The spookiest part of the year is Halloween, but that does not mean that it’s the only time of the year you can watch horror films. Anytime is a good time to watch horror films. Now not all horror films are able to pull off the genre too well but have you noticed that almost all the best movies in the horror or paranormal genre have one thing in common? They’re all based on true events. Take ‘The Conjuring‘ for example – no doubt it has amazing characters, a great storyline and a good bunch of jump scares, but one thing that chills us down to our bones is the fact that all of those incidents actually happened to a family.
Even the movies that are not based on true events try to portray the incidents in such a way that the viewer starts to believe that all of it is actually happening. They either do this by recreating the events and characters or they show us a first-person view of the film, making it look like some amateur documentary made by real people. An example of this would be ‘The Blair Witch Project’ or ‘Grave Encounters.’ But if you’re looking for something that’s even more than just an adaption of a true story or more than a wannabe documentary, then we might just have something for you. There are some thrill seekers out there who purposely go to haunted sights and locations and even use Ouija Boards to interact with the paranormal beings. But not all of us have the hardihood to do that stuff.
However, there’s always a safer route that you can take towards this. And that safer option is to watch documentaries. Documentaries bring us a lot closer to reality than movies. So for all those people who don’t want real paranormal experience but still want a streak of the horrifying realities of true events, then scroll down and check out our list of all the paranormal documentaries that are on Netflix right now. Here’s the list of really good paranormal documentaries on Netflix that are available to stream right now. The list includes scary paranormal documentaries and BBC paranormal documentaries.
5. Hostage to the Devil (2016)
This documentary recalls the incident described in Father Malachi Martin’s famous book that goes by the same name. The documentary depicts an incident where the Father had to become an exorcist for a child who was possessed by the devil. The Father was locked in with the child for hours and hours, trying to free the soul of the child while the Devil just kept the two as his hostage. The book is extremely horrifying and sets a very high standard for the film. You wouldn’t even expect the film to be on par with the book but this documentary will surpass all your expectations and scare the hell out of you.
The movie misses out on the controversial side of the priest and doesn’t talk much about this past theories or revelations in the paranormal field of study. It does not even reflect much upon his private life, which would’ve surely added more value to the role of the priest. Now all of it just comes down to you: you can either watch it with a skeptic’s eye and look for holes in the story and, of course, the religious references in the movie or you can actually take it all in without questioning it too much and get the scares that you’re looking for.