Grave Encounters 2 (2012)
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as Alex Wright
as Jennifer Porter
as Jared Lee
as Sean Rogerson (Lance Preston)
as Tessa Hamill
as Jerry Hartfield
as Peter Chao
as 'The Dentist'
as Delia Rogerson
as Studio Gate Security Guard
as Peter Breeze
as Studio Security Guard
as Jerry's Secretary
as Hospital Security Guard
as The Tall Man
as Ghost Nurse
as Ghost Nurse
as Ghost Patient
as Dr. Friedkin
Critic Reviews for Grave Encounters 2
[Adds] additional layers of self-consciousness to a story that was already pretty derivative.
"Grave Encounters 2" is a miserable affair, a sequel to a movie that drummed up most of its attention online but one that had a few starts and scares along the way.
no film takes this postmodernism quite so far as John Poliquin's Grave Encounters 2, which... produces a conceptual hall of mirrors to match the labyrinthine asylum in which filmmaking characters will eventually become trapped (again).
Gathers up a head of loose-limbed steam and bundles it up in a nice technical package, but then fumbles it away on a story that buckles under the weight of layered self-consciousness.
Basically, Grave Encounters 2 is so far up its own ass it almost disappears.
Audience Reviews for Grave Encounters 2
Though objectively I can say with some certainty that the first Grave Encounters is the better movie of the two, this second helping still got me excited in a way for the franchise itself. Sure, the third act is essentially just a worse version of the whole first movie, but Grave Encounters 2 tries some new things, not just in terms of this film series, but something new to Found Footage Horror overall.
For the sequel to last year's bland found-footage flick, things have gone all meta. The story here is of a film student who becomes obsessed with the idea that the events of the first film were indeed real. The first half is somewhat interesting as he and his friends investigate this idea but the second half is practically a remake of the first movie. The only entertainment here is in the opening sequence, a montage of Youtube reviews of the first film, not all positive. It has to be said the movie does feature some quite impressive effects work given the low budget.
Grave Encounters 2 Quotes
|Trevor:||Uh, Alex, how is a guy supposed to stand up after he's dead? That, that doesn't make any sense.|
|Alex Wright:||That's gonna be an awesome jump scare. Trust me man, I know what I'm doing. I'm a pro.|
|Sean Rogerson (Lance Preston):||I'm Lance Preston, and welcome to another episode of Grave Encounters. The rest of the cast... is no longer with us!|