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After the unlikely brilliance and box office success of 1999 The Blair Witch Projecthorror cinema fell in love with found footage movies.
Cheap, relatively easy to make, and accessible to a generation of people who had just gotten access to their own cameras, it was a perfect storm. From those humble beginnings have come successful franchises like Paranormal activitywhich for a solid few years released a new release every October.
The genre has fallen by the wayside a bit lately, but as Halloween approaches, fans are discussing the best of the horror subgenre.
Big hitters like witch Y Paranormal activity are mentioned, but many more images remain to be discovered for the public, as evidenced by the comments.
One of M. Night Shyamalan’s many attempts to reclaim his master of horror crown was in 2015. The visit, about children who visit their grandparents and realize that something is wrong. It’s not the most universally loved found footage film, but it’s certainly a memorable one.
A darker title that has since seen two sequels, hell House Llc, has spooked audiences since 2015. Stephen Cognetti’s vision impressed many and is arguably the best original found footage film since witch itself.
spanish found footage film [REC] it has spawned several sequels, but none as impressive as its first two entries. An excellent take and one of the defining films of the subgenre, it debuted at the 2007 Venice International Film Festival to rave reviews.
While there aren’t any new found footage movies coming out this Halloween season, there’s plenty of horror to be enjoyed. Hallowe’en ends will be released in theaters on October 7, while films like Pearl Y bodies bodies bodies continue to earn high reviews.