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Top 10 Found Footage Horror Movies


We’ve produced this list to celebrate the premiere of Host on Shudder tomorrow. Listed in no particular order below are in our opinion 10 of the best found footage horror movies.

Please note: Release dates vary and honorable mentions will be included at the bottom of the list. For each movie listed below, a brief overview including the movie’s trailer will be provided.

The Bay

Director: Barry Levinson
Writers: Barry Levinson, Michael Wallach
Stars: Kristen Connolly, Kether Donohue, Stephen Kunken, Will Rogers

Hell House LLC

Director: Stephen Cognetti
Writer: Stephen Cognetti
Stars: Gore Abrams, Alice Bahlke, Ryan Jennifer Jones, Adam Schneider

The Blair Witch Project

Directors: Daniel Myrick, Eduardo Sánchez
Writers: Daniel Myrick, Eduardo Sánchez
Stars: Heather Donahue, Joshua Leonard, Michael C. Williams, Patricia DeCou

The Den (aka Hacked)

Director: Zachary Donohue
Writers: Zachary Donohue, Lauren Thompson
Stars: Melanie Papalia, David Schlachtenhaufen, Adam Shapiro, Katija Pevec


Directors: Matt Bettinelli-Olpin, Tyler Gillett, Chad Villella, Justin Martinez, David Bruckner, Glenn McQuaid, Joe Swanberg, Ti West, Adam Wingard
Writers: Brad Miska (concept), Simon Barrett, David Bruckner, Nicholas Tecosky, Ti West, Glenn McQuaid, Simon Barrett, Matt Bettinelli-Olpin, Tyler Gillett, Chad Villella, Justin Martinez
Stars: Adam Wingard, Simon Barrett, Hannah Fierman, Lane Hughes

Grave Encounters

Directors: The Vicious Brothers – Colin Minihan, Stuart Ortiz  
Writers: The Vicious Brothers –  Colin Minihan, Stuart Ortiz  
Stars: Sean Rogerson, Ashleigh Gryzko, Merwin Mondesir, Juan Riedinger

Cannibal Holocaust

Director: Ruggero Deodato
Writer: Gianfranco Clerici
Stars: Robert Kerman, Francesca Ciardi, Perry Pirkanen, Luca Barbareschi


Directors: Jaume Balagueró, Paco Plaza
Writers: Jaume Balagueró, Luiso Berdejo, Paco Plaza
Stars: Manuela Velasco, Jorge-Yamam Serrana, David Vert, Carlos Vicente

The Poughkeepsie Tapes

Director: John Erick Dowdle
Writers: Drew and John Erick Dowdle
Stars: Stacy Chbosky, Ben Messmer, Ivar Brogger, Samantha Robson


Director: Patrick Brice
Writers: Patrick Brice, Mark Duplass
Stars: Patrick Brice, Mark Duplass

Honourable Mentions

The Taking of Deborah Logan

Director: Adam Robitel
Writers: Adam Robitel, Gavin Heffernan
Stars: Jill Larson, Anne Ramsay, Michelle Ang, Brett Gentile

As Above, So Below

Director: John Erick Dowdle
Writer: Drew and John Erick Dowdle
Stars: Perdita Weeks, Ben Feldman, Edwin Hodge, François Civil

The Houses October Built 

Director: Bobby Roe
Writers: Bobby Roe, Zach Andrews, Jason Zada, Jeff Larson
Stars: Brandy Schaefer, Zack Andrews, Bobby Roe, Mikey Roe


Director: Leo (Levan) Gabriadze
Writer: Nelson Greaves
Stars: Heather Sossaman, Matthew Bohrer. Shelly Henning, Moses Storm

Lake Mungo

Director: Joel Anderson
Writer: Joel Anderson
Stars: Rosie Traynor, David Pledger, Martin Sharpe, Talia Zucker

That’s our list! What are your top 10 found footage horror movies? Let us know in the comments below.

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