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?
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...
I seriously wish I could give this a zero. I knew I would hate this film, and sure enough I did. There is literally no effort put into this film in terms of everything it has, whether it be the scares, acting, and directing. To define the "scares" in this film, they're composed of things either moving an inch or opening on their own in a very slow manner, and occasional spouts of weird noises. However, there's about zero tension during the scenes and the characters have the most lifeless reactions to anything that's suppose to be scary. Essentially there is nothing redeeming in this effortless horror film that just takes every technique used in modern horror movies today, but…
There's a scene where Ashley Greene and Sebastian Stan are throwing tortilla chips at each other and argue about whether or not to go to Costco to buy a cactus for 6 minutes.
Horribly written and acted, The Apparition is complete garbage.
The tagline on the poster is, "Once you believe, you die." Well, what if the viewers or the characters never believed so that this excruciating 82 minutes never even took place?
The Apparition has got to be the most the most shamelessly PG-13 horror films I've ever seen. Every element feel like it was designed for test audiences (the blandly attractive cast, the played-to-death paranormal haunting plot, the nondescript digital visual style, etc.) with little to no artistic thought. I went in hoping this would be bad enough to laugh at but with the exception of some ham-fisted Costco product placement there isn't anything eccentric or unique enough to be funny; its a draining experience throughout it's entire and thankfully short run time.
In keeping with the spirit of experimentation so inspiringly embodied by the characters of ‘The Apparition’, Letterboxd hereby presents, unexpurgated and in full, a full transcript of the notes taken by Statler_Waldorf on the night of 17 August 2015 during his inaugral viewing of Warner Bros. Pictures’ supernatural horror opus…
• Faux amateur camera footage. I hate faux amateur camera footage. From now on, just for my own amusement, I'm going to pretend that every director that uses faux amateur camera footage (FACF) is a no-talent, fraudulent hack. Just for my own amusement, you understand.
• Cactus on the dashboard – girl, that’s dangerous!
• I don’t like this music score at all. At all.
• This is actually a…
Part of the Halloween Horror (and Beyond) Watchlist
Fear Factor (Harry): 0/10
The "Shit In Your Pants" Moment: When I realized I wasted 80 minutes of my life on what could possibly be the worst film I've ever seen.
Verdict: Fuck, man. :(
Horror movie? Really?
This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.
Imagine if this story was part of the Twilight Zone. You’d think that you could watch this, with decent B-listers, for 22 or 44 minutes. Now, imagine that the synopsis isn’t telling your the whole truth (their experiment actually woke up beings from beyond who can manipulate reality, Lovecraft style); you’d be still interested, wouldn’t you? Sadly, imagine that they’re going with one of the Harry Potter kids as most known actor in the movie and set him up as a minor character. Imagine that everyone else is a bunch of small fries (except maybe Ashley Greene, who reprises her lack of acting talent she’s shown in the Twilight saga). Imagine that instead of an episode-length, you get a full…
La ashley green é veramente una gran bela fighetta. Il film invece, é veramente una porcata. I casi son due, o sta zozzona aveva bisogno di liquidi ingenti per pagarsi i debiti di droga/gioco...ma non mi sembra il caso, dato il successo della serie twilight. Oppure é una a cui semplicemente piace fare dei film di mmerda. A me, frega poco, un paio di colpi glieli darei moooooooolto volentieri. Nel film é presente anche il tizio biondo che nei film di harry potter faceva lo stronzo con tutti, qui é inutile.
Although first-time writer/director Todd Lincoln has a good eye for nice cinematography, The Apparition is a brutally boring, poorly written, badly acted (even by talented actors like Sebastian Stan and Tom Felton), terribly non-frightening horror film where nothing actually happens.
Horror movies are by far my favorite, so I've decided to make a list with all of them I remember…
Horror movies I've seen. List copied from my IMDB account. It will keep expanding.
In no particular order.