Grave Encounters
Grave Encounters (2011)

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… More

Rated: Unrated
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Genre: Horror
Release Date: November 7, 2011
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Critic Score
56%
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48%



Critic Score: 56% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Jeannette Catsoulis
New York Times

The filmmakers seem unaware that they're beating a dead horse. As the uniformly annoying characters stumble around, screaming and cursing, we don't give a hoot for their survival.

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Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed

An uneasy and very entertaining ghost picture.

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Scott Weinberg
FEARnet

"Found footage horror" is here to stay, so let's concentrate on simply separating the good ones from the bad.

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Aaron Hillis
Village Voice

True terror needs at least some authenticity. That's perhaps too much to ask of a faked movie about a faked reality show that still can't scare up a fresh idea.

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Ken McIntyre
Total Film

Despite its meagre budget, Grave Encounters boasts surprisingly solid acting, vertigo-baiting hand-held camera antics and enough [REC]- style shock-horror to keep your pulse throbbing throughout.

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Nick Schager
Slant Magazine

Grave Encounters can't even pretend to be anything other than hopelessly derivative.

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Dennis Harvey
Variety

The pic's creepiness factor is sufficient to rate this a notch above genre average.

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Ethan Alter
Television Without Pity

Offers some decent scares once you get past the somewhat labored set-up.

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Ron Wilkinson
Monsters and Critics

A ghost of a different color turns the gurneys on a hip TV production.

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Flixster Audience Score: 48% Flixster User Reviews
Directors Cat
[img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/icons/icon14.gif[/img] Grave Encounters is one of the better entries into the found footage horror genre.… More
Melvin White
Lance: This place is about as haunted as a sock drawer.  "They were searching for proof... they found it" Grave Encounters is a rather gimmicky… More
Luke Baldock
Grave Encounters is a found footage horror film that relies heavily on previous films and their ideas. What it does do is execute those ideas in a fantastic… More
Stuart Brooks
Good scary movie, creepy setting and decent enough effects. Is much better than the Paranormal Activity movies... something actually happens in this often.
Sophie Burgess
I watched this on the advice of a horror fan friend, who said that even he was scared by this (he's never scared by horror films) so that set me up to… More
Shawn Montague
Had no idea what to expect from this movie, I honestly don't know how I got past the first 15 minutes, and to be honest, I am so glad I stuck with it. The… More

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