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Found footage horror movies
« on: 07 May 2022, 22:23 »
I've been a horror geek ever since I was a kid so nothing really gets to me anymore.....except....yep you guessed it. Found footage movies!!! Well made FF movies beats the crap out of every "normal" horror movie IMO. I was wondering if there's anyone else here who enjoys those kind of movies and maybe have some gems to recommend that I might have missed? I can highly recommend The fear footage trilogy (Those movies really had me on edge) Hell house was also a superb movie (Also a trilogy but the first one was without a doubt the best and creepiest one) SO...keep 'em coming folks :D
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Re: Found footage horror movies
« Reply #1 on: 07 May 2022, 23:24 »
I enjoy found footage too. I’m not going to be able to provide any obscure gems you don’t already know about but instead I’ll just say that my favourite found-footage film is [•REC]. That film was so well done and scared the crap out of me. I still love watching it today.

I also loved Cloverfield. That’s another film I can rewatch any time. It’s not so scary, but hella fun. It can be a bit too self-knowingly clever but that’s Bad Robot for you.

And of course there’s the Blair Witch Project. It’s been a while since I last saw that film but for me it’s still one of the best found footage films I’ve seen.

Re: Found footage horror movies
« Reply #2 on: 08 May 2022, 09:43 »

Well, Ruggero Deodato's Cannibal Holocaust (1980) is one of the early "found footage" horror movies. If you could find an uncensored version then it's an experience.

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Re: Found footage horror movies
« Reply #3 on: 08 May 2022, 11:37 »
I guess you've seen the Norwegian Trollhunter? From what I read, only Scandinavians seem to think it's a comedy.  ??? Good lost footage movie, anyways.

Re: Found footage horror movies
« Reply #4 on: 08 May 2022, 13:10 »
I saw the uncensored cannibal holocaust back in the 90's 😁 ohhh Trollhunter was amazing! Cloverfield was great too. I also enjoyed Grave encounters 1&2
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Re: Found footage horror movies
« Reply #5 on: 08 May 2022, 16:19 »
Perhaps you ought to give Beat The Buzzer a go? Just to try Found Footage in an adventure game/visual novel setting? Well, sort of.
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Re: Found footage horror movies
« Reply #6 on: 08 May 2022, 21:24 »
It's hard to find a FF movie that doesn't over-rely on jump scares, or those ghosts with the big, stretchy mouths. But two of the best I've seen would be...

Noroi
A really good film, period, and probably the best example of J-Horror FF. A slow burn, sure, but super creepy.

Lake Mungo
A mockumentery/ff hybrid that does away with jump scares, focusing more on psychological dread. Again, a slow burn, but very good.

Some other worthwhile FF movies, of varying quality, would be...

The Last Exorcism
The Bay
The Sacrament
Phoenix Forgotten
Willow Creek
Skinwalker Ranch

There also V/H/S, and it's sequels, that contain some effective segments (Amateur Night from the first entry, Safe Haven from the second), despite being a little lackluster overall.
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Re: Found footage horror movies
« Reply #7 on: 08 May 2022, 22:12 »
Laker mungo is one of those that I've been hesitant to watch. It sounds like it's mostly about a family tragedy but it is worth watching then you say? Last Exorcism and the Sacrament are also something  I've been thinking about but never got around to it. The Bay was great! Phoenix forgotten I saw and Skinwalker ranch as well. Noroi I watched too! And speaking of bigfoot movies.. Exists was pretty cool! Directed by Eduardo Sánchez (Blair witch project) Well made and entertaining!
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Re: Found footage horror movies
« Reply #8 on: 09 May 2022, 19:56 »
I've always hated Found Footage movies.

But with that being said, someone did recommend one to me once. It was called: Chronicle
It's not a Found Footage Horror movie, but it is a Found Footage movie. I was told it was very good.
Personally I couldn't watch more than five minutes of it, but that's just because of my preferences.

Re: Found footage horror movies
« Reply #9 on: 09 May 2022, 20:23 »
I've always hated Found Footage movies.

Oh be gone you heathen! :D

Non-horror found footage sounds more boring than church though but I'm gonna check what it is :D
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Re: Found footage horror movies
« Reply #10 on: 10 May 2022, 09:53 »
I love the idea of a found-footage movie where you’re just watching some shit someone filmed and nothing really happens. It’s like the Coney Island bit from Cloverfield, but 90 minutes if it and nothing even falls into the water, except maybe someone’s hat.

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Re: Found footage horror movies
« Reply #11 on: 24 May 2022, 17:04 »
Lake Mungo is imho, the best movie about what Cthulthu represents and has nothing to do with Cthulhu, absolutely a must watch, cannot recommend it enough!
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Re: Found footage horror movies
« Reply #12 on: 24 May 2022, 21:36 »
I watched Lake Mungo a week ago after I read LimpingFish's recommendation and I'm still scared to go to the toilette after dark. Scariest most disturbing horror I've seen in a long time.

Also watched Phoenix Forgotten and liked it.

Then I watched Host (2020) about spirit summoning over Zoom gone wrong, quite spooky.
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Re: Found footage horror movies
« Reply #13 on: 25 May 2022, 02:14 »
Non-horror found footage sounds more boring than church though but I'm gonna check what it is :D

It's kind of sci-fi but gets into horror territory.

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« Reply #14 on: 25 May 2022, 12:09 »
Ah that sound a bit interesting!
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Re: Found footage horror movies
« Reply #15 on: 25 May 2022, 12:19 »
Noroi is such an incredible film, I could watch it every day!

I recommend checking out The Borderlands: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Borderlands_(2013_film).
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Re: Found footage horror movies
« Reply #16 on: 25 May 2022, 14:46 »
The Borderlands is so good! I totally second the recommendation. And I've heard great things about Lake Mungo, but I haven't gotten around to watching it so far. Maybe this is a sign that I should check it out already.

Since it doesn't look like it's been mentioned yet, maybe it's an obvious choice but I remember liking [REC] a lot back in the day. I'm not sure how well it might have aged, but it's probably worth a shot in any case.

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Re: Found footage horror movies
« Reply #17 on: 26 May 2022, 02:16 »
Since it doesn't look like it's been mentioned yet, maybe it's an obvious choice but I remember liking [REC] a lot back in the day. I'm not sure how well it might have aged, but it's probably worth a shot in any case.

REC and REC 2 are still great. The rest of the REC series is...different. The third one starts off like the first two, but segues into something else entirely. The fourth one is a straight-up zombie movie.

Glad to see people are checking out Lake Mungo. :)
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Re: Found footage horror movies
« Reply #18 on: 26 May 2022, 04:28 »
Since it doesn't look like it's been mentioned yet, maybe it's an obvious choice but I remember liking [REC] a lot back in the day. I'm not sure how well it might have aged, but it's probably worth a shot in any case.

REC and REC 2 are still great. The rest of the REC series is...different. The third one starts off like the first two, but segues into something else entirely. The fourth one is a straight-up zombie movie.

Glad to see people are checking out Lake Mungo. :)

Yeah, I mentioned it way up in the second post. The first movie is one of my favourite films of any genre. The second is basically more of the same, so I enjoyed it. I frankly hated Rec 3 and thought it was utter toilet, but maybe I was in the wrong frame of mind on the day. Rec 4, I watched in Spanish with Japanese subititles and still absolutely loved it.

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Re: Found footage horror movies
« Reply #19 on: 26 May 2022, 11:16 »
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