The “found footage” supernatural horror film Grave Encounters, which premieres later this month at New York’s Tribeca Film Festival prior to a brief theatrical run and VOD premiere, was helmed by up-and-coming filmmakers “The Vicious Brothers” (nee Stuart Ortiz and Colin Minihan) in their feature-length debut as writer/directors. In a recent interview with B-D reporter Chris Eggertsen about the upcoming film, the Brothers spoke very briefly about one of their hoped-for next projects, a vampire flick that’s set in a pretty unique location.
“We’ve got three other scripts right now that we have written, so we’re trying to get money together for the next one,” said Stuart about future collaborations. “It may not be the next one, but we have a script called ‘The Clinic’, which is a sort of modern-day vampire story that’s set in a drug rehab clinic.”
I’m a sucker for original ideas – particularly in the ubiquitous vampire sub-genre, where there seemingly aren’t many original ideas left – so I’ll be interested to see if this one comes to fruition.
Check back soon for the full interview!
Grave Encounters Synopsis:
“LANCE PRESTON (Sean Rogerson) and the crew of “Grave Encounters”, a ghost-hunting reality television show, are shooting an episode inside the abandoned Collingwood Psychiatric Hospital, where unexplained phenomena has been reported for years.
All in the name of good television, they voluntarily lock themselves inside the building for the night and begin a paranormal investigation, capturing everything on camera.
They quickly realize that the building is more than just haunted – it is alive – and it has no intention of ever letting them leave. They find themselves lost in a labyrinth maze of endless hallways and corridors, terrorized by the ghosts of the former patients.
They soon begin to question their own sanity, slipping deeper and deeper into the depths of madness, ultimately discovering the truth behind the hospital’s dark past… and taping what will be their final episode.”
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