Welcome to our Top Found Footage Films! Found footage is a subgenre in films in which all or a substantial part of a fictional film is presented as if it were discovered film or video recordings. This genre got very popular because of movies like The Blair Witch Project and Paranormal Activity.
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Final Prayer (2013)
A team of Vatican investigators descends upon a church in a remote area to demystify the unusual happenings, but what they discover is more disturbing than they had first imagined.
The Conspiracy (2012)
A documentary about conspiracy theories takes a horrific turn after the filmmakers uncover an ancient and dangerous secret society.
Whilst attending a party, three high school friends gain superpowers after making an incredible discovery underground. Soon, though, they find their lives spinning out of control and their bond tested as they embrace their darker sides.
Lake Mungo (2008)
A supernatural drama about grief.
Noroi: The Curse (2005)
A documentary filmmaker explores seemingly unrelated paranormal incidents connected by the legend of an ancient demon called the “kagutaba.”
Paranormal Activity (2007)
After moving into a suburban home, a couple becomes increasingly disturbed by a nightly demonic presence.
Man Bites Dog (1992)
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.
Cannibal Holocaust (1980)
During a rescue mission into the Amazon rainforest, a professor stumbles across lost film shot by a missing documentary crew.
A television reporter and cameraman follow emergency workers into a dark apartment building and are quickly locked inside with something terrifying.
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.
Honourable Mention: Ghostwatch (1992)
This TV special has become legendary due to the mass panic it caused when it first aired on BBC1 for Halloween. Presenting itself as an actual documentary, featuring familiar news hosts and other celebrities, the special was based around “live” coverage (actually pre-recorded and cleverly edited) shot at an allegedly haunted London house – the site of many reports of poltergeist activity. Despite onscreen disclaimers revealing the show to be fiction, it nevertheless terrified enough viewers to overwhelm the network with more than 30,000 concerned calls.