Best Found Footage Horror Films

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  1. ehh

    ehh iono

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    I've been watching some found footage horror movies, but I also want to look for recommendations.

    Does anyone here have any favorites?

    Here are some of the films that I watched recently:

    V/H/S
    V/H/S/2
    V/H/S Viral
    Creep
    Creep 2
    Paranormal Activity Franchise
    The Blaire Witch Project
    The Poughkeepsie Tapes

    Any recommendations would be greatly appreciated. :)
     
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  2. Broseph44

    Broseph44 Witness Me

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    Love VHS and VHS 2. You should check out Troll Hunter. Also Grave Encounters 1 and 2.
     
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  3. ehh

    ehh iono

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    Oh yes, I hear Grave Encounters is really good! I may order those on blu-ray.
     
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  4. gwynplaine

    gwynplaine L'homme qui rit.

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    "Bipolar" is a lesser known, interesting "Jekyll and Hyde" found footage film.
     
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  5. Milk Tray Guy

    Milk Tray Guy 70s Man of Action

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    I'm not a huge 'found footage' fan but I did enjoy all three V/H/S movies.

    I had high hopes for the Paranormal Activity films but they left me a bit cold :shrug:. I did enjoy (sometimes in a 'so bad it's good way') The Asylum's Paranormal Entity films though! :funny:
     
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  6. 2kt09

    2kt09 Here 'N' There

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    Temple written by the same guy who has frequently collaborated with Adam Wingard.
     
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  7. Tanin

    Tanin Vladeck

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    I'm a fan of Cannibal Holocaust myself.
     
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  8. Heretic

    Heretic Well-Known Member

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    Behind The Mask: The Rise of Leslie Vernon (a mockumentary about a serial killer...an unrecognized classic in the genre), Afflicted (vampires), The Taking of Deborah Logan (possession), The Conspiracy (conspiracy thriller...basically an Alex Jones episode with an actual story) and [Rec] (zombies) should all be on your list.

    A lot of genre fans liked The Sacrament (cult), though I thought that it was way too "inspired" by a true story to be able to claim that it was an original idea.

    Frankenstein's Army is a tough one...I had a blast with it because the character designs are so cool...but it's not a good movie.
     
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  9. PrehistoricDog

    PrehistoricDog Futurism

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    Love me some REC/Quarantine.

    Edit: Forgot about Safe Haven, its unbridled insanity. Would love to a full length horror movie from Gareth Evans.
     
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    "Safe Haven" from the second V/H/S movie is probably my personal favorite. You'd be hard pressed to find a more solid 30 minutes of horror.

    REC and REC 2 are also spectacular horror movies.

    What those three have in common is a real feel for character, composition, and pacing despite the format. So many found footage movies use the format to disguise a lack of, well, filmmaking prowess. No script? Just have the actors make a bunch of **** up! Don't know how to light a set or frame a shot? Who cares, it's supposed to look like crap! Not so in the aforementioned movies. All three are carefully, expertly crafted scare machines executed by real filmmakers.
     
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  11. BH/HHH

    BH/HHH You Are My World

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    I hate the concept of found footage and I am yet to see a horror film where I’ve thought of that’s why it’s found footage. The best found footage movies to me are Chroncile and Project Almanac (which both didn’t need to be found footage either).
     
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  12. ehh

    ehh iono

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    These are some great suggestions, thanks guys!

    Now while these aren't found footage movies, I also love some anthology horror.

    ABCs of Death is great. Any others that you guys like?
     
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  13. Boom

    Boom I got nothin'

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    Behind The Mask: The Rise of Leslie Vernon and The Blair Witch Project are the only ones that really worked for me.

    If you count Cloverfield as a horror film, you can throw that one in there too.
     
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  14. Tanin

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    Creepshow and Creepshow 2 (Didn't care for the third)
    Trick 'r Treat
    Twilight Zone: The Movie
    Cat's Eye
    Campfire Tales (Cheesy but Fun)
     
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  15. Kane52630

    Kane52630 The Joker Got Away

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    Cloverfield
    Chronicle
    Afflicted
    REC
    REC 2
    The Last Exorcism
    Troll Hunter
    The Taking of Deborah Logan
    Grave Encounters
    The Sacrament
    The Bay
    The Den
    Europa Report
    Atrocious
    Frankenstein's Army

    I'm sure I'm missing a few gems, but that's what I got so far.
     
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  16. Milk Tray Guy

    Milk Tray Guy 70s Man of Action

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    Good call on the REC movies. Of the four REC3 (the one with the wedding) is actually my favourite. Great ending.
     
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  17. ehh

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    The first two Creepshow movies are fantastic. The third is an embarrassment and I question why it was ever made.
     
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  18. Kane52630

    Kane52630 The Joker Got Away

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    On it's own, REC3 is a fun "Evil Dead" style horror flick, but man it was disappointing after the incredible job they did with 1 and 2.
     
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  19. Flint Marko

    Flint Marko Bring me Thanos

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    Gotta be the Blair Witch for me.

    I also really enjoyed Troll Hunter and the first Paranormal activity but it's been a few years so I'm not sure if it holds up.
     
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  20. 2kt09

    2kt09 Here 'N' There

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    wait, which part was Trick R' Treat found footage?
     
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  21. Tanin

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    Ehh asked for anthologies in a later post.
     
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  22. Lighthouse

    Lighthouse Fairness, Equality, Bacon

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    Troll Hunter is probably my favorite.
     
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  23. MadderMaximus

    MadderMaximus Graveslinger

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    Big fan of [rec] and [rec]2. My 3rd favorite is Troll Hunter.
     
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  24. Broseph44

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    Right? I really enjoyed that one a ton.
     
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    Is Troll Hunter 2 any good as well?
     
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