The Found Footage Phenomenon

The Found Footage Phenomenon

Directed by Phillip Escott, Sarah Appleton

The Found Footage Phenomenon tracks the untold story of the found footage film, from its origins before and within Cannibal Holocaust, The Blair Witch Project and The Last Broadcast, beyond its boom in the late noughties with Paranormal Activity, Cloverfield and REC. The documentary showcases how found footage horror became a global sensation with films such as Kōji Shiraishi’s NOROI: The Curse, Shirome and Occult, The Paz Brothers’ JeruZalem, André Øvredal’s Trollhunter and also the differences between how the British and American film industries took to the genre respectively. Found footage spans four decades already and films such as Host, Death of a Vlogger and Spree have proven that it’s not done with us yet. A SHUDDER ORIGINAL.

A documentary tracking the history of the untold story of the global sensation; found footage.

Cast: Ruggero Deodato, Eduardo Sanchez, Lance Weiler, Stefan Avalos, Oren Peli

Member Reviews

A superb documentary on found footage horror, I knew a lot of the info but also learnt somethings I didn't know

amigos28666
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10 hours ago

Un documentario solido ma la totale mancanza di discussione su V/H/S è criminale. 3 stelle.

magazine
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3 days ago

Excellent documentary....worthy of my extremely rare awarding of 5 Yoricks....

DinglyDonga
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1 week ago

Great video to watch about this type of movies. After this video, I have more respect for found footage.

AbelLongBeach
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2 weeks ago

Really interesting introduction to found footage. Made me look at this genre, which I don't really have any strong feelings for, in a new, more appreciative light. Between this, Horror Noire, and Cursed Films, I hope Shudder keeps making more documentaries on horror!

hannahuma
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2 weeks ago