Grave Encounters 2 2012 CC

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(93) IMDb 5.1/10
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From Tribeca Film. Tortured by the ghosts of the demonized insane asylum that killed the crew of GRAVE ENCOUNTERS, film students fight to escape death as their own paranormal investigation goes terribly wrong in this horrifying sequel.

Starring:
Richard Harmon, Sean Rogerson
Runtime:
1 hour 39 minutes

Available in HD on supported devices.

Grave Encounters 2

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Product Details

Genres Horror
Director John Poliquin
Starring Richard Harmon, Sean Rogerson
Supporting actors Jeffrey Bowyer-Chapman, Charlie Kerr, Francisco Passuelo, Andrew Amphlett, J. Jones, Mike Holtz, Calvin Walantus, Zach Lorkiewicz, Chris Hill, Brandon Christenson, Tessa Paige Bildstein, Simone Belshaw, Nikkie Mucci, Matt Longwell, Richard Harmon, Dylan Playfair, Stephanie Bennett, Howie Lai
Studio Tribeca Film
Captions and subtitles English Details
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Customer Reviews

While the original used the less is more scare feel, this film just exploited gore which the first film was not even about.
Alan Poe
Actually, I don't get scared during movies, so let me correct that by saying the first one was pretty boring with no cool or fun scenes.
Micheal Hunt
I don't think I can even give this film an A for effort since it seems like so little effort went into making this a good picture.
Mark Turner

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17 of 20 people found the following review helpful By Amanda on October 3, 2012
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I've been a horror movie buff my entire life, or at least since the time my parents let me watch horror movies. Or rather, since I learned that I could quietly sneak to the top of the steps and see the TV undetected while my older brother and his friends watched horror films. Of all the found footage horror movies I have seen, the first Grave Encounters stands as one of the most impressively creepy films in its sub genre and possibly the genre as a whole. So I was pretty interested and excited to see what the second film could dish out. I went in not knowing anything about the film and in some ways was pleasantly surprised.

For a film that leaves relatively no room for an original and fresh sequel, the premise of this movie was actually pretty brilliant and well-written. The first two thirds of the film seemed to be riddled with scenes and footage that probably should have been left for the DVD extras. However the Vicious Brothers did a good job of taking the viewer on a ride as the plot reveals itself. I was hooked in by the characters quest to unmask the truth behind the original movie. And once they manage to make it to Collingwood to perform their own night-vision camera investigation, the movie has its fair share of jump-out-of-your-seat moments.

I think the films mistake came at the exact point where a new character is introduced the storyline. No spoilers here, I won't tell you who. But it's at that point that everything that made the first film so terrifying goes out the window and a whole new element is introduced with over-the-top effects and twists and turns that left me just staring at the screen wondering what was happening. Some scenes that should have had my heart pounding were so ridiculous I almost wanted to laugh.
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19 of 24 people found the following review helpful By Alan Poe on October 6, 2012
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After watching Grave Encounters on netflix, I was amazed on how scary the film was. Right after watching the film I read that Grave Encounters 2 had just released on Amazon Video and like a newly found fan I had to see it, only in the end of this film I came out sorely disappointed. The establishment of the characters leading to the hospital was severely long, the hospital scenes were cut off short when the original film had the long tension of the haunting, and the abysmal 3rd act with the "twist" of bringing back people was downright insulting to the realness feel of the original. While the original used the less is more scare feel, this film just exploited gore which the first film was not even about. While the first film was completely psychological horror, this one was just trying to be a mainstream horror fest that in the end should not have been in the first place. The only plus of this film was seeing a Peter Chao cameo and even that cameo threw off my immersion of watching the film. For now just stick with watching Grave Encounters 1 and pretend that this film was never made.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By carla on June 10, 2014
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I loved Grave Encounters. It had great acting, tense scenes, weird events, and did a wonderful job of answering the question, "What if those lousy ghost hunting TV shows actually found ghosts?" I had great hopes for the sequel. Not any more.

The second film is exactly like the first, only with a bunch of worthless characters that you won't care about. Seriously; the premise is that they will go to the dangerous haunted asylum where a bunch of people disappeared in order to prove that they all really did die. The second group will go in with exactly the same equipment that didn't save the first group, in the exact same way, at the same sort of time, and do everything they can to make the ghosts kill them. To make it worse, only the main character actually believes any of the ghost stories, so he's actually tricking his innocent, trusting friends into risking their lives for his curiosity. Then it all just gets horrible. Don't watch this movie; just watch the first one a second time.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By J.S. on February 20, 2013
Format: DVD
GRAVE ENCOUNTERS II is very much a retread of material from the first film, as a bunch of college students attempt to determine if the mental-hospital ghostly shenanigans captured on film the first time, gulp, actually happened. Rather than a quality found-footage flick, this movie feels more like someone is filming their friends as they walk through an amusement park maze. The film has imagination, but it's not well-acted, yet who cares? It's a diverting scare for a Friday night.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Chris N. Levine on November 3, 2012
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I am a horror fan. I write horror and film horror movies. I am also a fan of "found footage/reality" horror films.

When I watched Grave Encounters on Netflix I was really surprised about the acting and effects - great stuff!

So when the second was coming out - I had to see it. Bigger budget, better effects.. Win-win right? Wrong! I'm not going to give you the synopsis but I will tell you it takes 50 minutes to get anything scary going and I'm sorry the lead character who plays "the next horror director" is terrible on so many levels. His persona on film is ridiculously bad.

We are treated with a nice twist with 20 minutes left in the film which leads to some gruesome deaths - which was shocking and really well done but all in all it's not enough to save this movie.

Save your money and time. Watch the first one and forget this one ever came out.
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