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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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V/H/S Joe Swanberg, Adam Wingard, Drew Sawyer

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The Blair Witch Project Heather Donahue, Joshua Leonard, Michael C. Williams

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Paranormal Activity Katie Featherston, Micah Sloat, Randy McDowell

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V/H/S 2 Adam Wingard, Mindy Robinson, Lawrence Michael Levine

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REC Manuela Velasco, Javier Botet, Ana Isabel Velásquez

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Grave Encounters Alex Sander, Merwin Mondesir, Mackenzie Gray

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The Taking of Deborah Logan Jill Larson, Anne Ramsay, Michelle Ang

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Cloverfield Odette Annable, Lizzy Caplan, Jessica Lucas

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Quarantine Dania Ramirez, Jennifer Carpenter, Doug Jones

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Paranormal Activity 2 Molly Ephraim, Sprague Grayden, Katie Featherston

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The Bay Will Rogers, Kristen Connolly, Andrew Stahl

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The Last Exorcism Ashley Bell, Elton LeBlanc, Iris Bahr

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Paranormal Activity 3 Sprague Grayden, Johanna Braddy, Meredith Eaton

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Devil's Pass Gemma Atkinson, Richard Ried, Matt Stokoe

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The Fourth Kind Milla Jovovich, Elias Koteas, Will Patton

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The Sacrament Amy Seimetz, Joe Swanberg, A. J. Bowen

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TrollHunter Knut Nærum, Otto Jespersen, Robert Stoltenberg

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The Houses That October Built

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Creep Mark Duplass, Patrick Kack-Brice

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The Den is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Most Horrifying Found-Footage Movies
The Den Melanie Papalia, Bill Oberst Jr., Matt Riedy

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Cannibal Holocaust Ruggero Deodato, Luca Barbareschi, Robert Kerman

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Afflicted Zach Gray, Michel Gill, Greg Ng

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REC 2 Manuela Velasco, Albert Grabuleda Capdevila, Javier Botet

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Behind the Mask: The Rise of Leslie Vernon Robert Englund, Zelda Rubinstein, Scott Wilson

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The Possession of Michael King is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Most Horrifying Found-Footage Movies
The Possession of Michael King Julie McNiven, Dale Dickey, Tomas Arana

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Apollo 18 Warren Christie, Michael Kopsa, Andrew Airlie

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Exists Madison Burge, Brian Steele, Roger Edwards

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The Poughkeepsie Tapes Bobbi Sue Luther, Ron Harper, Amy Lyndon

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Lake Mungo Steve Jodrell, Talia Zucker, Tamara Donnellan

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The Tunnel Luke Arnold, Peter Overton, Goran D. Kleut

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Diary of the Dead Quentin Tarantino, Stephen King, Simon Pegg

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Grave Encounters 2 Brenda McDonald, Peter Chao

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Paranormal Activity 4 Sprague Grayden, Kathryn Newton, Katie Featherston

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The Conspiracy Angela Besharah, Laura DeCarteret, James Gilbert

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Alien Abduction Jillian Clare, Walter Phelan, Katherine Sigismund

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Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones Molly Ephraim, Meredith Eaton, Katie Featherston

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Willow Creek Peter Jason, Bryce Johnson, Alexie Gilmore

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The Atticus Institute John Rubinstein, Rya Kihlstedt

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The Grudge Sarah Michelle Gellar, KaDee Strickland, Bill Pullman

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Project Almanac Sofia Black D'Elia, Amy Landecker, Gary Grubbs

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Skinwalker Ranch Erin Cahill, Jon Gries, Michael Horse

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Megan is Missing April Stewart, Tammy Klein, Jennifer DiBella

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Atrocious Rafael Amaya, Ferran Castera, Jose Masegosa

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Apartment 143 Rick Gonzalez, Gia Mantegna, Michael O'Keefe

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The Banshee Chapter Ted Levine, Katia Winter, Michael McMillian

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Devil's Due Aimee Carrero, Allison Miller, Vanessa Ray

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Area 51 Susan Lanier, Sandra Staggs, Roy Abramsohn