16 worthwhile found-footage horror movies since The Blair Witch Project

The Blair Witch Project wasn’t the first thriller to present itself as the raw video recordings of a doomed camera crew. But it was such a phenomenon—and in its ratio of shoestring cost to enormous earnings, so profitable—that it essentially transformed a cost-efficient gimmick into a genre onto itself.

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This list was originally published to The A.V. Club on July 10, 2019

  • Paranormal Activity
  • Paranormal Activity 3
  • [REC]
  • Quarantine
  • Cloverfield
  • Troll Hunter
  • Grave Encounters
  • Crowsnest
  • The Bay
  • V/H/S/2
  • Willow Creek
  • The Taking of Deborah Logan
  • Unfriended
  • Unfriended: Dark Web
  • The Visit
  • Found Footage 3D