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DVD & Blu-ray News: Grave Encounters (UK/R2)

Metrodome have announced the UK release of “found footage” horror film Grave Encounters, whose trailer has already been viewed a record 20 million times on YouTube! Directed by The Vicious Brothers, the film stars Sean Rogerson, Merwin Mondesir, Ashleigh Gryzko, Mackenzie Gray, and Juan Riedinger.

Lance Preston 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,
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Grave Encounters (2011)

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Directed and Written by: The Vicious Brothers

Cast: Sean Rogerson, Juan Riedinger, Ashleigh Gryzko, Mackenzie Gray, Merwin Mondesir

These days, it seems like you can't flip on the TV without seeing one of the "reality" shows about paranormal investigations; what started out as a relatively underground hobby that very few people took seriously has blossomed into a full-scale cultural phenomenon.

From the cheesy, scripted introductions to the predictable "oh my god, what was that?!" shrieks after every innocent sound, these shows provide both entertainment and sources of eye-rolling for audiences everywhere. For my part, I do believe in the afterlife, but I also don't think that most spirits are hanging around waiting to ham it up the minute a TV crew arrives.

The movie Grave Encounters has a pretty neat premise, all things considered. It's the tried-and-true formula of found-footage film but set within the boundaries of one of these paranormal research cable shows.
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Win a Copy of Grave Encounters on DVD

Out on DVD today is the Vicious Brothers' cinéma-vérité style spookfest Grave Encounters (review here), and we have your hot ticket to score a copy on us! Read on to find out how!

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Grave Encounters stars Ben Wilkinson, Sean Rogerson, Ashleigh Gryzko and Juan Riedinger.

Synopsis

Lance Preston 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 have 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.
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Grave Encounters and Stumbling Through a Paranormal Realm: A Movie Review and Preview

Director/writer: The Vicious Brothers.

Cast: Sean Rogerson, Juan Riedinger, and Ashleigh Gryzko.

*this title is scheduled to arrive on VOD / iTunes on Aug 25, 2011 and will be released on DVD, October 18, 2011.

The paranormal reality television genre has finally reached a point in where it can be grimly parodied. In the heights that this medium has reached, it is about time that these ghost hunters are getting a stab of the thorn. Grave Encounters gives a fictional group of ghost adventurers, lead by Lance Preston (Sean Rogerson), their just deserts. It is not wise to go adventuring into territory in where they will not be welcomed.

When they investigate Collingwood Psychiatric Hospital, the fate that Preston and his team end up in can best be described as taking the Kobayashi Maru test from “Star Trek II: Wrath of Kahn.” What they encounter tests both their character and resilience in a situation
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More October DVD Releases - Grave Encounters and The Howling: Reborn Hitting Shelves on the 18th

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The October 2011 DVD release list is starting to fill up with news of two more movies that are hitting store shelves on October 18th: the Vicious Brothers' cinéma-vérité style Grave Encounters (review here) and Joe Nimziki’s The Howling: Reborn.

Look for more info on each release, including cover art and specs, soon.

Grave Encounters stars Ben Wilkinson, Sean Rogerson, Ashleigh Gryzko and Juan Riedinger.

Synopsis

Lance Preston 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 have 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
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Are You Prepared for Grave Encounters?

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"They were searching for proof... They found it." Official artwork for Grave Encounters.

If you’ve seen Session 9, you know that indie horror movies about abandoned lunatic asylums can be pretty damn creepy. Today we got the trailer for Grave Encounters, another film in this sub-genre that could soon be doing the rounds. From what we’ve seen, it could be another screamer. You can judge for yourself by checking out the trailer below, courtesy of Tribeca Film.

Grave Encounters is about the crew of a paranormal investigation reality television show, à la Syfy’s Ghost Hunters, that decides to lock themselves inside the disused Collingwood Psychiatric Hospital for an episode of their show. Guess what? It’s proves to be no Comfort Inn. As they go about filming their investigation of the unexplained phenomena that have been reported there over the years they find that the building seems
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Another Grave Encounters Trailer Haunts the Interwebs

Yet another new trailer for The Vicious Brothers' cinéma-vérité style flick Grave Encounters (review here) has hit the net and is ready to haunt! Dig it!

The flick will be playing in New York and Los Angeles on August 19th with an August 25th VOD debut to follow.

Grave Encounters stars Ben Wilkinson, Sean Rogerson, Ashleigh Gryzko and Juan Riedinger.

Dig on the goods below.

Synopsis

Lance Preston 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 have 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.
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Sdcc 2011 Exclusive: The Vicious Brothers Talk Grave Encounters

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The indie movie Grave Encounters is making their presence known at San Diego Comic-Con this year, proving that not all movies have to be blockbusters to be seen and heard at the event. We were able to speak with the writing and directing team The Vicious Brothers about their new project, which hits theaters and VOD platforms on August 19. lick on the video player below to watch our exclusive video interview with The Vicious Brothers.

Click to watch Comic-Con Exclusive: The Vicious Brothers!

Grave Encounters comes to theaters August 19th, 2011 and stars Sean Rogerson, Juan Riedinger, Ashleigh Gryzko, Mackenzie Gray, Arthur Corber, Michele Cummins, Luis Javier, Shawn Macdonald. The film is directed by The Vicious Brothers.
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Poster & Trailer for Grave Encounters in Theaters August 2011

Grave Encounters is a hand held video camera, documentary-style film that follows reality TV paranormal investigators shooting an episode at an abandoned psychiatric hospital. From the sounds of it the film is like Ghost Adventures gone wrong. The film was shown at the Tribeca Film Festival and has made its way to VOD and theaters August 2011. Grave Encounters is written and directed by The Vicious Brothers and stars Sean Rogerson (Underworld: Evolution), Juan Riedinger (Jennifer’s Body) and Ashleigh Gryzko (Messages Deleted). Check out the trailer after the synopsis. In the film Grave Encounters “Lance Preston and the crew of "Grave >>
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New One-Sheet and Trailer Debut - Grave Encounters

One of the most entertaining cinéma-vérité style flicks we've seen all year, The Vicious Brothers' “Grave Encounters” (review here), is getting itself a limited theatrical release; and to celebrate, a new trailer and one-sheet have begun haunting the interwebs!

The flick will be playing in New York and Los Angeles on August 19th with an August 25th VOD debut to follow.

Grave Encounters stars Ben Wilkinson, Sean Rogerson, Ashleigh Gryzko and Juan Riedinger.

Dig on the goods below.

Synopsis

Lance Preston 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 have 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
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See Grave Encounters at the Tribeca Cinema Series at Caesars Atlantic City

After a successful run at the Tribeca Film Festival, Grave Encounters, The Vicious Brothers' funny and disturbing ride through the world of paranormal television, is about to play once more on the East Coast as part of the Tribeca Cinema Series at Caesars Atlantic City. Read on for the scoop!

From the Press Release

Caesars Atlantic City and the famed Tribeca Film Festival are bringing cinema to the sand with the return of the Tribeca Cinema Series at Caesars Atlantic City from Thursday, July 7th through Sunday, July 10th. Guests at the New Jersey Shore destination will get a sneak-peek at some of the year’s most anticipated films that have been presented at the Tribeca Film Festival in New York City. All of the screenings are free to the public.

The Tribeca Cinema Series will redefine what it means to go to the movies with this unconventional and exciting event on the shore.
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Tribeca '11 Review: 'Grave Encounters' Carbon Copy Horror

Tribeca '11 Review: 'Grave Encounters' Carbon Copy Horror
Taking cues from films like Paranormal Activity and The Blair Witch Project comes a new cinema verite ghost flick, Grave Encounters, which comes from directors simply known as "The Vicious Brothers". Starring Sean Rogerson, Merwin Mondesir, Ashleigh Gryzko, Mackenzie Gray and Juan Riedinge, the pic premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival, here's what Johnn Marrone had to say: "The cinema verite horror pic is the latest in a tidal wave of mockumentary films that bites off so many of the "new wave" styles that unfortunately, as fun as it is at times, ends up feeling a bit more like a faded carbon copy of that which we have seen so often before." Click the title for the full review.
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Grave Encounters | Review - Tribeca Film Festival 2011

Directors: The Vicious Brothers Writers: The Vicious Brothers Starring: Sean Rogerson, Ashleigh Gryzko, Merwin Mondesir, Mackenzie Gray, Juan Riedinger The last thing this world needs now is another found footage horror film; but, nonetheless, writers-directors The Vicious Brothers (Colin Vicious and Stuart Vicious) have thrown their hat into the ring with Grave Encounters. The film starts as a reality television producer (Ben Wilkinson) tells us the story of the unaired footage of episode six from the ghost-hunting TV series Grave Encounters. The producer gets all choked up as he talks about the unearthed 76-hours of raw miniDV footage shot by the Grave Encounters crew. Thankfully, we do not have to watch all of the raw footage; someone has done us the courtesy of editing it down to a manageable, 85-minute or so "rough cut." And here we are, within the (presumably) raw footage, in front of Collingwood Psychiatric Hospital. This
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Grave Encounters at Tribeca and Ustream Chat With Filmmakers

It was last November, 2010, when we got our first look at The Vicious Brothers' new cinéma-vérité style feature film, Grave Encounters. With the flick set to make its world premiere at Tribeca 2011, we have some more info to share.

Grave Encounters, one of the nine titles Tribeca Film plans to release theatrically, on video-on-demand, and via other platforms throughout the coming year (click here for more info on that), stars Sean Rogerson, Merwin Mondesir, Ashleigh Gryzko, Mackenzie Gray, and Juan Riedinge.

The new still, a promo trailer, and poster art can be found below the plot crunch. For more revisit our prior story from the 2010 American Film Market, and also check out the official Grave Encounters website and "like" Grave Encounters on Facebook.

And make sure to check out the live chat with the Vicious Brothers via Ustream tomorrow night. You can dig it right here:

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Tribeca '11: First Person Haunts in 'Grave Encounters'

Tribeca '11: First Person Haunts in 'Grave Encounters'
Taking cues from films like Paranormal Activity and The Blair Witch Project comes a new cinema verite ghost flick, Grave Encounters, which comes from directors simply known as "The Vicious Brothers". Starring Sean Rogerson, Merwin Mondesir, Ashleigh Gryzko, Mackenzie Gray and Juan Riedinge, the pic will premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival this April. "The crew of ghost-hunting reality TV show Grave Encounters decides to shoot an episode inside an abandoned psychiatric hospital with a dark past. All in the name of good television, they voluntarily lock themselves inside the building for the night to begin a paranormal investigation, capturing everything on camera. They quickly realize that the building is more than just hauntedit is alive, and has no intention of ever letting them go."
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Tribeca 2011: Another Look at Grave Encounters

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It was last November, 2010, when we got our first look at The Vicious Brothers' new cinéma-vérité style feature film, Grave Encounters. With the flick set to make its world premiere at Tribeca 2011, we have a new still to share.

Grave Encounters, one of the nine titles Tribeca Film plans to release theatrically, on video-on-demand, and via other platforms throughout the coming year (click here for more info on that), stars Sean Rogerson, Merwin Mondesir, Ashleigh Gryzko, Mackenzie Gray, and Juan Riedinge.

The new still, a promo trailer, and poster art can be found below the plot crunch. For more revisit our prior story from the 2010 American Film Market, and also check out the official Grave Encounters website and "like" Grave Encounters on Facebook.

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,
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Tribeca Film Announces U.S. Distribution Rights To Nine New Titles Including Three Horror Projects

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Tribeca Enterprises today announced that Tribeca Film will expand to commercially release 26 films over the next year, more than double the number of titles released in 2010. The comprehensive distribution label for independent film also announced that it acquired U.S. rights to nine new titles to be released across multiple platforms, including three horror projects we know our readers will be interested in.

Following its launch in March 2010, Tribeca Film has grown to a year-round, full-service distribution label that delivers quality independent films to audiences through innovative strategies bolstered by its partnership with American Express. Tribeca Film’s significant expansion is highlighted by Tribeca’s continued relationship with Comcast, one of the nation’s leading providers of entertainment and supporter of independent film.

Tribeca Film plans to release the following titles theatrically, on video-on-demand and via other platforms throughout the coming year (details are provided below on the genre projects):

The Bleeding House.
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Grave Encounters Trailer Online

Grave Encounters Trailer Online
With the unceremonious canning of Roland Emmerich's The Zone, some speculated that the found-footage horror genre had had its day. At the very least though, we've still got Area 51, Apollo 18 and Paranormal Activity 3 on the way. And there's also Grave Encounters, the trailer for which has just gone online.The film shares its name with a fictional paranormal-investigating TV series: the reason that Sean Rogerson, Merwin Mondesir, Ashleigh Gryzko, Mackenzie Gray and Juan Riedinge are filming inside the Collingwood Psychiatric Hospital. Previously a Bedlam-like insane asylum, the institution is now suposed to be abandoned, but it seems that some of its former residents were reluctant to leave...Cue everything you'd expect, in grainy shaky-cam, as the crew remain determined to keep documenting what looks to be their final episode. Locals provide ominous interviews, windows open of their own accord, and there's even a seemingly deliberate nod to The Blair Witch Project's standing-in-the-corner ending,
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Ghostly Trailer Debut - Grave Encounters

One of the dozens of films we brought you the first word about out of this year's Afm, the new found footage fright fest Grave Encounters, has just made its promotional trailer debut, and of course we have it for you right here!

The film is directed by a team known only right now as The Vicious Brothers, and it stars Sean Rogerson, Merwin Mondesir, Ashleigh Gryzko, Mackenzie Gray and Juan Riedinge. Check out the first images and poster art below the plot crunch. For more dig on the official Grave Encounters website.

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 have 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.
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Afm 2010: First Poster and Images - Grave Encounters

More cinéma-vérité style supernatural shenanigans are headed our way with a new feature film called, simply, Grave Encounters. Hope you guys are ready for some first-person spooks!

The film is directed by a team known only right now as The Vicious Brothers, and it stars Sean Rogerson, Merwin Mondesir, Ashleigh Gryzko, Mackenzie Gray and Juan Riedinge. Check out the first images and poster art below the plot crunch. For more dig on the official Grave Encounters website.

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 have 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
See full article at Dread Central »
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