1. The Killing of America (1982)
The Killing of America documents the “moral decline of America,” specifically focusing on events from the 1970s. Fair warning, this movie is far from calming: The real murder footage and interviews with serial killers, such as Edmund Kemper, left the directors themselves feeling intensely depressed and disturbed by the time they were finished.
2. The Woman Who Wasn’t There (2012)
Tania Head lied about being in the World Trade Center during the 9/11 attacks. She fabricated tales of her husband dying in one of the towers and even became president of the World Trade Center Survivors Network. This documentary follows the unraveling of her lies and reveals who Tania Head really is.
3. Haunters: The Art of the Scare (2017)
Your average jump-scare haunted houses have spawned an underground culture of extreme interactive haunts where the normal rules don’t apply. Haunters features interviews with people in this industry, where their job “isn’t to scare you — it’s to scar you.”