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: 3%

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
"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."
‑ Jeremy Wheeler, TV Guide's Movie Guide
"It's frightening to think that a major studio like Warner Brothers would not only release a film this bad into theaters nationwide, but that it would even green light it in the first place."
‑ Mark H. Harris,
"a softball horror film, made for 13-year-old girls at a slumber party wanting to be sort of scared"
‑ Kevin Carr, 7M Pictures
"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
"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."
‑ Katherine Monk,
"Dull, dreary, pointless and bad, sporting shock scenes that don't shock, a grisly premise that doesn't make sense, and a meager cast of mostly uninterested-looking Hollywood lookers."
‑ Michael Wilmington, Movie City News
"This new supernatural thriller by first-time director Todd Lincoln has stinker written all over it. In indelible ink."
‑ Steve Newton, Georgia Straight
"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
"None of this matters at all because the main characters are completely unlikable, and the momentum is consistently ruined by poor decision-making."
‑ Mack Rawden,
"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
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