The Found Footage-Horror Movie That Horror Fans Can't Recommend Enough

Found-footage movies are a hot commodity these days and for good reason. There's something about a shaky camera that emotes an extra level of terror throughout a movie, and this way, viewers miss nothing. The found-footage tactic gives off a different feeling of isolation and a feeling that the only people around are the characters on screen — and the horrors lurking just out of frame — instead of a whole camera crew. There are a lot of reasons directors have gone this route since the original Blair Witch Project in 1999, with the likes of Paranormal Activity following in 2007 and Creep coming along in 2014; at the end of the day, found footage has proven to be successful.

A recent thread on Reddit found users discussing which found-footage movies are a must-watch, and, when it comes down to the winner, you might be surprised which flick comes out on top.

Trollhunter is fun, witty and scary

Reddit user CanuckNation83 starts out the conversation by asking for found-footage horror movie recommendations and receives a lot of good options, like Devils Pass, Close Encounters, and Exists, but one particular redditor hit the gold mine. User Grievous_1982 mentions André Øvredal's 2010 found-footage film Trollhunter, and several users agreed. Despite the low-budget nature of a lot of found-footage films, this flick has received a ton of positive reviews; the mockumentary enjoys an 81% critics score on Rotten Tomatoes.

The movie starts out with student filmmakers Thomas (Glenn Erland Tosterud), Johanna (Johanna Mørck), and Kalle the cameraman (Tomas Alf Larsen) going on an adventure in hopes of catching a bear poacher named Hans (Otto Jespersen) in the act. What they find instead goes much deeper and is much scarier: Hans actually hunts trolls, and the creatures he goes after aren't friendly or cute. The amateur film crew asks to tag along to document his work, which leads them on an adventure they might not survive. Trollhunter has some scares up its sleeve, but its campiness is delightful as well, so these redditors were spot-on to recommend it; honestly, who doesn't want to watch a giant troll run around smashing things?