When “The Blair Witch Project” was a box office smash in the summer of 1999, people braced themselves for a slew of imitators. But it wasn’t until recently that Found Footage as a sub-genre of horror has really started to mature and become respectable as more than just a collection of “Blair Witch” knockoffs. Like its cousin the mockumentary, Found Footage Horror uses filmic techniques associated with non-fiction filmmaking to tell a fictional story that feels more believable or relaistic. In most cases, the film is purportedly edited from the recovered footage of characters who are missing or dead.
With “Paranormal Activity 2″ dominating last weekend’s box office, it seems like the perfect time to take a look at the Top 10 Found Footage Horror Films.