'Grave Encounters' Review By The Cryptkeeper: Resurrected

It's time to have some Grave Encounters.
  • OVERALL
    3.0
    WORTHY
  • Story
  • Acting
  • Directing
  • Visuals
Alright, so apparently this movie is super scary. I heard things about it that are positive, and say it is really, really scary. So, I watched this alone, at night, in a dark room, and let's just say I slept fine that night. Most of the scares are timed poorly. However, there are some parts that are scary as hell. Some parts made me jump very high, and for that reason, I cannot say this is a bad movie.

It is about a TV show crew, for the show Grave Encounters. They are on their sixth episode, and going to be locked in this haunted hospital all night, and film any paranormal activity they experience. The crew does not expect much of anything, for it appears as though they are not true believers in the paranormal, and all their previous episodes were bullsh*tted. But, of course, the place is actually hunted. The film crew tries to escape, but they can't seem to get out of the hospital... The ghosts won't let them! Now, this film is obviously trying to bank on the recent flourishing in the sub-genre of "first person horror." I do not mind that. I enjoy those types of movies, and I think they can be even more scary than a regular, "second person horror" film. This film takes high advantage of using this type of filmmaking, and certiantly makes some scenes scary, and heart pounding. However, unfortunatley, some of the writing is bad. The movie almost plays as a slasher movie... With ghosts being the slashers! The movie ends up falling apart towards the end; it gets very silly, and I was telling the movie to hurry up and kill the remaining survivor(s) already!

Now, the movie really does pull a Blair Witch. At the beginning, there is a guy who mentions that this is REAL footage, and it was edited down for length purposes, blah blah blah. Some people may believe this, I however know better, and am irritated that they'd add that little opening scene, because they're basically insulting the audience. Everyone (hopefully) knows that if this was real footage, there is no way in hell they could release it, legally.

The acting is actually believable. The cast members are unknowns, but they do a good job of making this movie look real. The screenwriter did a good job of putting the characters in realistic situations, which the actors played off well. They really did seem like a television crew for a popular show.

Grave Encounters may be overhyped, at least by the people that I talk to, but it is an alright little film that you should honestly just watch and judge for yourself, instead of basing it off reviews.

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Comments (4)

  1. The Cryptkeeper: Resurrected

    @mcleve02 Yes, I agree. I am still kinda iffy about my reviews.

    2 years agoby @cryptFlag

  2. THE JOKER

    @crypt All reviews have their own challenges... It can be difficult to express through writing what you felt when watching these things so that we the readers can see this film through your eyes

    2 years agoby @mcleve02Flag

  3. The Cryptkeeper: Resurrected

    @mcleve02 thanks homie! haha this review was tough to write for some reason, but i felt the need to review it to let people know my thoughts, seeing as there were no other previous reviews.

    2 years agoby @cryptFlag

  4. THE JOKER

    @crypt nice review man!

    2 years agoby @mcleve02Flag