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The Appearing (2014)

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A woman once possessed by a mysterious entity uncovers a shocking secret about her past and must face the demon that dwells inside of her.

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Michael
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Dr. Shaw
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Sheriff Hendricks
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Kenneth
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Rachel
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Father Callahan
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Dr. Farnell
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Susie Dudley
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Margo Dudley
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Wade Fleener
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Morgan
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Katherine
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Tina
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Martha May
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After suffering a tragic loss, a city detective named Michael and his wife move to a small town, where Michael joins the town police force. His first case, involving a missing person, leads him to discover that the town is plagued by a dark supernatural force. Michael will have to summon every ounce of courage in order to fight this darkness before it takes everything from him. Written by Grindstone Entertainment Group

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Rated R for bloody horror violence. | See all certifications »
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The House is the Bates-Residence from Psycho. See more »

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(at around 30 mins) Rachel hears a child's voice coming from the old, unplugged radio. As she gets closer, both plug and wire are in a different position. See more »

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References The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance (1962) See more »

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Don't expect anything extraordinary to appear here...
15 April 2014 | by (Denmark) – See all my reviews

While there are far better and worse possession movies out there, then "The Appearing" really didn't bring anything new to the genre, nor did it manage to differentiate itself from many other movies in the genre.

The storyline was easy to follow, perhaps a bit too simple at times, but it was weighed down by the fact that the movie never really got up into gear and left its mediocre pace in its wake.

The acting in the movie was wooden at best, and there weren't really any particular performances that stood out in any way. There was an shadow cast over the entire movie, from what appeared to be a fact that people weren't really putting their souls and wholeheartedly efforts into this movie.

The effects were actually adequate, as were the storyline of the movie. Well, don't go and expect multi-million dollar effects here though, but the effects were used to good extend and did their jobs well enough.

If it was deliberate that there were absolutely no chemistry between Rachel (played by Emily Brooks) and Michael (played by Will Wallace), then director Daric Gates did a good job, because there were absolutely no on-screen chemistry between these two at all. It does put a notion into the mind though; was it because the characters were growing apart and becoming estranged because of the death of their daughter, or if it was because of the lack of talent of the actors, well...

For a horror / thriller movie, then "The Appearing" was frightfully devoid of anything even remotely scary or shocking.


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