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

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

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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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Cloverfield Odette Annable, Lizzy Caplan, Jessica Lucas

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

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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 Houses That October Built

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TrollHunter Knut Nærum, Otto Jespersen, Robert Stoltenberg

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

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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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Afflicted Zach Gray, Michel Gill, Greg Ng

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Cannibal Holocaust Ruggero Deodato, Luca Barbareschi, Robert Kerman

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

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Exists Madison Burge, Brian Steele, Roger Edwards

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Lake Mungo Steve Jodrell, Talia Zucker, Tamara Donnellan

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

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

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Grave Encounters 2 Brenda McDonald, Peter Chao

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The Conspiracy Angela Besharah, Laura DeCarteret, James Gilbert

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Paranormal Activity 4 Sprague Grayden, Kathryn Newton, Katie Featherston

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

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The Atticus Institute John Rubinstein, Rya Kihlstedt

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Willow Creek Peter Jason, Bryce Johnson, Alexie Gilmore

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Alien Abduction Jillian Clare, Walter Phelan, Katherine Sigismund

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The Grudge Sarah Michelle Gellar, KaDee Strickland, Bill Pullman

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Megan is Missing April Stewart, Tammy Klein, Jennifer DiBella

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Skinwalker Ranch Erin Cahill, Jon Gries, Michael Horse

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

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Atrocious Rafael Amaya, Ferran Castera, Jose Masegosa

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The Banshee Chapter Ted Levine, Katia Winter, Michael McMillian

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

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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