If you haven’t been keeping up to date on the actors of the HP series, then you might not have heard of this movie yet. Or maybe you have. I believe it had been completed a while back and maybe it was just in post-production for quite a while, or maybe the studio was waiting for the right time to release such a film. The thing about horror movies is that you try not to have it compete with any really big films if you want it to be semi-successful, unless the film has a really original storyline, in which case there aren’t a lot of horror movies that do (a rarity would be something like “Cabin in the Woods,” one that actually teases the audience with many cliche horror stories to give us one great unique, funny, and crazy horror of a ride).
Anyway, here’s the synopsis of The Apparition from the Dread Central website, starring Tom Felton and some other people (I jest, Tom’s not the main protagonist):
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 (Tom Felton), but even with his help they may already be too late to save themselves from this terrifying force…
You can see the official first trailer here:
And here’s the official one-sheet poster:
I know, I know. Tom is not on the one-sheet, but no worries, here are some stills of Tom (as Patrick in the movie):
According to IMDB, the movie has a release date of August 24, 2012. As far as what I think of the actual film, it looks interesting enough, and seeing the trailer, there’s a little bit of the Paranormal Activity feel, dashed with some The Ring/The Grudge (did you see the black-haired woman crawling out of the dryer?!). Although I’m not big with Paranormal Activity, I did find The Ring and The Grudge pretty scary. Unfortunately, this doesn’t look like it will be original in its “scariness,” if you will, but I may go see it if there’s nothing else worthy enough to watch. I just hope it doesn’t turn out to be too hokey, what with Ashley Greene walking around in a skimpy little neglige to add to the cliche tactics in cheesy horror films.
Will you be going out to watch this?
For more stills of Tom in the movie, check out the Feltbeats site.