History Film / GraveEncounters

4th Feb '17 8:20:08 PM Sharlee
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* BlatantLies: Before the genuine spooky starts, the unedited footage shows Lance bribing a newly-hired gardener into claiming he'd seen a ghost at the asylum during his "ten years" of working there.



** Played with repeatedly througout the movie. Regularly the crew tries to hole themselves up in a room to try and rest, and every time they're attacked or spooked in some fashion.

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** Played with repeatedly througout throughout the movie. Regularly the crew tries to hole themselves up in a room to try and rest, and every time they're attacked or spooked in some fashion.
4th Feb '17 3:23:05 PM detachableface
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*** The window from the beginning of the movie that Kenny talked about did open with Mat in the room.
*** Dr. Friedkin is talked about for a good several minutes at the beginning of the movie, and Mat references that "he" can help them get better and leave the hospital. [[spoiler: His ghost shows up later in the fabled operating room]].

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*** The window from the beginning of the movie that Kenny talked about did open with Mat Matt in the room.
*** Dr. Friedkin is talked about for a good several minutes at the beginning of the movie, and Mat Matt references that "he" can help them get better and leave the hospital. [[spoiler: His ghost shows up later in the fabled operating room]].
3rd Jan '17 3:16:55 PM Sharlee
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* TheNightThatNeverEnds: Shortly after they discover the asylum's passages are shifting around, the film crew realize that sunrise is overdue. Days pass by the clock, yet the night persists uninterrupted for the remainder of their footage.
2nd Jan '17 6:03:01 PM Sharlee
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** The Tall Man, a twisted, gangly, demonic thing that pops up through a window.
2nd Jan '17 5:59:40 PM Sharlee
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* VolumetricMouth: The woman in the corner reveals herself to be a ghost when she shows she's got a Volumetric Mouth ''and Eyes''.

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* VolumetricMouth: The woman in the corner reveals herself to be a ghost when she shows she's got a Volumetric Mouth ''and Eyes''. [[spoiler: So does the surgeon at the end.]]
2nd Jan '17 5:38:46 PM Sharlee
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%%* RoomFullOfCrazy

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%%* RoomFullOfCrazy* RoomFullOfCrazy: One of the hospital rooms has cryptic writing carved into every inch of its walls, which a patient allegedly created while institutionalized there. [[spoiler: The sequel would imply another author: ''the hospital itself''.]]
2nd Jan '17 5:26:42 PM Sharlee
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* VolumetricMouth: The woman in the corner reveals herself to be a ghost when she shows she's got a Volumetric Mouth ''and Eyes''.
22nd Sep '16 8:02:20 PM drac0blade
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*** One of the gimmicks the crew uses at the beginning is using a flash-camera to take pictures, supposedly having whatever ghosts are around showing up more clearly in them. While when they first attempt this, there is nothing more than the photographed walls, when Lance later hastily does this while angrily wondering what's causing the disturbances, the film shows that the pictures now depict demonic ghostly entities floating nearby all the characters.
*** Lance explains that "intelligent hauntings", while rare, involve spirits interacting, and that people have been pushed, scratched and even thrown. [[spoiler: TC gets pushed down the stairs, Sasha wakes up with a message scratched on her back, and Houston is thrown across a hallway via an explosion.]]

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*** One of the gimmicks the crew uses at the beginning is using a flash-camera to take pictures, since supposedly having whatever ghosts are around showing show up more clearly in them. While when When they first attempt this, there is nothing more there other than the photographed walls, when walls. When Lance later hastily does this while angrily wondering what's causing the disturbances, the film shows that the pictures now depict demonic ghostly entities floating nearby all the characters.
*** Lance explains that "intelligent hauntings", hauntings," while rare, involve spirits interacting, interacting with the living, and that people have been pushed, scratched and even thrown. [[spoiler: TC gets pushed down the stairs, Sasha wakes up with a message scratched on her back, and Houston is thrown across a hallway via an explosion.]]



* FoundFootageFilms

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* FoundFootageFilmsFoundFootageFilms: In the vein of TheBlairWitchProject.



* GhostlyGoals: Type B, the ghosts in the hospital don't seem to have any purpose beyond running around scaring everybody, causing extreme harm, and killing.

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* GhostlyGoals: Type B, B; the ghosts in the hospital don't seem to have any purpose beyond running around scaring everybody, causing extreme harm, and killing.



* LetsSplitUpGang: Lampshaded by Sasha when Lance suggests doing this while looking for Matt - [[TooDumbToLive they wind up doing it anyway]].

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* LetsSplitUpGang: Lampshaded by Sasha when Lance suggests doing this while looking for Matt - Matt. [[TooDumbToLive they wind up doing it anyway]].



* MeaningfulBackgroundEvent: Early on, T.C. gets a phone call from his partner and child, so puts the camera down to answer it. As he talks, [[spoiler: the wheelchair behind him moves by itself ever so slightly just as he says "Don't worry, monsters aren't real."]]

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* MeaningfulBackgroundEvent: Early on, T.C. gets a phone call from his partner and child, so he puts the camera down to answer it. As he talks, [[spoiler: the wheelchair behind him moves by itself ever so slightly just as he says "Don't worry, monsters aren't real."]]



* MeaningfulEcho: In the [[RoomFullOfCrazy room with writing all over the walls]], the patient inside had written, amongst other things: "DEMONS IN THE WALLS / DEMONS IN THE HALLS / DEMONS IN MY MIND / DEMONS YOU WILL FIND". [[spoiler:Lance later starts screaming this mantra as he completely loses it.]]

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* MeaningfulEcho: In the [[RoomFullOfCrazy room with writing all over the walls]], the patient inside had written, amongst other things: things, "DEMONS IN THE WALLS / DEMONS IN THE HALLS / DEMONS IN MY MIND / DEMONS YOU WILL FIND". [[spoiler:Lance later starts screaming this mantra as he completely loses it.]]



* NeverSleepAgain: The crew tries to stay awake in shifts, because whenever they all fall asleep, something bad happens to remind the cast they're being toyed with. [[spoiler: Sasha is effectively "killed" in the end when a fog envelopes her and Lance while they sleep, only to have Lance awaken unharmed but with no clue as to where Sasha remotely is: taken by the fog while they slept]].

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* NeverSleepAgain: The crew tries to stay awake in shifts, because whenever they all fall asleep, something bad happens to remind the cast they're being toyed with. [[spoiler: Sasha is effectively "killed" in the end when a fog envelopes her and Lance while they sleep, only to have Lance awaken unharmed but with no clue as to where Sasha remotely is: taken by the fog while they slept]].



* NothingIsScarier: Somewhat averted, unlike most of the [[FoundFootageFilms movies in its genre]], the ghosts in this film get bored of being subtle after 15 minutes. There are still some nice tense moments where the viewer is waiting to see what's around the corner.

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* NothingIsScarier: Somewhat averted, averted; unlike most of the [[FoundFootageFilms movies in its genre]], the ghosts in this film get bored of being subtle after 15 minutes. There are still some nice tense moments where the viewer is waiting to see what's around the corner.



* RoomFullOfCrazy

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* %%* RoomFullOfCrazy



* ScrewThisImOuttaHere: The team actually wants to call it quits when things just became mildly creepy, but Lance wants to film everything. [[spoiler: Turns out, even if they decided to leave right then and there, its not like the hospital will let them.]]

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* ScrewThisImOuttaHere: The team actually wants to call it quits when things just became mildly creepy, but Lance wants to film everything. [[spoiler: Turns out, even if they decided to leave right then and there, its not like the hospital will would let them.]]



* ShadowDiscretionShot: [[spoiler: Lance's lobotomy is not shown, you hear him plead sanity, then scream in pain before seeing the after effects.]]

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* ShadowDiscretionShot: [[spoiler: Lance's lobotomy is not shown, you shown. You hear him plead sanity, then scream in pain before seeing the after effects.]]



* TalkativeLoon: [[spoiler: Lance]] in the sequel.



* WasOnceAMan: Heavily implied. In one point in time they were normal human beings, skip to the present and now they're ghostly {{Humanoid Abomination}}s stalking the hallways of the [[EldritchLocation hospital]] for victims.

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* WasOnceAMan: Heavily implied. In one point in time they were normal human beings, skip beings. Skip to the present and now they're ghostly {{Humanoid Abomination}}s stalking the hallways of the [[EldritchLocation hospital]] for victims.
22nd Sep '16 7:51:43 PM drac0blade
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*** When the search begins, they run into a room with a bunch of rats in it and are grossed out. [[spoiler: Lance winds up having to eat the rats for sustenance, and the same door leads to Dr. Friedkins operating room later.]]

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*** When the search begins, they run into a room with a bunch of rats in it and are grossed out. [[spoiler: Lance winds up having to eat the rats for sustenance, and the same door leads to Dr. Friedkins Friedkin's operating room later.]]
22nd Sep '16 7:49:58 PM drac0blade
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** Later, [[spoiler:Matt, having been driven insane, throws himself down an elevator shaft.]] although this one may have been an accident

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** Later, [[spoiler:Matt, having been driven insane, throws himself down an elevator shaft.]] although this one may have been an accidentaccident.
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