The Apparition Review

Movie: The Apparition
By: J Rotten
Date: December 2, 2012

When you're haunted.

Lights out, volume high and sit back to enjoy another ghost movie. Well that's what I thought when I decided to watch The Apparition. I didn't expect anything from the movie because the criticasters weren't that positive about it. Let's just see if it is as bad as everybody is saying.

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.

The Apparition

The film started out quite well with some 'real-life' footage. I liked how they build up the story but soon it started out to go on further on the wrong foot. The movie is so damn chaotic that I never got sucked in to it. That's very disappointing because the storyline of the movie had so much potential to be a good horror ghost film. The acting was pretty miserable, only Ashley Greene (one of the stars of the Twilight series) was worth watching but I honestly can't say if that's because of her looks or because of her acting skills.

The Apparition

Normally I watch a ghost movie because of the thrills and maybe some scares that could pop up somewhere in the story. It doesn't matter for me if it are cheap thrills, I just want to feel the adrenaline pumping trough my veins now and then but this film didn't do that. Most of the short time (the movie is only 74 minutes long) you're watching at a love story of the two lovebirds Ben and Kelly who are celebrate an holiday in a holiday home of Kelly's parents. The setting is really great because all houses in that neighborhood are from high class people except one of them. That seems to be a perfect set up for things that go to bump in the night but Todd Lincoln never used it well. Occasionally you see an open door that supposed to be closed, hear a freaky sound or see some furniture moving. But all of these things happen while you expect it. While the movie is only 74 minutes like I mentioned before it felt like a good two hours and that isn't a good thing. The pace of The Apparition is much too slow to make the film anywhere near exciting. Todd Lincoln tried to make a horror movie that goes a step further about storyline but he failed horribly.

The Apparition

I never regret that I watched The Apparition but it left me disappointed. The film has a great base but Lincoln made it so sloppy that it never reached its potential. The lack of scare moments made it a movie that felt a bit of a waste of time to me. I would not recommend it at all but if you like to see Ashley Reed prancing around in her bikini: Go ahead!



The Apparition


The Apparition


Todd Lincoln






Ashley Greene, Sebastian Stan and Tom Felton