The Apparition

altRelease Date: August 24, 2012
Studio: Warner Bros.
Director: Todd Lincoln
Screenwriter: Todd Lincoln
Starring: Ashley Greene, Sebastian Stan, Julianna Guill, Luke Pasqualino
Genre: Horror, Supernatural Thriller
MPAArating: PG-13 (for terror/frightening images and some sensuality)

When frightening events start to occur in their home, young couple Kelly and Ben 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, but even with his help they may already be too late to save themselves from this terrifying force…

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Review: The Apparition
Every so often you see a film that is so daring and original you can’t help but marvel “how was this made?” in thick of the Hollywood scramble.  Somewhat more often you get a film that is so unfathomably bad you wonder “how did this get past everyone?”  But a lot more often than either of those you get a film like The Apparition that makes you ask “why did you even bother?” A “new” (quote-unquote) take on the classic haunted house narrative, The Apparition follows the travails of Kelly (Ashley Greene, Twilight) and Ben (Sebastian Stan, Captain America: The First Avenger) as strange occurrences begin to happen shortly after they move into Kelly’s parents’ rental home in Nowhere, California. Mold and spores begin to appear throughout the building, clothes are torn and ripped, and smaller living things like plants and dogs wither and die if they spend too long in doors.  It’s generally not good.
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Shock Video: A Chat With Ashley Greene & Todd Lincoln About The Apparition
Earlier this week, we ran our exclusive one-on-one discussion about The Apparition (and the horror industry) with writer-director Todd Lincoln.   Now, we have a extension of that interview as Shock was invited to meet up with Lincoln once again and his Apparition star Ashley Greene to chat even further about the film following a weekend screening. After the jump, you’ll find our video interview in which Lincoln touches on the effective score by Tomandandy and the film’s sound design.  Greene, meanwhile, reveals which film she revisited prior to shooting Apparition, how Lincoln’s tale tapped into her own internal fears and more. Head inside for the goods.
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Watch Two Clips from Todd Lincoln’s The Apparition
Warner Bros. released two clips from The Apparition, opening in theaters this Friday, August 24th.  See star Ashley Greene get attacked by her bed sheets and get trapped in the laundry room.  Don’t worry, Sebastian Stan is featured in one of the clips, too.  The film is directed and written by Todd Lincoln – check out our interview with the man here.
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Choice Cuts 48: Todd Lincoln, Director of The Apparition
When I moved back to Los Angeles many years ago, Todd Lincoln was one of the first directors I interviewed.  At the time, he was in line to helm a screen adaptation of Hack/Slash.  That film never worked out for him, so he moved on to a few other projects, including The Apparition which is seeing its release this Friday (August 24th). For our 48th episode of Choice Cuts, we pulled in Lincoln to discuss his supernatural thriller, his time on Hack/Slash, the fate of his Danger Girl adaptation and the two projects he is currently at work on: Joe Hill’s Twittering from the Circus of the Dead and The Nye Incidents.
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Welcome The Apparition Trailer & One-Sheet
Dark Castle’s latest endeavor, The Apparition, is getting a release through Warner Bros. on August 24th (one week before The Possession) and, today, the trailer and poster have made their debut. With an ominous voice over, the trailer gives us a taste of the frightening events that start to occur in a young couple’s home when they 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, but even with his help they may already be too late to save themselves from this terrifying force. The film marks the feature director debut of Todd Lincoln.  Ashley Greene, Sebastian Stan, Julianna Guill, Tom Felton and Luke Pasqualino star.
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Ashley Greene Featured in New Photo from The Apparition, Director on Practical FX
MTV has premiered a new image from The Apparition, the supernatural thriller opening from Warner Bros. opening on August 24th.  Greene shares the screen with Sebastian Stan (Bucky in Captain America). Together, they play young couple Kelly and Ben who 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, but even with his help they may already be too late to save themselves from this terrifying force. After the jump you’ll find a larger look at the pic.
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Texas Chainsaw Massacre 3D & Sinister Get Moved
Finding a release date can be tricky for any horror movie, though one has to figure that October is still the best month for the genre as seen by the success of the “Saw” and “Paranormal Activity” movies and dozens of others, including Marcus Nispel’s 2003 The Texas Chainsaw Massacre remake.  That’s why it’s kind of surprising that ERC is reporting Lionsgate has moved their upcoming reboot of The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 3D back three months from its original pre-Halloween release date of October 5 to the first weekend of 2013 with a release on January 4. The ink on that release date change hadn’t even dried before Summit jumped on the now-open October 5 as the new release date for Scott (The Exorcism of Emily Rose) Derrickson’s found footage movie Sinister starring Ethan Hawke and Vincent D’Onofrio.
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