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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.

Directors:

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 ... 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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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

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

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

The standard paragraph at the end of most credits stating that the movie is fictitious is altered to say: The Events, Characters, and images depicted in this photoplay are fictitious. Any similarity to actual persons, living or (un)dead, or to actual events is purely coincidental. See more »

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Featured in Grave Encounters 2 (2012) See more »

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Blew Me Away!! Stop Reading This and Watch It!
19 August 2011 | by doogiegonegoodSee all my reviews

Let me start out by letting you know I'm a horror movie addict. I probably watch 3-4 horror movies a week. I've watched nearly everything from the 1970s to now. I watch foreign horror movies. I listen to old radio dramas. You get the picture.

This movie stood out. Don't watch a trailer for it, I feel even that will spoil it. Make some popcorn, turn the lights off, put the volume high and hold on for the thrill ride.

I'm surprised this movie hasn't gotten more attention. It easily puts the rest of the found-footage flicks like Rec and Paranormal Activity in its pocket. It's not without its faults but I believe all the great scares and plot will more than make up for it.

The cast does a decent job, most of them are pretty believable especially the lead, the psychic, and the camera man. It's the perfect length and the atmosphere is great.


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