Tortured by the ghosts of the demonized insane asylum that killed the crew of GRAVE ENCOUNTERS, film students fight to escape death as their own paranormal investigation goes terribly wrong in this horrifying sequel.
|Release Date||:||October 12, 2012|
|Production Company||:||Death Awaits Cinema, Twin Engine Films, Pink Buffalo Films|
|Production Countries||:||Canada, United States of America|
|Director||:||John Poliquin, Luke Bradshaw|
|Writers||:||Colin Minihan, Stuart Ortiz|
|Casts||:||Reese Alexander, Stephanie Bennett, Jeffrey Bowyer-Chapman, Richard Harmon, Howie Lai, Leanne Lapp, Meeshelle Neal, Dylan Playfair, Andrew Amphlett, Sean Rogerson, Shawn C. Phillips, Jennica Fulton, Charlie Kerr, Francisco Passuelo, J. Jones, Mike Holtz, Calvin Walantus, Zach Lorkiewicz, Chris Hill, Brandon Christensen, Tessa Paige Bildstein, Simone Belshaw, Nikkie Mucci, Matt Longwell, Alex Barima, Victor Zinck Jr., Peter Chao, Garry Garneau, Justyn Shippelt, Brenda McDonald, Tasha Simms, Javier Caballero, Peter Breeze, Benjamin Wilkinson, Gabriel Carter, Sarah Penikett, Sean Tyson, Dalila Bela, Roy Campsall, Melissa Valvok, Brenda Anderson, Dale Hall, Arthur Corber, Maddox Valvok, Brandon Barton|
|Plot Keywords||:||halloween, insane asylum, dormitory, supernatural, insanity, sequel, murder, ouija board, haunting, spirit, paranormal investigation, mental asylum, fake documentary, ghost, found footage, mental hospital|
I thoroughly enjoyed the first Grave Encounters. I think it's one of the best of the found footage movies I've ever seen. Granted, none of the actors were in danger of an Oscar nomination, but the characters were believable and got you involved in the story, the clichÃ©s were kept to a minimum, and most importantly, the atmosphere and the scares worked, and they held up to repeated viewings. Grave Encounters 2 should be renamed Grave Disappointment, imho. I spent the first twenty minutes having to double-check to make sure I had the right movie, and once the story actually got started, it seemed to me the movie couldn't make up its mind as to what it was trying to be. Parts of it felt like a spoof of the original, and parts felt like a shot-for-shot remake. There were blatant rip-offs of REC and Evil Dead 2, among others. The lead couldn't seem to make up his mind whether he was channeling Lance Preston's character from the first movie, or the kid from Terminator 2. The other characters were wooden or clichÃ©s, with a scream queen who made you want to scream every time she was in a scene. The one original element to the story line was another rip-off, this time of 1408. And the ending was absolutely pathetic, and unfortunately, strongly hinted at yet another travesty of a sequel.