14 Found Footage Films That Are Actually Good

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I’ll finally admit something that I’ve been keeping to myself for a while: I love found footage films. I wouldn’t even call them a guilty pleasure; they’re just a damn pleasure to me. Like many, my introduction to the genre was Paranormal Activity. While I was watching this incredibly shaky film in a dark room with a family who was entirely too antsy, I realized that this wasn’t that bad. My interest piqued, I looked up The Blair Witch Project, and from there my journey began. I know there has been a lot of hate for found footage films, and a lot of that hate is justified.  The Gallows was a huge flop when it was released (and with good reason) and a lot of people are weary about M. Night Shyamalan’s The Visit—his first shot at the genre. However, despite popular opinion, there are actually decent found footage films out there.

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Yasmin Kleinbart is a 20 something hiding in Orange County, California. She loves to watch movies with a craft beer in one hand and pad thai in the other.When she's not writing about entertainment, she's participating in nerd trivia at the bar or trying to beat the Water Temple in The Legend of Zelda.
  • bn100

    interesting film selections