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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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Horror | Thriller

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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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Not a total disaster, has some good scenes.
16 November 2012 | by (New Zealand) – See all my reviews

I was waiting for this movie to come out for a while now. The reason being that I'd heard a lot about it on some horror sites. So I finally got it the other day on DVD and although it wasn't great, it wasn't a total waste of time. The story is about a couple (Ben and Kelly) who move in to a newish house on a new estate. But soon after that they discover that they're being haunted by some sort of entity that Ben had released in to the world a year or so earlier with a group of friends. Now I know the story is nothing new but I did like the effects in this movie. There were some good WTF moments and a couple of scary-ish scenes but to me it felt like there was something missing, that it needed a couple of more scenes to tie it all together as I felt left wanting more from the plot, and the film was only 73 minutes long. It could have gone another 10 minutes I thought. So yes I did like the movie but it could have been much better. I give it a 7 out of 10.

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