It seems to be one of those movie series that has a cultish following, there are lots of entries on fan fiction for this one as it can go so many ways now..
I have only more recently caught up with the Grave Encounters films, I thinke first time I saw any clips from the movie it was in a few of those “scariest movies on the internet” youtube compliations, it was obvious the clips came from a movie but I never bothered to look up the infirmation because they were so badly done.
Anyway I stumbled apon the first two films together so I managed to get updated in one weekend.
Grave encounters 1
A young team of paranormal tv investigators arrange an all night filming session in an abandoned mental hospital but get te real results they feared. There are hints of occult practices, specific patients are mentioned as well as prominent Doctors, as well asva heavy dose that the show is a fake and people are transported by smoke and that time is moving much faster in the hospital. That’s fine and dandy. It makes for an interesting movie, a sorta reality tv house only haunted hill.
Grave Encounters 2
The series suddenly takes a turn for what is usually series suicide. It makes it real!? Suddenly Grave Encounters is being reviewed by looser like myself, who slated the film in many ways until one of them gets attached to it and obsesses over it until he manages to convince his friends to make their own video while they investigate the happenings to the original crew.
this keeps things interesting and make it soooo terrifying because, oh my god it could be true!! (chortle) I can think of a few films that have done this, I kinda sit on the fence with the whole concept it had equally good and bad aspects, you realise the movie is merely a movie, but then it’s a movie about a movie! nooooo.. actually that smells like another list to me.. but back on track it kinda kills the story and characters a little. I dunno.. it’s a lot of meh for me. I remember one Nightmare on Elm street taking that path (shot me for not knowing which one) and obviously Human Centipede 2 (20??) among others.
Anyway! Back to the film, you have my obsessive and his crew who believe the film is real but try to discover more, taking into account various flaws from the last teams effforts they take along different equipment and try to crack the puzzle, they uncover more monsters, more dust, the last remaining cast member a hidden secret door and the powers behind it all, which take over obsessive, encourages him to finish the movie, kill his friends and attract more people to the slaughter..
Grave encounters 3
Now for the next chapter, I don’t really think anyone is gonna wanna go out there so my predictions..
a. real ghost fighters go to kick some butt, like exorcist style, to cleanse the area and fight off satan or who ever
b. a group of occults want to join in the fun and go out there with prey! pretty cool idea huh
c. a prequel!? lets find out who this occult doctor is and what he achieved, it could end with the beginning of the first movie.
d. all of the above! !?! I dunno. I suppose another team could go out to prove it wasn’t real and try even more methods of fixing flaws in paranormal documentary making.
Just be certain that there will be more black hole mouthed psychos in a green monochrome.. that’s about all that will be certain or it won’t be Grave Encounters.
Hopefully there will be another movie, these aren’t the best horrors but they have a certain style and are fun to watch.