What promises to be one of the most terrifying horrors of the year is Grave Encounters. The film is directed by the Vicious Brothers and the original trailer appeared some months a go now, so levels of excitement for this new handheld horror are at an all time high! Horror fans cannot wait to get to see this new horror heavily influenced by such classics like The Blair Witch Project, (Rec) and Session 9. Fans in the US don’t have long to wait, the film made its theatrical debut at the Tribecca Film Festival and has gained some truly amazing word of mouth with reviewers calling it terrifying and the scariest film of the year. The film will have some limited midnight showings in selected US cinemas August 19th, and then the film will hit DVD and VOD in the US on August 25th. Sadly no date has yet been announced for us poor souls here in the UK, however considering the level of excitement around this film, we will follow with a straight to DVD release very soon after the US release. Stay tuned here for more info and you can view the first trailer here Here is the synopsis:
“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 has 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.“
By Matt Wavish