Last Watch Date – September 9, 2020
Total Times Watched – 3? 4?
Grave Encounters was trying to capitalize on two trends: found footage and ghost “hunter” shows. It came out at a pretty good time for it and plays up both aspects pretty well. The problems in this movie come with the length (which is only 95 minutes but FEELS like 120+) and in some of the computer graphics. There are some genuinely awful graphics in this and some of the acting gets to be a bit over-the-top.
If you’ve never seen this movie AND enjoy found footage, it’s probably a good watch. It gets cornier as it goes on, but it’s worth watching. It doesn’t hold up on repeat viewings, though. If you’ve seen it before, skip a rewatch – it’s not very good.