moss, a woman who died at the hands of her family who was trying to perform an exorcism on her.What's so scary about it? It's a chilling look at the terrifying extremes that faith can lead people to β€” even when it comes to dealing with their own family.
KHF Media

What is it about?
This documentary uses real interviews and recreated performances to tell the story of Janet Moss, a woman who died at the hands of her family who was trying to perform an exorcism on her.

What's so scary about it?
It's a chilling look at the terrifying extremes that faith can lead people to β€” even when it comes to dealing with their own family.

2. The Confession Tapes

What is it about?This docu-series explores cases where the confessions of convicted murderers are believed to be false.What's so scary about it? Why would someone confess a crime he did not commit? Are the cops the bad guys or the good ones? Why are there so many doubts and few answers??? It's safe to say that this series will have you questioning EVERYTHING.
Netflix

What is it about?
This docu-series explores cases where the confessions of convicted murderers are believed to be false.

What's so scary about it?
Why would someone confess a crime he did not commit? Are the cops the bad guys or the good ones? Why are there so many doubts and few answers??? It's safe to say that this series will have you questioning EVERYTHING.

3. The Keepers

What is it about? The unsolved murder of a nun becomes entangled with a larger child abuse scandal and involves the priest of a local church.What's so scary about it?  You'll see how far people are willing to go in order to hide their mistakes. πŸ‘€
Netflix

What is it about?
The unsolved murder of a nun becomes entangled with a larger child abuse scandal and involves the priest of a local church.

What's so scary about it?
You'll see how far people are willing to go in order to hide their mistakes. πŸ‘€

4. Rotten

What is it about? This docu-series explores the corruption, industry secrets and even outright crimes that the food industry is involved in.What's so scary about it?  You will learn some truly horrible truths about what you eat.
Netflix

What is it about?
This docu-series explores the corruption, industry secrets and even outright crimes that the food industry is involved in.

What's so scary about it?
You will learn some truly horrible truths about what you eat.

5. Audrie & Daisy

What is it about? Two teenagers are sexually assaulted by people close to them. Afterward, both girls and their families are harassed by internet, as well as in their local communities.What's so scary about it?  It's a story that could happen to anyone and proves that social networks can destroy lives.
Netflix

What is it about?
Two teenagers are sexually assaulted by people close to them. Afterward, both girls and their families are harassed by internet, as well as in their local communities.

What's so scary about it?
It's a story that could happen to anyone and proves that social networks can destroy lives.

6. Making a Murderer

What is it about? One man spends 18 years in prison for a crime he did not commit. But as soon as he thought that everything was over, he returns to jail for a different reason.What's so scary about it?  You will realize that the legal system is far from fair, especially when overseen by the wrong people.
Netflix

What is it about?
One man spends 18 years in prison for a crime he did not commit. But as soon as he thought that everything was over, he returns to jail for a different reason.

What's so scary about it?
You will realize that the legal system is far from fair, especially when overseen by the wrong people.

7. Tricked

What is it about? This documentary offers a close look at sex trafficking in the United States. Not only will you see the horrible details of an industry that generates billions of dollars, but you will also get to know the stories of many people whose lives have been destroyed by it.What's so scary about it?  You probably already know a thing or two about how horrendous the sex trafficking industry is, but this documentary will unearth its seediest and ugliest parts.
3 Generations

What is it about?
This documentary offers a close look at sex trafficking in the United States. Not only will you see the horrible details of an industry that generates billions of dollars, but you will also get to know the stories of many people whose lives have been destroyed by it.

What's so scary about it?
You probably already know a thing or two about how horrendous the sex trafficking industry is, but this documentary will unearth its seediest and ugliest parts.

8. Evil Genius: the True Story of America's Most Diabolical Bank Heist

What is it about? This four-part documentary begins by telling the story of a pizza delivery boy who died while committing a robbery. The cause of death? A bomb tied to his neck. And it only gets crazier from there.What's so scary about it? It will make you unable to anyone β€” including the person who is sitting next to you right now.
Netflix

What is it about?
This four-part documentary begins by telling the story of a pizza delivery boy who died while committing a robbery. The cause of death? A bomb tied to his neck. And it only gets crazier from there.

What's so scary about it?
It will make you unable to anyone β€” including the person who is sitting next to you right now.

9. Voyeur

What is it about?This is the documentary that follows legendary journalist Gay Talese's investigation into a motel owner who spent decades spying on his guests β€” and the eventual uproar over Talese's resulting story. What's so scary about it? Yeah, so, you're going to get major heebie jeebies any time you're staying at a hotel from now on.
Netflix

What is it about?
This is the documentary that follows legendary journalist Gay Talese's investigation into a motel owner who spent decades spying on his guests β€” and the eventual uproar over Talese's resulting story.

What's so scary about it?
Yeah, so, you're going to get major heebie jeebies any time you're staying at a hotel from now on.

10. I Am A Killer

What is it about? Convicted murderers on death row are interviewed on camera to explain the reasoning behind their crimes. What's so scary about it?  You'll literally be getting in the faces of people who've taken another life, oftentimes with zero remorse.
Netflix

What is it about?
Convicted murderers on death row are interviewed on camera to explain the reasoning behind their crimes.

What's so scary about it?
You'll literally be getting in the faces of people who've taken another life, oftentimes with zero remorse.

11. Dirty Money

What is it about? This series of short documentaries explores how far large corporations will go to make money β€”Β which includes getting involved in corruption, sabotaging with their own clients' health, and even getting involved with organized crime. What's so scary about it? All those conspiracy theories you've only ever bought into late at night? There's apparently a little bit of truth in all of them.
Netflix

What is it about?
This series of short documentaries explores how far large corporations will go to make money β€” which includes getting involved in corruption, sabotaging with their own clients' health, and even getting involved with organized crime.

What's so scary about it?
All those conspiracy theories you've only ever bought into late at night? There's apparently a little bit of truth in all of them.

12. Nurses Who Kill

What is it about? This series uses real testimonies to recreate the stories of nurses and medical professionals who have committed murders in the workplace. What's so scary about it? Nurse! Who! Kill!!!
Gill Carter

What is it about?
This series uses real testimonies to recreate the stories of nurses and medical professionals who have committed murders in the workplace.

What's so scary about it?
Nurse! Who! Kill!!!

13. The Staircase

What is it about? The wife of author Michael Peterson was found dead on the stairs of her house. He said he didn't kill her, but the police believe otherwise. This documentary follows the resulting case.What's so scary about it?  It's not only about all the dark secrets related to the case, but also just how every detail of one family's life becomes made public.
Netflix

What is it about?
The wife of author Michael Peterson was found dead on the stairs of her house. He said he didn't kill her, but the police believe otherwise. This documentary follows the resulting case.

What's so scary about it?
It's not only about all the dark secrets related to the case, but also just how every detail of one family's life becomes made public.

14. Deprogrammed

What is it about? This documentary explores the phenomenon of "deprogramming," that is, the process that people undergo to return to normal life after being part of cults or sects. What's so scary about it?  You will see the real damage that these organizations can cause and the extremes people reach when they lose control of their own lives.
Eye Steel Film

What is it about?
This documentary explores the phenomenon of "deprogramming," that is, the process that people undergo to return to normal life after being part of cults or sects.

What's so scary about it?
You will see the real damage that these organizations can cause and the extremes people reach when they lose control of their own lives.

Still not scared? Check out these 14 Of The Most Disturbing Documentaries On Netflix Right Now.

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Good luck sleeping!

This post was translated from Spanish.