The Apparition
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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 force. -- (C) Warner Bros.

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 4%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"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."
‑ Ben Sachs, Chicago Reader
"For casual viewers desiring a few scares, some suspense and a sustained sense of dread and malevolence, you could do worse."
‑ Frank Lovece, Newsday
"From start to finish, the movie basks in horrible horror clichés that will leave viewers straining to find something original in the proceedings."
‑ John Hanlon, Big Hollywood
"The apparition, because it's lame, spends a lot of its time tying clothes into knots, moving dressers, and opening doors."
‑ Walter Chaw, Film Freak Central
"A thinly sketched paranormal thriller stripped almost bare of anything that might provide some color, complication or personality."
‑ Brent Simon, Screen International
"The entity is a ghostly presence amid an even ghostlier absence. This is truly distressed real estate."
‑ Mark Feeney, Boston Globe
"Lights flicker; soap and cactuses blacken; claw marks appear; icky molds gather like hornet nests."
‑ Andy Webster, New York Times
"a softball horror film, made for 13-year-old girls at a slumber party wanting to be sort of scared"
‑ Kevin Carr, 7M Pictures
"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."
‑ William Bibbiani, CraveOnline
"The Apparition is a rare example of filmmaking failure that is so complete, it will exacerbate its audience in nearly every way possible."
‑ Kofi Outlaw, ScreenRant
"Something lacking either body heat or visceral suspense."
‑ Mark Olsen, Los Angeles Times
"Might give you a restless night, but only because you fell asleep in the theater."
‑ Keith Staskiewicz, Entertainment Weekly
"This new supernatural thriller by first-time director Todd Lincoln has stinker written all over it. In indelible ink."
‑ Steve Newton, Georgia Straight
"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."
‑ John J. Puccio, Movie Metropolis
"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."
‑ Matt Joseph, We Got This Covered
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