Grave Encounters, directed by The Vicious Brothers arrived here in the UK earlier this year, and I for one thoroughly enjoyed it. Yes, it did lose its way come the final third of the film, but the build up was terrific, and so a sequel is very welcome in my book. While it did disappoint me that The Vicious Brothers would not be returning to direct, they are writing the film which is being directed by John Poliquin.
The first still from the film has been released, and it looks like it could easily have come from the first movie. However, read the below synopsis and you will learn that a new cast return to the haunted Collingwood Psychiatric Hospital, and while it sounds like much of the same, doesn’t the saying go: if it isn’t broke then don’t fix it? The setting and initial build up to the original was terrific, so it makes perfect sense to base the sequel around the same formula. Let’s just hope they can end the film a bit better this time.
In 2011 GRAVE ENCOUNTERS was a found-footage horror phenomenon from the Vicious Brothers, with a trailer garnering over 20 million views on YouTube. Many people believed it was just a movie. They were wrong, and film student Alex Wright is out to prove it in GRAVE ENCOUNTERS 2.
While researching the events depicted in the original film and the subsequent disappearance of its lead ”actor” Sean Rogerson, Alex Wright received a bizarre video from a mysterious blogger named “DeathAwaits666.” Appearing to show Rogerson still alive but trapped inside the Collingwood Psychiatric Hospital from GRAVE ENCOUNTERS, Alex and his friends agree to meet the blogger at the infamous hospital in hopes of learning what really happened. To their horror they quickly find themselves face-to-face with unspeakable evil. Realizing that they must be smarter and faster than Rogerson and his crew to avoid suffering the same fate, they use their knowledge of the original film to do whatever it takes to survive.
By Matt Wavish