Grave Encounters 2


Grave Encounters 2 (2012)



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Grave Encounters was a found-footage horror phenomenon that many people believed was just a movie. Film student Alex Wright is out to prove them wrong in Grave Encounters 2. Alex is as obsessed with the first film as the 20 million people who viewed its viral trailer on YouTube. While he and his friends research the events and visit the real psychiatric hospital depicted in the original film, they find themselves face-to-face with unspeakable evil, banking on the hope that their knowledge of the original film will help them survive the sequel. -- (C) Tribeca

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Richard Harmon
as Alex Wright
Leanne Lapp
as Jennifer Porter
Howard Lai
as Jared Lee
Sean Rogerson
as Sean Rogerson (Lance Preston)
Stephanie Bennett
as Tessa Hamill
Ben Wilkinson
as Jerry Hartfield
Alex Barima
as Michael
Peter Chao
as Peter Chao
Justyn Shippelt
as 'The Dentist'
Brenda McDonald
as Delia Rogerson
Tasha Simms
as Caretaker
Javier Cabellero
as Studio Gate Security Guard
Peter Breeze
as Peter Breeze
Gabriel Carter
as Studio Security Guard
Sarah Penikett
as Jerry's Secretary
Sean Tyson
as Hospital Security Guard
Roy Campsall
as The Tall Man
Melissa Valvok
as Ghost Nurse
Brenda Anderson
as Ghost Nurse
Dale Hall, Jr.
as Ghost Patient
Arthur Corber
as Dr. Friedkin
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Critic Reviews for Grave Encounters 2

All Critics (9) | Top Critics (2)

[Adds] additional layers of self-consciousness to a story that was already pretty derivative.

Oct 12, 2012
Top Critic

"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.

Oct 11, 2012 | Rating: 1.5/5 | Full Review…

This movie definitely has its jump-in-your-seat moments while creating an eerie atmosphere for at least a section of the film, but it doesn't wholly live up to the reputation of its predecessor.

Oct 22, 2018 | Full Review…

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).

Feb 9, 2018 | Full Review…

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.

Nov 13, 2012 | Rating: C | Full Review…

Basically, Grave Encounters 2 is so far up its own ass it almost disappears.

Oct 15, 2012 | Rating: 2.5/5 | Full Review…

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.

Gimly M.
Gimly M.

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Directors Cat
Directors Cat

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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.

The Movie Waffler
The Movie Waffler

Super Reviewer

partly entertaining, if you liked the first you'd still enjoy this one but I found it very average.

Shawn Montague
Shawn Montague

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