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Grave Encounters (2011)

Not Rated | | Horror | 9 September 2011 (USA)
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For their ghost hunting reality show, a production crew locks themselves inside an abandoned mental hospital that's supposedly haunted - and it might prove to be all too true.


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Jerry Hartfield
T.C. Gibson
Matt White
Shawn Macdonald ...
Morgan Turner
Arthur Corber ...
Dr. Arthur Friedkin
Kenny Sandavol
Gary Crawford
Max Train ...
Punk Guy
Martha Eason ...
Punk Girl
Luis Javier ...
Javier Ortega
Houston Gray
Eva Gifford ...
Demon Girl
Bathtub Demon


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 Producer

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They were searching for proof... they found it




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Release Date:

9 September 2011 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Cold Spots  »

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CAD 100,000 (estimated)

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1.78 : 1
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In Dr. Arthur Friedkin's room, there is a book on a table; the book is just one page of runes that is repeated. The runes in the book are an old script used by the Norse (Vikings). The runes can be translated directly into the English language, and the words clearly read out a parody of "I've learned" written by an unknown author. The parody reads as follows: "Steamy a relationship is at first, the passion fades, and there had better be a lot of money to take its place. I've learned that sometimes the people you expect to kick you when you're down will be the ones who do. I've learned that we don't have to ditch friends because their dysfunction. They are more f**ked up than you think." See more »


As the history of the asylum is revealed, it is stated that a former doctor performed grisly experiments on the asylum patients in the 1930s. In a flashback sequence referring to this time, a patient is shown in front of a television, watching static. However, the television was not introduced to the public until the 1939 World's Fair, and was not common in US households until the early 1950s. An asylum in the 1930s could not, and would not, have had a television. See more »


Lance Preston: [after hearing noises on the fourth floor] Listen, if there's anybody up here trying to fuck with us, it's not funny! Alright, we'll call the police! We have a right to be here! We have a permit, and you don't!
T.C Gibson: Can you lower your fucking voice.
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At the end of the credits, a message reads: "No Rats Were Eaten During The Making of this Film". See more »


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Great horror flick
5 September 2011 | by (Denmark) – See all my reviews

I was sceptical before i saw this movie, it represents a team of show makers who are sleeping in a supposedly haunted house. They act very poorly and unconvincingly as show hosts, but once the scary stuff starts, their acting becomes really believable, i mean, REALLY.

The movie starts out slow, the first 1/3th or 1/4th is just plain talking and normal stuff, so it can be a little boring, but after that, the movie takes an entire new turn. Please do yourself a favor and watch through the first 1/3, which is the boring tough part, you will reap the rewards later.

Its a very good movie, well worth a watch.

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