I have seen a lot worse, and reading the comments on here already left by reviewers i can see some valid points.
The " hand held " camera genre has run out of pace i think, what was scary has become tiresome, as most of the time you can't really see what's going on, and now they are finding new ways to create effects in order to titillate an audience,for example, in this we are treated to one of the cast breaking wind in thermal vision, really?
In a nutshell, we have 40 minutes of film filler involving some pretentious stereotypical young film student gradually becoming obsessed with the notion that the the original film " Grave Encounters " was in fact a TRUE LIFE event, passed off as a film for the sake of it's release.
We are clearly looking at the film in the same way the makers of The Blair Witch Project sold their film all those years ago.
It's best not to expect a life changing experience, and instead watch a group of students run around an asylum whilst they, one by one meet their doom.
There is some sort of bizarre " twist " introduced in the final act, which just makes the whole thing silly, when will filmakers ( and i am NOT a film student ) realise that LESS is MORE.
It delivers, more or less, what the first film did, with the added scare factor edged up a notch, although i personally enjoyed the first film, with the final act suddenly venturing into the territory known as " no, stop, the film doesn't need this!! " again, less is more.
Did you enjoy the first film? Yes, then this will do the same for you.
If you found the first one abhorrent, then may i suggest you pass this by.