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The Apparition (2012)

PG-13  |   |  Horror, Thriller  |  24 August 2012 (USA)
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A couple is haunted by a supernatural presence that is unleashed during a college experiment.



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When frightening events start to occur in their home, young couple Kelly and Ben discover they are being haunted by a presence that was accidentally conjured during a university parapsychology experiment. The horrifying apparition feeds on their fear and torments them no matter where they try to run. Their last hope is an expert in the supernatural, but even with his help they may already be too late to save themselves from this terrifying force. Written by Anonymous

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Rated PG-13 for terror/frightening images and some sensuality | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

24 August 2012 (USA)  »

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$17,000,000 (estimated)

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$2,955,000 (USA) (24 August 2012)


$4,930,798 (USA) (5 October 2012)

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When Kelly is unpacking and placing clothes in the drawer, the dresser moves about 8 inches while she is looking away. When she notices it and looks down at the carpet, she sees the indentation where the dresser leg was, but an elongated slight indentation is missing which the leg should have created by being dragged on the carpet. See more »


Kelly: The only way to protect ourselves is to live in a box.
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25 August 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The only redeeming part of this film was the bucket of popcorn that I ate out of boredom.

A group of college students conduct a séance to prove that spirits exist in the natural world. The project goes awry and results in one student being sucked into the wall while the others escape but are being haunted by the presence.

The tag line and trailer made the film seem promising but as the movie progressed I lost all interest in the film because the plot made ABSOLUTELY no sense. The characters and their actions are silly and the film is neither creepy nor scary. There are no decent jump scenes.

To be fair, there is one somewhat creepy scene of a dead girl crawling beside a washer, but that is it.

So, save your money.

Also, Tom Felton...oh the mighty have fallen.

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