There are horror movies and then there are really frightening horror movies. I find found footage movies to be somewhat disturbing because my imagination goes wild when I can’t really see what is going on. There are a handful of found footage movies that really freak me out. No joke, I keep the lights on and run up the stairs. Here are what I consider to be 10 of the scariest found footage movies. Check your closets and under the bed. Those are the places where shadows come alive
1. Lake Mungo
Lake Mungo uses a "documentary" format by using actors in place of interviewees to tell the story of a family coming to terms with the drowning death of their daughter and the potentially supernatural events that they experience after her death. This movie is a "slow burner" but creepy all the way.
2. The Taking Of Deborah Logan
An elderly woman fighting Alzheimer's disease agrees to having a film crew document her condition. What they thought was Alzheimer's may be much more sinister.
I liked this movie. I am very familiar with Alzheimer's so I was able to somewhat identify with the woman. It is very creepy and frightening what happens to her and those around her.
3. The Visit
A Brother and Sister become increasingly frightened by their grandparents' disturbing behavior while they visit them on vacation.
One of my favorite movies. Super strange things happen that I guarantee you will say, what the?...... You will not know what is going on until things are revealed. Maybe....
A group of friends head into the remote Texas woods for a party weekend find that they may not be alone. Bigfoot doesn't exist, its just an urban legend right?
After I saw this "realistic" movie I started to think twice about camping and hiking. The effects are well done and the camera work is not all that shaky. Definitely worth a look.
5. The Houses October Built
Five friends are stalked by a group of disturbed and strange people while on a road trip looking for the ultimate scariest haunted house attraction.
This is not a well known found footage movie. It is scary as you see parts of haunted houses and the journey these friends make. It keeps you on the edge of your seat. I liked it because everything was so creepy and weird. Great movie
6. As Above So Below
7. Devils Pass
Five Oregon college students set off to find out what happened to the nine skiers who mysteriously died in the Dyatlov Pass incident. Jensen and Holly are co-directors, Andy and J.P. are expert climbers, and Denise is a sound engineer. After the film introduces the characters, Russian-language news discusses the students' disappearance. The Russian government finds video footage but will not release it to the public; hackers find the footage, and release it.
An extremely creepy movie. The fact that it is based on a true story makes it more frightening. The real story is very thought provoking-Aliens?, a Yeti? an avalanche? To this day nobody knows...
8. The Blair Witch Project
Three film students disappear after traveling into a Maryland forest to film a documentary on the alleged local Blair Witch legend. All that is left behind is the footage.
The original found footage movie. Made for only $60,000 the movie had instant success. I watched this movie 3 times in the theatre, even today it still freaks me out. A must see.
9. Banshee Chapter
A journalist explores the disturbing links behind the disappearance of her friend, a strange government research chemical, and a disturbing radio broadcast of an unknown origin.
This movie is scary. I have seen it several times and I notice something each time. Actually very little is filmed in the found footage fashion but it is such a good and scary flick, I had to add it.
10. Skinwalker Ranch
A scientific research team investigates the supernatural phenomena surrounding the disappearance of a ranchers 10 year old son. Based on a true story.
This movie is a bit confusing but toward the end you put it together. There is lots going on. There are plenty of creepy and scary moments. If you like alien movies this one is for you.