Found Footage!

Discussion in 'Reader Polls' started by Hellbilly, Jan 15, 2014.

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Vote for your fave found footage horror

  1. Man Bites Dog (1992)

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    0.0%
  2. [Rec] (2007)

    8.3%
  3. Trollhunter (2010)

    4.2%
  4. Sinister (2012)

    2.1%
  5. [Rec] 2 (2009)

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  6. Alien Abduction: Incident in Lake County (1998)

    4.2%
  7. The Blair Witch Project (1999)

    39.6%
  8. Paranormal Activity (2007)

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  9. Lake Mungo (2008)

    2.1%
  10. The Poughkeepsie Tapes (2007)

    2.1%
  11. Grave Encounters (2011)

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  12. V/H/S/2 (2013)

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  13. Cannibal Holocaust (1980)

    25.0%
  14. Quarantine (2008)

    2.1%
  15. Paranormal Activity 3 (2011)

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  16. Diary of the Dead (2007)

    2.1%
  17. V/H/S (2012)

    2.1%
  18. The Last Exorcism (2010)

    2.1%
  19. The Bay (2012)

    0 vote(s)
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  20. other

    4.2%
  1. Hellbilly

    Hellbilly Active Member

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    Annoying or entertaining? According to IMDb these are the highest rated horror found footage movies (not including "Cloverfield").
     
  2. Hatchetwarrior

    Hatchetwarrior Well-Known Member

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    There are a number here that I like, but for my money nothing will out do Blair Witch Project.
     
  3. maybrick

    maybrick Well-Known Member

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    I hate them all. They must die.
     
  4. Workshed

    Workshed a.k.a. Villyan Shit

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    Love BWP, but I gave some love to Trollhunter because it was a helluva lot of fun.
     
  5. bigdaddyhorse

    bigdaddyhorse Detroit Hi-on

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    Loved V/H/S 2 at least twice as much as the first, but the whole genre is mostly annoying and stupid. I almost didn't bother with the V/H/S films due to this, but decent reviews and cheap BD's during Blockbuster closing made me try em. Trollhunter and Quarantine had their moments, the rest can FOAD!

    Man Bites Dog is excluded from the FOAD comment, I really do like that flick and can't say if I like it or V/H/S 2 more, so I can't vote.
     
  6. CPT HOOK

    CPT HOOK Well-Known Member

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    I can't decide, since most of these are either pretty good or downright horrible. There isn't much middle ground, the good ones are all comparably good. I think I'll go with Lake Mungo because I think it's a really good one that probably won't get many votes.

    I do agree with maybrick that the found-footage genre needs to go away, or at least die down a bit. It can be done really well, but 95% of the time it's simply an excuse for lazy filmmaking.
     
  7. Do you see

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    There are a couple on the list I still would like to see (I’m talking to you Poughkeepsie), but I’ll have to go with BWP. Close second is REC and Troll Hunter. I’m kind of indifferent when it comes to this sub-genre. I feel there are only a few that work well when the entire movie is FF and think it work’s a bit better if it’s inter-cut into the film.
     
  8. Mutilated Prey

    Mutilated Prey Soul Stealer

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    Blair Witch all the way!
     
  9. zombiehorror

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    I thought the anthology take of V/H/S & V/H/S 2 were the perfect format for found footage, they're the only found footage films I'd consider adding to my collection!!

    No other format has given filmmakers the chance to put over 60 min of useless dialog and scenes into their movie, scenes that do absolutely nothing to progress a film like found footage has! If a found footage film were just any other movie they'd edit over 3/4 of the scenes out and then turn to the writer/director and tell them to go back to the drawing board because there isn't enough left for a feature length film, just a short film!

    I have enjoyed a few faux-ality flicks; Cannibal Holocaust, The Last Broadcast (whether Blair Witches creators saw this or not it is pretty much the same film, just different narratives and Blair Witch had better marketing), Trollhunter, [REC], [REC]2, Cloverfield, Dairy of the Dead (probably only because it is Romero)! I think I've seen parts of Man Bites Dog but never really thought much of it enough to see the whole thing.
     
  10. Ash28M

    Ash28M Active Member

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    I really enjoyed pretty much all of those with the BWP being the best. Sinister is found footage?
     
  11. wago70

    wago70 Surviving on nostalgia

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    I loved "Incident at Lake County" - fun stuff!!!!
     
  12. dave13

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    I just watched Renny Harlin's Devil's Pass on Netflix a few weeks ago, despite my general distaste for found footage films. I was surprised by how decent it turned out to be. Maybe because, unlike most of the ones I've seen, it actually manages to look cinematic, with the Russian mountains as a backdrop. Not a great film by any means, but worth a watch if nothing else is on.

    My vote goes to Cannibal Holocaust. I love Blair Witch, but never feel the urge to rewatch.
     
  13. maybrick

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    I didn't notice Cannibal Holocaust on the list before so I'd choose that one. I think CH and Man Bites Dog get free passes from me because unlike the bulk of this crap genre they are shot on film by what are supposed to be "professional" cameramen. All of the rest are made by professionals that are intentionally shooting badly on digital video to appear like they are amateurs for the sake of "realism". Which is bullshit. I know it isn't real so stop trying to tell me it's real and make something that doesn't give me nausea from all of the shaky cam and fast editing. And while you're at it, cast some people that aren't annoying twenty something dickheads. Thanks.
     
  14. Katatonia

    Katatonia Hellbound Heart

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    Anything but BWP... picked Trollhunter.
     
  15. othervoice1

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    Blair Witch - a true classic
     
  16. dave13

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    Isn't it about a person who finds footage? makes perfect sense to me. :rolleyes:
     
  17. Hellbilly

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    I really don't mind FF movies. Just like any other subgenre there are good ones and bad ones.

    Recently watched:

    Skinwalker Ranch (2013) ~ A bit overblown, almost felt like watching a real movie. They "showed" a bit too much for my taste.

    Worst (so far):

    Tape 407 (2012) ~ Pretty weak effort. Carnosaur FF style.

    Personal fave:

    Evidence (2012) ~ They did so much with so little. Quite effective.

    Most unusual:

    The Bay (2012) ~ From the director of Rain Man. Levinson uses a filmscore which is usually not the norm.
     
  18. f.ramses

    f.ramses sociopath

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    For the most part, I can't stand these movies. I pick something on Netflix and then turn it off if it turns out to be a movie like this. Went with Cannibal Holocaust since it is a lot older than all of those movies and it is a movie that I like, albeit a little less and less every time I see it. [Rec] was a strong contender too, but it was really the only other contender for me.
     
  19. wago70

    wago70 Surviving on nostalgia

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    Trollhunter was very entertaining. I was terrified in many scenes - but, I may be wrong, the film was supposed to be humorous??? I liked it a lot, though. hi.
     
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    The Poughkeepsie Tapes is on You Tube.
     

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