Studio Synopsis ~ 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.
Studio: Warner Bros.
Running Time: 82 minutes
Number of Disks: 2
– The Apparition: A Cinematic Specter
– The Dark Realm of Paranormal
– Haunted Asheville
– The Experiment of the Apparition
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With a conjured specter and circumstances that have haunted the halls of countless better films, “The Apparition” fails to offer anything in this realm, or the next, worthy of a sleepless bump in the night. And even though both a former Cullen and Slytherin head up the paranormal panic – in the forms of Ashley Greene and Tom Felton, who played bubbly vamp Alice Cullen in the just wrapped Twilight Saga and death-dealing wizard Draco Malfoy in the Harry Potter films, respectively – the exhausted tricks in this bag of bland make even the large light names no match for its weighted weakness.
Those who will find the charming novelty in seeing Green and Felton in something that doesn’t require wands or wispy vamps may find enjoyment, if only for those facts, but most of the audience will probably end up feeling as trapped and helpless as Kelly and Ben.
The extras menu is a bit perplexing, as it seems to offer more of a cohesive direction than even the film itself. Felton and Stan provide the missing reasoning between the paranormal theories floating about the film in “The Apparition: A Cinematic Specter”, and a real-life “paranormal investigator” is on hand to offer reality based information as well.
The “Dark Realm of Paranormal” feature extends the reality based content, and “Haunted Asheville” explores the town in which Joshua Warren – the paranormal investigator – was inspired to write his 1996 book of the same title. The final feature, “The Experiment of the Apparition” guides viewers through the process of performing the opening sequence ceremony as it would be done in real-life.
So with a nod toward niche novelty, but a played out plot and less than entity, “The Apparition” hovers over to the milder side of ghostly rides.
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Central Cast: Ashley Greene | Sebastian Stan | Tom Felton | Julianna Guill | Luke Pasqualino
Director: Todd Lincoln
Central Writers: Todd Lincoln
Theatrical Release: August 24, 2012
Blu-Ray/DVD Release: November 27, 2012
Genre: Horror | Thriller
Supporting Cast and more Writers found HERE