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Apartment 143 -- A team of parapsychologists try to figure out a strange phenomena occurring in an apartment building.

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Director:
Writer:
Rodrigo Cortés (written by)
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Release Date:
4 May 2012 (Mexico) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
The First Real Ghost Story
Plot:
A team of parapsychologists try to figure out a strange phenomenon occurring in an apartment building. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
Awards:
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User Reviews:
Better than Paranormal Activity, but that doesn't take much See more (59 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)
Francesc Garrido ... Heseltine

Fiona Glascott ... Ellen Keegan

Rick Gonzalez ... Paul Ortega

Kai Lennox ... Alan White

Gia Mantegna ... Caitlin White

Michael O'Keefe ... Dr. Helzer
Damian Roman ... Benny White
Laura Martuscelli ... Cynthia
Fermí Reixach ... Lamson
Souleymane Diop ... Concierge
Alex van Kuyk ... Man in the Subway
Marcel Barrena ... Paramedic 1
Vincent Damman ... Paramedic 2
Yatma Sall ... Paramedic 3
Susana García Díez ... Pedestrian 1
Natalia Regás ... Pedestrian 2

Óscar Durán ... Photographer
Núria Valls ... Benny's Teacher
Mireia Dalmau Quera ... Teenager 1
Laura Creus Xifra ... Teenager 2

Directed by
Carles Torrens 
 
Writing credits
Rodrigo Cortés (written by)

Produced by
Mikel Ayesta .... line producer (as Mikel Ayesta Otano)
Rodrigo Cortés .... producer
Susana García Díez .... associate producer
Adrián Guerra .... producer
Maite Lucas .... associate producer
Miguel Nadal .... associate producer
Víctor Reyes .... associate producer
Núria Valls .... delegate producer
Grégoire Melin .... producer (uncredited)
 
Original Music by
Víctor Reyes 
 
Cinematography by
Óscar Durán 
 
Film Editing by
Rodrigo Cortés 
Pepe Tito  (as José Tito)
 
Casting by
Nicole Daniels 
Courtney Sheinin  (as Courtney Bright)
 
Production Design by
María de la Cámara 
Gabriel Paré 
 
Costume Design by
Fran Cruz 
 
Makeup Department
Mónica Alarcón .... key hair stylist (as Mónica Alarcón Virgili)
Mónica Alarcón .... key makeup artist (as Mónica Alarcón Virgili)
Mónica Alarcón .... special makeup effects artist (as Mónica Alarcón Virgili)
Lola Cañas .... assistant hair stylist
Lola Cañas .... assistant makeup artist
 
Production Management
David Cárceles .... production manager
Víctor Martí .... post-production supervisor
Josep Pi .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Rodrigo Cortés .... second unit director
Anna González .... second assistant director (as Anna González Pascual)
Jorge Lareau .... assistant director
Xesca Ribas .... assistant director (as Xesca Ribas Pizá)
Javier Rodríguez .... first assistant director
 
Art Department
Gaby García .... prop buyer
Enric Masgrau .... art design assistant
Mateu Pasqual .... art design assistant
 
Sound Department
Manuel Carrión .... foley artist
Alayn Crespo .... boom operator
Jaime Fernández Salcedo .... dialogue editor: Filmigranas
Urko Garai .... sound mixer
José A. Manovel .... sound re-recording mixer: Factoría de Ruidos (as Jose A. Manovel)
James Muñoz .... sound designer
David Rodríguez .... foley mixer (uncredited)
Francisco Elías Toro Ramírez .... sound effects editor (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Kike Blanco .... special effects
Fernando Ruiz de Mendarozqueta .... special effects assistant
 
Visual Effects by
Dani Fornaguera .... visual effects artist
Àlex Villagrasa .... visual effects supervisor
Nicolas Zarza .... visual effects artist (as Nicolás Zarza)
 
Stunts
Raúl Cañadas .... stunts: Kai Lennox
Raúl Gómez .... assistant stunt coordinator
Antonio Higueruelo .... stunt coordinator (as Toni Higueruelo)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Thais Batlle .... additional assistant camera (as Thaïs Batlle)
Ricard Durany .... additional electrician (as Ricard Durany Llorens)
Juan Ramón Figueiras .... additional electrician (as Juan R. Figueiras Grobas)
Gonykikon .... electrician
Froilán Lugilde .... gaffer (as Froilán Lugilde Fernández)
Isaac Martínez .... additional electrician
Natalia Regás .... second assistant camera
Iván Rodríguez .... electrician
Xavi Ruiz Sánchez .... camera operator: making-of
Xavi Ruiz .... additional electrician
Guillem Subirats .... first assistant camera
Job Vermeulen Font .... still photographer
 
Casting Department
Sandra Sánchez .... extras casting (as Sandra Sánchez Vicente)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Mónica Ballesta .... costume buyer: dailies
Nuria Pascual-Andujar .... assistant costume designer
 
Editorial Department
Alberto Bernad .... assistant editor
Quique Cañadas .... digital intermediate colorist
Ramón Martos Calvo .... laboratory manager
Victor Martos .... color timer
Nacho Melero .... digital intermediate supervisor
Nacho Melero .... film output
Manolo Millán .... color grader
Laura Sánchez .... digital intermediate coordinator
 
Music Department
Juan Jose Aranda .... mixing engineer (as Juan José Aranda)
Javier Coble .... musician: dilruba
Rodrigo Cortés .... music editor (as Gonzalo Giráldez)
Rodrigo Cortés .... music producer
Víctor Reyes .... keyboards
Víctor Reyes .... music producer
Víctor Reyes .... orchestrator
 
Other crew
Marel Camarena .... production coordinator
Carlos Dengra .... location manager: Insitu Locations
Antonio Frutos .... making-of director and editor
Ferran Herranz .... distribution coordinator
Inés Massa .... production assistant
Berta Monge .... production trainee
Albert Perales .... production assistant
Dovile Poskonyté .... production accountant
Carlos Pérez .... financial controller
Daniel Pérez .... production accountant
Cristine Teeny Stillings .... production assistant
Carlos Vila Pérez .... animal trainer
Anna Vilà .... script supervisor (as Anna Vilà Parera)
Adam M. Stone .... product placement coordinator (uncredited)
Cat Stone .... product placement coordinator (uncredited)
 
Thanks
Blake Heiss .... special thanks
Lucien Knotter .... thanks
Brian Yuzna .... thanks
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Emergo" - Spain (original title)
"Apartment: 143" - Japan (English title) (imdb display title)
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MPAA:
Rated R for language and some terror
Runtime:
80 min
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17 out of 30 people found the following review useful.
Better than Paranormal Activity, but that doesn't take much, 28 May 2012
Author: HorrorQueen17 from United Kingdom

'Found Footage'/shot at home style horror movies are 10 a penny these days, mostly because they are relatively cheap and easy to film. As such, it takes a lot to make them original because there are so damn many of them. This had it's moments of originality but for the most part was same-old, same-old. However, Apartment 143 starts out a lot better than most, jumping straight into the story without the tedious back story of the investigators or family padding out the first half, which was a good move.

The basic story is that there are some spooky goings on surrounding a family consisting of Dad, daughter Caitlin and son Benny. The investigators pitch up in their house and stay there, setting up their equipment and monitoring the situation. There are a few jump scenes thrown in here and there, and some rather confusing explanations as to what is causing the phenomena.

The acting was mostly decent throughout, and the way the investigators conducted themselves was a lot more interesting than the typical cliché investigators, who freak out at the slightest thing.

The reason the Paranormal Activity money-grabbers are so dull is that virtually nothing happens, and if it does it happens right at the end of the movie. Thankfully Apartment 143 does give the viewer some supernatural goings on very quickly, and they are not badly done, but overall I felt it was just a little boring. Nothing like as bad as PA, and I watched the whole way through, but it wasn't 'edge of your seat' stuff, and none of the jump scenes got me.

The one thing I did like was how the tension built for the one scene where they are using the constant flash on the camera. I thought that was really well done, and the best scene in the movie.

All in all, it wasn't a bad found footage movie, and it might scare you a bit if you're not a horror buff, but for any aficionados it wasn't up to much. See it rather than Paranormal Activity, but for something better with more scares, grab Grave Encounters instead.

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