With the unexpected Blair Witch sequel coming out this weekend, I decided to look at the best movies in the found footage genre. Not really a surprise, but there aren’t many good ones. Here’s the list and as always, let me know your favorites in the comments.
5. The Fourth Kind
-It has its moments, but really only makes the list because I couldn’t convince myself the End of Watch (which would have been #1) really counts as found footage.
4. Paranormal Activity
-A breath of fresh air into the genre before its sequels completely ruin that.
– Probably the hardest to watch in terms of the way it is shot, but in the same sense it is one of the more realistic ones because of that. You know, because people actually stop filming and run when they need to.
2. The Blair Witch Project
– Yeah upon further thought, the movie is a lot of walking and yelling and not much else. But it is creepy and had a huge cultural impact to the point where a large portion of people thought it was real. Plus it is really the start of this genre, although I’m not sure whether that’s a good thing or not.
– Found footage doesn’t have to be horror and this movie proves that. Give it a watch if you’ve never seen it.