This movie came out recently and the plot in its most basic form is like this: A team of amateur paranormal investigators decides to investigate a haunted asylum. They are recording everything as their priority is not the paranormal activity itself, but a TV show they run called Grave Encounters. Being completly devoted to their show, they agree to lock themselves inside the abandoned asylum overnight to capture ghostly activities. However, they get more than what they bargained for when the building turns into an impossible maze where the previous mental-patients come back to terrorize them.
Now, first off; I will be writing my personal opinion which may include spoilers.
The movie is shot in Collingwood Psychiatric Hospital in Ryerson Valley, Massachusetts. I am a huge fan of asylums, they are huge, beautiful buildings with alot of history in them and most movies suceed in being scary due to being shot at an asylum.
I really like this movie because the whole thing fits together like a puzzle. At the start of the movie I was quite sceptical because it looked so amateurly done I thought this was some homemade crap with a big budget and unexperienced actors but as it progressed on I realized that they are actors acting like unexperienced actors. The plot has it’s little twists that you don’t really see coming which continously makes you interested and they play ALOT on both suspense and shock.
I’m sure any horror fan has been browsing through youtube and enountered a screamer or a ‘demon’ that’s very popular to make and I have to say the main dissapointing factor in the movie is that the ghostly patients have this shoop. It looks a tad unprofessional eventhough at some parts I can’t imagine them without it.
I watched this movie last night at around three am and I may have been tired, it may have been the feeling of being alone since everyone else was sleeping but this movie really did give me the creeps at some points. At a couple of scenes you’re kind of excepting something to happen, but it doesn’t so you figure it’s in the next scene just to suprise you and in the end you sit on edge all through it. I’m a little dissapointed in the ending however, it could’ve been ‘deeper’, or at least not as weak as it was. There was alot of focus in the middle, with the normal beginning building it up but the end was pretty mellow.
Otherwise this was a great movie that I will most definetly watch again.