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The Apparition (2012)

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A couple is haunted by a supernatural presence that is unleashed during a college experiment.

Director:

Todd Lincoln

Writer:

Todd Lincoln
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Ashley Greene ... Kelly
Sebastian Stan ... Ben
Tom Felton ... Patrick
Julianna Guill ... Lydia
Luke Pasqualino ... Greg
Rick Gomez ... Mike
Anna Clark ... Maggie
Suzanne Ford ... Woman at Vet
Tim Williams ... Office Executive
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Storyline

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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Taglines:

Once you believe, you die. See more »

Genres:

Horror | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Parents Guide:

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Official Sites:

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Country:

USA | Germany

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 August 2012 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

La aparición See more »

Filming Locations:

California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$17,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,955,000, 26 August 2012, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$4,930,798, 7 October 2012
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Sound Mix:

Datasat | Dolby Digital | SDDS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

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 »

Goofs

When Ben and Kelly are shopping, Ben picks up the tent case like there's nothing in it. See more »

Quotes

Kelly: The only way to protect ourselves is to live in a box.
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Connections

References Psycho (1960) See more »

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Get Up
Written by Kevin W. Buchholz and Jessie Shapiro
Performed by Kevin W. Buchholz and Jessie Shapiro
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Entertaining but very generic and unoriginal
23 August 2012 | by helmuttySee all my reviews

A rare horror movie I have ever watched in cinema. The premise and Ashley Greene are the ones that actually attracted me. I thought the tag line of 'You believe, you die' could have become something interesting but unfortunately, it is only touch and go. Ashley Greene is no doubt hot and her acting is not bad. Unfortunately, the movie is somewhat disappointing thanks to its so generic story and short runtime.

The good: Ashley sizzles up the screen. The music is surprisingly okay for a horror movie. I like how it does not resort to shocking the audience with cheap jump scenes unlike other movies that are eager to make the audience jump often. Sadly, those are what I like about the movie.

The bad: Lots of things for a horror movie. The story is nothing original which is a disappointment. It is very straight-forward with no twist. Just some ghostly events string up together. The runtime is one of the biggest crime. It is only 1 hour and 22 minutes and take away the credit's runtime and you get...nothing much. The story just zip to the ghostly events. Nothing much about the ghostly stuff is said. The climax, I must say, is one of the worst climax I have seen in a horror movie. It is almost anti-climax but I won't spoil anything. It just has no resolution. It is also not that scary nor intense. Acting is okay but fans of Tom Felton and Julianna Guill will be disappointed.

Overall: It is barely worth a watch in cinema. I am sure it could be viewed as better when it is released on DVD/Blu-ray. The Apparition is a disappointingly generic low-budget horror movie which is a pity. The cast and the premise should have more potential to be interesting.


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