Grave Encounters (2011 franchise)
"They were searching for proof... they found it. Fear is just a word. Reality is much worse." A found footage series that follows first a ghost-hunting reality show production crew and then some obsessed student-film-maker fans who lock themselves inside an abandoned and haunted mental hospital....
- Release Date: 2011
- Country/Language: Canada, English
- Genres/Technical: Horror, found-footage, mockumentary
- Starring: Ben Wilkinson, Sean Rogerson, Ashleigh Gryzko; Richard Harmon, Shawn C. Phillips, Jennica Fulton
- Director: Colin Minihan and Stuart Ortiz (as The Vicious Brothers)
- Writer: Colin Minihan and Stuart Ortiz (as The Vicious Brothers)
- Producer/Production Co: Digital Interference Productions, Twin Engine Films; Death Awaits Cinema, Twin Engine Films, Pink Buffalo Films
- View Trailer: (link), (link), (link)
- IMDB (link), (link)
- TVTropes page: (link)
- Rated: (not rated) (perhaps equivalent of PG-13 or R for Violence, Profanity, Adult Content?)
A rough measure of how "Lovecraftian" the work is:
- SS___ (Two Tentacles: Barely Lovecraftian; vaguely similar in tone)
I've not seen the film series, but it seems to involve a haunted insane asylum full of reality-altering spirits conjured as a result of a "satanic" cultist's shenanigans.
Note: This rating is not intended as a measure of quality, merely of how closely related to Lovecraftian "Weird" fiction the work is.
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Spoiler Section (Highlight to Read)
- GRAVE ENCOUNTERS (2011) - For their ghost hunting reality show, a production crew locks themselves inside an abandoned mental hospital that's supposedly haunted - and it might prove to be all too true.
- GRAVE ENCOUNTERS 2 (2012) - A film student who is obsessed with the movie Grave Encounters sets out with his friends to visit the psychiatric hospital depicted in the original film.
- GRAVE ENCOUNTERS 3 (in production) - Will reportedly explore the history/origins of the haunted hospital.
Comments, Trivia, Dedication
Associated Mythos Elements
- TO DO
- fiction: compare to House of Leaves (fiction)'
- location: Collingwood Psychiatric Hospital
- race: Human Cultists (apparently the hospital staff led by Dr. Arthur Friedkin were cultists)
- race: Deadites
- race: Ghosts
- tome: (nameless tome found on altar near the end of the first film)