5.27.2011

Ep. 61 - Found Footage Films

Yea, it seems as though Found Footage is a legitimate genre.  It has its own Wikipedia page with over 40 examples.  It is also worldwide - Italy, Japan, Uruguay, the UK, USA, Norway and Spain have all given us examples.  Aaron and Justin take a look at what the rules of the genre seem to be and in the process, they discover several more sub-genres; like the "Ghost Hunting Camera Crew Disappears While Investigating Ghosts and Their Footage is Found" genre. 

Films discussed include:

David Holzman's Diary (1967)
Cannibal Holocaust (1980)
84 Charlie MoPic (1989)
The Last Broadcast (1998)
The Blair Witch Project (1999)
The St. Francisville Experiment (2000)
The Last Horror Movie (2003)
Zero Day (2003)
September Tapes (2004)
The Curse (2005)
Head Case (2007)
The Poughkeepsie Tapes (2007)
Rec (2007)
Diary of the Dead (2007)
Paranormal Activity (2007)
Redacted (2007)
Cloverfield (2008)
Quarantine (2008)
Rec 2 (2009)
The Ritual (2009)
The Last Exorcism (2010)
Paranormal Activity 2 (2010)
The Troll Hunter (2011)
Apollo 18 (2011)
Area 51 (2011)

Films that use found footage style:
American Beauty (1999)
Afterschool (2008)
Devil (2010)
Catfish (2010)
The Silent House (2010)

All One Shot Films:
Russian Ark (2002)
The Stroll (2003)
The Silent House (2010)

Related Episode: Ep. 4 - Documentary Genres (www.theworldofcinema.com)