A brief history of found-footage genre films
By Patrick Kevin Day, Nate Jackson, Lily Mihalik and Jevon Phillips
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The vogue for low-budget found footage genre movies would seem to have petered out sometime after the release of "Paranormal Activity 2." But the surprise success of "The Devil Inside" shines a spotlight on Hollywood's continued, and in many ways renewed, interest in the form. In the coming months, a range of studios will take their shot at the genre, from a superhero movie at Fox to a supernatural airplane thriller at CBS. Let's take a look back at some gems from found footage past.