Grave Encounters

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Grave Encounters

Release Date: 20 April 2012 (UK)
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Original Language    :    English
Year    :    20 April 2012 (UK)
Genre    :    Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Time    :    01 Hours 32 Minutes
Budget    :    CAD100,000 (estimated)
Revenue    :    $4,055,919

Movie: Grave Encounters(2012)[tt1703199] 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 byProducer

Rating:   IMDb  / 4.5

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Theo Robertson on 12 March 2014
A TV production team decide to make a show featuring the paranormal . Knowing of a disused lunatic asylum with a reputation for hauntings they decide to visit there one night and investigate . Not taking anything seriously they explore the asylum but hear noises and begin to wonder if they might have made a mistake visiting the place Yet another lost footage film and the hoary old criticism of when you've seen one of these movies you've seen them all comes in to play . That said GRAVE ENCOUNTERS plays the formula very very well and I'm probably not alone in stating that this is the best movie in its sub-genre . Before watching it I had a quick glance on this page and did find a lot of comments with adjective phrases like " I was terrified " and " Me and my friends had to switch the lights back on halfway through " and " I literally jumped out my seat " and my cynical response was yeah of course you did , so I put the lights out , put my headphones on and watched it on my laptop . It says something of its quality that several times while watching GRAVE ENCOUNTERS I was very tempted to put the lights back on and I too literally jumped out of my seat Okay let's be honest . Having some characters walk around the dark using night vision and having loud sounds coupled with shock horror imagery appear from nowhere is a very cheap trick but the startle moments are very effectively done . . If there's any problem with the movie it's like all lost footage films where it takes a long while for things to get going . That said even at the start of the film there's an element of satire where the production team bribe someone to lie that they saw a ghost and bring in an actor claiming to be a psychic so the innuendo that all these paranormal shows like FACT OR FAKED are fraudulent are at the very least embellished or exaggerated is much appreciated by me . It also contains a good structure and tonal shift where the terror builds up slowly and while like other similar films the build up is a little bit slow once the horror element kicks off it is very compelling and superior to its peers

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