Directed by The Vicious Brothers
Lance Preston and the crew of ghost-hunting reality series, “Grave Encounters”, begin shooting the latest episode of their TV show inside an old psychiatric hospital, asking the facility’s caretaker to lock them up till morning. Acting up to the cameras, the group carry out their paranormal investigation. But when terrifying entities begin to attack the crew, terror dawns on the group as they realise that this ghost investigation might be for real. A Canadian take on the found footage sub genre, Grave Encounters treads familiar horror ground but elevates its well worn story through frightening imagery and genuine scares. Contains strong language, violence and gore.
Reality TV ghost hunters find more than they ever hoped in an abandoned psychiatric hospital.
Cast: Ben Wilkinson, Sean Rogerson
saw Grave Encounters 2 before i saw this one a couple years back. Just watched this and while I like the 2nd better, this one was well acted and really had me believing just like the 2nd. Maybe 10 min too long in the end but overall such a solid flick. Scared the shit outta me in some parts.
This was a fun watch. I enjoyed the overall vibe, and some parts were genuinely disturbing. Wish they'd avoided some of the CGI effects in the third act, and some sections drag a bit, but it's definitely worth your time.
This is an old friend, one whose discovery back in the day still lingers in my perpetual hope for the found footage genre. Give it a look.
Honestly, about as good as I remembered. I’m not going to lie and say this is the gold standard for found footage horror, but it is fun. Even though it’s been years since I last saw this, I still remembered certain scares and they still kind of got me.
Above-average chills — I was legit scared throughout — but still 15 minutes too long for what it delivers, which is not a clear pat explanation of the events you’re witnessing or even a clear understanding of who lives and dies. Still pretty good!