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Assignment: FOUND FOOTAGE: CANNIBAL HOLOCAUST, THE BLAIR WITCH PROJECT, PARANORMAL ACTIVITY, CLOVERFIELD, THE TROLL HUNTER
Special Requests: COMPARE AND CONTRAST FILMS IN THIS SMALL SUB-GENRE
The Found Footage genre has, as of October 2011, 64 films.
The sub-genre has its own sub-genres:
Every single film involves people dying. There is not one film that doesn't have a murder or a killer creature.
Cannibal Holocaust (1980) was the first film in this genre.
There were six between it and The Blair Witch Project (1999).
In the eight years between TBWP and Paranormal Activity: 12.
In the four years since PA: 43
You specifically requested TBWP, Cloverfield and The Troll Hunter. I'm including Cannibal Holocaust and Paranormal Activity seeing as they are corner stones of the genre.
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