Found Footage Horror Movies

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Found footage horror movies are something special. Something people either love or hate. Well, here at HorrorRated we have to say we are big fans of the genre.


Most people probably think of the Blair Witch Project (1999) first when it comes to found footage. But this style of film-making in horror has been around a lot longer than that. One of the most notable early found footage movies is Cannibal Holocaust (1980), before the term found footage was even coined. So effective was Ruggero Deodato's style of film-making it saw him get arrested for obscenity charges and the film (being screened in Italy) being seized by the authorities.

Despite the collective sighs heard amongst horror fans when news of another found footage film is released the genre is still going strong. And still can produce some excellent movies. The brilliant Hell House LLC (2015) for example. This is a must watch not only for found footage enthusiasts but horror movies lovers alike. In our opinion it is one of the best in the genre.

The Taking of Deborah Logan (2014) shows us that with the right story and the right director the genre can still feel fresh, can still surprise and can still scare the sh*t out of you. Add this movie to your must watch list, you won't regret it.

The first Paranormal Activity (2007) yet again demonstrates that found footage, when properly executed, can be great. Let's not talk about the sequels and spin offs. And let's not talk about cheap jump-scares either. The first Paranormal Activity movie was fun, entertaining and at times pretty scary.

Found footage is going nowhere. It may have it detractors but film-makers are undeterred. There will be more; some will be bad, some will be good and hopefully, the occasional one might be great. Until then there's plenty to keep you going. Stuck for something to watch? Why not check out The Curse (2005), the superb [REC] (2007) or mix it up with some found footage zombie action with Diary of the Dead (2007). And remember, if you have seen it, rate it.

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Found Footage Horror Movies

Highest Rated: [Rec] (2007)

Lowest Rated: The Last Exorcism (2010)

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