Found footage is a film subgenre in which all or a substantial part of the work is presented as if it were discovered film or video recordings. The events on screen are typically seen through the camera of one or more of the characters involved, often accompanied by their real-time, off-camera commentary. For added realism, the cinematography may be done by the actors themselves as they perform, and shaky camera work and naturalistic acting are routinely employed. The footage may be presented as if it were "raw" and complete or as if it had been edited into a narrative by those who "found" it.
The most common use of the technique is in horror films (e.g., Cannibal Holocaust , The Blair Witch Project , Paranormal Activity , REC , Cloverfield ), where the footage is purported to be the only surviving record of the events, with the participants now missing or dead. It has also been used in science-fiction (e.g., Chronicle , Project Almanac , Europa Report ), drama (e.g., Zero Day , Exhibit A ), comedy (e.g., Project X ) and family (e.g., Earth to Echo ) films.
Although found footage was originally the name of an entirely different genre, it is now frequently used to describe pseudo-documentaries crafted with this narrative technique. The film magazine Variety has, for example, used the term "faux found-footage film" to describe the 2012 film Grave Encounters 2 . Film scholar David Bordwell criticizes this recent usage, arguing that it sows confusion, and instead prefers the term "discovered footage" for the narrative gimmick.
Found-footage films typically employ one or more of four cinematic techniques—first-person perspective, pseudo-documentary or mockumentary, news footage, or surveillance footage—according to an analysis of 500 found-footage films conducted by Found Footage Critic.
As a plot device, found footage has precedents in literature, particularly in the epistolary novel, which typically consists of either correspondence or diary entries, purportedly written by a character central to the events. Like found footage, the epistolary technique has often been employed in horror fiction: both Dracula and Frankenstein are epistolary novels, as is The Call of Cthulhu by H. P. Lovecraft.
In filmmaking, the 1980 cult horror feature Cannibal Holocaust is often claimed to be the first example of found footage.The device was popularised by The Blair Witch Project (1999). Found footage has since been used in other commercially-successful films, including Paranormal Activity (2007), REC (2007), Cloverfield (2008) and Chronicle (2012). Reviewing V/H/S for The A.V. Club, Scott Tobia notes that the genre "has since become to the ’00s and ’10s what slasher movies were to the ’80s."
The genre appeals to film producers because of its lower cost, as it is believed the illusion of amateur documentary style allows lower production values than would be accepted on a conventional film.
Writer-director Christopher B. Landon, who has made several found footage horror films, posits that the genre is likely to extend in the future outside horror.
The following entries are notable films in the found footage genre, though some were only partially made in that style.
|Title||Release date||Genre||Director(s)||Production company|
|The Connection (1961 film)||1961-05-??||Drama||Shirley Clarke||The Connection Company|
|Cannibal Holocaust||1980-02-07||Adventure, Horror||Ruggero Deodato||F.D. Cinematografica|
|Guinea Pig 2: Flower of Flesh and Blood||1985-11-30||Horror||Hideshi Hino||Sai Enterprise|
|UFO Abduction||1989–??-??||Horror, Science fiction||Dean Alioto||IndieSyndicate Productions|
|84C MoPic||1989-04-07||Drama, War||Patrick Sheane Duncan||New Century Vista Film Company|
|Man Bites Dog||1993-01-15||Comedy, Crime, Drama, Horror, Thriller|| Rémy Belvaux |
|Les Artistes Anonymes|
|Forgotten Silver||1995-10-28||Mockumentary||Peter Jackson||WingNut Films|
|Alien Abduction: Incident in Lake County||1998-01-20||Drama, Horror, Science fiction||Dean Alioto||Dick Clark Productions|
|The Last Broadcast||1998-10-23||Horror, Mystery|| Stefan Avalos |
|The Blair Witch Project||1999-07-30||Horror, Mystery|| Daniel Myrick |
|The St. Francisville Experiment||2000-04-15||Horror, Mystery, Thriller||Ted Nicolaou||The Kushner-Locke Company|
|Gang Tapes||2001-02-01||Drama, Crime||Adam Ripp||Lionsgate|
|August Underground||2001–??-??||Horror||Fred Vogel||Absu Films|
|The Collingswood Story||2002-10-20||Horror, Mystery, Thriller||Mike Costanza||Cinerebel Media|
|August Underground's Mordum||2003–??-??||Horror||Fred Vogel|
Michael T. Schneider
|The Great American Snuff Film||2003–??-??||Horror||Sean Tretta||Ominous Productions|
|Zero Day||2003-09-03||Drama||Ben Coccio||Professor Bright Films|
|Incident at Loch Ness||2004-09-17||Adventure||Zak Penn||Eden Rock Media|
|September Tapes||2004-09-24||Drama||Christian Johnston||Complex Films|
|The Last Horror Movie||2005-05-13||Horror||Julian Richards||Prolific Films|
|The Curse||2005-08-20||Horror||Kōji Shiraishi||Xanadeux Company|
|The Zombie Diaries||2006-10-29||Horror||Kevin Gates|
|Off World Films|
Bleeding Edge Films
|The Hunt||2006-12-11||Science fiction, Horror, Thriller||Fritz Kiersch||Graymark Productions|
|Alone with Her||2007-01-17||Crime, Drama, Thriller||Eric Nicholas||Pin Hole Productions LLC|
The Weinstein Company
|Welcome to the Jungle||2007-04-19||Horror||Jonathan Hensleigh||Steelbridge Film Works|
Bauer Martinez Studios
Valhalla Motion Pictures
|The Poughkeepsie Tapes||2007-04-27||Horror||John Erick Dowdle||Brothers Dowdle Productions|
|August Underground's Penance||2007-04-30||Horror||Fred Vogel||Toetag Pictures|
|Long Pigs||2007-09-06||Horror||Chris Power||Clowns After Midnight Productions|
Chris Bridges Effects Studio
|Head Case||2007-09-08||Horror||Anthony Spadaccini||Fleet Street Films|
B.P.A. Productions Group, Inc.
|Exhibit A||2007-10-01||Drama, Thriller||Dom Rotheroe||Warp Films|
|Paranormal Activity||2007-10-14||Supernatural horror||Oren Peli||Blumhouse Productions|
|Death of a Ghost Hunter||2007-10-28||Horror||Sean Tretta||Ominous Productions|
|Live!||2007-11-01||Drama||Bill Guttentag||Atlas Entertainment|
|REC||2007-11-23||Horror|| Jaume Balagueró |
|Look||2007-12-14||Drama||Adam Rifkin||Captured Films|
|Monster||2008-01-15||Action, Thriller||Erik Estenberg||The Asylum|
|Cloverfield||2008-01-18||Science fiction, Monster film||Matt Reeves||Bad Robot Productions|
|Diary of the Dead||2008-02-15||Horror||George A. Romero||Artfire Films|
|Home Movie||2008-07-10||Horror||Christopher Denham||Modernciné|
|Quarantine||2008-10-10||Science fiction, Horror||John Erick Dowdle|| Vertigo Entertainment |
|Lunopolis||2009–??-??||Science fiction||Matthew Avant||Media Savant|
|Occult||2009-02-28||Horror||Kōji Shiraishi||Image Rings|
Creative Axa Company Ltd.
|Evil Things||2009-08-13||Horror||Dominic Perez||Go Show Media|
|District 9||2009-08-13||Action, Science fiction||Neill Blomkamp|| QED International |
|The Ritual||2009-08-15||Drama||Anthony Spadaccini||Fleet Street Films|
B.P.A. Productions Group, Inc.
|Trash Humpers||2009-9-12||Comedy, Drama, Horror||Harmony Korine|| Alcove Entertainment |
|REC 2||2009-10-02||Horror||Jaume Balagueró|
|Murder Collection V.1||2009-05-1||Horror||Fred Vogel||Toetag Pictures|
|Paranormal Entity||2009-12-22||Supernatural horror||Shane Van Dyke||The Asylum|
|Bachiatari Bōryoku Ningen||2012–??-??||Black Comedy||Kōji Shiraishi||Creative AXA|
|Love Sex aur Dhokha||2010-03-19||Comedy, Drama||Dibakar Banerjee||Freshwater Films|
|Lake Mungo||2010-03-23||Horror||Joel Anderson||Screen Australia|
|Eyes in the Dark||2010-04-25||Horror||Bjorn Anderson||Emerald City Pictures|
|Hotel Hollywood||2010-07-23||Comedy, Horror||Param Gill||G S Productions|
|Shirome||2010-08-13||Horror||Kōji Shiraishi|| Stardust Promotion |
Shirome Project Partners
|The Last Exorcism||2010-08-27||Horror||Daniel Stamm|| Strike Entertainment |
|Undocumented||2010-09-??||Horror||Chris Peckover||Sheperd Glen Productions|
|The Virginity Hit||2010-09-10||Comedy||Huck Botko & Andrew Gurland||Gary Sanchez Productions|
|8213: Gacy House||2010-09-28||Horror||Anthony Fankhauser||The Asylum|
|Atrocious||2010-10-15||Horror||Fernando Barreda Luna||Nabu Films|
|Paranormal Activity 2||2010-10-22||Supernatural horror||Tod Williams||Blumhouse Productions|
|Trollhunter||2010-10-29||Fantasy, Monster film||André Øvredal||Filmkameratene A/S|
Film Fund FUZZ
|Unaware||2010-11-13||Science fiction, Horror||Sean Bardin|
|Paranormal Activity 2: Tokyo Night||2010-11-20||Supernatural horror||Toshikazu Nagae||Presidio Corporation|
|Anneliese: The Exorcist Tapes||2011-03-01||Horror||Jude Gerard Prest||The Asylum|
|Ragini MMS||2011-03-13||Drama, Horror||Pawan Kripalani||Balaji Telefilms|
|The Tunnel||2011-05-18||Horror||Carlo Ledesma||DLSHS Film|
Zapruder's Other Films
|Megan Is Missing||2011-05-??||Drama, Horror||Michael Goi||Trio Pictures|
|Grave Encounters||2011-06-01||Horror||The Vicious Brothers||Twin Engine Films|
|World of the Dead: The Zombie Diaries||2011-06-24||Horror||Kevin Gates|
|Off World Films|
Bleeding Edge Films
|Hollow||2011-07-31||Horror||Michael Axelgaard||Hollow Pictures|
|Untitled||2011-09-??||Drama, Horror||Shaun Troke||Shaunywa Films|
|Apollo 18||2011-09-02||Science fiction, Horror||Gonzalo López-Gallego||Bazelevs|
|The Tapes||2011-09-23||Horror||Scott Bates|
Pure Film Productions
|The Human Centipede II (Full Sequence)||2011-10-04||Horror||Tom Six||IFC Midnight|
|Paranormal Activity 3||2011-10-21||Supernatural horror||Henry Joost|
|The Amityville Haunting||2011-12-??||Horror||Geoff Meed||The Asylum|
|Chō Akunin||2011–??-??||Drama||Kōji Shiraishi||Tokyo Raiders|
|The Devil Inside||2012-01-06||Supernatural horror||William Brent Bell||Insurge Pictures|
|V/H/S||2012-01-22||Horror|| Ti West |
Radio Silence Productions
| The Collective |
|Chronicle||2012-02-01||Science fiction, Superhero, Thriller||Josh Trank||Davis Entertainment|
|Project X||2012-03-02||Comedy||Nima Nourizadeh|| Silver Pictures |
Green Hat Films
|Evidence||2012-03-12||Horror||Howie Askins||RynoRyder Productions|
|Hate Crime||2013–??-??||Horror||James Cullen Bressack||Psykik Junky Pictures|
|Apartment 143||2012-05-04||Horror||Carles Torrens|| Werc Werk Works |
|Chernobyl Diaries||2012-05-25||Horror||Brad Parker|| Lionsgate |
|100 Ghost Street: The Return of Richard Speck||2012-07-24||Horror||Martin Anderson||The Asylum|
|The Dinosaur Project||2012-08-10||Adventure||Sid Bennett||Moonlighting Films|
|A Night in the Woods||2012-09-07||Horror||Richard Parry||Richard Parry|
|End of Watch||2012-09-08||Thriller, Police Procedural||David Ayer||StudioCanal|
|The Conspiracy||2012-09-20||Horror||Christopher MacBride||Resolute Films and Entertainment|
|Grave Encounters 2||2012-10-02||Horror||John Poliquin||Arclight Films|
|Paranormal Activity 4||2012-10-19||Supernatural horror|| Henry Joost |
|The Bay||2012-11-02||Science fiction, Horror||Barry Levinson||Lionsgate|
|30 Nights of Paranormal Activity with the Devil Inside the Girl with the Dragon Tattoo||2013–01-15||Horror comedy parody||Craig Moss|
|A Haunted House||2013-01-11||Comedy, Horror, Parody||Michael Tiddes||Open Road Films|
|The Upper Footage||2013-01-31||Crime, Drama, Thriller||Justin Cole|
|Dabbe: Curse of the Jinn||2013-08-2||Super natural, Horror||Hasan Karacadağ||Hasan Karacadağ|
|Devil's Pass||2013-02-28||Horror||Renny Harlin|| Aldamisa Entertainment |
Midnight Sun Pictures
K. Jam Media
|The Frankenstein Theory||2013-03-01||Horror||Andrew Weiner||Rocket|
Arctic Film Group
|Scary Movie 5||2013-04-12||Comedy, Horror, Parody|| Malcolm D. Lee |
| Dimension Films |
The Weinstein Company
|Willow Creek||2013-04-29||Horror||Bobcat Goldthwait||Jerkschool Productions|
|V/H/S/2||2013-06-06||Horror|| Simon Barrett |
| The Collective |
Yer Dead Productions
|Europa Report||2013-08-02||Science fiction||Sebastián Cordero||Wayfare Entertainment Ventures|
|The Borderlands||2013-08-24||Horror||Elliot Goldner||Metrodome Distribution|
|The Paranormal Diaries: Clophill||2013-08-24||Horror||Kevin Gates|
|Second Sight Films|
|Head Cases: Serial Killers in the Delaware Valley||2013-09-28||Horror||Anthony Spadaccini||Fleet Street Films|
B.P.A. Productions Group, Inc.
|The Dirties||2013-10-04||Comedy-drama||Matt Johnson||SModcast Pictures|
|Sx Tape||2013-10-10||Horror||Bernard Rose||Aeroplano|
|Hooked Up||2013-10-15||Spanish comedy horror||Pablo Larcuen||Uncork'd Entertainment|
|Skinwalker Ranch||2013-10-30||Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi||Devin McGinn|
|6-5=2||2013-11-29||Horror||KS Ashoka||Swarnalatha Production|
|Best Night Ever||2013-12-26||Comedy||Jason Friedberg and Aaron Seltzer||Magnet Releasing|
|Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones||2014-01-03||Supernatural horror||Christopher Landon||Paramount Pictures|
|Devil's Due||2014-01-17||Supernatural horror|| Matt Bettinelli-Olpin |
| Davis Entertainment |
Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation
|Black Water Vampire||2014-01-24||Horror||Evan Tramel||BWV Productions|
|Exists||2014-03-07||Horror||Eduardo Sánchez|| Lionsgate |
|Open Windows||2014-03-10||Technothriller||Nacho Vigalondo|| Antena 3 Films |
|The Den||2014-03-14||Horror||Zachary Donohue||Cliffbrook Films|
Good Lap Production
|A Haunted House 2||2014-04-18||Comedy, Horror, Parody||Michael Tiddes|| IM Global Octane |
Wayans Bros. Entertainment
Baby Way Productions
|The Sacrament||2014-05-01||Horror||Ti West|| Worldview Entertainment |
|Alien Abduction||2014-05-04||Horror||Matty Beckerman|| Exclusive Media Group |
Lawrence Bender Productions
Mob Scene Creative Productions
|Inner Demons||2014-06-14||Horror||Seth Grossman||Schorr Pictures|
|Earth to Echo||2014-07-02||Science fiction, Family||Dave Green||Relativity Media|
|Into the Storm||2014-08-08||Disaster film||Steven Quale|| New Line Cinema |
Village Roadshow Pictures
|The Possession of Michael King||2014-08-22||Horror||David Jung|| Gold Circle Films |
|As Above, So Below||2014-08-29||Horror, Thriller||John Erick Dowdle|| Universal Pictures |
|The Hunted||2014-09-09||Thriller||Josh Stewart||Fortress Features|
Allegheny Image Factory
|Gore, Quebec||2014-10-14||Horror||Jean Benoit Lauzon||Green Lake Films|
|The Taking of Deborah Logan||2014-10-21||Horror||Adam Robitel||Eagle Films|
|Hangar 10||2014-10-22||Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller||Daniel Simpson||Newscope Films|
|V/H/S: Viral||2014-11-21||Horror||Nacho Vigalondo|
| Bloody Disgusting |
|The Pyramid||2014-12-05||Supernatural horror||Grégory Levasseur||Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation|
|The Atticus Institute||2015-01-23||Horror||Chris Sparling||SND Groupe M6|
|Project Almanac||2015-01-30||Science fiction adventure||Dean Israelite|| Insurge Pictures |
|Ghoul||2015-02-26||Horror||Petr Jákl jr.||J.B.J Film|
|Creep||2015-03-08||Horror comedy||Patrick Brice||Blumhouse Productions|
|Nightlight||2015-03-27||Horror-thriller||Scott Beck, Bryan Woods||Herrick Entertainment|
|The Final Project||2015-04-16||Supernatural horror||Taylor Ri'chard||Cavu Pictures|
|Unfriended||2015-04-17||Supernatural Horror||Levan Gabriadze|| Universal Studios |
|Area 51||2015-05-15||Science fiction horror||Oren Peli||Paramount Pictures|
|The Phoenix Incident||2015-06-16||Documentary, Mystery, Sci-Fi||Keith Arem||PCB Productions|
|The Cutting Room||2015-06-??||Horror||Warren Dudley||Itchy Fish Film|
|The Gallows||2015-07-10||Supernatural Horror||Travis Cluff, Chris Lofing|| New Line Cinema |
|JeruZalem||2015-07-10||Supernatural Horror||Doron Paz|
|The Visit||2015-09-11||Horror||M. Night Shyamalan||Blinding Edge Pictures|
|Paranormal Activity: The Ghost Dimension||2015-10-23||Supernatural horror||Gregory Plotkin||Paramount Pictures|
|Unlisted Owner||2016–??-??||Horror||Jed Brian||Lawford County Productions|
|Aksbandh||2016-04-20||Horror||Emran Hussain||Cinematic Media|
|Population Zero||2016-04-26||Horror||Adam Levins||A71 Entertainment|
|Operation Avalanche||2016-09-16||Thriller||Matt Johnson||Vice Films|
|Blair Witch||2016-09-16||Horror||Adam Wingard||Lionsgate Pictures|
|Be My Cat: A Film for Anne||2016-12-05||Horror||Adrian Țofei||Adrian Țofei|
|The Dark Tapes||2017-03-17||Sci-Fi & Supernatural Horror||Michael McQuown||Epic Pictures Group|
|Phoenix Forgotten||2017-04-21||Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi||Justin Barber||Cinelou Films|
Scott Free Productions
|#FromJennifer||2017-9-26||Horror comedy||Frank Merle||Lone Morsel Productions|
|Found Footage 3D||2017-10-12||Horror||Steven DeGennaro||The Ubiquitous Studio 42|
|Unfriended: Dark Web||2018-03-09||Supernatural horror||Stephen Susco|| BH Productions |
|The Devil's Doorway||2018-05-25||Supernatural horror||Aislinn Clarke||23ten|
|The Other Side of the Wind||2018-08-31||Comedy, Drama||Orson Welles||Royal Road Entertainment|
|Searching||2018-08-31||Thriller, Mystery, Drama||Aneesh Chaganty||Bazelevs Company|
|Vazhiye||2020-??-??||Horror, Mystery, Thriller||Nirmal Baby Varghese||Casablanca Film Factory|
|Dwellers (film)||2020-??-??||Horror|| Drew Fortier ||Ellefson Films|
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