"Grave Encounters 2" focuses on film student Alex Wright, a fan of the first film who comes to believe that it may not just be a movie. Alex is contacted by blogger 'Death Awaits 666', who sends him a link that appears to show that "Grave Encounters"' lead actor Sean Rogerson is alive and is trapped in the building that was the setting for the film. Death Awaits 666 tells Alex that the mental institution from "Grave Encounters" is only a few hours' drive from his campus. Armed with borrowed video equipment Alex and his friends drive to the building to meet the mysterious blogger, and once there quickly realize that Death Awaits 666 is not a person but is the building itself. They are relentlessly attacked by the ghosts of former patients and must use their knowledge of the first film to try and find a way to escape.