The latest installment of the V/H/S found footage anthology franchise, V/H/S/85, premiered on Shudder October 6th and takes us back to the 80s in this nightmare fueled fever-dream. It is directed by Gigi Saul Guerrero (Bingo Hell, Culture Shock), Natasha Kermani (LuckyImitation Girl), David Bruckner (Hellraiser, The Night House), Scott Derrickson (The Black PhoneSinister), and Mike Nelson (Wrong Turn, The Domestics), who each direct a portion of the film which is split into 5 different found tapes. Of course, you can check out all the previous films in the VHS franchise which include V/H/S (2012), V/H/S/2 (2013), V/H/S/94 (2021), and V/H/S/99 (2022). But if you’ve already seen those, or are looking to branch out, here are 15 more found footage horror movies to stream next.

Behind the Mask: The Rise of Leslie Vernon (2006)

Cast: Nathan Baesel, Angela Goethals, Robert Englund, Kate Lang Johnson, Scott Wilson, Zelda Rubinstein, Bridgett Newton, Ben Pace, Krissy Carlson

Synopsis: “The next great psycho horror slasher has given a documentary crew exclusive access to his life as he plans his reign of terror over the sleepy town of Glen Echo.”

Where to watch: AMC+

The Blair Witch Project (1999)

Cast: Heather Donahue, Michael C. Williams, Joshua Leonard

Synopsis: “Three film students vanish after traveling into a Maryland forest to film a documentary on the local Blair Witch legend, leaving only their footage behind.”

Where to watch: Paramount+

Blair Witch (2016)

Cast: James Allen McCune, Callie Hernandez, Brandon Scott, Corbin Reid, Valorie Curry, Wes Robinson

Synopsis: “A group of college students venture into the Black Hills Forest in Maryland to uncover the mysteries surrounding the disappearance of James’ sister who many believe is connected to the legend of the Blair Witch. At first the group is hopeful, especially when a pair of locals offer to act as guides through the dark and winding woods, but as the endless night wears on, the group is visited by a menacing presence. Slowly, they begin to realize the legend is all too real and more sinister than they could have imagined.”

Where to watch: Max

Creep (2014)

Cast: Mark Duplass, Patrick Brice

Synopsis: “When a videographer answers a Craigslist ad for a one-day job in a remote mountain town, he finds his client is not at all what he initially seems.”

Where to watch: Netflix

Dashcam (2022)

Cast: Annie Hardy, Amar Chadha-Patel, Angela Enahoro, Faith Kiggundu, Mogali Masuku, James Swanton

Synopsis: “In the midst of lockdown, musician Annie has been livestreaming with her fans, taking their comments and turning them into rap lyrics as she drives around downtown Los Angeles. Exasperated by her pandemic lifestyle, Annie escapes to the UK to visit her old bandmate Stretch, livestreaming the whole way. Her arrival and behaviour incite contempt from Stretch’s girlfriend, and she causes chaos when tagging along on his food delivery job.”

Where to watch: Hulu, Plex

Deadstream (2022)

Cast: Joseph Winter, Melanie Stone

Synopsis: “Deadstream follows a disgraced internet personality who attempts to win back his followers by livestreaming one night alone in a haunted house. But when he accidentally pisses off a vengeful spirit, his big comeback event becomes a real-time fight for his life.”

Where to watch: AMC+, DIRECTV, Shudder

Host (2020)

Cast: Haley Bishop, Jemma Moore, Emma Louise Webb, Radina Drandova, Caroline Ward, Edward Linard, Seylan Baxter, Jinny Lofthouse, Alan Emrys, Patrick Ward, James Swanton

Synopsis:Host is the story of six friends who hire a medium to hold a séance over Zoom during lockdown, but they get far more than they bargain for as things quickly go wrong.”

Where to watch: AMC+, Shudder

Noroi: The Curse (2005)

Cast: Jin Muraki, Marika Matsumoto, Satoru Jitsunashi, Rio Kanno, Tomono Kuga, Miyako Hanai, Yoko Chosokabe, Yoshiki Tano, Takashi Kakizawa, Shuta Kambayashi 

Synopsis: “A prominent paranormal journalist named Kobayashi goes missing shortly after completing a documentary. What begins as an investigation into strange noises soon evolves into the chilling mystery of a demonic entity named Kagutaba.”

Where to watch: AMC+, HISTORY Vault, Shudder

Rec (2007)

Cast: Manuela Velasco, Pablo Rosso, Ferrán Terraza, David Vert

Synopsis: “A television reporter and cameraman follow emergency workers into a dark apartment building and are quickly locked inside with something terrifying.”

Where to watch: Prime Video

Skinamarink (2023)

Cast: Lucas Paul, Dali Rose Tetreault, Ross Paul, Jaime Hill

Synopsis: “Two children wake up in the middle of the night to find their father is missing, and all the windows and doors in their home have vanished.”

Where to watch: AMC+, Hulu, Shudder

Spree (2020)

Cast: Joe Keery, Sasheer Zamata, David Arquette, Kyle Mooney, Joshua Ovalle, Frankie Grande, Mischa Barton

Synopsis: “Thirsty for a following, Kurt Kunkle is a rideshare driver who has figured out a deadly plan to go viral.”

Where to watch: Hoopla, Hulu

The Taking of Deborah Logan (2014)

Cast: Michelle Ang, Jill Larson, Anne Ramsay, Ryan Cutrona, Anne Bedian, Brett Gentile, Jeremy DeCarlos, Tonya Bludsworth, Julianne Taylor 

Synopsis: “An elderly woman battling Alzheimer’s disease agrees to let a film crew document her condition, but what they discover is something far more sinister going on.”

Where to watch: AMC+, Prime Video, Shudder, Tubi, Vudu

Unfriended (2014)

Cast: Shelley Hennig, Moses Storm, Renee Olstead, Will Peltz, Jacob Wysocki, Courtney Halverson, Mickey River, Cal Barnes, Heather Sossaman, Matthew Bohrer

Synopsis: “Six friends get the shock of their lives when they receive a message from their deceased friend while video chatting. While they think it is a prank, they are soon exposed to some unruly events.”

Where to watch: The Criterion Channel

The Visit (2015)

Cast: Olivia DeJonge, Ed Oxenbould, Deanna Dunagan, Peter McRobbie, Kathryn Hahn

Synopsis: “Shyamalan returns to his roots with the terrifying story of a brother and sister who are sent to their grandparents’ remote Pennsylvania farm for a weeklong trip. Once the children discover that the elderly couple is involved in something deeply disturbing, they see their chances of getting back home are growing smaller every day.”

Where to watch: Fubo, Peacock

Willow Creek (2013)

Cast: Alexie Gilmore, Bryce Johnson, Peter Jason

Synopsis: “Jim and his girlfriend Kelly are in Willow Creek, California, to retrace the steps of Bigfoot researchers Patterson and Gimlin, who, in 1967, recorded the most famous film of the legendary monster. Kelly is a skeptic, along for the ride to spend time with her boyfriend between acting gigs. Jim, a believer, hopes to capture footage of his own, so his camera is constantly rolling.”

Where to watch: Freevee, Peacock, Plex, Tubi


Interviews: Directors Gigi Saul Guerrero & Natasha Kermani on Found Footage Horror V/H/S/85

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