The Apparition (2012)

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Critic Consensus: The Apparition fails to offer anything original, isn't particularly scary, and offers so little in the way of dramatic momentum that it's more likely to put you to sleep than thrill you.


Movie Info

When frightening events start to occur in their home, young couple Kelly (Ashley Greene) and Ben (Sebastian Stan) 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, Patrick (Tom Felton), but even with his help they may already be too late to save themselves from this terrifying … More

Rating: PG-13 (for terror/frightening images and some sensuality)
Genre: Mystery & Suspense, Horror
Directed By:
Written By: Todd Lincoln
In Theaters:
On DVD: Nov 27, 2012
Box Office: $4.9M
Runtime:
Warner Bros. Pictures - Official Site

Cast


as Maggie

as Patrick

as Office Executive

as Apparition
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Critic Reviews for The Apparition

All Critics (60) | Top Critics (11)

This horror movie from Warner Bros. is nothing special, but it's nice to see a modest genre entertainment buoyed by a major studio's resources.

Full Review… | August 31, 2012
Chicago Reader
Top Critic

The entity is a ghostly presence amid an even ghostlier absence. This is truly distressed real estate.

Full Review… | August 29, 2012
Boston Globe
Top Critic

Something lacking either body heat or visceral suspense.

Full Review… | August 28, 2012
Los Angeles Times
Top Critic

Devoid of scares and energy, the picture is all bumps in the night and has nothing to set it apart from its other forgettable post-Japanese horror contemporaries.

Full Review… | July 27, 2014
TV Guide's Movie Guide

In so many ways a missed opportunity, The Apparition looked like it could conjure a few scares in telling the story of a couple haunted by an entity they helped release, but this Ashley Greene vehicle fades into the void with a yawn.

Full Review… | July 27, 2014
Canada.com

None of this matters at all because the main characters are completely unlikable, and the momentum is consistently ruined by poor decision-making.

Full Review… | July 27, 2014
CinemaBlend.com

Audience Reviews for The Apparition

½

It's exactly what you think it will be. No better or worse than any other straight to dvd horror movie.
Felt like watching something creepy with a few scares and this delivers.
I think this movie has been unfairly panned. While it's not a masterpiece, it does make sense and, honestly, do you usually rent an unheard of horror movie for the great acting?
As it happens, cast is fine. Ashley Green is a decent actress, got to admit, she and the boyfriend are both so pretty it does feel a bit like an advert at first, but again, that's typical in this genre. Tom Felton is pretty good as well.
End credits are very nice to look at also.
I certainly wouldn't advise anyone to run out and purchase this, but if it happened to be on TV, I don't think it's a total waste of an hour and a bit. (Not all that long either at under 80 minutes).

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Nicki Marie

Super Reviewer

"Apparition" is the type of movie that makes you appreciate other movies, that you otherwise take for granted. This is kind of like "Paranormal Activity", only with a budget and zero of the creativity. "Activity" may not be a great horror movie, but when it came out it was inventive and unique. This is a rip off, and a very bad one at that. It's about a couple who are haunted in their home by a presence that was summoned during a college experiment. The acting is horrible, the story is generic, and the execution is poor. There is long stretches of just "spooky" music that doesn't move the story along, or provide any real suspense. All this movie made me want to do was re-watch the first "Paranormal Activity". If your a fan of horror or movies in general, you will probably be disappointed with this.

Everett Johnson
Everett Johnson

Super Reviewer

Embarassing.

Liam Gadd
Liam Gadd

Super Reviewer

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