Found Footage Film Reviews
Welcome to our found footage film reviews page. This is the best place to find comprehensive, unbiased, objective reviews of found footage horror films. We take pride in providing honest and fair reviews of all found footage movies. Learn more about how we define, critique, and rate found footage films:
Browse our complete found footage horror film database here. Use our “Advanced Film Search” option here to find your top found footage films by genre, camera type, filming reason, director, budget, continent, country, and a whole lot more! Browse movie trailers for found footage films here.
For more reviews check out our catalog of Found Footage Files Podcast episodes. Browse our complete found footage horror film database and use our Advanced Film Search option to find your top found footage films by genre, camera type, filming reason, director, budget, continent, country, and a whole lot more! And don’t forget to watch our library of found footage movie trailers!
Browse Found Footage Horror Film Reviews
“Classroom 6” is a found footage horror film written and directed by Jonas Odenheimer, which follows a television crew that spends the night locked inside a school rumored to be haunted. The television crew’s overnight stay in the school is part of their investigation related to the disappearance of a professor and student several months earlier. The film opens with onscreen text that sets the stage for the rest of the story: “The Santa Maria College in Bakersfield, CA is said to be haunted by an unknown presence. On March 22nd, 2012, Professor Harrold Thomas and his student Deana Banks wen...[Read More]
Bodom is a found footage horror film released in 2014 and is written and directed by Gergö Elekes and József Gallai. The film has the distinction of being the first feature length found footage film produced in Hungary. Structured as a mockumentary, Bodom takes us through the historical record of a series of tragic murders that took place in Finland, 1960. The film centers around two media students at a Finland university that revisit the 1960 crime scene in 2009 as the subject of their graduate thesis. Bodom opens with the message “On June 4th, 1960, four teenagers went camping at Lake Bod...[Read More]
“2 Jennifer” is a found footage horror/comedy written by James Cullen Bressack and Hunter Johnson and directed by Hunter Johnson. The film follows the character Spencer, a not-quite-sane director who is trying to film the sequel to To Jennifer (2013). The role of Spencer is played by actual director Hunter Johnson. If this is not confusing enough, 2 Jennifer also stars James Cullen Bressack and Jodi Barton, whose characters meet a deadly demise in the first film, but play themselves in the sequel. The obvious question that comes to mind is how can Bressack and Barton make reprisals in 2 ...[Read More]
“To Jennifer” is a found footage comedy/horror film written and directed by James Cullen Bressack that follows the exploits of three friends filming their adventure to track down and confront a girlfriend cheating on one of the group. This film is noteworthy in that the entire feature is captured using an iPhone 5. The film stars Chuck Pappas (Joey), Jessica Cameron (Jennifer), James Cullen Bressack (Steven), and Jody Barton (Martin). To Jennifer, follows Bressack’s controversial yet visceral found footage film Hate Crimes (2012). Bressack’s latest creation has a decidedly lighter tone than...[Read More]
“Be My Cat: A Film for Anne” is a horror/thriller written and directed by Adrian Tofei and is the first found footage film to come out of Romania, a distinction that this film upholds beautifully. Be My Cat demonstrates that to be successful, a found footage film doesn’t need to be relegated to a shaky cam in the dark recesses of an abandoned building while being chased by a monster, ghost, or chainsaw wielding psychopath (pick your choice). This film shines in the light of day and succeeds by telling an interesting story with great acting and perfect pacing. Not only did Adrian Tofei write an...[Read More]
“Wolf House” is a Found Footage horror/comedy film written by Ken Cosentino and Elizabeth Houlihan and directed by Matt D. Lord. With a budget of only $5,000 and a runtime of 70 minutes, “Wolf House” pulls off a near flawless found footage style execution, doesn’t take itself too seriously, has tons of fun, and most importantly, has lots and lots of monsters! “Wolf House” opens with a mockumentary style dialog, “Three years ago, I didn’t believe in monsters. They were just stories. Make-believe to scare kids. . . Watch the tapes. Decide for yourself.” This introduction sets the stage for t...[Read More]
“Lilin’s Brood” is a found footage film, written and directed by Artii Smith and P.W. Simon, that follows a news team trying to determine the whereabouts of a number of missing men, all of whom have a history of visiting a brothel rumored to be engaged in the illegal harvesting and sale of human organs. The film opens with a series of interviews of women whose loved ones are missing. Each interview provides some breadcrumbs of evidence leading the news team to focus on the brothel. The news team starts their adventure in a high-tech RV equipped with a myriad of surveillance equipment, compu...[Read More]
“V/H/S: Viral” is a found footage horror film released in 2014 and is the third installment in the V/H/S franchise. Like its predecessors, “V/H/S: Viral” is comprised of a series of independently shot short films (segments), with a wrap-around story that neatly ties all of the stories together by the end of the feature. While all three V/H/S films follow the same basic formula, they each have their own uniqueness setting them apart. Of the three films, the original V/H/S has the most authentic found footage feel, with video glitches and static used sparingly where necessary. V/H/S/2, on the...[Read More]
“The Gallows” is a found footage film directed and written by Travis Cluff and Chris Lofing and produced by Blumhouse Productions. With an estimated budget of only $100,000, “The Gallows” strikes some surprising high notes in production value, cinematography, and acting, but falls short in miscellaneous key details, plot points, and tone. “The Gallows” starts with a video recording time stamped “10/28/1993” showing the opening performance of a high school play, aptly titled “The Gallows.” During the play, the male lead is sentenced to be hung and is placed in a noose on the gallows. As th...[Read More]
“Apollo 18 (2011)” is a horror/sci-fi found footage film which presents recovered film from the fictitious NASA Apollo 18 lunar mission that was secretly launched in 1974. Looking back at actual history, the last known manned mission to the lunar surface was Apollo 17, which took place on December 7, 1972. While NASA did in fact schedule Apollo 18, 19, and 20, all three missions were cancelled due to budgetary concerns. This film asserts that the Apollo 18 mission actually took place, and presents an edited version of the supposed 84 hours of raw footage recovered from the mission to support t...[Read More]