Netflix to Release Documentary Series About America’s Most Haunted Locations | 22 Words

There may have been a lot of newcomers in the streaming game recently, but there's no doubt that Netflix is still a firm frontrunner. Whether it's a movie marathon or a gripping series, there's nothing better than sitting back and embarking on a huge Netflix binge session.

But there's one genre that the streaming giant is primarily known for - documentaries. From true crime to our favorite A-listers, there's no shortage of intriguing docs to feast your eyes on.

The platform's upcoming doc is for all the horror fans out there and it's shaping up to be pretty spooky. Keep scrolling to get all the details about the real-life scary spectacle.

If you're looking for a binge-watch, Netflix reigns supreme.

The fact that so much great TV and so many amazing movies are available at our fingertips is pretty incredible stuff.

Netflix has given provided us with some absolute classics.

NBC’s hilarious sitcom The Office, for example, is a standby Netflix choice for when you want to laugh while also feeling warm and fuzzy inside.

And who could forget Friends?

When you’re at a loss of what to watch, opting to catch up with everyone’s favorite gang is always a safe bet.

But there's something else that Netflix is well known for...

Every once in a while, the streaming service will drop a documentary that gets the whole world talking. The most famous example is probably Making a Murderer – but there are many awesome Netflix original docs that are well worth your time.

Who could forget about this classic?

The Staircase first aired in 2004, but Netflix picked up the documentary and added some updated episodes last year. It explores the mystery of the death of Kathleen Peterson and is well worth a watch.

Shocking docuseries The Keepers had us on the edge of our seats...

The series explores the harrowing unsolved disappearance and murder of the beloved nun, Cathy Cesnik, in Baltimore in 1969.

Or what about Fryre?

The documentary gave fans an exclusive behind the scenes look at the infamous unraveling of the Fyre music festival that shook the world.

And who could forget?

The Confession Tapes explored what causes people to falsely confess to crimes that they didn’t commit. The show was an instant hit, proving popular amongst true crime fanatics.

Many of the streaming giant's docs gain a cult following.

There’s something about following real-life events that makes a documentary doubly intriguing.

But its upcoming doc offering is for all the horror fans out there...

Nothing about being creeped out, jumping out your skin, or sleeping with the light on after embarking on a late-night horror movie viewing seems all that appealing, but somehow, the horror franchise has racked up quite a significant fanbase.

And many of us are enticed by tackling a spooky spectacle. 

No matter how frightening or gory, it seems we just can’t stop watching. And it seems that Netflix's upcoming horror documentary will certainly be no exception.

The new documentary will take fans around the most haunted locations in America.

This already sounds like an instant binge-watch...

And there's truly no shortage of subject material to get our teeth into.

From eerie asylums to decaying mansions, the possibilities are endless.

Perhaps the Eastern State Penitentiary in Philadelphia will be on the cards?

The Gothic-style prison opened in Philadelphia in 1829 and became the first in the U.S. to implement solitary confinement, a hugely controversial and debated practice, and has been named as one of the most haunted places in the country.

Or how about Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum in Weston, West Virginia?

The infamous asylum opened to patients in 1864 and by the 1950s, the facility designed for just 250 people housed a staggering 2,400 patients in crowded conditions, with issues ranging from alcoholism to epilepsy. In the facility, patients were physically restrained and often given inhumane treatments, such as electroshock therapy and lobotomies.

We'll be surprised if R.M.S. Queen Mary doesn't get a mention...

The retired ocean liner sailed the Atlantic Ocean from 1936 to 1967, during her first 3 years at sea, the Queen Mary carried Hollywood royalty including the likes of Elizabeth Taylor and Audrey Hepburn But, her days as a luxury ship were short-lived, when, in 1939, she began life as the "Grey Ghost," a World War II troopship.

The untitled series has been described as a "gritty and meticulous study" of some of "America's most haunted locations."

The new series comes courtesy of Ron Howard and Brian Grazer's Imagine Entertainment.  Gabe Spitzer, director of original documentaries at Netflix, explained: "The Imagine team have quickly built a first-rate division working with many of the industry's top documentary filmmakers."

Director, Joe Berlinger, is also on board, and he's worked on several fan favorites under his belt...

His recent credits include this year's smash hit Conversations With a Killer: The Ted Bundy Tapes and feature film Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile, starring Zac Efron, both of which explored the life of notorious serial killer, Ted Bundy.

The team seem pretty excited about the upcoming doc...

"We're excited about the rich and compelling series coming to Netflix and look forward to sharing these with our members around the world."

So, when will it hit our screens?

We're sure you're all desperate to know when you can watch. But sadly, there's no word yet on any official release date. In the meantime, you can creep yourself out with Netflix's newest true-crime docuseries, The Confession Killer. Keep scrolling to get all the details.