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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    Odette Annable, Lizzy Caplan, Jessica Lucas

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    Alex Sander, Merwin Mondesir, Mackenzie Gray

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    Joe Swanberg, Adam Wingard, Drew Sawyer

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    Dania Ramirez, Jennifer Carpenter, Doug Jones

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    V/H/S 2

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    Milla Jovovich, Elias Koteas, Will Patton

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    Sprague Grayden, Micah Sloat, Katie Featherston

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    Albert Grabuleda Capdevila, Javier Botet, Ana Isabel Velásquez

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    Ruggero Deodato, Luca Barbareschi, Robert Kerman

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    The Sacrament

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    Steve Jodrell, Talia Zucker, Tamara Donnellan

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    Knut Nærum, Otto Jespersen, Robert Stoltenberg

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    Elton LeBlanc, Iris Bahr, Cynthia LeBlanc

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    Sprague Grayden, Katie Featherston, Meredith Eaton

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    The Den

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    Bobbi Sue Luther, Ron Harper, Amy Lyndon

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    Robert Englund, Zelda Rubinstein, Scott Wilson

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    The Possession of Michael King

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    Sprague Grayden, Katie Featherston, Alexondra Lee

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    Ghostwatch

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    Stephen King, Quentin Tarantino, Simon Pegg

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    The Borderlands

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    Holly Madison, Stefan Avalos, David Beard

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    Adrian Pasdar, Cady McClain, Austin Williams

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    The Houses That October Built

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    often listed
    The Collingswood Story

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    Kōichi Satō, Shirô Sano, Mari Hoshino

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    Peter Jason, Alexie Gilmore, Bryce Johnson

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    Look Bailee Madison, Rhys Coiro, Chris Williams

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    added by MatthewGill
    Evidence

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    added by MatthewGill
    Inner Demons

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    added by MatthewGill
    Hangar 10

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    new! & added by MatthewGill
    Crowsnest

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    ranked high on reranks
    The Jungle

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    ranked low on reranks & added by HakovoGuajardo
    The Taking of Deborah Logan

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    ranked low on reranks & added by MatthewGill
    As Above, So Below

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    Shinya Tsukamoto, Ayumu Saito, Shun Sugata

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    Devil's Pass

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    added by GabrielCabrera
    Grave Encounters 2

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    Kristen Connolly, Andrew Stahl, Kether Donohue

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    Afflicted

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    Micah Sloat, Katie Featherston, Molly Ephraim

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    added by GabrielCabrera
    Alien Abduction

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    Luke Arnold, Peter Overton, Goran D. Kleut

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    Allison Miller, Sam Anderson, Michael Papajohn

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    Exists

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    Warren Christie, Michael Kopsa, Andrew Airlie

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