Wednesday, 17 October 2012

Grave Encounters (2011) Review

Okay, so I've just finished watching Grave Encounters. The film starts off quite REC-esque, you know the whole video-camera "real-footage" style. A group of reality TV paranormal investigators go to a haunted mental asylum and plan to spend the whole night there in an attempt to capture any "ghostly" goings-on. It doesn't take too long before windows start opening and doors closing etc but the film really kicks in when the apparitions/manifestations begin to appear! Oh yeah! They walk round the darkened corridors with their cameras and flashlights like in the game FEAR. One of the crew members disappears when going to pack up the camera equipment and then they find him in a room later on wearing a hospital gown and completely insane. There are a few jumpy scenes in the movie but ones more or less that I found hilarious - such as the bloody-girl-in-the-bath scene! Doors mysteriously appear and they become trapped in the building trapped in a never-ending time-warp until the dark demon gets them one-by-one. Overall, the film exceeded my expectations whilst being an entertaining viewing as opposed to a scary one. Well worth a watch and better than any of the paranormal films although shot in a similar style. 7/10

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