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909 Experiment (2000) – Podcast Review (Episode 94)

This week we're reviewing 909 Experiment (2000). This film is not only one of the earliest found footage films but also is the first to introduce many of the tropes that are now considered staples of the found footage genre. Is 909 Experiment the Rosetta Stone of found footage? Listen to this episode to find out! Check out our written review of 909 Experiment (2000) here!

909 Experiment (2000) Review

"909 Experiment" is a found footage paranormal horror film and mockumentary written and directed by Wayne A. Smith. The film follows two graduate students who are paid $300 to spend 72 hours in a haunted house and record any paranormal activity as part of an ongoing research study. The details behind the making and production of 909 Experiment are shrouded in as much mystery as the subject matt...

Basement (2011) Review

"Basement" is a found footage film from Germany that is written and directed by and starring Thomas Grieser (a.k.a. Tom Maurader). The film is shot with spoken German and English subtitles. Basement follows a man pushed to the brink of insanity by a paranormal force in his basement that taunts him day and night. Director Thomas Grieser is a diehard found footage fan, so much so that he has a Ge...

Exists (2014) Review

"Exists" is a found footage horror film directed by Eduardo Sánchez and written by Jamie Nash. The film follows a group of friends who spend a weekend in a cabin in the remote Texas woods to party and film extreme-biking—until they have a run-in with Bigfoot. Eduardo Sánchez and Jamie Nash are no strangers to the found footage genre. Eduardo Sánchez is perhaps best known as the co-creator or Th...

As Above, So Below (2014) Review

"As Above, So Below" is a found footage film directed by John Erick Dowdle, who also wrote the screenplay along with his brother Drew Dowdle. The movie chronicles young polymath Scarlett Marlowe (Perdita Weeks) in her search for the Philosopher's Stone, an artifact fabled to have powerful alchemical properties and the ability to grant eternal life. The director/writer team of John Erick Dowdle ...

A Tragic Loss to Found Footage – German Director Joe Beer Passes Away

Today we mourn a tragic loss in the world of found footage. German director Joe Beer was working (as director and writer) on his first feature film,  Forest of Fear (2015), when he suddenly passed away this past Friday, February 3, 2017. He apparently took his own life near the town of Finsterwalde, Germany. His death is being ruled as a suicide. Joe Beer was also a producer on the upcoming found ...

Nature (2015) – Found Footage Movie Trailer

Nature (2015) – Found Footage Movie Trailer – Film Synopsis Found footage TV series set in 2014 and following Steve Chandon, egomaniac millionaire, and nature activist ventures into the wild in pursuit of an incident from 2003, that will not give him any rest: An encounter with an “unknown” creature. In December 2014, Steve starts his journey, armed with cameras, lighting, ...

Nature (2015)

Found footage TV series set in 2014 and following Steve Chandon, egomaniac millionaire, and nature activist ventures into the wild in pursuit of an incident from 2003, that will not give him any rest: An encounter with an "unknown" creature. In December 2014, Steve starts his journey, armed with cameras, lighting, and further equipment, planning to prove this creature's existence. But what was pla...

8213: Gacy House (2010) Review

"8213: Gacy House" is a found footage horror film written and directed by Anthony Fankhauser. The film follows a team of ghost hunters who spend the night in the house of a deceased serial killer to capture evidence of paranormal activity. An opening title card informs us that six corpses were recovered in the house at 8213 Summerdale, built on the lot where serial killer John Wayne Gacy's hous...

Unfriended (2014) Review

"Unfriended" is a found footage horror film from Blumhouse that is directed by Levan Gabriadze and written by Nelson Greaves. The film follows six high school friends on a Skype call who are terrorized by a malevolent entity. Unfriended is one of those rare found footage films that breathes new life into the genre by introducing a wholly new and innovative approach to cinematic storytelling. Th...

Archivo 253 (2015) Review

"Archivo 253" (Archive 253) is a found footage horror film from Mexico directed by Abe Rosenberg and written by Rosenberg and Joseph Hemsani. The film follows a group of young paranormal investigators who break into an abandoned psychiatric hospital that is rumored to be haunted. Achivo 253 is the first, and to date only, feature length film from either Rosenberg or Hemsani. The two filmmakers ...

5 Highly Anticipated Found Footage Films for 2017

Now that 2017 is upon us, we have growing lineup of new found footage films to look forward to this year. We meticulously reviewed all of the found footage movies due out in 2017 and selected our top 5 most anticipated found footage films for 2017. With so many films to choose from, narrowing our list to five titles wasn’t easy. The found footage movies mentioned in this article are in vario...

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