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      Apparition

      2019 1h 23m Horror List
      Reviews 36% Audience Score Fewer than 50 Ratings Young people using an app that connects the living with the dead find themselves in an abandoned castle. They have no idea the place has a horrific history tied to each of them. Read More Read Less Watch on Fandango at Home Buy Now

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      Christy Lemire FilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles) Reprehensible and off-putting. Dec 27, 2019 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Bill G Boring. Tedious. Filled with pointless character arcs that go nowhere. Rated 1 out of 5 stars 01/26/24 Full Review anthony l Points for being original and enough scary moments to keep you entertained. With that being said, I do not think it was a great movie. At times it was slow and drawn out. A lot of room for improvement but a cool idea of using an app to communicate with the dead. Overall ok Rated 3 out of 5 stars 03/30/23 Full Review jeff l I was very, very bored. They tried to create a deep complex story, that just wasn't. The ending was ridiculous. Rated 1.5 out of 5 stars 03/31/23 Full Review tim s Loosely based on an APP idea currently circulating on YouTube. A geeky software designer develops an app for phones that detects and connects to spirits. After a family pre wedding get together, a group undertake to try the App out and discover some dark family secrets. A relatively good premise but poorly executed. The main problem for this film is that the background set up is so unbelievable it becomes almost comical. A private correction school run by a wealthy maniac and a group of somewhat military / police type guards with an absence of teachers and support staff. This allows for mass murder of the inmates by the unchecked group of maniac friends. Fast forward to the present day pre wedding get together and the app calls out to the now grown up children of the maniacs for spirits to wreak revenge on the family blood line. Rated 1.5 out of 5 stars 03/30/23 Full Review Audience Member Claims to be based on actual events, starts off with potential and stays mostly solid throughout but gets a bit confusing when it starts jumping between different timelines. Fairly standard vengeful spirit horror flick. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 02/07/23 Full Review Audience Member A promising idea that sadly fell flat in production. A choppy plot, bad acting, no character background or development, and worst of all: no satisfying end. The app in question is barely mentioned, used more as a convenient Siri-style ghost GPS that occasionally audibly warns you when you're near or making a connection with a ghost (much less useful when it takes the app twenty minutes after ghosts start showing up and killing people to announce "you've made a connection"). The characters themselves are a strange hybrid of paper dolls with voice pull strings, having no real presence but saying quippy line after quippy line (useful to lighten the mood, less useful when there's no actual mood established that might need lightening). Don't even get me started on the constantly arguing, hateful, and downright cruel main "couple" of the movie, one of which proves to be our lead. (gotta love a fiancé who uses your dead mom to mock you) The storytelling is confusing at best, messy at worst and while I saw what they were trying to do with the deliberately unnamed references and vague allusions, too much ambiguity only serves to confuse an audience and that's exactly what happened here. But I've set aside bad acting and confusing plots to like a movie before, which brings me to my main gripe: no satisfaction. We spend the first half of the movie watching young boys be tortured in some "reform" school and go in thinking 'ok yes, revenge, I'm here for it' only to watch them die and jump forward 20 years to find the abusers alive and well and living their best lives. Eventually they die, but each death is quick quick quick, like the director was too squeamish to allow too much death on screen so we just hopped on past it. If we had gotten some sort of meaning in ANY of the deaths the movie might have been salvageable, but as is it serves only as a disappointment that I'm glad I rented instead of bought. Rated 1.5 out of 5 stars 01/29/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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      Synopsis Young people using an app that connects the living with the dead find themselves in an abandoned castle. They have no idea the place has a horrific history tied to each of them.
      Director
      Waymon Boone
      Producer
      Mark S. Allen, Howard Burd
      Screenwriter
      Mark S. Allen
      Production Co
      Make The Movie
      Genre
      Horror
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Dec 24, 2019
      Runtime
      1h 23m
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