Source: Dread Central
The first still has hit the web from the sequel to 2011’s GRAVE ENCOUNTERS, known so far as GRAVE ENCOUNTERS 2.
John Poloquin will be directing from a script penned by the original’s helmers, the Vicious Brothers. GRAVE ENCOUNTERS 2 will be available nationwide on demand October 2nd with a theatrical roll-out in October.
In 2011 GRAVE ENCOUNTERS was a found-footage horror phenomenon from the Vicious Brothers, with a trailer garnering over 20 million views on YouTube. Many people believed it was just a movie. They were wrong, and film student Alex Wright is out to prove it in GRAVE ENCOUNTERS 2.
While researching the events depicted in the original film and the subsequent disappearance of its lead ”actor” Sean Rogerson, Alex Wright received 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.
I saw the first GRAVE ENCOUNTERS last month and was actually rather surprised with what they did with a tired format that’s been beaten to death. Yes it took place in an old insane asylum, yes it’s a found footage film, but they really went into the realm of weird with that one and although I was a little let down by the ending, I was, overall, very impressed with the creepy mind-warp they pulled off on a limited budget.