POSTERS

Preview: The Apparition (2012)

Synopsis:

After a group of college students inadvertently summon a ghost into a young couples home, they attempt to evict the spectre before it kills them.

  • Poster: D-

Review:

I could swear I've seen this design before, but I can't remember where. Regardless, the poster doesn't seem to have anything to do with the plot of the film, except a tangential relationship to a scene at the end of the trailer. If it's intended to titillate, someone should should tell the designer that horror isn't sold on that concept any longer.

  • Trailer: D+

Review:

When I rail against the generic nature of horror films, this is precisely the lame, bloated concept that might sound good on paper, but in execution is entirely unappealing. The tagline is "once you believ, you die," but the entire trailer features men and women running and screaming from the terror that possesses the house? How are they not dead yet? They obviously believe...and that, in a nutshell proves my frustration.

Oscar Prospects:

None.

Release Date:

  • August 24, 2012