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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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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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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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Details

Official Sites:

Official site

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:

$2,841,488, 26 August 2012

Gross USA:

$4,936,819

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$9,627,492
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Datasat | Dolby Digital | SDDS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Delayed for over two years after Warner Bros. ended its relationship with production company Dark Castle Entertainment before finally releasing the film in August 2012. Warner Bros. gave the film the smallest wide-release it has given a major motion picture in its distribution history. See more »

Goofs

When Kelly connects Ben's hard drive to look what's inside, you can see that she only connects the AC cable and the files are already open on the computer. She needed to connect the USB cable to connect the hard drive to the computer and she needed to browse the hard drive to start any file. See more »

Quotes

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

Features Street Fighter IV (2008) 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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Average horror movie, but did you really expect anything else?
16 November 2012 | by HorrorOverEverythingSee all my reviews

If you are true horror fan you have most likely come to terms with the fact that a "Great" horror film is fairly rare nowadays. For the most part in the horror world all we get is remakes, reboots, and sequels. When we finally do get a stand alone movie it is easy to say that it will most likely just be an average movie (especially with ghost movies).

I for one am far past expecting horror films to scare me, so I was not very disappointed when I realized "The Apparition" was not going to be scary. There isn't really much scary stuff out there that hasn't already been done in some other film, so it is incredibly hard to surprise audiences with good scares. Nothing in this movie is going to really catch you of guard or makes you shiver with fear, but you will most likely be entertained through out.

The story is interesting enough, I never really found myself bored or wanting the film to end. It is also very short, which is actually a good thing in this case, since if it would have gone on for much longer I probably would have started to get fairly bored.

I see people saying this film is terrible, boring, horrible, etc. I wouldn't really call it any of those things. Its very average, and as long as you go into this expecting that you will not be letdown. It won't be a film you will rush out and suggest to your friends, but it is still entertaining nonetheless and if you find yourself bored on a Friday night this will do a good job of occupying a little over an hour of your time.

5/10


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