February 23, 2013

Grave Encounters

The Vicious Brothers, 2011


I am a fan of the found-footage genre, but for every good film (Blair Witch, Paranormal Activity, Cloverfield, Troll Hunter) there are ten horrible films. This film is not unwatchable; there are some interesting twists and some original visual concepts. I will compliment the directors on the pacing, there was a noticeable sense of build-up in the beginning, but unfortunately that was paralleled by lackluster acting. Overall its just predictable, and its paint-by-numbers horror. Its a parody of the ghost-chasing reality shows shows that air currently. What Grave succeeds in is accurately portraying the annoying qualities of those reality show actors. To be fair, there's nothing pretentious about this film. I believe the directors were just trying to make an entertaining film in the found-footage genre, not break any new ground.


  1. Have you seen Chronicle(found footage movie)? decent watch. It's not going to blow anyone away, but it was entertaining.