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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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Jerry Hartfield
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T.C. Gibson
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Matt White
Shawn Macdonald ...
Morgan Turner
Arthur Corber ...
Dr. Arthur Friedkin
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Kenny Sandavol
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Gary Crawford
Max Train ...
Punk Guy
Martha Eason ...
Punk Girl
Luis Javier ...
Javier Ortega
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Houston Gray
Eva Gifford ...
Demon Girl
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Bathtub Demon
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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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9 September 2011 (USA)  »

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CAD 100,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

Similar to Cloverfield, this film's only soundtrack is played during the end credits. See more »

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The worms in the cooler that lance opens are butter worms that are only native to Chile, they eat Trevoa leaves. See more »

Quotes

T.C Gibson: [while in a bathroom, the door slams shut] What the fuck was that? Guys, cut the shit! I'm not fucking playing!
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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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Scary as a butterfly
6 April 2013 | by (Serbia) – See all my reviews

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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