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.
Reviewed by Michael Ferraro
It’s impossible to name a found-footage movie that doesn’t take forever setting up its premise. Even passable titles, like The Blair Witch Project or [Rec], take a while to get going (although the exposition in those films are way more interesting than others to follow). The first 25 minutes of Cloverfield are almost impossible to get through, as well as Paranormal Activity (1-3), with only slightly more interesting openings. What all of these films have in common, however, is that once they do finally get going, those moments aren’t too bad. But is it worth it to sit through half of a dreadful film just to get to a few good moments? READ MORE
The deceptively named Vicious Brothers, comprised of Collin Minihan and Stuart Ortiz are to follow up their Grave Encounters success with an alien abduction movie titled The Visitors.
Speaking in an interview over on Crave the duo hinted at a much more cinematic film that moves away from their found footage forte.
The Visitors should be going into production early next year and there is even talk of a third Grave Encounters movie should the sequel do well.
Grave Encounters 2; which sees a film student and horror blogger investigate the notorious asylum after discovering the events of the first movie were real, is currently available through VOD services and will hit select cinemas on October 12th.