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Creepy & Fascinating True Crime Documentaries to Watch with the Lights On

Sometimes the truth can be more frightening than fiction. 

If you’ve seen enough scary movies, it can sometimes be easy to forget that some of the scariest, most fascinating stories aren’t made for the movies… They actually take place in real life. But that doesn’t mean you can’t watch them. In fact, there are a lot of documentaries and series out there that tell the stories of true crimes so unimaginable, you would have to see them to believe them.  

Online streaming giants Netflix and Amazon Prime Video offer up their fair share of creepy content; from the most unsettling and disturbing creature features of neglect, to some of the most vile acts of the human psyche. If you are a true crime connoisseur, then you definitely won’t want to miss the chance to capture the most shocking documentaries and series to watch again and dissect with friends. 

To usher in what’s arguably the creepiest month of the year, we’ve collected some of the scariest documentaries and series streaming online now. Whether you’re up for true crime documentaries that defy belief, or just downright skin-crawling cases that will keep you up at night, we’ve put together the perfect list of creepy documentaries that will make you shiver… And not just from the colder weather that’s rapidly approaching.

Some of our most frightening picks that are streaming online now?

The Moors Murders (2009)


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When children in the English city of Manchester started disappearing in the mid-1960s, hardly anyone could believe that couple Ian Brady and Myrna Hindly could be behind such acts of depravity. When residents began to learn the fate of the missing children and teens, the whole country was held captive of their own disbelief. In a dramatized documentary that is sure to shock you, the events are retold in shocking detail. Not to be missed.

The Keepers (2017)


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In this uber-popular series from Netflix, this documentary follows the as yet unsolved murder of Sister Cathy Cesnik, a popular nun and teacher at Archbishop Keough Catholic school. As if the crime wasn’t horrifying enough, the speculation behind Sister Cathy’s murder will shock you.  She may have been a target for the ultimate sinister motive: She was on the verge of exposing a possible sex-crime ring within the Catholic church. A must-watch selection that will have you questioning everything you believe in.

Evil Genius: the True Story of America’s Most Diabolical Bank Heist (2018)


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In a series that has you second-guessing if such occurrences could happen in real life (Yes, they can), “Evil Genius” recounts the bizarre events that began with a pizza delivery man holding up a bank, eventually leading to him exploding in police custody as a collar bomb detonates, leaving investigators searching for answers. A grisly crime that should be enough to create its own series is only the beginning here. What looked initially like a bank heist gone wrong suddenly takes twists and turns as the plot thickens and involves more and more complex suspects. Was he a criminal or actually a hostage? Make sure to check out this limited series with an explosive payoff as the real mastermind is revealed.

Cropsey (2009)


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From our earliest fears of The BoogeyMan, we are often calmed by the assurance that he doesn’t actually exist. But what if it turns out that those fears are absolutely true? In this documentary, filmmakers Joshua Zeman and Barbara Brancaccio go back to their hometown to investigate the mysteries surrounding the most notorious urban legend of their youth — only to discover that the torturer and murderer of local children really was just as frighteningly real as they had always suspected.

Rats (2016)


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In a documentary that isn’t as much about crime as it is a macabre nightmarescape, this made the list because it is guaranteed to keep you up at night. Legendary documentary filmmaker Morgan Spurlock ventures into rat-infested areas around the world, investigating the horrifying origins of infestations as well as the dubious practices employed to rid the heaving swarms of vermin by any means necessary. In what has been called a “documentary horror film”, this isn’t for the faint of heart.

Killer Legends (2014)


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Because no one can really get enough of urban legends, this creepy doc takes a look at some of the childhood tales of terror we’ve become so familiar with and examines their origins — some of which might completely shock you. Get ready to have your childhood beliefs turned upside down, in the creepiest possible ways.

Conversations with a Killer: The Ted Bundy Tapes (2019)


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The story of notorious serial killer Ted Bundy has enjoyed a resurgence of popularity recently, and with good reason… It is nearly impossible for most of us to consider how the mind of a serial killer works, especially when the grisliest acts imaginable come from where you least suspect them. This docu-series takes us even deeper into the mind and motivations of Ted Bundy by offering up footage of interviews with the people in Bundy’s life who knew him best, including the killer himself.

Wild, Wild Country (2018)


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In the beginning, don’t all of our motivations come from a good place? When modern guru Bhagvan Shree sets up a colony for his followers in rural Oregon, his original aim was to build a community of worship. As with all our best laid plans, when the colony found themselves facing persecution from the local community, efforts to protect the colony descend into cult-like chaos at a national level. In a truly wild documentary, this insanely popular series takes you on the mind-bending ride of a lifetime. You won’t want to miss a single second. 

As the weather gets colder and the nights start to creep in a little earlier, there’s no better way to freak yourself out than by binge-watching some of the best true crime documentaries and series online now. Thanks to Replay Video Capture, you can record and save the ones you want to rewatch to your heart’s content. Grab a blanket to hide under, get Replay Video Capture, or the latest update if you haven’t already, and get ready to lose a few night’s sleep. Don’t say we didn’t warn you.

The Best Original Shows You’re Missing on Amazon Prime Video

Just because the summer is winding down doesn’t mean the heat is letting up. 

What better way to enjoy the dog days of the season than to crank up the AC and binge-watch some of the best original shows and movies Amazon Prime Video has to offer?

We often think of Netflix as the reigning champion in movies and shows streaming online, but there is so much out there! From Philo TV to Hulu and more, there are plenty of ways to get your video streaming fix. But of all the choices available today, one to look out for is Amazon Prime Video. 

While it steadily builds up a stronger catalog (which luckily has access to the backlog of HBO original content), what really sets Amazon Prime Video up as a fierce contender in the online video streaming universe is it’s growing list of award-winning original titles. In fact, we’ll bet that some of the hottest shows of the moment that all your friends are watching are headlining right now on Amazon Prime Video. And while it functions similarly to many of your favorite online streaming services, the original content they are serving up is unbeatable, and strictly their own. 

Check out our list of incredible shows from Amazon Prime Video, then get the latest version of Replay Video Capture, so that you can record the latest (and greatest), of all the hit series your friends have already been watching! 

The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel

In arguably one of the most popular titles on our list, this award-winning stunner stars breakout star Rachel Brosnahan playing the titular Midge Maisel. After a series of events shocks her perfect world, the beautiful and tenacious heroine takes to the stage to take a crack at becoming a comedian. The show is pitch perfect as it takes on the challenge of blending the challenges of a housewife finding an unexpected new life path in the 1950’s with heart and humor, creating a memorable story for each character. You’ll leave you feeling triumphant after each season and ready to watch the next one! 

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The Man in the High Castle

In a show that turns the dystopian future concept on it’s head, this 1960’s era original series asks every viewer to reconsider the past. “What if….?” is the question it poses, as we are asked to imagine a world in which the Second World War was actually won by the Nazis, and America was forced to become a divided battleground for opposing axis powers. Relevant and affecting, this series, based on the Phillip K. Dick novel of the same name is bound to get you hooked from the first moments in.

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Sneaky Pete

In a sleeper hit that features Bryan Cranston (yes, of “Breaking Bad” acclaim) as executive producer, this series follows recent ex-con Marius as he gets out of prison. With every intent to start fresh, his old life threatens to suck him back in, and he must stay two steps ahead in the ultimate con to keep everything from falling apart. With his brother in immediate danger, he assumes the identity of Pete, his now dead ex cell-mate, and infiltrates Pete’s former life in order to pull off the biggest heist ever. Featuring award nominee Giovanni Ribisi as Marius/”Pete”, and a sinister Bryan Cranston as Vince Lonigan, this show is at once dark and funny, and will guarantee you the ride of your life.

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Bosch

In this carefully crafted detective drama series, we are introduced to Detective Harry Bosch (played  to perfection by “Deadwood”’s Titus Welliver). A righteous but complicated law enforcement agent who goes renegade as he is trying to get to the bottom of increasingly grisly murders. Set in a richly painted, imperfect Los Angeles, the show is the perfect police drama for people who love police dramas, but even more impressive is the finely-wrought storytelling and superb acting from its cast. 

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Phillip K. Dick’s Electric Dreams

Continuing its love affair with the eponymous sci-fi writer Phillip K. Dick, this original Amazon Prime Video offering is a sci-fi ride that is set to rival “Black Mirror”. The biggest difference though, comes from its tone. While each standalone episode in this mind-bending series is still eerie,“Electric Dreams” is infinitely less bleak and is, dare we say hopeful even, about the future of mankind. This one features some of your best loved actors, like Steve Buscemi and Anna Paquin among others, and is definitely not to be missed.

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Good Omens

In the buddy comedy for the ages, this series teams up an angel from Heaven and a demon from Hell as the most unlikely pair of anti-heroes who must join forces in order to reach a common goal: finding the Anti-Christ before he brings forth the end of the world. While their tactics are the polar opposite to the other, they are united as they go on their mission, which often brings them face to face with some familiar yet creepy characters (The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse, anyone?) This otherworldly comedy is sure to keep you laughing out loud.

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Transparent

This raw, funny, and deeply moving family drama explores the deep love, complexities and oftentimes, secrets that families share. In this series, we get a glimpse into the lives of the members of the Pfefferman family, whose secrets are brought to the surface at the revelation of a massive truth: the father (played by Jeffrey Tambor) has recently come out as transgendered. What follows is a deeper look at each member of the family as they navigate the new normal in their lives, and are bound together by their biggest truth: love is unconditional. 

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The Grand Tour

For fans of the original Top Gear, your favorite automotive enthusiasts are back, in a joyride of a comedy series. This time the cars are wilder, the stunts more elaborate, and the jokes are even more outrageous. Follow Jeremy Clark, James May and Richard Hammond as they take their exclusive car models out for a test drive outside of the studio and across the globe, giving you an exclusive look at some of the most extreme car types on the planet.

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The New Yorker Presents

If you’re looking for a little bit of inspiration, look no further than this original series that features poems, news, short comedy skits and the very personal stories of people who are experiencing some of the most pressing issues of our times. What makes this stylish serial especially extraordinary is its non-biased lens that studies its subjects, sharing various sides of the same issue. It presents as a living, breathing editorial, and is sure to provide an awe-inspiring look into our most human sides. 

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Forever

Your comedy faves Fred Armisen and Maya Rudolph team up as husband and wife in this comedic and slightly dark series, featuring plot twist after unexpected plot twist as they navigate the highs and lows of a life that’s become predictable. For lovers of SNL and Portlandia, you won’t be disappointed with this one, but it’s Rudolph’s portrayal as the leading lady that makes this comedy immensely watchable.

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