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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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$17,000,000 (estimated)

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

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$4,930,798 (USA) (5 October 2012)
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Although similarities have been drawn between this film and Japanese horror film Pulse (2001), this film is not officially a remake of that film, any similarities were purely coincidental. See more »

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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 »

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Kelly: The only way to protect ourselves is to live in a box.
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Featured in The Big Review: Summer Trailer Park Series (2012) See more »

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Written by Hayley Williams and Taylor York
Performed by Paramore
Produced by Justin Meldal Johnsen
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Highly Recommended to Those Who Want to Torture Themselves
27 August 2012 | by (Louisville, KY) – See all my reviews

The Apparition (2012)

* (out of 4)

The horror film Warner tried to sneak into theaters and hope no one noticed it. Sadly, I noticed it but thankfully it was only a $5 show (which was still a rip). Couple Kelly (Ashley Greene) and Ben (Sebastian Stan) arrive in a new home only to discover strange things happening. Kelly is all confused but apparently Ben recognizes this "haunting" due to an experiment he did in college where one of his best friends mysteriously vanished. While watching THE APPARITION my mind started to go back to the mid 90's before SCREAM came along and the horror genre was just delivering some pretty awful movies. This here reminded me of one of them because there's really nothing going right in this picture, which starts with an incredibly boring and unscary pre-credits sequence and sadly things just get worse from here. I'm sure in the writing stages people get an idea, look over it, make changes, take away the bad and add some good. They re-work the process until they come up with a story that they can work with. It really does seem that this film just took the first bad idea and filmed it so that they could get anything in a theater before Halloween. The entire story here is just simply bad, laughable and there were times where I just wanted to walk out on it. The entire situation is something I'll avoid spoiling for those who do decide to see the film but it all adds up to a half-baked idea that never works and the ending is just downright stupid. I'd say the studio should be thankful that no one is watching this or else it would probably be getting some heat. The performances aren't anything to write home about but I enjoyed Greene for the most part. THE APPARITION is obviously trying to follow in the PARANORMAL ACTIVITY foot steps but there's not a single scare to be had here.


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