Grave Encounters

Synopsis: Lance Preston and the crew of "Grave Encounters", a ghost-hunting reality television show, are shooting an episode inside the abandoned Collingwood Psychiatric Hospital, where unexplained phenomena have been reported for years. All in the name of good television, they voluntarily lock themselves inside the building for the night and begin a paranormal investigation, capturing everything on camera. They quickly realize that the building is more than just haunted - it is alive - and it has no intention of ever letting them leave. They find themselves lost in a labyrinth maze of endless hallways and corridors, terrorized by the ghosts of the former patients. They soon begin to question their own sanity, slipping deeper and deeper into the depths of madness, ultimately discovering the truth behind the hospital's dark past...and taping what turns out to be their final episode.
Genre: Horror
Production: Independent Pictures
  1 win & 1 nomination.
Rotten Tomatoes:
92 min

My name is Jerrod Hartfelder.

I turn a video production company.

Here in California.

We focus primarily in-

on reality shows.

If you ever seen the show, "Tornado

Trackers, "is one of ours.

A club came to us by mail.

It was an episode of a reality show

new called "Grave Encounters".

It was run by a young

producer named Lance Preston.

The idea was that your group

paranormal investigators,

investigate spirits

places and things like that.

And this was long before

any other

program of the same nature

that there are now around.

It seemed that he was not in his time.

My name is Lance Preston.

When I was small and

my parents moved us to

a house, which later

found to be haunted.

The things it found

stayed with me forever.

Since then, I'm obsessed

in trying to capture evidence

and show that these things are real.

Come with me and

my team

paranormal investigators


while we risk

to enter the premises

Most Haunted

known to man.

We'll be all night, and

with cameras to record everything.

If you're ready, it is

time to attend the

Grave Encounters

(Meeting Cemetery)

Everything seemed to be going well.

The cuts were to be fantastic.

We were very excited.

We had the same thing.

And then of course, they

did the episode 6.

Want to say something else?

Yes! I want to be very

clear about this.

What is about to

see is not a movie.


There are 66 hours of film

continuous, unedited,

that was written for

Lance's show.

It was not manipulated in any way.

It's just continuous film, only

edited because of length.

(Do not copy the movie)


Hello! Hello! Test Site, you!

Lance Preston!

Catch and background

all the time.

I'll just move a little, wait.

Ready? Yes I'm ready!

It's still recording.

I want to get you well.

A palace back. Is it good?

Good Afternoon! Welcome to a new

Grave Encounters episode.

I'm your host

as always, Lance Preston.

And tonight I am very

happy to take you to visit

One of the most terrifying

I have ever seen.

Behind me is the Hospital

Psychiatric Collingwood.

This is one of six buildings

an area of ??80 hectares.

Wait, wait, is

to pass a car.

Matt continues from there,

I will not say that again.

Between 1895 and 1960

It was home to more than 80,000 men

sick and mentally disturbed.

After its closure in 1963

several ghosts have been seen.

Objects that move alone.

And sometimes you hear

the laughter of patients

condemned to live here.

Tonight, my team and I

we will be locked for 8 hours.

Locked inside,

during the hours

that phenomena are

more frequent.

Using the tools most

advanced to hunt ghosts

we look, how

were known,

ghosts of the Hospital

Psychiatric Collingwood.

Cut. Nice!

It was?

Morgan! Morgan Turner! Yes Ola Ola

Sorry! Thanks for coming.

I know the roads and everything.

Do not worry.

I'm really happy to do this.

This will even appear on television?

Yes, hopefully.

Do not look for me

I'm just recording.

Do not worry, it records everything.

Morgan is here with me

Turner, local historian.

Morgan is here today

to tell us about the

dark past of the hospital.

Morgan? Can you tell us when

the hospital was built?

The story is very similar to

other institutes of the same time.

Built in 1893

To relieve overcrowding

the County's hospital in Denver.

At the time, mental illness

was not well perceived.

Treatments were only

Many pioneers.

Psychiatric Hospitals like this

were seen as a trash

for family members

embarrassing, rather

a place where

could even heal.


The conditions were minimal,

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The Vicious Brothers

The Vicious Brothers are Canadian-American filmmakers Colin Minihan and Stuart Ortiz. They are best known for writing and directing the cult horror film, Grave Encounters and for writing and producing its sequel, Grave Encounters 2. They also wrote and produced Extraterrestrial, which Minihan solo directed. more…

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