'Grave Encounters' Review By The Cryptkeeper: Resurrected
It's time to have some Grave Encounters.
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.