Editorial: Found Footage Horror is Supposedly Dead, But It’s Not

Confusing headline? Sure. But it’s probably the most accurate way to describe the state of the found footage genre these days. It was only last October that, in the conversations I had at the American Film Market, I heard the strong rumblings that “found footage” was dead. No one had any interest in it. No one wanted to buy a film that fell into that category and that it was a “tough sell.” And yet, here we are. The battery light on this camera that is found footage is still on.

Lionsgate Picks Up Unique Found Footage Film Nightlight

In spite of the fact that industry buzz keeps saying “found footage” is dead, films using this narrative technique are still being sold and purchased. Take Nightlight, for instance. It was picked up by Lionsgate, says Screen Daily.

The outlet says this isn’t just any ordinary found footage film, however.

William Sadler Finds Vampires Living Among Us in New Found Footage Film

William Sadler, John Heard, James Russo, Esme Bianco, Andrew Keegan and Thomas Ian Nicholas are set to star in Living Among Us.

The film comes to us from writer-director Brian Metcalf and is another entry in the found footage sub-genre. This one focuses on a documentary crew (naturally) sent in to interview a family of vampires whose existence has been made known to the world. But soon, the crew realizes their very lives are in danger as they uncover a deadly secret and must fight for survival.