a list that is trying to contain every horror film made that is not lost and is found on the…
Once You Believe You Die
Plagued by frightening occurrences in their home, Kelly and Ben learn that a university's parapsychology experiment produced an entity that is now haunting them. The malevolent spirit feeds on fear and torments the couple no matter where they run. Desperate, Kelly and Ben turn to a paranormal researcher, but even with his aid, it may already be too late to save themselves from the terrifying presence.
I wish I didn’t have to continually lament the state of modern horror but it really is in a sorry state. Todd Lincoln’s debut feature continues this worrying trend of limp terror and cheap jump scares as a young couple are terrorised by supernatural mould (the horror!).
Sebastian Stan and Ashley Greene move into their first home together only to discover death and decay has followed them after an earlier college experiment unleashed a malevolent entity into their lives. What follows is the familiar modern trend of loud bangs, dumb decisions and flat atmosphere.
It comes as little surprise that this tired and tension-free film only managed a DVD release here in the UK. Although arguably no worse than a…
"Your house killed my dog"
Stupefyingly bad and insulting on countless levels, The Apparition is a manifestation of everything wrong with not only the genre of horror, but movies in general. What a pathetic little marvel.
Letterboxd, you should have a zero star rating option. This is actually one of the worst movies I've ever seen.
The Good: Ashley Greene. Video game Blanka is cool. Costco: the land of never-ending supplies and samples.
The Bad: Ashley Greene. '94 movie Blanka is not cool. Costco: the land of never-ending lines. Molds. Fucking saguaros. Dullest. Horror flick. Ever.
The Bottom Line: This was supposed to be scary? No, forget that. This was supposed to be a movie?
Here is proof that I watch too many damn movies. It took almost 40 minutes to realize that I had seen this weak haunted house movie before. I did not like it then and I do not like it now. According to my records I watched this movie in December 2013....well since then I have watched 1284 more movies. During that time I am happy to report I had forgotten most of the movie....hopefully it will be as quickly forgotten now that I have seen the movie twice.
So very very bad. This movie has no ending. In fact, it seems like it has no 2nd half even. Things suddenly conclude midway, just as you think things are finally going to be explained! Yes, it's that bad!!! When the credits started rolling I was like, "HUH?!?!?!?!" That's it?! That was the end?!" But yes, it was. There wasn't even anything after the credits. I remained seated for a full 30 seconds stunned, wondering if I too had been deceived by the "apparition" we never found out more about.
A good looking, yet generic little horror movie which suffers from quite some flaws unfortunately. It did have some good ideas and some scary parts, but the movie as a whole leaves much to be desired because of its rushed start, bad acting, stupid script, unfitting soundtrack and lame ending (sponsored by Coleman tents apparently?!). I did like the science approach to the paranormal happenings and i thought Tom Felton (in contrary to the two main characters) did pretty wel in this flick. But that is unfortunately all there is to it. Watch at your own risk...
The paradox of films like this is they treat a woman showering as a spectacle, yet refrain from displaying actual nudity. In the same vein, we're presented with "scary" scenes that are never allowed to cross any boundaries -- because who wants to feel scared (or even mildly uncomfortable) when they watch a horror film, right?
"The Apparition" is noted as one of the worst horror films of the 2010s, and I think that is ludicrous. It is not great, however, it is nowhere near awful. Ashley Greene did a pretty good job with her performance, there were some great shots throughout, and Todd Lincoln soundly directed the film. I absolutely loved the ending, with its bleak and hopeless tone. The rest was alright. The two things that plague this film are studio interference to put useless jump scares throughout the runtime, and the screenplay. The writing has its moments, with some natural dialogue, a few well-defined characters, and an amazing ending, but Sebastian Stan's character and the exposition and cliches are not good. I wish…
I remember hearing about how disastrous this was when it came out and I never saw it for that reason. I saw it on Netflix and was like, "Oh, that piece of shit?" and decided to watch and live-tweet it. I didn't think that it would be THIS bad. I mean, this is a movie where the final shot of the movie is a shot from the trailer and the poster itself. It's a movie where the ghost kills people off for drinking Corona, or so I like to think. The progression of my misery is as follows:
9:43 pm: Watching The Apparition, that late-August "horror" movie from 2012. It's supposed to be a disaster. I'm kind of excited.
Labeled as the worst horror film of 2012, not to mention one of the biggest box-office bombs of the year, I expected worse. It's true, this film doesn't have a shred of originality, and it isn't scary, and there isn't much of a plot, and it tends to drag, but...I've seen worse. Honestly.
if you are watching this film because you really fancy seeing Tom Felton's non-Draco-related performance, he only gets about 10 minutes of screentime in this so you'll be disappointed, if like me, you see a harry potter actor in a film and go "OOOH I'LL WATCH THAT"
JUST A HEADS UP
if you don't care about tom felton, it's still not that great, except maybe being a B-movie which somewhat passes ALMOST has something higher??? nothing new. jumpscares. creepy mold uh oh. creepy hands uh oh. attractive lady uh oh.
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