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Grave Encounters review

Ghost hunters from a reality TV show lock themselves into an abandoned mental hospital.

Cinematic siblings the Vicious Brothers' debut sees a TV crew of ghost hunters investigate a haunted insane asylum to see what spookiness they can rustle up.

This is the exact premise of every “paranormal investigation” show currently clogging up cable but, in this case, it appears the haunting may be all too real – and it may be the building itself that is possessed.

Despite its meagre budget, Grave Encounters boasts surprisingly solid acting, vertigo-baiting hand-held camera antics and enough [REC] - style shock-horror to keep your pulse throbbing throughout.

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Ken McIntyre

Ken McIntyre is a freelance writer who has spent years covering music and film. You'll find Ken in the pages of Total Film and here on GamesRadar, using his experience and expertise to dive into the history of cinema and review the latest films. You'll also find him writing features and columns for other Future Plc brands, such as Metal Hammer and Classic Rock magazine.