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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  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. Do you see

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    Thanks Mikey, I don’t frequent YouTube but I may check it out. I was hoping for a proper release though.
     
  2. Mikey Horror

    Mikey Horror Active Member

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    No problem. It's worth a watch and has some unsettling imagery, but all and all I found it to be just ok. Nothing I would run out and buy to add to my collection if it ever did get a release.
     
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  3. Paff

    Paff Super Moderator

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    Man, I hated Trollhunter. A lot. Couldn't erase it from my DVR fast enough.

    For me it's a battle between The Blair Witch Project and [REC], so I'll go with BWP just based on the amazing effect it had on me first viewing.
     
  4. spawningblue

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    I went with The Blair Witch Project, but I also really enjoyed [REC], Lake Mungo, Trollhunter, Paranormal Activity, The Last Exorcism, and V/H/S/2. The rest I couldn't care less about.
     
  5. Mikey Horror

    Mikey Horror Active Member

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    As far as found footage goes, the best one I've seen by far is the WNUF Halloween Special. Such a genius concept that's pulled off almost flawlessly. You can check out the trailer here:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u5iCF2Ltjlk
     
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    I went with other...Cloverfield...just to be different and I still think it's awesome.
     
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    I'm also going to have to go with Cloverfield just for the sake of history. To me it's the film that's about 9/11 in the same way Invasion of the Body Snatchers tapped into the communism zeitgeist.
     
  8. DVD-fanatic-9

    DVD-fanatic-9 And the Next Morning, When the Campers Woke Up...

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    Voted "other." Because, frankly: who cares about found footage flicks?
     
  9. dave13

    dave13 Well-Known Member

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    :lol:
     
  10. vampyr789

    vampyr789 9, 10. Never Sleep Again.

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    [REC] hands down.
    It's like a fucked up version of Demons in Spanish and more vicious. It's actually pretty damn scary too. one of my favorite horror movies!
     
  11. Angelman

    Angelman OCD Blu Ray Collector

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    I liked the first V/H/S quite a bit. The bookend story was weak but I liked all the segments.
     
  12. maybrick

    maybrick Well-Known Member

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    If that's all it takes, then my vote goes to Dead and Buried (1981).
     
  13. Steve Freeling

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    My thoughts exactly. It's just not believable.
     
  14. X-human

    X-human I ate my keys

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    Cannibal Holocaust (1980)

    No question in my mind, one of the best horror films period. Its commentary about media is still on target and well woven into the narrative. Even something like Romero's Diary of the Dead was way too ham fisted about it.

    I think the key for me is if it's found film footage I can usually enjoy it. Apollo 18 and Frankenstein's Army, even if they didn't make it to the list, were enjoyable for me. However Blair Witch was simply awful. Although everything wrong with that, and most since, is that the characters are all douche bags I'd normally avoid in real life, so I avoid any movie about them too.

    Man Bites Dog is hilarious, it's been over a decade since I've seen it though. Back when IFC use to show shit like that. I should dust off my DVD and give it a spin again.
     
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    I hate pretty much all of the nominees except for The Blair Witch Project and Cannibal Holocaust. For my money TBWP is by far the best. It told a legitimately interesting story. And the filmmakers had the restraint to play to the strengths of the format. The bulk of these films consist of unwatchable lengthy segments where the camera is shaking so much that it's unpleasant to watch. Yeah, TBWP has a few short sections like that. But for the most part it focuses on generating atmosphere, not cheap, obscured boo scares.

    TBWP is proof that you can make a real film this way. For me at least it boasts a level of authenticity that the knock-offs can't even approach. A lot of that is due to the cast members, who don't get near enough credit. They sell the situation and don't appear to be actors. That's not usually the case with this genre.
     
  16. Chomp

    Chomp Rudest Motherfucker on HD

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    Good God, I just tried to watch this... Thirteen minutes in, I HAD to shut it off...I just couldn't take another second of the "bro talk", the carousing around from bar to bar, and the sub-level females. It was excruciatingly painful just to watch the first 13 minutes...I can't imagine going the whole way through. I applaud your perseverance my friend.

    As far as found footage films go, I wouldn't necessarily call myself a huge fan of the genre, but I think when done right they have the potential to be really refreshing...like Cannibal Holocaust, [REC], Man Bites Dog, and The Blair Witch Project. I even really liked TrollHunter and Frankenstein's Army. But just like any genre, your gonna have your stinkers.

    It seems like these type of films get a bad rap because they are the "in thing", so people are going to complain about that alone, but honestly, I'd rather see these type of films getting mass produced than have to watch classic after classic get tainted by some "up and coming Euro music video director" "re-imagining" them for a newer generation. So, I am definitely not against found footage films being made in that regard...Lesser of two-evils type of thing I suppose.
     
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  17. Angelman

    Angelman OCD Blu Ray Collector

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    Well I think that was the point of that first segment. They are meant to be too dumb to realize where it's headed...
     
  18. Mikey Horror

    Mikey Horror Active Member

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    I have to agree. I've always been fascinated with the Dyatlov Pass Incident and came across this on Netflix, so I figured what the hell. Not a bad little flick. It could be because I had zero expectations going in, but I enjoyed it for what it was. I may have enjoyed it enough to actually buy it when I come across it used for a couple of bucks.
     
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    Chomp Rudest Motherfucker on HD

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    So are you saying it gets better or can I expect more of the above? If its the latter I think I'll pass on giving another go at it...intended or not.
     
  20. zombiehorror

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    Depends on your perspective! But it is an anthology film so the characters are different in each story, except of course for the wrap around and you don't have to sit thru 90 mins of being annoyed....unless of course you just dislike the whole film!
     

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