Found Footage Horrorby Encyclopedia_of_Horror | created - 24 Jan 2015 | updated - 6 days ago | Public
A list of movies for those who love found footage genre movies, or, if you hate them, a list of movies to avoid. Brought to you by Eric Myford, author of The Encyclopedia of Horror & Suspense Movies book series...
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1. Cannibal Holocaust (1980)
Unrated | 95 min | Adventure, Horror
During a rescue mission into the Amazon rainforest, a professor stumbles across lost film shot by a missing documentary crew.
2. Man Bites Dog (1992)
NC-17 | 95 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama
A film crew follows a ruthless thief and heartless killer as he goes about his daily routine. But complications set in when the film crew lose their objectivity and begin lending a hand.
Votes: 34,150 | Gross: $0.21M
4. The Blair Witch Project (1999)
R | 81 min | Horror, Mystery
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.
Votes: 221,206 | Gross: $140.54M
5. V/H/S (2012)
R | 116 min | Horror, Thriller
When a group of misfits are hired by an unknown third party to burglarize a desolate house and acquire a rare VHS tape, they discover more found footage than they bargained for.
Directors: Matt Bettinelli-Olpin, David Bruckner, Tyler Gillett, Justin Martinez, Glenn McQuaid, Radio Silence, Joe Swanberg, Chad Villella, Ti West, Adam Wingard | Stars: Calvin Reeder, Lane Hughes, Adam Wingard, Hannah Fierman
Votes: 54,351 | Gross: $0.10M
6. V/H/S/2 (2013)
R | 96 min | Horror, Thriller
Searching for a missing student, two private investigators break into his house and find collection of VHS tapes. Viewing the horrific contents of each cassette, they realize there may be dark motives behind the student's disappearance.
Votes: 34,211 | Gross: $0.02M
7. V/H/S Viral (2014)
R | 81 min | Horror, Thriller
A Los Angeles police chase sends a fame-obsessed man on a wild ride to save his girlfriend from a cybernetic terror.
Votes: 14,163 | Gross: $0.00M
8. Trollhunter (2010)
PG-13 | 103 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror
A group of students investigates a series of mysterious bear killings, but learns that there are much more dangerous things going on. They start to follow a mysterious hunter, learning that he is actually a troll hunter.
Votes: 65,173 | Gross: $0.25M
9. Afflicted (2013)
R | 85 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Two best friends see their trip of a lifetime take a dark turn when one of them is struck by a mysterious affliction. Now, in a foreign land, they race to uncover the source before it consumes him completely.
Votes: 20,583 | Gross: $0.12M
10. Willow Creek (2013)
Not Rated | 80 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Jim and his girlfriend Kelly are visiting the infamous Willow Creek, the alleged home of the original Bigfoot legend - the tale of huge ape like creatures that roam the forests of North ... See full summary »
11. Crowsnest (2012)
R | 84 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller
In late summer of 2011, five young friends on a road trip went missing after being attacked by nomadic cannibals in a huge RV. Video was recorded by the victims & recovered by police as evidence in their still-unsolved murders.
12. Grave Encounters (2011)
Not Rated | 92 min | Horror
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.
13. Grave Encounters 2 (2012)
Not Rated | 95 min | Horror
A film student who is obsessed with the movie Grave Encounters sets out with his friends to visit the psychiatric hospital depicted in the original film.
14. As Above, So Below (2014)
R | 93 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller
When a team of explorers ventures into the catacombs that lie beneath the streets of Paris, they uncover the dark secret that lies within this city of the dead.
Votes: 69,646 | Gross: $21.20M
15. REC (2007)
R | 78 min | Action, Horror, Mystery
A television reporter and cameraman follow emergency workers into a dark apartment building and are quickly locked inside with something terrifying.
16. [Rec] 2 (2009)
R | 85 min | Adventure, Horror, Mystery
In order to ascertain the current situation inside, a supposed medical officer and a GEO team step into the quarantined and ill-fated apartment building.
Votes: 65,374 | Gross: $0.03M
17. Quarantine (2008)
R | 89 min | Horror, Thriller
A television reporter and her cameraman are trapped inside a building quarantined by the CDC, after the outbreak of a mysterious virus which turns humans into bloodthirsty killers.
Votes: 66,559 | Gross: $31.69M
18. Alone with Her (2006)
Not Rated | 78 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
A quiet but disturbed young man puts the life of a woman he's obsessed with under a virtual microscope when he installs hidden cameras throughout her house.
Votes: 3,680 | Gross: $0.01M
19. Paranormal Activity (2007)
R | 86 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller
After moving into a suburban home, a couple becomes increasingly disturbed by a nightly demonic presence.
Votes: 211,679 | Gross: $107.92M
20. Paranormal Activity 2 (2010)
R | 91 min | Horror
After experiencing what they think are a series of "break-ins", a family sets up security cameras around their home, only to realize that the events unfolding before them are more sinister than they seem.
Votes: 94,865 | Gross: $84.75M
21. Paranormal Activity 3 (2011)
R | 83 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller
In 1988, young sisters Katie and Kristi befriend an invisible entity who resides in their home.
Votes: 87,055 | Gross: $104.01M
22. Paranormal Activity 4 (2012)
R | 88 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller
It has been five years since the disappearance of Katie and Hunter, and a suburban family witness strange events in their neighborhood when a woman and a mysterious child move in.
Votes: 59,637 | Gross: $53.92M
23. Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones (2014)
R | 84 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller
When a young man becomes the target of a malevolent entity, he must uncover its true intentions before it takes complete control of him.
Votes: 37,971 | Gross: $32.46M
25. The Amityville Haunting (2011 Video)
Not Rated | 86 min | Horror
In disregard of the shocking DeFeo murders, an unsuspecting family moves into the infamous house on 112 Ocean Avenue. Now, ghostly apparitions start to appear in their video surveillance system. Can they survive the Amityville haunting?
26. The Taking of Deborah Logan (2014)
R | 90 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller
An elderly woman battling Alzheimer's disease agrees to let a film crew document her condition, but what they discover is something far more sinister going on.
27. Inner Demons (I) (2014)
Not Rated | 85 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller
A reality television crew, whose show features stories about drug addicts, finds that their 16-year-old junkie for their latest episode might actually not be fighting addiction, but a demonic force gripping her soul.
28. The Cohasset Snuff Film (2012)
Not Rated | 85 min | Crime, Horror, Thriller
In 2009, the small town of Cohasset, Massachusetts was rocked with tragedy. A 17-year-old high school senior named Collin Mason murdered three classmates. All the murders were videotaped ... See full summary »
29. Random Acts of Violence (2012)
Not Rated | 86 min | Comedy, Crime, Horror
RANDOM ACTS OF VIOLENCE is an ultra low budget thriller/black comedy about Malcolm - a New Yorker who gets tired of how gentrified, tepid and antiseptic it's all become. So he decides to ... See full summary »
30. Apollo 18 (2011)
PG-13 | 86 min | Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Decades-old found footage from NASA's abandoned Apollo 18 mission, where two American astronauts were sent on a secret expedition, reveals the reason the U.S. has never returned to the moon.
Votes: 52,156 | Gross: $17.69M
31. Greystone Park (2012)
R | 83 min | Horror, Thriller
In October 2009, the filmmakers went into an abandoned psychiatric hospital to explore the 'haunted' institution, famous for its radical treatment of patients with mental illness. ... See full summary »
32. Area 407 (2012)
Not Rated | 90 min | Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Survivors of an airplane crash find themselves within the borders of a government testing area and pursued by predators.
33. Chernobyl Diaries (2012)
R | 86 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Six tourists hire an extreme tour guide who takes them to the abandoned city Pripyat, the former home to the workers of the Chernobyl nuclear reactor. During their exploration, they soon discover they are not alone.
Votes: 61,830 | Gross: $18.12M
34. Big Man Japan (2007)
PG-13 | 113 min | Action, Comedy, Sci-Fi
An eccentric man living alone in a decrepit house in Tokyo periodically transforms into a 100-foot tall giant in order to defend Japan against similarly sized monsters.
Votes: 3,299 | Gross: $0.04M
36. August Underground's Mordum (2003 Video)
Unrated | 77 min | Horror
Two friends bring along a newcomer to go on a killing spree.
39. Vampires (2010)
Not Rated | 88 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Horror
Belgium's vampire community invites a documentary crew to film one of their families: husband, wife, and two teen children - Georges, Bertha, Sampson, and Grace. The teens have problems: ... See full summary »
41. Bigfoot: The Lost Coast Tapes (2012)
Not Rated | 90 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller
After a "Bigfoot Hunter" claims to possess the body of a dead Sasquatch, a disgraced investigative journalist stakes his comeback -- and the lives of his documentary film crew -- on proving the find to be a hoax.
42. Welcome to the Jungle (2007 Video)
83 min | Adventure, Horror, Thriller
Two young couples head into the New Guinea wilderness in an effort to find Michael Rockefeller, the heir to the Rockefeller fortune who disappeared in 1961.
43. What We Do in the Shadows (2014)
R | 86 min | Comedy, Horror
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.
Votes: 134,103 | Gross: $3.33M
44. Behind the Mask: The Rise of Leslie Vernon (2006)
R | 92 min | Comedy, Horror, Thriller