Not only did it fail to clear anything up, but the last shot of the movie made us shake our collective heads. There are signs that say stay out, but no, everyone buckles down. To be fair, the film does have its fair share of effective scenes, unoriginal though they may be. Despite the creative uses of the different cameras, there were several scenes that unfortunately turned out dark and hard to see. You have been warned, unless you're one of those who don't mind being reminded how not to make a horror film that does not try to innovate, and to rely on cheap techniques to scare newcomers to the genre.
Lennox is persuasive as the young, inexperienced single father Alan White: a widower, still having to deal with the recent death of his schoolteacher wife, while bringing up his young son Benny Damian Roman and troublesome teenage daughter Caitlin Gia Mantegna in a claustrophobic apartment building in which the boy insists that his dead mother is still around. The mystery tends to add to the experience of contemplation. Overall: 6 out of 10. Article by of In theaters July 12, 2012 Directed by: Carles Torrens Written: Rodrigo Cortés A team of parapsychologists try to figure out a strange phenomena occurring in an apartment building. For the most part they stick to the storyline and for me it didn't get too boring which is a key factor in some of these low budget films.
Unless something has changed in this tower of terror, not even the neighbours have complained about the noises going on down or above the floor. Most of the equipment used is right on the money, even if an item or two is not considered standard issue in most ghost hunter's suitcases. Gia Mantegna is also worthy of mention as the surly teen daughter -- apparently permanently sown into her tight-fitting hot pants -- who might be at the centre of the entire haunting phenomena. She not only blames him for her mothers death, but acts like a total disrespectful bitch most of the time towards her father. Had he have given his associates a style of remark, then there would be more of a product. Unfortunately the hauntings not only have continued but seem to have increased.
The acting was done well as well and it wasn't cheesy at all. The scares that were heavily set-up were not that effective, yet smaller moments might provide small shocks. The atmosphere of the whole thing just felt uneven. The biggest scare of the movie which we wont spoil happens, and then the room turns into a hurricane. Two of the performances must be singled out, however.
Their destination is an apartment building somewhere in Los Angeles. So he calls in three parapsychologists to investigate. That usually means a few boring moments of locked off cameras cycling through the house but the editors with this film thankfully keeps those moments short. They enter the house set up their equipment and wait for the inevitable. Since the wife and Mother of the family died in a car wreck, they've all been plagued by a variety of events that seem to point to a haunting, although the good Doctor investigating things seems to think it's all due to the Daughter being schizophrenic.
The movie had my attention the entire time and was not in any way boring, it was short, but every scene counted towards the films steadily increasing climax that keeps you on your toes until the very end. A couple of these only made one or two brief appearances somewhere and that is all we have to go by. Advertise Here - Contact me Subscribe to 28 Days Later: An Analysis. What I wanted most was a story that really captured my interest and made me contemplate the terror and the reasons for it. Such is the originality of Apartment 143 that it's easy to guess why writer Rodrigo Cortes, who actually directed and , two films I enjoyed tremendously, didn't want to helm this himself, with director Carles Torrens having nothing new to offer, They looked as if they're just rehashing old ideas in order to just clock in a feature film, trying very hard to eventually make it to the 80th minute endpoint.
They get a quick overview of the issues and jump right into setting up their equipment. With this film, there is one annoying detail that never gets answered: why is Apartment 143 located near the top floor? White was not blameless and Cynthia had the same disorder as Caitlin was exhibiting. So if you like poltergeists and can enjoy the movie for the quieter moments that work well, this might creep you out some night. Frustratingly though Apartment 143 has moments where it steps up, creates an atmosphere that chills then screws it up by throwing a lazy jump scare in. Families have deep and shadowed secrets. Starring: Kai Lennox, Michael O'Keefe, Rick Gonzalez, Fiona Glascott and Gia Mantegna. Hier wird einmal mehr Paranormales mittels Hand- und Überwachungskameras überprüft, nur mit dem Aspekt, dass die Gegebenheiten von 3 Wissenschaftlern untersucht werden.
He appears to hold the record for most murders in all of sci-fi. Are we done with paranormal movies yet? Little Benny is amazing as the curious and open-minded child. Heavy footsteps seem to be emanating from the floor above them, although Alan claims that very few tenants populate this building. I get it, the filmmakers did their technical research. The team meets the family, a recently-widowed father of a young boy named Benjamin and a thirteen-year-old girl named Caitlin. . Everything comes to a head at a seance lead by the enigmatic Heseltine.
The best, I think, is shown through the lens of an oscillating surveillance camera; as it moves back and forth through the pitch-black room, it sets off strobe-like flashes, briefly illuminating anything in sight. It would have really been nice had the creators focused more on the characters in the story and their relationship to one another. According to Alan, the trouble started not long after a car accident killed his wife. Aber auch die gewisse Ernsthaftigkeit mit der die Geschichte erzählt und untersucht wird hat seinen Reiz. There were many scary elements and it made the movie very intense at times. Most of the problems are merely logistical.
I thought the spirits were the mother being angry over the abuse of her daughter and punishing her husband. The surveillance footage and hand-held cameras employed at all times by the ghost hunting team, capture the escalating tensions as they emerge between daughter and father, as well as the attitudes of the investigators themselves to their troubled hosts. These relationships soon becomes part of the focus of the investigation, since poltergeist lore has it that such activity is invariably centred on a teenage child, often a girl on the cusp of womanhood who is just discovering her sexuality. There is a lot of techno-talk on how the pieces of investigative equipment work to eliminate possible natural causes for the phenomenon. After a while you'd soon believe that Dr Helzer is quite the quack, and even sillier series of events start to develop, which don't make much common sense or logic in the first place. I was intrigued for the entire experience. The debate over the cause of her death genuinely explained the tension between the family, and why they were susceptible to the dangers of the paranormal.