Grave Encounters, the supernatural thriller debuting at the Tribeca Film Festival, couldn’t come at a better time. The latest “found footage” offering to hit the genre scene, the film takes its cue from the myriad “ghost hunter” television shows that are competing against one another and asks the question: What if a team of paranormal investigators – who are not unfamiliar with fabricating the events they document – are up against a real malevolent force?
Directed by the Vicious Brothers (Stuart Ortiz and Colin Minihan), Grave Encounters introduces us to Lance Preston, the head of the film’s ghost hunting team, as played by Sean Rogerson. Smarmy and driven, Preston seems to be the culmination of every paranormal investigator you’ve seen on TV. And Rogerson nails it.