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Top 5 Scary Found Footage Horror Movies

If you are looking for horror films in which the camera is hidden and the events that occur on screen are real, you should definitely check our picks for the best 5 found footage horror movies.

We hope you will enjoy the following ranking. Please let us know your favorite in the comments.

5 Scary Found Footage Horror Movies that will leave you shaking in your boots

Among all horror movies that tell horror stories presented as discovered video recordings, we have chosen for you these five found footage horror movies that will scare the pants off of anyone who watches them.

5. Creep (2014)
4. Paranormal Activity (2007)
3. The Blair Witch Project (1999)
2. Cloverfield (2008)
1. [Rec] (2008)

Keep reading for more information about each movie on this list.

5. Creep (2014)

Creep (2014)

Director: Patrick Brice  Writers: Patrick Brice, and Mark Duplass.

Filmed as found footage, this film is telling the story of a young videographer who answers an online ad for a one-day job in a remote town to record the last messages of a dying man. When he notices the man’s odd behavior, he starts to question his intentions.


  • Katie Aselton(voice)
  • Patrick Brice
  • Mark Duplass

4. Paranormal Activity (2007)

Paranormal Activity (2007)

Director and Writer: Oren Peli

The first Paranormal Activity movie came out in 2007 and has been one of the biggest hits ever since. This film tells the story of a young couple (Katie Featherston and Micah Sloat) who are haunted by a supernatural presence in their home. They then set up a camera to document what is haunting them. The film utilizes found-footage conventions that were mirrored in the later films of the series.


  • Katie Featherston
  • Micah Sloat
  • Mark Fredrichs

3. The Blair Witch Project (1999)

The Blair Witch Project (1999)

Directors: Daniel Myrick and Eduardo Sánchez
Writers: Daniel Myrick, Eduardo Sánchez, and Heather Donahue.

The Blair Witch Project was released in 1999 and became an overnight sensation. It was based on a true story about three student filmmakers—Heather Donahue, Michael C. Williams, and Joshua Leonard—who hike into the Black Hills near Burkittsville, Maryland, in 1994 to film a documentary about a local legend known as the Blair Witch. The three disappear, but their equipment and footage are discovered a year later. The purportedly “recovered footage” is the film the viewer sees.


  • Heather Donahue.
  • Michael C. Williams
  • Joshua Leonard

2. Cloverfield (2008)

Cloverfield (2008)

Director: Matt Reeves      Writer: Drew Goddard

Released in 2008, this American found footage monster film follows the story of six young New York City residents fleeing from a massive monster and various other smaller creatures that attack the city during a farewell party.


  • Mike Vogel
  • Jessica Lucas
  • Lizzy Caplan

1. [Rec] (2007)

[Rec] (2008)

Directors: Jaume Balagueró and Paco Plaza
Writers: Jaume Balagueró, Luiso Berdejo, and Paco Plaza.

This Spanish found footage horror film stars Manuela Velasco as a reporter who, with her cameraman, accompany a group of firefighters on an emergency call to an apartment building to discover an infection spreading inside, with the building being sealed up and all occupants ordered to follow a strict quarantine.


  • Manuela Velasco
  • Ferran Terraza
  • Jorge-Yamam Serrano

This was our list of the 5 scary found footage movies that will scare the pants off of anyone who watches them.. Do you agree with our list? Please let us know in the comments below.

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