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Interview: Colin Vicious and Stuart Vicious (Grave Encounters)

Interview w/ Colin Vicious and Stuart Vicious
(Grave Encounters)

How did you come up with the concept for Grave Encounters?

Stuart: We had been searching for a low budget script idea and one day we were watching episodes of Ghost Adventures and Paranormal State on YouTube and we both just looked at each other and said “Why don’t we just do this?!”.

Colin: It just seemed like a no brainer. It was the absolute perfect vehicle for making a found footage film. The whole appeal behind these ghost hunting shows is that you want to see something….but I think most of the time people are let down because they never do. We wanted to make the ultimate “ghost hunting show gone wrong” where you definitely DO see something.

Read our exclusive review on Grave Encounters

Is the Collingwood Psychiatric Hospital a real place?

Colin: No, it is fictional. However, the location we used is a real abandoned mental institution.

Stuart: And the history presented in the film is based on truth. The place really was built at the turn of the century and they did lobotomies and other early experimental procedures there on real people.

How long did it take to film this movie?

Colin: 2 days and 10 nights.

Did you actually film the night vision shots in the pitch black?

Colin: Yes.

Did you work with any real paranormal investigators for research material?

Stuart: We read books. Watched a lot of tv and read a lot on the net.

The film style of your movie was made popular by Blair Witch Project and again more recently with Paranormal Activity. In the filmmaking process, do you consciously try to be different or try to be the same as those two movies?

Stuart: I think the main thing we tried to do differently was be less subtle then either of those films…

Colin: We wanted to make a found footage film that had a lot of big jolts and shocks in it. We wanted to SEE the demon, not just see it close doors or move bedsheets but actually see it run at you! Being another found footage style film you are always going to be compared to bwp and pa. It is what it is.

Stuart: Yeah, that comparison is fine by me. Both those movies made a lot of money!

Watch the Trailer for “Grave Encounters”

Do you have a favorite scene from Grave Encounters?

Stuart: The Psychic’s grand entrance to the hospital and the sh*tty car he arrives in. (The car belonged to our AD, Michael Bendner)

Colin: When Lance has a tasty treat in the tunnel.

During the filming of the movie, did anything legitimately creepy happen?

Colin: A crew member swears he was pushed down a flight of stares. I think he was drunk on the job. No but seriously. It’s found footage. The footage is 100% real. We found it. It’s real scary.

How can our Horrornews.net fans see Grave Encounters?

Colin: On demand starting aug 25 nationwide or check our eventful.com/graveencounters for theatrical dates. Demand it!!!

Do you believe in the paranormal?

Colin: Yes. Ghosts exist and we have proof. The film is proof. Undeniable proof.

Interview: Colin Vicious and Stuart Vicious (Grave Encounters)

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16 Responses to Interview: Colin Vicious and Stuart Vicious (Grave Encounters)

  1. Bikas hazarika says:

    Hi, m bikas 4m Assam, India. I want ur team 2 do a reasearch in our state of d paranormal activities. I am very xcited abt it whether they really exist or nt.

  2. Trey Sykes says:

    So this footage was real?

  3. Anonymous says:

    Great job guys….my fav is the girls hair….u HAD me till the chik in the corner…lol

  4. Ethan Sutty says:

    i have another question that shold have been highlighted grey

    How did you make the extra hallway on the outside of the front door that said DEATH AWAITS

    • megzter says:

      the doors is what had said DEATH AWAITS… they prolly just moved the doors from the front entrance to a hall way door hing… that is what i would do.

      • spookchickpurple says:

        I *love* this movie. My favorite is the girl in the corner with the big ass mouth! LoL I liked the movie so much actually that I am going to my friend’s adult Halloween party as her. I have yet to get my mouth to look “real” though. Its cool cuz, from behind, she looks like me! Even my husband thought so.

        Colin and Stuart, I don’t know if you can respond to me but I have aa question.. Does this ghost have a name in the movie? I can’t find her listed as anything but “ghost”.

        You guys seem like awesome people. I would love to meet you… and be a ghost in the next Grave Encounters! :) Can’t wait to see part 2.

      • spookchickpurple says:

        I *love* this movie. My favorite is the girl in the corner with the big ass mouth! LoL I liked the movie so much actually that I am going to my friend’s adult Halloween party as her. I have yet to get my mouth to look “real” though. Its cool cuz, from behind, she looks like me! Even my husband thought so.

        Colin and Stuart, I don’t know if you can respond to me but I have aa question.. Does this ghost have a name in the movie? I can’t find her listed as anything but “ghost”.

        You guys seem like awesome people. I would love to meet you… and be a ghost in the next Grave Encounters! :) Can’t wait to see part 2.

  5. jimmy says:

    i wood like to to make
    grave eccounters 3 to see what going on in the psychiatric hospital,
    it’ spook as hell is there is the other but i love it if there are ghosts will
    got to now good by.

  6. Bob smith says:

    Can u send me the location of the building. I am an paranormal investigator

    • Jordan Anderson says:

      You’ll find the hospital here.

      http://www.urbanghostsmedia.com/2010/02/riverview-mental-hospital-more-from-west-lawn/

      • Anonymous says:

        It’s actually here in Maryland, it’s called Collingwood Psychiatric Hospital and is said to be extremely haunted and has reports of accidental deaths and legit disappearances .

  7. ruth elizabeth botello esparza says:

    i wonder if is gonna be the second part of this movie???????? i liked so much this movie it was awesome¡ by the way, i have a friend of mine and i lost her address and phone number from maryland, her name is Mrs. Loise Rodgers if you know about her please give her my e-mail. Thank you¡

  8. i liked so much this movie, I hope could be a newone like the second part. Thank you¡

  9. Melissa says:

    So I was right. The movie it self was based on true events.
    What happened to Sean? Haven’t heard anything
    About him since the movie?

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