Searching for a missing student, two private investigators break into his house and find collection of VHS tapes. Viewing the horrific contents of each cassette, they realize there may be dark motives behind the student's disappearance.
An investigation into a government cover-up leads to a network of abandoned train tunnels deep beneath the heart of Sydney. As a journalist and her crew hunt for the story it quickly becomes clear the story is hunting them.
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 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 turns out to be their final episode. Written by
OK, i took all the steps: turned off the light, closed the curtain, turned off my phone and sat alone to watch this supposedly shocking horror flick. I don't know if it's just me, judging by all the reviews giving it from 8/10 to 10/10, but this movie didn't even come close to scaring me.
So, what's the problem? Well, in the beginning this fancy fella was telling me that the footage i'm going to see is genuine and 100% real, which WE ALL KNOW IT ISN'T, and after that i entered the gloomy asylum with the rest of the 'crew'. To be honest, the asylum was gloomy, eerie, and was great for the setting of the premise, BUT... they had to ruin it with rarely poor acting. And the acting was indeed very poor, especially that of Sean Rogerson.
Further on, the tremendous dark atmosphere of the asylum was, as i already said, healthy ground for developing a huge horror movie, but all we have a chance to see are cheap jump scares, and not a big number of those either. The movie just wasn't enough suspense, hell, it wasn't even suspense at all. Most of the scenes are fairly predictable, and there was a moment in which i wanted to turn off the movie and bin it, but i held on just to see if something would happen that could change my opinion of the movie. It didn't.
The visuals are very good, but the sound effects are just too much. Poor acting, lack of good scares and extremely annoying Sean Rogerson have a 3/10 from me.
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