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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 »

Writers:

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

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Horror

Certificate:

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Trivia

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

Goofs

As the history of the asylum is revealed, it is stated that a former doctor performed grisly experiments on the asylum patients in the 1930s. In a flashback sequence referring to this time, a patient is shown in front of a television, watching static. However, the television was not introduced to the public until the 1939 World's Fair, and was not common in US households until the early 1950s. An asylum in the 1930s could not, and would not, have had a television. See more »

Quotes

T.C Gibson: [while in a bathroom, the door slams shut] What the fuck was that? Guys, cut the shit! I'm not fucking playing!
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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 »

Connections

Features Supernatural: Asylum (2005) See more »

Soundtracks

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Performed by Brokencyde
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User Reviews

 
Absolutely Loved This Movie!
20 September 2011 | by phanatic1989See all my reviews

OK to save us all some time I will start with why you wouldn't like this movie. You would NOT like this movie if you are the kind of person who is looking for something "new." Most of the reviews from people who did not like this movie complained about it using stuff from other movies. May I remind everybody that the horror genre has been around for quite awhile and nearly every new movie has something an older movie has used at some point. The fact that it may seem cliché to some does not make it any less scary. A person doesn't get off a roller coaster and say "wow that was lame! It went just as fast and crazy as that other roller coaster!" The point is while the movie may use "common scare tactics", I still found it very suspenseful. If you are looking for a horror movie with believable acting, a freak show style exhibit of horrors, and a "OMG here it comes" feel, then I definitely recommend this movie. But if you are the kind of viewer who would rather criticize than sit back and be entertained, I suggest you stay home and see if you can come up with a genuinely "new" horror story.


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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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1.78 : 1
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