8 Found Footage Horror Movies You Probably Haven't Seen

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Mildred from the horror movie Deadstream


Incantation is a found footage horror movie that while it may have its flaws, such as being too long and occasionally predictable, the film still manages to draw you in with an engaging plot and constant scares.

The movie starts off as a seemingly familiar story about a mother reconnecting with her estranged daughter in a new flat, but quickly evolves into something much more gripping. 

As the plot unfolds, we are taken on a journey through a curse that affects people all over Taiwan, blending different sub-genres, locations, and characters. [Incantation on IMDB]


The main character in Deadstream is Sean and he's brilliant. An energetic but endearing influencer who is attempting to win back his audience by live streaming a night in a haunted house. Sean's relatable flaws and lovable qualities make him a protagonist that you just can't help but root for. It's a really good horror comedy and also has some good scare moments as well.  [Deadstream on IMDB]


Afflicted follows two friends on a holiday, one of whom becomes infected with a strange disease. What starts as a mysterious illness quickly evolves into a terrifying transformation as the infected individual discovers that they are turning into a vampire.

I really liked blend of body horror and supernatural elements the movie portrayed, and I was really quite surprised how much I enjoyed this one. Definitely one you should check out. [Afflicted on IMDB]

We're All Going to the World's Fair

This movie is half dream like and half found footage and explores the dark corners of the internet, delving into the mysterious and unsettling world of online challenges. As the main character, Casey, submits a video to participate in the World's Fair challenge, you are taken on a journey of isolation and self-discovery. 

It taps into the fear of losing oneself in the middle of the night, consumed by the vastness and strangeness of online content. How many of us haven't been in that situation?. [We're All Going to the World's Fair on IMDB]

Butterfly Kisses

Butterfly Kisses challenges our fascination with found footage and prompts us to question the blurred line between fiction and reality, as well as our own obsession with consuming these types of movies.

It is a rewarding and thought-provoking film and offers an experience that will leave you questioning the nature of storytelling and the impact of the genre as a whole. [Butterfly Kisses on IMDB]

Willow Creek

Willow Creek taps into the mythology of Bigfoot and offers a straightforward premise with effective tension.

It follows a couple of Bigfoot enthusiasts who venture into the woods to document proof of the creature's existence. As the plot unfolds, the tension builds, and the characters find themselves facing terrifying encounters with the unknown.

The movie builds suspense well and delivers a satisfying payoff. [Willow Creek on IMDB]

The Sacrament

Director Ti West has an impressive filmography, known for his work in the horror genre, and one of his standouts is The Sacrament.

The movie is about a documentary crew explores the inner workings of a cult, capturing the compelling character dynamics and interviews with cult members. The film delves into the charismatic yet menacing cult leader, portrayed with chilling conviction by actor Gene Jones.

If you're a fan of found footage horror movies and enjoy slow-burning narratives with compelling character dynamics, The Sacrament is a must-watch in my opinion. [The Sacrament on IMDB]

The Borderlands

The Borderlands (Released as Final Prayer in America) follows a pair of priests and a recording crew as they investigate supernatural phenomena at a run-down church. The dynamic between the priests and the crew adds depth to the narrative, creating a compelling and suspenseful atmosphere.

As the plot unfolds, you are left questioning the reality of what they're witnessing and the intentions of the supernatural forces at play. This film keeps you guessing until the end. [The Borderlands on IMDB]

Shoutout to Lake Mungo and Noroi : The Curse  as well.

If you have any recommendations for lesser-known found footage horror movies, please share them in the comments below.

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