The Apparition
The Apparition (2012)

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.… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: August 24, 2012
DVD Release Date: November 27, 2012
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Critic Score: 3% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: The Apparition fails to offer anything original, isn't particularly scary, and offers so little in the way of dramatic momentum that it's more likely to put you to sleep than thrill you.

Ben Sachs
Chicago Reader

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.

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Frank Lovece

For casual viewers desiring a few scares, some suspense and a sustained sense of dread and malevolence, you could do worse.

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Jeremy Wheeler
TV Guide

Devoid of scares and energy, the picture is all bumps in the night and has nothing to set it apart from its other forgettable post-Japanese horror contemporaries.

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Mark Feeney
Boston Globe

The entity is a ghostly presence amid an even ghostlier absence. This is truly distressed real estate.

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Andy Webster
New York Times

Lights flicker; soap and cactuses blacken; claw marks appear; icky molds gather like hornet nests.

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Katherine Monk

In so many ways a missed opportunity, The Apparition looked like it could conjure a few scares in telling the story of a couple haunted by an entity they helped release, but this Ashley Greene vehicle fades into the void with a yawn.

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Mark Olsen
Los Angeles Times

Something lacking either body heat or visceral suspense.

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Keith Staskiewicz
Entertainment Weekly

Might give you a restless night, but only because you fell asleep in the theater.

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Mack Rawden

None of this matters at all because the main characters are completely unlikable, and the momentum is consistently ruined by poor decision-making.

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Flixster Audience Score: 24% Flixster User Reviews
Nicki Marie
It's exactly what you think it will be. No better or worse than any other straight to dvd horror movie. Felt like watching something creepy with a few… More
MisterYoda ?
two and a half
Everett Johnson
"Apparition" is the type of movie that makes you appreciate other movies, that you otherwise take for granted. This is kind of like "Paranormal… More
Tyler Robertson
I'm not gonna beat around the bush. This is the worst horror film I've ever seen. It's so bad that apparently it's been released in only… More
Liam Gadd
Joshua Wilburn
Every minute I kept saying... seems legit.