Sunday, June 17, 2012

Grave Encounters (2011)

Director: The Vicious Brothers
Country: Canada/USA
Tagline:   They were searching for proof... they found it
Plot: A Most Haunted style TV crew venture to an abandoned psychiatric hospital and stay over night with cameras rolling.
Verdict: I am a big fan of found footage films, my personal favourite being REC (number 3 out this year!) so I thought I'd give this a go, and it was certainly full of plenty of jumps.
The concept was pretty cool, and could have been an epic found footage playing on the scary reality of a film crew trapped in a haunted house during the night with ghosts playing on their minds. However, unfortunately, the film doesn't quite fulfil it's promise. It is jumpy, yes, and the end reveal is pretty cool... in fact the whole idea behind the haunting is pretty awesome but the way it pans out and (SPOILER) the idea of them actually being trapped in a maze orchestrated by some supernatural force? Meh. That's pretty much all I can say. The exit isn't an exit anymore *yawn* would have been better off making it either a paranoia gets ugly fest or full on slasher in my humble opinion. Still, give it a watch, if you like horror which I am assuming you do because you are reading this, and like all horror watchers we are able to sit through some pretty awful shit...