Horror fans will – or at least should – be familiar with Grave Encounters, the 2011 found footage haunted house horror from the self style Vicious Brothers (could one of them be Sid?), one that proved rather popular with genre devotees. What will the boys do next, we wondered. Make another Grave Encounters movie, as it happens.
While researching the events depicted in the original film and the subsequent disappearance of its lead ”actor" Sean Rogerson, Alex Wright receives a bizarre video from a mysterious blogger named "DeathAwaits666." Appearing to show Rogerson still alive but trapped inside the Collingwood Psychiatric Hospital from Grave Encounters, Alex and his friends agree to meet the blogger at the infamous hospital in hopes of learning what really happened. To their horror, they quickly find themselves face-to-face with unspeakable evil. Realizing that they must be smarter and faster than Rogerson and his crew to avoid suffering the same fate, they use their knowledge of the original film to do whatever it takes to survive.
Although generally not as highly regarded as the first film, Grave Encounters 2 still delivers its share of thrills and creepy moments. Dread Central had this to say about it: "Grave Encounters 2 does way more right than it does wrong and for the most part delivers a sick, intense, and scary white-knuckled spookshow that reveres the groundwork set up by the original and expands upon it on every level. You really can't ask for more in a sequel than that."
Grave Encounters 2 will be released on UK DVD on 4th February 2013 by Metrodome Distribution at the RRP of £19.99.
No extra features have been detailed in the press release, and being a Metrodome disc, there probably aren't any. So we'll have to make do with the trailer.