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Trailer Talk: The Apparition

May 31, 2012


The concept is interesting enough.  Some young attractive folks test a theory that ghosts only exist because we believe in them.  Ergo, to believe in a ghost can facilitate the manifestation of one.  It works, “it” is pissed, and it haunt-hunts them down one by one.  The imagery and F/X strategy feel just like Pulse, but the trailer offers a variety of approaches to prey upon the paranormally-intrigued protagonists.

Release Date: August 24th, 2012

CLICK HERE to watch the trailer.

This looks like Americanized releases of Pulse (2006) and The Grudge (2004) had a child…as if the Grudge ghost was the evil force in Pulse, more specifically.  Trailers can be very deceiving.  This flick has all the potential to be as good as either of its siring movies, but could just as well turn into another One Missed Call disaster.

I’ve been batting just over .500 with horror trailers lately.  My Trailer Talk on Grave Encounters paid off well.  So did The Cabin in the Woods.  But my hopeful expectations of Chernobyl Diaries led only to crushing disappointment.

No means no, Grudge ghost!

Some Concerns:  First off, writer/director Todd Lincoln hasn’t really done anything yet other than an early screenplay for the Devil’s Due comic-to-movie Hack/Slash; the producers have almost no horror experience between them; and none of the actors have the experience to capture the audience—not that horror movies typically do.  The cast includes Tom Felton (Draco Malfoy of the Harry Potter series; Rise of the Planet of the Apes) and the lovely Ashley Greene (the Twilight series) prancing around in her underwear looking scared.

Don’t worry, Ashley Greene.  If the Grudge ghost shows up he’ll use his baseball bat.  That should work, right?  Right?  A bat against a ghost…that only exists because we believe it does?

6 Comments leave one →
  1. mmarnall permalink*
    May 31, 2012 9:20 am

    Maybe she should use her pouty emo vampire skills. Or she could just show the ghost, the entire collection of Twilight movies…that is sure to defeat all mythical, human and undead creatures big and small.

    • johnleavengood permalink
      June 2, 2012 12:40 am

      Finally someone has to pay the piper for their involvement in the Twilight saga! I hope she gets her soul yanked into the make-believe ghost-ridden “other side.”


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