The Most Horrifying Found-Footage Movies Films
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The Most Horrifying Found-Footage Movies

List Criteria: Vote up the top found footage horror films

In the mood for a frightful night? Browse through this list of the scariest found footage films, for movies with the most terrifying fake recordings from cameras unearthed from a creepy basement or the depths of hell or whatever. This list has been ranked by horror film fans and casual critics, so you know each of these best found footage scary movies will be sure to turn movie night into fright night. One of the creepiest types of horror, found recordings are often presented as the only known surviving evidence about a bloody event, like torture or mass slaughter. The 1980 film Cannibal Holocaust is recognized as one of the earliest in the genre, featuring lost film canisters found by anthropologists. Due to its graphic brutality and violence, the movie was banned in several countries, and its director was even charged with obscenity and with making a snuff film. Oh boy! Some of the best horror movies now fall into this genre, including V/H/S, Paranormal Activity, and The Blair Witch Project. If you don’t see a particular movie with scary found footage listed, go ahead and add it to the list. Or, if you don’t agree with the rankings, you can vote for your own favorite scary movies featuring found footage and get it placed higher on the list.


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    Heather Donahue, Joshua Leonard, Michael C. Williams

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    Javier Botet, Ana Isabel Velásquez, Manuela Velasco

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    Dania Ramirez, Jennifer Carpenter, Doug Jones

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    Odette Annable, Lizzy Caplan, Jessica Lucas

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    ranked low on reranks & added by GabrielCabrera Alex Sander, Merwin Mondesir, Mackenzie Gray

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    added by GabrielCabrera V/H/S 2

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    Ruggero Deodato, Luca Barbareschi, Robert Kerman

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    Albert Grabuleda Capdevila, Javier Botet, Ana Isabel Velásquez

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    Milla Jovovich, Elias Koteas, Will Patton

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    Knut Nærum, Otto Jespersen, Robert Stoltenberg

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    Bobbi Sue Luther, Ron Harper, Amy Lyndon

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    added by StacyWolfe Sprague Grayden, Micah Sloat, Katie Featherston

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    Steve Jodrell, Talia Zucker, Tamara Donnellan

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    Robert Englund, Zelda Rubinstein, Scott Wilson

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    Stephen King, Quentin Tarantino, Simon Pegg

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    Ghostwatch

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    often listed The Collingswood Story

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    added by GabrielCabrera Elton LeBlanc, Iris Bahr, Cynthia LeBlanc

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    often listed Kōichi Satō, Shirô Sano, Mari Hoshino

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    added by MatthewGill Peter Jason, Alexie Gilmore, Bryce Johnson

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    added by MatthewGill Hangar 10

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    ranked high on reranks The Jungle

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    ranked high on reranks & added by MatthewGill Evidence

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    ranked low on reranks & added by StacyWolfe Sprague Grayden, Katie Featherston, Meredith Eaton

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    ranked low on reranks & added by GabrielCabrera Grave Encounters 2

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    added by MatthewGill Micah Sloat, Katie Featherston, Molly Ephraim

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    added by GabrielCabrera Alien Abduction

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    added by MatthewGill As Above, So Below

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    added by StacyWolfe Warren Christie, Michael Kopsa, Andrew Airlie

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    added by AlexCondie Jon Gries, Erin Cahill, Michael Horse

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    added by MatthewGill The Sacrament

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    added by MatthewGill Erin Marie Hogan, Shane Van Dyke, Norman Saleet

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    added by MatthewGill The Atticus Institute

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