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The Found Footage Phenomenon: Will It Ever Die?

Player Affinity writes: The horror genre, arguably more so than any other, experiences distinct bursts regarding the popularity of varying styles and subject matter – people, it would seem, are easily bored. This is no recent phenomenon as these modern influxes of specific classes bare roots beginning decades ago. The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Halloween and Friday the 13th debuted in 1974, 1978 and 1980 respectively, together launching the slasher genre which was capped off with the last of the truly iconic brands, A Nightmare on Elm Street in 1985. Copycats and sequels galore ensued throughout the eighties and early nineties before mostly going dormant. With the arrival of the “Scream” franchise in the late 90’s, its popularity resurfaced, followed by a surge of remakes over the past five years.

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