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Grave Encounters (2011)

Not Rated | | Horror, Mystery | 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 »

Writers:

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

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Trivia

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

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Lance Preston: This place is about as haunted as a sock drawer.
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Crazy Credits

At the end of the credits, a message reads: "No Rats Were Eaten During The Making of this Film". See more »

Connections

Referenced in Paranormal Demons (2018) See more »

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FreaXXX
Performed by Brokencyde
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Let go and just have a good time-
31 August 2011 | by nephythysSee all my reviews

It's a waste of time to complain that movies like this have been done before. Yes, they have and if you don't like them, don't watch them. I don't think I will ever understand why people watch a movie like this expecting something totally new and different and super high art to fulfill their overly pretentious taste and make them feel like true film critics- Please.

We watched this movie last night via On Demand. A roomful of horror movie fans ranging in age from 11 to 39- and we had a great time. A wall crawling, giggling, screaming at the top of our lungs good time.

-and that's the point! Having a good time.

I don't need to have everything in a scary movie make sense, or be explained to me. I am not in school, I am having a laugh and a good time freaking out with the poor saps trapped in the haunted mental institution.

The story was tight enough to be good, loose enough to allow for the insanity that ensued. The characters were not cliché and the ending was not totally cookie cutter.

Bottom line- this movie was fun. There were moments when we laughed at it, but there were also moments that made us freak out and want to turn on the lights. Just stop over-analyzing, relax and go with it and have fun. If you have to nit-pick a movie to death you have way too much time on your hands.....HAVE FUN!


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Country:

Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 September 2011 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Budget:

CAD100,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$4,055,919
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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