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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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Colin Minihan (as The Vicious Brothers), Stuart Ortiz (as The Vicious Brothers) | 1 more credit »

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The Vicious Brothers, Stuart Ortiz (as The Vicious Brothers) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ben Wilkinson ... Jerry Hartfield
Sean Rogerson ... Lance Preston
Ashleigh Gryzko ... Sasha Parker
Merwin Mondesir ... T.C. Gibson
Juan Riedinger ... Matt White
Shawn Macdonald Shawn Macdonald ... Morgan Turner
Arthur Corber Arthur Corber ... Dr. Arthur Friedkin
Bob Rathie ... Kenny Sandavol
Fred Keating ... Gary Crawford
Max Train Max Train ... Punk Guy
Martha Eason Martha Eason ... Punk Girl
Luis Javier Luis Javier ... Javier Ortega
Mackenzie Gray ... Houston Gray
Eva Gifford Eva Gifford ... Demon Girl
Michele Cummins ... Bathtub Demon
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Storyline

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

Genres:

Horror

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Country:

Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 September 2011 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Cold Spots See more »

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Budget:

CAD 100,000 (estimated)
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Dolby Digital

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Color

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1.78 : 1
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Trivia

The setting of the film's fictional Collingwood Psychiatric Hospital in Maryland is actually Riverview Hospital - an abandoned mental institution in Coquitlam, British Columbia built at the turn of the 20th century and closed down in 2012. It has also hosted such films as "Watchmen" and TV shows like "The X-Files". See more »

Goofs

When Sasha does her EVP session right before her hair is touched, the voice coming from the tape recorder sounds nothing like what Sasha had just said. See more »

Quotes

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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Top notch horror that follows in the same vain as Blair Witch
30 August 2011 | by JimmyCollinsSee all my reviews

I love horror films, especially the paranormal sub-genre, and Grave Encounters is the newest on the list of impressive low budget indie films. The premise is very similar to something like House On Haunted Hill, people go into a house, or in this case a mental asylum to investigate paranormal happenings and things get nasty.

Grave Encounters isn't original in any way, while watching it I was thinking "oh I've seen that happen in this movie or that movie" , it seems to have taken a lot of factors from a lot of other paranormal horror movies and rolled them all into one which I thought was excellent, the fact that it's not overly original isn't a bad thing at all, Hollywood isn't well known for it's originality, it uses formulas that have worked well before in a non direct wAy. The pacing of the scares is great, it's slowly built up so that its more intense when there finally is a genuine scare, I hate when horror movies just have cheap scares just to try and keep people interested, this movie builds tension so well, I was in the edge of my seat most of the time. The asylum where the film is set is terrifying, the whole place just has an overwhelming sense of dread, it's the last place I would ever want to spend the night.

The acting is rather decent, except for a few times when the lead male had me cringing, the dude who plays the "psychic" is awesome, he brought a little bit of a comic edge which was nice.

So yeah, not the most original horror film but it still delivers genuine thrills, if you're a horror fan I doubt you'll see a better paranormal horror this year. To me it was like Blair Witch with a dab of Yellow Brick Road and a sprinkle of House On Haunted Hill.

Highly recommended, just don't expect lots of originality.


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