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.
After experiencing what they think are a series of "break-ins", a family sets up security cameras around their home, only to realize that the events unfolding before them are more sinister than they seem.
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
The show format and lead role draw influence from real life show Ghost Adventures (2008) and the series lead Zak Bagans who is known for his black muscle shirts and technique of trying to invoke ghost presence by cussing at the supposed specters and inviting attacks. See more »
When we first see the suicide bathtub, its inside is quite dirty but when Lance Preston sits in it, it's completely clean. 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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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 »
I had high hopes for this, but I was very disappointed!
I don't normally like people leaving negative reviews about films on here as some reviewers can be too scathing and overly unfair with their ratings, but I've just finished watching this and felt rather compelled to vent my spleen. I've given this a generous 4 out of 10 and I will say it's probably not too bad if your expectations are already rock bottom. Mine were a bit high after seeing its 6 out of 10 rating. (A pre-screening frontal lobotomy would probably have helped me through the second half).
When the film began I was watching with a close, scrutinous eye for realism in the way that the characters portrayed themselves. As this was supposed to be a 'found footage' type film I wanted it to be better than the rest and the characters and their responses to be believable. It started off quite good and I was pleasantly surprised how real they made it seem when they were interviewing people connected to the old asylum, but as the film went on the characters drifted so far away from how people would respond to one another in that kind of situation it turned into a farce. Most people would be totally humbled and somewhat petrified under those circumstances, but there was no let-up in their bad-ass attitudes and angry responses to the occurrences...and to one another which COMPLETELY ruined it for me. I found myself shouting at the screen "Oh for Heaven's sake (euphemism), shut up". The only saving grace of this cra...sorry...film was that I found myself laughing at its completely unintentional humour. I couldn't wait for most of them to cop it and I actually ended up rooting for the ghost.
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