The Scariest Things Podcast Episode XVII: Shaky Cam & Found Footage


You love ’em. You hate ’em.  You don’t know where to start.  You worship at their altar.  All these things are true.  One of the most polemic (and satisfying) devices in the horror genre — shaky cam/found footage flics.

Almost always (read: emphasis on the almost) a super cool premise with plenty of fascinating historical footnotes.  Shaky cam has certainly been around for a hot minute and it’s a recipe that has yet to run out of twists and turns.  Some will tell you that the first ever was horribly gnarly Cannibal Holocaust from 1980, while others will claim that the genre didn’t get going until the late 90s with the release of the Last Broadcast and the Blair Witch Project.  Either way, shaky cam flics are here to stay.

Cheap, packed with MSG and preservative, these beauties will fill you up — at least for a couple hours.  Don’t know where to start?  Listen to the Podcast — then peep Amy’s fav’ 50. 

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