Monday, 29 June 2015

My Top Fifteen Found Footage Horror Films

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Found Footage, you either love them or hate them.


Whether it's found footage or a mockumentary, I'm a huge fan of the genre which is why I decided to do this list.

So here it is, my list of my top twenty found footage Horror films (the list is not in a favouritism order):
The Conspiracy (2013)
A documentary about conspiracy theories takes a horrific turn after the filmmakers uncover an ancient and dangerous secret society.

The Blair Witch Project (1999)

Three film students vanish after traveling into a Maryland forest to film a documentary on the local Blair Witch legend, leaving only their footage behind.

Diary of the Dead (2008)
A group of young film students run into real-life zombies while filming a horror movie of their own.

Behind the Mask: The Rise of Leslie Vernon (2006)

The next great psycho horror slasher has given a documentary crew exclusive access to his life as he plans his reign of terror over the sleepy town of Glen Echo, all the while deconstructing the conventions and archetypes of the horror genre for them.

Lake Mungo (2008)

Alice drowns while swimming and her family begins experiencing inexplicable events in their home.

Cannibal Holocaust (1980)
A New York University professor returns from a rescue mission to the Amazon rainforest with the footage shot by a lost team of documentarians who were making a film about the area's local cannibal tribes.

The Tunnel (2011)
An investigation into a government cover-up leads to a network of abandoned train tunnels deep beneath the heart of Sydney. As a journalist and her crew hunt for the story it quickly becomes clear the story is hunting them.


Grave Encounters (2011)
For their ghost hunting reality show, a production crew locks themselves inside an abandoned mental hospital that's supposedly haunted - and it might prove to be all too true.


The Bay (2012)
Chaos breaks out in a small Maryland town after an ecological disaster occurs.

[Rec] (2007)
A television reporter and cameraman follow emergency workers into a dark apartment building and are quickly locked inside with something terrifying.


Cloverfield (2008)
A group of friends venture deep into the streets of New York on a rescue mission during a rampaging monster attack. 


The Den (2013)
While studying the habits of web-cam chat users from the apparent safety of her own home, a young woman's life begins to spiral out of control after witnessing a grisly murder online.


Afflicted (2013)
Two best friends see their trip of a lifetime take a dark turn when one of them is struck by a mysterious affliction. 


Apartment 143 (2011) 
A team of parapsychologists try to figure out a strange phenomenon occurring in an apartment building.


What We Do In The Shadows (2014)
Viago, Deacon, and Vladislav are vampires who are finding that modern life has them struggling with the mundane - like paying rent, keeping up with the chore wheel, trying to get into nightclubs, and overcoming flatmate conflicts.



Honourable mentions:

Evidence (2013)

Troll Hunter (2010)

The Sacrament (2013)

June 9 (2008)

Lucky Bastard (2014)

Exorcismus (2010) 


The Taking of Deborah Logan (2014) 

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