Grave Encounters was a huge success in the US, and while it did OK here in the UK, it suffered from an huge delay in release here. The US got the film some six months before the UK, and I truly believe that had the UK been marketed well, and the film was released in UK cinemas at the same time as the US, then it would have done some pretty good business for Halloween 2011. Sadly it was not meant to be, and Grave Encounters arrived in the UK on DVD and Blu-ray without much fuss.
Hopefully things will be different for the sequel which looks like a complete replica of the first film, but ups the scares a little more. If you enjoyed the first film (I did!!) then you can hardly go wrong with more of the same.
A new UK trailer has landed which is pretty much the same as the US trailer, but confirms the films DVD and Blu-ray release here in the UK. Grave Encounters 2 arrives in the UK on 4th February, so get pre-ordering now!
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.
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.
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