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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MatthewGill added As Above, So Below
Perdita Weeks, Ben Feldman, Edwin Hodge
As Above, So Below is a 2014 American found footage horror film directed by John Erick Dowdle and written by Dowdle and his brother Drew. The film was produced by Legendary Pictures and ...more
HakovoGuajardo added The Taking of Deborah Logan
Jill Larson, Anne Ramsay, Michelle Ang
maycon-mattos added Creep
Mark Duplass, Patrick Kack-Brice
Creep is a 2014 comedy horror film directed by Patrick Brice, based on a script written by Brice and Mark Duplass. The movie, which is Brice's directorial debut, had its world premiere on March ...more
StacyWolfe added Paranormal Activity 3
Sprague Grayden, Johanna Braddy, Meredith Eaton
Paranormal Activity 3 is a 2011 Horror Mystery film written by Christopher B. Landon and Oren Pili and directed by Henry Joost and Ariel Schulman.
The Houses October Built
Brandy Schaefer, Zack Andrews, Bobby Roe
The Houses October Built is a 2014 American found footage horror film directed by Bobby Roe. Five friends are stalked by a group of mysterious and disturbed individuals while on a road trip ...more
MatthewGill added The Sacrament
Amy Seimetz, Joe Swanberg, A. J. Bowen
The Sacrament is a 2013 horror thriller film written and directed by Ti West.
RussellBrill added The Den
Melanie Papalia, Bill Oberst Jr., Matt Riedy
The Den is a 2013 found footage film by Zachary Donohue and his feature film directorial debut. The film was first released in Russia on December 23, 2013, and was given a simultaneous limited ...more
PatHalloran added The Possession of Michael King
Julie McNiven, Dale Dickey, Tomas Arana
The Possession of Michael King is a horror film directed by David Jung.