Video On Demand: "Grave Encounters" (2011)
The found footage horror film is in no way, shape or form a new concept for horror audiences. However, The Vicious Brothers' tackle the found footage concept in a new way with their debut film, "Grave Encounters," by taking inspirations from all of the 'Ghost Hunters' style reality shows that feature a bunch of paranormal investigators who track ghosts in supposedly haunted settings. When I started reading about this film a few months ago, my interest was definitely peaked by all the buzz it was creating.
Here's the official synopsis:
The Vicious Brothers consist of Stuart Ortiz and Colin Minihan who both wrote and directed the low budget film. Filming was completed in a mere 12 days in an abandoned mental hospital. Although Collingwood Psychiatric Hospital is a fictional hospital, the Grave Encounters Official Site does a great job at creating a backstory around both the crew of the reality show and the mental hospital they visit in their last episode. Check out their Facebook Page as well. "Grave Encounters" is currently available on VOD.
Here's the trailer: