We seem to have been waiting forever for The Vicious Brothers rather tasty found footage horror, Grave Encounters, to get a UK distribution deal. The film was released in the US months ago, after a very successful festival run and some very positive reviews. According to the Grave Encounters Facebook page, the wait is finally over for the film to be released here in the UK. While we STILL have to wait for news of an actual release date, it is good to know that Metrodome Distribution has acquired a UK deal to distribute the film on our beloved shores.
The hype surrounding this film may have died off somewhat, but fans are still eager to find out just exactly what all the fuss was about in 2011. Having seen the film, I can tell you that it is very very good, I just hope they haven’t left it too late to release it and that people may have forgotten about it. Hopefully Metrodome will put together a good advertising campaign for the film and re-new fans interest. Here at HCF we will keep our eyes peeled for that all important release date news, but for now we can share with you the synopsis, trailer and you can also follow the links to both mine, and Ross Hughes’ thoughts on the horror.
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.
Matt Wavish’s review
Ross Hughes’ review
By Matt Wavish