The Apparition (2012) – Review

1 Star

The Apparition is an idiotic horror movie, featuring imbecile characters making moronic choices and decisions. It’s shot poorly, written haphazardly and acted with minimal investment. As it plays out through its obligatory steps, we are left with the impression that this was a paycheck for all involved. Nobody brought passion to the project. So, why should we care?

Kelly (Ashley Greene) and Ben (Sebastian Stan) have recently moved-in to a home in the desert city of Palmdale, CA. Before long the couple is horrified to discover that by night frightening occurrences are taking place in their home. Ben’s previous involvement with a university funded group testing parapsychology, has produced an entity that is now haunting them.

Kelly and Ben seek the help of a paranormal researcher (Tom Felton), but even with his intervening, it may not be enough to save themselves from the terrifying malevolent demon feeding on their fear.

Minimally plotted and phoned in by nearly every department, The Apparition isn’t deserving of its theatrical nation-wide distribution. I’ve seen more effective product on the straight-to-DVD shelf. Ashley Greene is a beauty and while the movie sucks, 90 minutes of star-gazing (or is it navel-gazing?) is always welcomed.

Director: Todd Lincoln
Stars: Ashley Greene, Sebastian Stan, Tom Felton

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