Grave Encounters (2011 franchise)

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Scene from 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)


MPAA Ratings

  • Rated: (not rated) (perhaps equivalent of PG-13 or R for Violence, Profanity, Adult Content?)

Tentacle Ratings

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.


Review Links:

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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)

Keeper Notes