From start to finish, the movie basks in horrible horror clichés that will leave viewers straining to find something original in the proceedings.
| Original Score: 0.5/5
a softball horror film, made for 13-year-old girls at a slumber party wanting to be sort of scared
| Original Score: 2.5/5
This new supernatural thriller by first-time director Todd Lincoln has stinker written all over it. In indelible ink.
| Original Score: 0/5
The apparition, because it's lame, spends a lot of its time tying clothes into knots, moving dressers, and opening doors.
| Original Score: 1/4
When I finally get around to writing a textbook, this is going to be one of my primary examples of how not to make a horror movie.
| Original Score: 1.5/10
I like a good ghost story, but 'The Apparition' is nothing like a good ghost story. It's more like a Syfy Channel show where they try to scare people in a darkened room.
| Original Score: 3/10
A thinly sketched paranormal thriller stripped almost bare of anything that might provide some color, complication or personality.
| Original Score: 1.5/5
The Apparition is a rare example of filmmaking failure that is so complete, it will exacerbate its audience in nearly every way possible.
Every fo paux The Apparition commits stems from a general atmosphere lacking any vibrant heartbeat, creating characters and conflicts which are tragically birthed on life support.
| Original Score: 2.5/10
Todd Lincoln, in his directorial debut, shows the restraint of a young Val Lewton. Things go bad oh-so-slowly ...
| Original Score: 2/4
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.
When you look into this abyss, it yawns back at you.
Plants wither and furniture is rearranged, as if the demon were an inconsiderate housesitter.
The whole ordeal only lasts 82 minutes, but that's still too long for a film with no ambition aside from lightening your wallet.
| Original Score: .5/5
Doesn't offer anything new, let alone entertaining.
The entity is a ghostly presence amid an even ghostlier absence. This is truly distressed real estate.
| Original Score: 1.5/4
A run of the mill horror flick that gets worse and worse as it progresses
Something lacking either body heat or visceral suspense.
| Original Score: 1/5
It's simply one of the worst horror movies I've ever seen in my life; such a waste of time being in that theater. It's so wholly awful it's almost an acheivement how bad it is.
For casual viewers desiring a few scares, some suspense and a sustained sense of dread and malevolence, you could do worse.
| Original Score: 2.5/4