There are few things as useful as a great documentary recommendation.
And now – on Friday the 13th – with Halloween just around the corner, here are the four scariest documentaries ever made.
There’s Something Wrong with Aunt Diane, 2011.
The car accident of Diane Schuler made headlines all over the United States. She was a suburban mother from New York, who suddenly began driving the wrong way up the Taconic Parkway.
She crashed into an SUV, killing not only herself, but seven others.
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The media represented Schuler as a drunk and a flawed mother. But it would seem that isn’t the whole story.
There’s Something Wrong with Aunt Diane explores the mystery surrounding this enormous tragedy.
The Nightmare, 2015
For anyone who has ever experienced sleep paralysis, The Nightmare is a must-watch.
Sleep paralysis is when one is either falling asleep or on the brink of waking up, and they are entirely aware of their surroundings, but unable to move.
One might hear or see things that aren’t actually there, which can result in panic. It usually doesn’t last more than a few minutes, but the experience can be incredibly distressing.
The documentary follows eight people who suffer from sleep paralysis, and recreates their visions with professional actors.