20 Best Found Footage Horror Films

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16. Lake Mungo (2008)

This Australian horror mockumentary is the story of the Palmers, whose 16-year-old daughter, Alice, has drowned tragically. Afterwards, the family begins to experience strange and unexplained events connected to their daughter. In desperation, the hire a parapsychologist to investigate. As the narrative unfolds, the clues lead to Lake Mungo where the secrets of Alice’s past slowly begin to emerge. What makes

Lake Mungo

so effective as a found footage film is that, at it’s core, it is quite a realistic portrayal of grief. The actors are believable in their faux-interviews; shaking voices, teary eyes, and painful pauses abound as the characters try to keep it together. The film offers a real glimpse of how such a painful death can affect a family and a community.

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