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
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 »
When, in the beginning of the movie they go with Kenny Sandavol into a room that has writing all over the walls. The writing is as crisp and clear as if it was done yesterday. It is stated that this hospital closed down in 1963. There is no way, even in the most pristine conditions, that the writing and the paint could look like that after 51 years! Especially in a room that has had no heat, A/C or any type of protection against cold and humidity. It would have only taken a year or two before the paint would have started badly peeling off the walls under those conditions. Yet, we are supposed to believe that the paint and the writing has been preserved so well fifty one years later. See more »
[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!
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 »
Films don't scare me. I've seen em all. Found footage, Japanese disturbia, schlock horror, et al et al.
I can quite honestly say that this scared the c**p out of me and my daughter. It has almost a stop-motion feel, many scenes were reminiscent of the Metz Judderman advert (which is probably the best ad ever :P).
I jumped, I screamed, I hid my eyes. Nothing more I can add really, as that to me is the epitome of good horror, well done.
No real unique story (psychiatric hospital) no unique ideas (ghosthunters, blair witch) but a totally unique take on being petrified. Kudos. Seriously.
Watch it (with the lights out) before you believe any of the negative reviews. It's a horror great in my book.
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