The Blair Witch Project (1999)
The most successful "found footage" flick,
's stealthy, is-it-real-or-not horror introduced a new generation to the possibilities of DIY lo-fi filmmaking.
It is - oh, yes it is - one of the greatest horror films ever made.
Why We Didn't Want The Sequel:
When something breaks out as original and unique, it's probably best not to try and follow it.
Despite a healthy pedigree (director Joe Berlinger has made some great documentaries), this flop ditches everything that worked about the original for a generic horror romp that tries to feed off the mythology, but ends up choking.