Found Footage Horror Movies

by tylerbaker171 | created - 25 Nov 2012 | updated - 26 Nov 2012 | Public

this is a list of all the found footage horror movies i have found. :) i am a huge fan of horror and found footage movies. If you know of any that arnt on the list please let me know!

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1. Paranormal Activity (2007)

R | 86 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

68 Metascore

After moving into a suburban home, a couple becomes increasingly disturbed by a nightly demonic presence.

Director: Oren Peli | Stars: Katie Featherston, Micah Sloat, Mark Fredrichs, Amber Armstrong

Votes: 215,331 | Gross: $107.92M

By far the best found footage movie and one of the best horror movies of all time :)

2. Paranormal Activity 2 (2010)

R | 91 min | Horror

53 Metascore

After experiencing what they think are a series of "break-ins", a family sets up security cameras around their home, only to realize that the events unfolding before them are more sinister than they seem.

Director: Tod Williams | Stars: Katie Featherston, Micah Sloat, Molly Ephraim, David Bierend

Votes: 96,417 | Gross: $84.75M

3. Paranormal Activity 3 (2011)

R | 83 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

59 Metascore

In 1988, young sisters Katie and Kristi befriend an invisible entity who resides in their home.

Directors: Henry Joost, Ariel Schulman | Stars: Chloe Csengery, Jessica Tyler Brown, Christopher Nicholas Smith, Lauren Bittner

Votes: 88,294 | Gross: $104.01M

4. Paranormal Activity 4 (2012)

R | 88 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

40 Metascore

It has been five years since the disappearance of Katie and Hunter, and a suburban family witness strange events in their neighborhood when a woman and a mysterious child move in.

Directors: Henry Joost, Ariel Schulman | Stars: Stephen Dunham, Katie Featherston, Matt Shively, Brendon Eggertsen

Votes: 60,693 | Gross: $53.92M

5. Paranormal Activity: The Ghost Dimension (2015)

R | 88 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

30 Metascore

Using a special camera that can see spirits, a family must protect their daughter from an evil entity with a sinister plan.

Director: Gregory Plotkin | Stars: Chris J. Murray, Brit Shaw, Ivy George, Dan Gill

Votes: 23,933 | Gross: $18.30M

6. Apollo 18 (2011)

PG-13 | 86 min | Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi

24 Metascore

Decades-old found footage from NASA's abandoned Apollo 18 mission, where three American astronauts were sent on a secret expedition, reveals the reason the U.S. has never returned to the moon.

Director: Gonzalo López-Gallego | Stars: Warren Christie, Lloyd Owen, Ryan Robbins, Michael Kopsa

Votes: 52,830 | Gross: $17.69M

7. The Last Exorcism (2010)

PG-13 | 87 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

63 Metascore

A troubled evangelical minister agrees to let his last exorcism be filmed by a documentary crew.

Director: Daniel Stamm | Stars: Patrick Fabian, Ashley Bell, Iris Bahr, Louis Herthum

Votes: 47,169 | Gross: $41.03M

8. The Last Exorcism 2 (2013)

PG-13 | 88 min | Horror, Thriller

35 Metascore

As Nell Sweetzer tries to build a new life after the events of the first movie, the evil force that once possessed her returns with an even more horrific plan.

Director: Ed Gass-Donnelly | Stars: Ashley Bell, Julia Garner, Spencer Treat Clark, David Jensen

Votes: 15,528 | Gross: $15.18M

9. The Devil Inside (2012)

R | 83 min | Horror

18 Metascore

In Italy, a woman becomes involved in a series of unauthorized exorcisms during her mission to discover what happened to her mother, who allegedly murdered three people during her own exorcism.

Director: William Brent Bell | Stars: Fernanda Andrade, Simon Quarterman, Evan Helmuth, Ionut Grama

Votes: 34,415 | Gross: $53.26M

10. Cloverfield (2008)

PG-13 | 85 min | Action, Adventure, Horror

64 Metascore

A group of friends venture deep into the streets of New York on a rescue mission during a rampaging monster attack.

Director: Matt Reeves | Stars: Mike Vogel, Jessica Lucas, Lizzy Caplan, T.J. Miller

Votes: 364,743 | Gross: $80.05M

11. The Fourth Kind (2009)

PG-13 | 98 min | Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi

34 Metascore

A thriller involving an ongoing unsolved mystery in Alaska, where one town has seen an extraordinary number of unexplained disappearances during the past 40 years and there are accusations of a federal cover up.

Director: Olatunde Osunsanmi | Stars: Milla Jovovich, Elias Koteas, Will Patton, Hakeem Kae-Kazim

Votes: 72,217 | Gross: $25.46M

Although this isn't all found footage it does contain "real' footage so i thought i should add it in. It is diffidently one of the greats :)

12. Grave Encounters (2011)

Not Rated | 92 min | Adventure, Fantasy, Horror

33 Metascore

For their ghost hunting reality show, a production crew locks themselves inside an abandoned mental hospital that's supposedly haunted - and it might prove to be all too true.

Directors: Colin Minihan, Stuart Ortiz, The Vicious Brothers | Stars: Ben Wilkinson, Sean Rogerson, Ashleigh Gryzko, Merwin Mondesir

Votes: 50,742

13. Grave Encounters 2 (2012)

Not Rated | 95 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

A film student who is obsessed with the movie Grave Encounters sets out with his friends to visit the psychiatric hospital depicted in the original film.

Director: John Poliquin | Stars: Richard Harmon, Shawn C. Phillips, Jennica Fulton, Jeffrey Bowyer-Chapman

Votes: 22,199

14. The Amityville Haunting (2011 Video)

Not Rated | 86 min | Horror

In disregard of the shocking DeFeo murders, an unsuspecting family moves into the infamous house on 112 Ocean Avenue. Now, ghostly apparitions start to appear in their video surveillance system. Can they survive the Amityville haunting?

Director: Geoff Meed | Stars: Jason Williams, Amy Van Horne, Devin Clark, Nadine Crocker

Votes: 2,093

15. Amityville: The Awakening (2017)

PG-13 | 85 min | Horror, Thriller

42 Metascore

A desperate single mother moves with her three children into the notorious, supposedly haunted, real-life Amityville house to try and use its dark powers to cure her comatose son. Things go horribly wrong.

Director: Franck Khalfoun | Stars: Jennifer Jason Leigh, Bella Thorne, Mckenna Grace, Cameron Monaghan

Votes: 12,156 | Gross: $0.00M

16. Amityville: The Beginning

Horror | Announced

True prequel to the Amityville Horror.

17. Quarantine (2008)

R | 89 min | Action, Horror, Sci-Fi

53 Metascore

A television reporter and her cameraman are trapped inside a building quarantined by the CDC, after the outbreak of a mysterious virus which turns humans into bloodthirsty killers.

Director: John Erick Dowdle | Stars: Jennifer Carpenter, Steve Harris, Columbus Short, Jay Hernandez

Votes: 68,716 | Gross: $31.69M

18. REC (2007)

R | 78 min | Action, Adventure, Horror

69 Metascore

A television reporter and cameraman follow emergency workers into a dark apartment building and are quickly locked inside with something terrifying.

Directors: Jaume Balagueró, Paco Plaza | Stars: Manuela Velasco, Ferran Terraza, Jorge-Yamam Serrano, Pablo Rosso

Votes: 160,553

The original (Spanish) version of Quarantine.. personally like Quarantine better. :)

19. [Rec] 2 (2009)

R | 85 min | Action, Adventure, Horror

52 Metascore

In order to ascertain the current situation inside, a supposed medical officer and a GEO team step into the quarantined and ill-fated apartment building.

Directors: Jaume Balagueró, Paco Plaza | Stars: Jonathan D. Mellor, Manuela Velasco, Óscar Zafra, Ariel Casas

Votes: 66,949 | Gross: $0.03M

20. Atrocious (2010)

R | 75 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

Two teenage siblings endure a terrifying experience while investigating a rural legend near their family's vacation home.

Director: Fernando Barreda Luna | Stars: Cristian Valencia, Clara Moraleda, Chus Pereiro, Sergi Martin

Votes: 4,717

definitely the best FF Spanish movie to date :)

21. Diary of the Dead (2007)

R | 95 min | Fantasy, Horror, Sci-Fi

66 Metascore

A group of young film students run into real-life zombies while filming a horror movie of their own.

Director: George A. Romero | Stars: Michelle Morgan, Joshua Close, Shawn Roberts, Todd Schroeder

Votes: 45,217 | Gross: $0.96M

22. Unaware (I) (2010)

Not Rated | 81 min | Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller

In July 2010, a vacationing couple discovered something disturbing on a ranch in rural Texas. Armed with a home camcorder, they captured their experience on video.

Directors: Sean Bardin, Robert Cooley

Votes: 1,043

Ive been waiting on this one for years :)

23. Evidence (III) (2012)

R | 78 min | Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi

Ryan makes a documentary on his friend, Brett, and his first time camping, until a mysterious figure in the woods starts hunting them.

Director: Howie Askins | Stars: Ryan McCoy, Brett Rosenberg, Ashley Bracken, Toby Bryant

Votes: 4,494

24. Paranormal Entity (2009 Video)

Not Rated | 88 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

Prepare to see what is allegedly the "actual footage" of the supernatural events leading up to the 2008 murder of Samantha Finley. Released against the wishes of the authorities, this D.V.D... See full summary »

Director: Shane Van Dyke | Stars: Erin Marie Hogan, Fia Perera, Norman Saleet, Shane Van Dyke

Votes: 4,629

although this is clearly a rip off of Paranormal Activity it is a very good movie with good acting, a solid story, and even a few scares :)

25. 8213: Gacy House (2010 Video)

Not Rated | 91 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

A group of investigators enter the former property of depraved serial killer John Wayne Gacy, hoping to find evidence of paranormal activity. Upon entering the place they set-up cameras ... See full summary »

Director: Anthony Fankhauser | Stars: Michael Gaglio, James Arthur Lewis, Brett Newton, Sylvia Panacione

Votes: 1,824

26. The Blair Witch Project (1999)

R | 81 min | Horror, Mystery

81 Metascore

Three film students vanish after traveling into a Maryland forest to film a documentary on the local Blair Witch legend, leaving only their footage behind.

Directors: Daniel Myrick, Eduardo Sánchez | Stars: Heather Donahue, Michael C. Williams, Joshua Leonard, Bob Griffin

Votes: 225,222 | Gross: $140.54M

27. Blair Witch (2016)

R | 89 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

47 Metascore

After discovering a video showing what he believes to be his vanished sister Heather, James and a group of friends head to the forest believed to be inhabited by the Blair Witch.

Director: Adam Wingard | Stars: James Allen McCune, Callie Hernandez, Corbin Reid, Brandon Scott

Votes: 39,639 | Gross: $20.78M

28. The Last Broadcast (1998)

86 min | Horror, Mystery

A film crew ventures into the forest in search of the mythical 'Jersey Devil'.

Directors: Stefan Avalos, Lance Weiler | Stars: David Beard, Lance Weiler, Stefan Avalos, Jim Seward

Votes: 4,655

29. Area 407 (2012)

Not Rated | 90 min | Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller

Survivors of an airplane crash find themselves within the borders of a government testing area and pursued by predators.

Directors: Dale Fabrigar, Everette Wallin | Stars: Abigail Schrader, Samantha Lester, James Lyons, Melanie Munt

Votes: 3,560

Jurassic Park + Blair Witch = Area 407 :D

30. The Feed (2010)

TV-14 | 73 min | Horror

The wildly popular TV reality series, Ghost Chasers, is hitting its 4th year on the air; to commemorate this milestone, the members of the Ghost Chasers team have decided to broadcast their anniversary show out to the world live.

Director: Steve Gibson | Stars: Seth Drick, Chip Facka, Brianna Healey, Jody Horn

Votes: 189

31. The Garlock Incident (2012)

78 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

On December 16th, 2011, eight people on their way to Las Vegas stopped in the ghost town of Garlock, California. This footage documents what happened.

Director: Evan Cholfin | Stars: Ana Lily Amirpour, Adam Chambers, Sean Durrie, Joy Howard

Votes: 296

Very excited to see this one :D

32. Cannibal Holocaust (1980)

Unrated | 95 min | Adventure, Horror

22 Metascore

During a rescue mission into the Amazon rainforest, a professor stumbles across lost film shot by a missing documentary crew.

Director: Ruggero Deodato | Stars: Robert Kerman, Francesca Ciardi, Perry Pirkanen, Luca Barbareschi

Votes: 48,801

33. Skew (2011)

Not Rated | 83 min | Horror, Thriller

When Simon, Rich, and Eva head out on an eagerly anticipated road trip, they bring along a video camera to record their journey. What starts out as a carefree adventure slowly becomes a ... See full summary »

Director: Sevé Schelenz | Stars: Rob Scattergood, Amber Lewis, Richard Olak, Taneal Cutting

Votes: 1,875

i don't really like this movie but it has a few scares. Just prepare to have your mind twisted :P

34. The Tunnel (I) (2011)

Not Rated | 90 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

An investigation into a government cover-up leads to a network of abandoned train tunnels deep beneath the heart of Sydney. As a journalist and her crew hunt for the story it quickly becomes clear the story is hunting them.

Director: Carlo Ledesma | Stars: Bel Deliá, Andy Rodoreda, Steve Davis, Luke Arnold

Votes: 18,906

A very unique and scary addition to the Found Footage sub genre

35. Knock Knock 2 (2011)

R | 82 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

Based on found footage, the story centers on four friends in their early 20s. Last year, on the night before Halloween, they decided to go on a self made tour of famous Hollywood murders ... See full summary »

Director: Chris Sheng | Stars: Aiden Cardei, Jordan Elizabeth, Aleksandar Popovic, Zelda Roberts

Votes: 439

although this has nothing at all to do with the first movie and is not that scary it has an ok story and some suspense moments :) id recommend to any die hard FF fan like me :)

36. 100 Ghost Street: The Return of Richard Speck (2012)

R | 84 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

In 2010, paranormal investigators tried to film Richard Speck's ghost at the site of his heinous killing spree. The victims' families have finally released the footage that documents their last days.

Director: Martin Wichmann Andersen | Stars: Steve Bencich, Tony Besson, Hayley Derryberry, Chance Harlem Jr.

Votes: 972

this movie is a obvious rip off of Grave Encounters although its not nearly as good it is OK it had a decent story and really good special effects :P

37. A Night in the Woods (2011)

TV-MA | 82 min | Horror, Mystery

Brody, his girlfriend Kerry and their friend Leo go hiking in Dartmoor's Wistman's Woods, so named because of its legendary haunted past. That night jealousies, sexual tensions and strained... See full summary »

Director: Richard Parry | Stars: Scoot McNairy, Anna Skellern, Andrew Hawley

Votes: 814

38. Evil Things (2009)

R | 86 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

On January 9, 2009, five college students left New York City for a weekend in the country. 48 hours later, all five students have simply vanished without a trace. There were no leads and no evidence - until now.

Director: Dominic Perez | Stars: Laurel Casillo, Morgan Hooper, Torrey Weiss, Ryan Maslyn

Votes: 1,561

Not many jump scares here but its full of creep scares and suspense :) im a big fan of this one

39. The St. Francisville Experiment (2000)

PG-13 | 79 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

Four young people spend a night in a haunted mansion.

Director: Ted Nicolaou | Stars: Madison Charap, Troy Taylor, Ryan Larson, P.J. Palmer

Votes: 1,464

40. Paranormal Effect (2010)

Not Rated | 90 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

Visiting her native Japan with her American boyfriend Darren, Reiko is disappointed to see him spend most of his time filming local stereotypes. Already upset, Reiko draws the line when ... See full summary »

Directors: Ryuichi Asano, Teruo Ito | Stars: Sayaka Kunii, Darren McIntyre, Mirei Yamagata, Wani Yoshimoto

Votes: 111

41. The Bake Street Hauntings (2011)

Not Rated | 88 min | Horror

A young couple accept an offer for $2 million to stay in a haunted house for a week. Based on real footage and events.

Director: Michael Rocco | Stars: Michael Rocco, Loren Carstens, Elizabeth Burgalassi, Jerry Horror

Votes: 119

42. Amber Alert (2012)

R | 80 min | Crime, Horror, Mystery

When a group of friends decides to follow a car they've seen posted on an Amber Alert, things start to go very wrong.

Director: Kerry Bellessa | Stars: Summer Bellessa, Chris Hill, Jasen Wade, Caleb Thompson

Votes: 2,769

cant wait to see this one :)

43. V/H/S (2012)

R | 116 min | Action, Horror, Sci-Fi

55 Metascore

When a group of misfits are hired by an unknown third party to burglarize a desolate house and acquire a rare VHS tape, they discover more found footage than they bargained for.

Directors: Matt Bettinelli-Olpin, David Bruckner, Tyler Gillett, Justin Martinez, Glenn McQuaid, Radio Silence, Joe Swanberg, Chad Villella, Ti West, Adam Wingard | Stars: Calvin Reeder, Lane Hughes, Adam Wingard, Hannah Fierman

Votes: 55,439 | Gross: $0.10M

still gotta watch this one :D

44. Greystone Park (2012)

R | 83 min | Horror, Thriller

Three aspiring filmmakers document inexplicable events in a "haunted" abandoned mental institution.

Director: Sean Stone | Stars: Sean Stone, Alexander Wraith, Ella Lentini, John Schramm

Votes: 1,574

45. 7 Nights of Darkness (2011)

Not Rated | 90 min | Horror

On April 30, 2010, six reality television show contestants spent seven nights in an abandoned and haunted asylum. The show never aired but an editor for the network was able to piece ... See full summary »

Director: Allen Kellogg | Stars: Jennifer Hoffman, Allen Kellogg, Meredith Kochan, Larry Nehring

Votes: 1,035

Ive yet to see it but ive read its another Grave Encounters - Copy :p But will watch soon

46. The Ridges (2011)

Not Rated | 89 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller