Today I found a number of clips for Grave Encounters 2, the sequel which promises twice the terror, which has been written by the writer and directors of the first film, The Vicious Brothers. A couple of the clips will leave you with a strong feeling of WTF (especially the guy talking about the film in his room), and while some of the clips really work, others show a lack of originality.
However, with Paranormal Activity 4 hitting cinemas next week and Apartment 143 arriving on DVD Monday, found footage horror is once again seeing a boost in interest and Grave Encounters 2 has arrived at just the right time. While no dates have been set for the UK, the film has been available in the US on VOD since last Monday. I do hope the film can follow in the footsteps of the original and put to rights the minor errors in the first film.
The Vicious Brothers do not return to direct, although they do write the sequel. John Poliquin makes his feature film debut as director, and the cast includes Reese Alexander, Stephanie Bennett, Jeffrey Bowyer-Chapman, Richard Harmon, Howie Lai and Leanne Lapp.
n 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.