Directors/Writers: The Vicious Brothers
Stars: Ben Wilkinson, Sean Rogerson, Ashleigh Gryzko
The ‘found footage’ genre is decidedly close to one of my favorites, even as lame as it can be. Grave Encounters is a found footage movie played off as the film found after the crew of Reality TV show in the genre of Ghost Hunters goes missing.
What I enjoy most about this movie is the way they manage to mock shows like Ghost Hunters and Ghost Adventures, teasing devout Reality TV show watchers with a few tongue-in-cheek set ups.
There’s a definite turn when things start to go wrong – the panic of the people in the crew is nearly delicious – the tension that builds up in the group as they realize things aren’t going as they’re supposed to is possibly my favorite part of this movie. Unfortunately some of the acting and the poor attempt at the beginning t o pass it off as ‘real’ hurts it in the end – dropping it from a potential 4 bloody kitties, to a mere 3 instead.