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Grave Encounters 2 (2012)

Not Rated | | Horror | 2 October 2012 (USA)
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A film student who is obsessed with the movie Grave Encounters sets out with his friends to visit the psychiatric hospital depicted in the original film.

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John Poliquin

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For people who don't believe the events of Grave Encounters (2011).Grave Encounters, film student Alex Wright is out to prove them wrong. Alex is as obsessed with the first film as the 20 million people who viewed its viral trailer on YouTube. While he and his friends research the events and visit the real psychiatric hospital depicted in the original film, they find themselves face-to-face with unspeakable evil, banking on the hope that their knowledge of the original film will help them survive the sequel. Written by Production

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Fear Is Just a Word. Reality Is Much Worse.

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Horror

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Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Canada | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

2 October 2012 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Fenómeno siniestro 2 See more »

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$1,400,000 (estimated)
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(around 1 hr) When Alex and his gang leave the hotel, the security camera shows the date as December 3rd, 2011. However, when the gang go into the elevator - the date is now December 4th. See more »

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Lance Preston: He opened a gateway, you know? Friedkin did. He took the real world and the spirit world and he mashed them together.
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Mediocre Sequel but worth a watch for fans
7 October 2012 | by ravingmushroomSee all my reviews

I wasn't expecting much from this movie. I saw the first movie "Grave Encounters" and loved it. There were scenes in that movie that genuinely creeped me out and I was excited to see what they would do this time around.

John Poliquin directs the sequel, written by the original writers 'The Vicious Brothers'. Alex Wright, a film student is convinced that the first movie was in fact real and decides to visit the hospital where the film was shot to investigate for himself and shoot a documentary. How this happens though seemed improbable to me. Alex is busy shooting a student movie when he receives a mysterious video showing one of the actors from the grave encounters movie. It doesn't take much to convince him to drop everything including filming of his movie to fly to Vancouver Canada with a crew to visit the hospital.

It takes an exhausting 35 minutes before Alex and his crew actually reach the creepy hospital and it doesn't take long before things go wrong and they become trapped in the building.. The action starts to pick up a little then but I found the scares were too similar to the first movie. I got the feeling at times that the film was parodying itself. The characters often view scenes from the film and comment on "the lame CGI affects". And we are constantly reminded of the first film. For me though that had the effect of taking me out of the film a little.

I recommend the movie to fans of the first. I would have liked to see some more creative scares. There are no scenes that stick out for me and it lacked the level of tension that the first movie had.


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