20 Must-See Found Footage Horror Movies

20 Must-See Found Footage Horror Movies
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The idea of mixing horror and documentary has been around for a long time, but it wasn't until "The Blair Witch Project" was released in 1999 that the found footage horror genre was born. The immensely satisfying process of seeing horror through the eyes of the characters themselves made the genre a hit from the start.

Low production costs and the success of "The Blair Witch Project" forced dozens of directors to try their luck at creating found footage horror, and although most of them failed miserably, there were quite a few that managed to surpass the coveted original.

Here are the 20 best found footage horror movies:

Yes, there are some recognizable titles on this list, but we're sure you probably haven't even heard of most of the films mentioned above, because despite its success, found footage is still considered an indie genre.

The original formula of "The Blair Witch Project" has been reworked and updated dozens of times since 1999, so don't think that all 20 movies on this list look and feel exactly the same.

While they use the same idea of POV, they approach it differently, making each one a must-see for fans of the horror genre and found footage in particular.