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Is there a worse sub genre than found footage horror?

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Found footage Amish films?

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Exorcism movies spring to mind.

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But nothing in the found footage horror subgenre has even come close to The Exorcist (1973). If there was a found footage horror film where most people could agree on was the best it wouldn't come close to that.

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Nah, but REC is pretty good. So is Trollhunter if that counts (possibly Cloverfield). Blair Witch Project has some love behind it, so do REC 2, Afflicted, Paranormal Activity

But how many good exorcism movies have there been since The Exorcist? I can only name Exorcist 3 if that counts and Emily Rose.

Granted both genres suck.

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I'm casting my vote to "no."
"Found footage" can take a decent concept and make it terrible, yet (other than Blair Witch and Cannibal Holocaust), I can't think of a single one where it improved the concept.

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Grave Encounters and the first Paranormal Activity were solid uses of the concept. VHS 2 is also a strong example of using POV handheld effectively.

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It's one of my favorite subgenres.

Cannibal Holocaust
Man Bites Dog
The Last Broadcast
The Blair Witch Project
The Last Horror Movie
Noroi: The Curse
Paranormal Activity
Paranormal Activity 2
Paranormal Activity 3
The Poughkeepsie Tapes
REC
REC 2
Cloverfield
Home Movie
Lake Mungo
The Last Exorcism
Trollhunter
The Tunnel
Megan Is Missing
Grave Encounters
Grave Encounters 2
V/H/S
V/H/S 2
The Conspiracy
The Bay
Devil's Pass
Willow Creek
Exists
Frankenstein's Army
Banshee Chapter
The Borderlands
The Den
Afflicted
The Sacrament
The Possession of Michael King
Hollows Grove
As Above, So Below
What We Do in the Shadows
Digging Up the Marrow
The Taking of Deborah Logan
Creep
Dabbe: Bir cin vakasi
Dabbe: Cin arpmasi

All good to great.

CG GORE IS THE WORST THING THAT HAS EVER HAPPENED TO THE HORROR GENRE!

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At first glance, it seems like you just listed all the found footage you possibly could. Most of these are downright terrible.

At second glance, it seems you went beyond that. A lot of the films in this list are just mockumentaries (Man Bites Dog, The Last Broadcast, The Poughkeepsie Tapes, Noroi, The Tunnel, etc.). Some may consider it a nitpick, but a mockumentary is necessarily different from a "found footage" film. In it, a documentary film is deliberately engineered by a fictional filmmaker within the the premise. That footage isn't "found" by someone and then published after the fact, it's created and edited to spoof a documentary.

To wit, Spinal Tap is not a found footage film. It's a mockumentary. Whereas Paranormal Activity is not a mockumentary, it's a found footage film.

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It doesn't matter if the footage isn't found by anyone, "found footage" is the term used to describe any movie where one of the characters films the events.


Most of these are downright terrible.

That's, like, your opinion.

And no I didn't list all the found footages movies I possibly could. Why the fck would I have done that?

CG gore is the worst thing that has ever happened to the horror genre.

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It doesn't matter if the footage isn't found by anyone, "found footage" is the term used to describe any movie where one of the characters films the events.



You are incorrect:


[genre] Found footage is a genre of film making, especially horror, in which all or a substantial part of a fictional film is presented as if it were discovered film or video recordings, often left behind by missing or dead protagonists.


http://www.encyclo.co.uk/meaning-of-Found%20Footage

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I'm sick to death of it, but not because, in and of itself, "found footage" sucks, but because horror that makes it to wide theatrical distribution is almost always "found footage" now. Sinister was a nice break, and there have been others, but when I saw today that a horror film was playing down the road, I got excited, could taste the popcorn. Then, I looked at the trailer online and my heart sunk, my hopes dashed for a fun afternoon when I saw that it was yet another in a barrage of the same ol' same ol'. It's sad that any film that breaks form ends up on the smaller distribution "art house" circuit, like "It Follows," "Babadook," "Girl Walks Home Alone at Night" Like 'em or hate 'em, at least they gently pressed against some very constraining boundaries in recent theatrical horror. The person on this thread who lists a zillion "good to great" found footage films included several films I liked and thought the found footage point of view made sense. Still, for years now, it's simply been the formula that sells (and exorcism movies, not all of which have been bad) in horror, and they'll keep churning them out with a cookie cutter until horror fans say "enough," and stop buying tickets, though it probably only takes a few hundred people buying tickets to put these movies in the black. I'm very ready for some fresh ideas in horror, or fresh approaches to old good ideas.

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give august underground a chance, its a trilogy of found footage. It will make you stop whining about the genre.


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creekin111 you know what is worse than found footage horror films? It is people who call them that and don't even know what they truly are. I have seen many people on IMDB calling certain films found footage time and time again and the movies weren't found footage.

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Here's my picks for worse:
Spoof (died after not another teen movie)
Video game adaptations (unfortunately )
Basketball sports films (blue chips I guess)
Horse films (boring as all hell)
Talking animal films (babe was good)
Teen romance (pretty bad)
Prequels
New Year's Eve themed
Erotic drama or thrillers
Dance (these always suck)

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This ^

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The problem with found footage films is that they're quite restrictive. Because;

a) There has to be a reason for a person to be carrying a camera the whole time. So it's almost always about somebody making a documentary of some kind.
b) You know how it's going to end, because by definition the footage is supposed to have been found after everybody died. This makes it hard to root for the heroes, when you know they won't make it.

The Gallows did, at least, try to do something unusual with the second point. You can argue whether that worked though, and I suspect most people will argue that it didn't.

My problem is that this film has the bare bones of a decent idea there, so it's beyond me why they had to turd it up by make it found footage.

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There's no such thing as a bad genre or sub-genre. There aren't good ones either. There are good/bad movies, actors, directors, etc.

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No it's good cuz it's reel! Those people that look like famous actors is just coincidence!!!1

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No. It's the worst.

But it's sort of unfair to call it a genre, I think. It's really just a stylistic gimmick. It doesn't have anything to do with the content, other than the fact that found footage movies tend to employ a handful of safe and easy premises. It can be affixed to any genre or subgenre - which makes it that much worse.

I keep waiting for the gimmick to die, but it's so cost effective that it continues to be popular. I understand why a studio or a filmmaker might choose to go the found footage route, but as an audience member I generally can't stand it.

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Rom Com's.

(I.E. "Chick Flicks")




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I'd rather watch another Katherine 'unfunny' Heigl film than any more found footage movies. Well, close call anyway. How 'bout we just get rid of both to be on the safe side lol



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Seriously



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I despise found footage movies. Sure there may be a decent one here and there but they are mostly all the same. I was interested in watching this until I realized it was found footage. That and the movie sucks.

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exorcism






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