HORROR TEN SPOT: Best Found-Footage/Shockumentary Horror Films
Though taking a critical drubbing, William Brent Bell's found-footage exorcism film THE DEVIL INSIDE culled an astounding $34.5 million in its first week domestic take. Craziness. What this proves, at least in part, is that the shaky-cam, "found-footage" technical subgenre has yet to tire in the eyes of the masses. Or at least, when it comes to horror films, demonic/religious ones at that, the format is harder to kill than Tim f*ckin' Tebow in the 4th quarter. Considering this, we thought, why not embrace and celebrate the best and boldest reality/shockumentary horror offshoots to come about over the years. Either through "found-footage" or other narrative framing devices, this week's Horror Ten Spot is by and large dedicated to the most convincing horror films with outright pretenses of being "real." Take a look, you may be surprised by how far the form dates back!