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Apparitions.

2021 Directed by Paul Anthony Nelson , Perri Cummings

Some families leave legacies. Others leave bodies.

With only nightmares for childhood memories, Lily Stone returns to her family home to find out what happened to her parents. Despite the locals' warnings about an evil presence cursing the house, Lily crosses the threshold and discovers not all the ghosts that haunt us are dead.

Cate O'Connor Shanon Kulupach Perri Cummings Wayne Tunks Stefan Dennis Kristina Benton Fabio Motta Constance Washington Adelaide Matier Lana Golja Ilana Charnelle Georgina Baveas Carlia Capozza Carla Jaeger Jeffery Richards Robert Davis

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Paul Anthony Nelson Perri Cummings

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Joel Baldini Eva Justine Torkkola

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Paul Anthony Nelson

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Sarah Alkemade

Cinema Viscera

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Releases by date, 11 dec 2021, 07 feb 2022, 15 feb 2022, releases by country.

  • Premiere Monster Fest, Melbourne, Australia

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Lee Zachariah

Review by Lee Zachariah ★★★★

Down-and-dirty Aussie horror for those who wish the halcyon days of Ozploitation had never ended. Which should be all of you.

Oguzhan

Review by Oguzhan ★★★

6.4/10 Great story Good ending Liked it a lot

samantha

Review by samantha ★★½

A very earnest Australian thriller that makes good use of it's modest budget and fresh cast. I could tell the actors were committed to the story and it was refreshing to see; a lot of indie horror feels defeated by the lack of commitment to the roles. It was a fun idea and I'd love for the directors to get more funding for future projects, they could make some great stuff!

Ian A. Chapman

Review by Ian A. Chapman ★★★★

Knowing nothing regarding the content of Apparitions before the screening, I throughly  enjoyed going along for the ride. Firstly I clicked with the natural characters and the frequent undertones of humour; this allowed easy acceptance of the characters and intreated enough when something untoward transpired. The pacing allowed time to explore one’s own thoughts about the direction and tone; the slower moments all fleshed out characters and enriched the world. I approved of the choices made with the pub-based characters and the interesting plot directions that branched off from that. The effects looked rad and the world felt real; the few scenes bleeding from the past to present worked. I did find the audio mix somewhat forced as the what appeared neatly on screen needed not the audio cue.

Capt. Nostalgia

Review by Capt. Nostalgia ★★★★

First Viewing (Jan. 10th, 2022): Apparitions feels like the spiritual sister to Malignant . It's slow burn film that comes with rich performances, stunning character development and twists among the way.

Appears on List(s): 2022 RANKED

Second Viewing (March 12th, 2022): Apparitions is structured a good deal like last year's Malignant . It's stunning and unexpected third act completely changes the trajectory of the entire film in the best way possible. It equally shakes up what we've come to expect as normal when it comes to ghost films. Proving that it doesn't have to be a literal haunting to be coming but rather making it ghosts of the past and how characters are dealing with. Intertwining character development and a haunting make for a really compelling film. Resulting in Apparitions standing out within the supernatural horror genre.

Glenn Charlie Dunks

Review by Glenn Charlie Dunks ★★★

Did anybody see Donna Macrae's LOST GULLY ROAD? This reminded me a bit of that. Makes good use of a micro-budget, particularly the score which hums and drones as well as bigger productions. Particularly liked Cate O'Connor and, in a small role, Kristina Benton.

Dustin Baker

Review by Dustin Baker ★★½

Has several compelling notions and setups to it, including a nice flashback to a slumber party, but falters under its own inertness. A bulk of the film consists of not much more than stiff conversations delivered as lifeless as possible, killing a lot of goodwill the opening and ending bookends create. The ending isn't as clever or as surprising as it seems to think it is either, leading to a whole film's worth of buildup for something you pretty much surmised ten minutes in.

Pastel68

Review by Pastel68 ★

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Jim

Review by Jim ★★★

Apparitions, (not to be confused with Apparition) opens with scenes of domestic tranquillity turned into a houseful of dead bodies by someone, or something unseen. The only survivor is a young girl. We soon find out that what we were seeing is the now-grown Lily (Cate O’Connor) having a flashback before her college graduation.

That explains why the only ones she has there for her at the ceremony are her best friend Alice (Shanon Kulupach, Spin Out) and Jane Wilkes (Perri Cummings, Trench, Shotgun) a cop who worked on the case. After finding out her boyfriend didn’t make it because he was with another woman she goes home to find a letter from a lawyer concerning her old home. So…

Apparitions feels like the spiritual sister to Malignant . It's slow burn film that comes with rich performances, stunning character development and twists among the way.

Simon Tolhurst

Review by Simon Tolhurst ★★★★

An impressive thriller/slasher hybrid as a young woman finds herself looking into her past and discovering a few surprises. Great supporting cast and solid dialogue makes this work.

Agustin Garcia

Review by Agustin Garcia ★★★★½

Year:2021/2022

I didn't know what to expect from #ApparitionsMovie I bought this one from Walmart as a random pickup so I didn't know if this was any good but I watched it so here are my thoughts.

I thought the movie was great. It wasn't perfect. I mean to me I didn't find this one as scary as I hoped it would be but that was really the only thing that I have negative wise but let's get into the positives of the movie. One of the first positives that I have for the movie is the concept. It's pretty much a supernatural horror movie mixed with slasher elements which is something that we've probably seen before. The biggest example…

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APPARITIONS – Review by Alexandra Heller-Nicholas

That there is not a specific funding stream available through Screen Australia or the country’s other government-associated film bodies to give a cash bonus to any feature film featuring Neighbours alumni is frankly beyond me. The long-running, beloved Australian soap that gave the world Kylie Minogue and Guy Pearce has a special place in the national consciousness (and in other countries in particular where it was a hit, such as the United Kingdom), so much so that the appearance of any actor from the series’ heyday sparks for many of us a moment of recognition so poignant that it takes a moment to remind ourselves that this is not in fact someone we actually know.

It is in this spirit that when Stefan Dennis pops up in Perri Cummings and Paul Anthony Nelson’s Apparitions – which recently had its world premiere at Melbourne’s Monsterfest – the sense of ghosts of the past making themselves visible in the present was first experienced. Renowned for his decades-long role in Neighbours as Paul Robinson, so familiar a face is Dennis to a large swathe of the country that he needs no introduction. So when Dennis first appears as a friendly publican with a secret in the small town where the bulk of Apparitions action is set around, it feels in many ways like we are making a similar return to a half-forgotten past as that of the film’s protagonist Lily (Cate O’Connor).

Lily has just graduated from university, but unlike her peers she has no family to help her celebrate, with only the enigmatic no-nonsense cop Jane (Cummings) there to represent what is soon revealed to be Lily’s very troubled past. The only survivor of a gruesome massacre that saw her family killed in an isolated rural home when she was a little girl, Lily was shunted between foster homes growing up where a string of misfortunes followed her into adulthood. Prompted by an unexpected reminder of her past to dig deeper into the childhood she has struggled to repress, Lily returns to home, despite the urging of Dennis’s barkeeper Tom and his partner not to do so. As long-buried secrets start to make sense to Lily, Jane races against the clock to figure out the mysteries at the heart of the film that have plagued Lily for so long.

As the title of the film indicates, visions that may or may not be real dominate Lily’s journey. In its savvy combination of ghost story and slasher subgenres, Apparitions ’ playful twists and turns provide ample popcorn thrills that make this a sure-fire essential for those with a taste for low-budget indie horror. While not exactly redefining the horror genre in any kind of radical way, in its defense Apparitions shows no real interest in doing so. Rather, what it offers instead are simply some really great characters, co-director Cummings’ turn as Jane a particular stand out. With her motorbike, aviator glasses, leather jacket and fabulously unperturbed brand of Australianness, Jane alone deserves her own spin-off TV series at the very least, driving around the countryside with Lily’s plucky best friend Alice (Shanon Kulupach) solving crimes both supernatural and more earthly in nature. Apparitions is a lot of fun, another solid reminder that despite the horrorphobia of major funding bodies in the country, the genre in Australia is alive and well.

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Alexandra Heller-Nicholas

Alexandra Heller-Nicholas is a multi-award-winning film critic and author who has published nine books on cult, horror and exploitation cinema with an emphasis on gender politics, including the 2020 book ‘1000 Women in Horror, 1898-2018’ which was included on Esquire Magazine’s list of the best 125 books written about Hollywood. Alexandra is a contributing editor at Film International, a columnist at Fangoria, an Adjunct Professor at Deakin University, and a member of the advisory board of the Miskatonic Institute of Horror Studies (LA, NYC, London).

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  1. Apparitions (2021)

    Cinematography Tim Egan Producer Cinema Viscera. Distributor: 4Digital Media Genre Horror | Ghosts. Supernatural Synopsis With only nightmares for childhood memories, Lily Stone returns to her family home to find out what happened to her parents.

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    File Credits Trailers [1] Image gallery [1] Apparitions 2021 Perri Cummings, Paul Anthony Nelson Stefan Dennis, Cate O'Connor, Perri Cummings, Shanon Kulupach ... Horror With only nightmares for childhood memories, Lily Stone returns to her family home to find out what happened to her parents.

  3. Apparitions (2021)

    Apparitions: Directed by Perri Cummings, Paul Anthony Nelson. With Stefan Dennis, Cate O'Connor, Perri Cummings, Shanon Kulupach. With only nightmares for childhood memories, Lily Stone returns to her family home to find out what happened to her parents. Despite the locals' warnings about an evil presence cursing the house, Lily crosses the threshold and discovers not all the ghosts that haunt ...

  4. ‎Apparitions (2021) directed by Paul Anthony Nelson ...

    Capt. Nostalgia feels like the spiritual sister to . It's slow burn film that comes with rich performances, stunning character development and twists among the way. Appears on List (s): Second Viewing (March 12th, 2022): is structured a good deal like last year's standing out within the supernatural horror genre. Glenn Charlie Dunks Dustin Baker

  5. Apparitions (2021)

    Lily Stone (Cate O'Connor) has had people who wanted to do her harm disappear during her whole life. Constable Jane Wilkes (Perri Cummings) wants to know why. Lily returns to her childhood home which locals claim is haunted. The backstory was done poorly.

  6. Apparitions (2021) Review

    Apparitions (2021) Review. Apparitions, (not to be confused with Apparition) opens with scenes of domestic tranquillity turned into a houseful of dead bodies by someone, or something unseen.The only survivor is a young girl. We soon find out that what we were seeing is the now-grown Lily (Cate O'Connor) having a flashback before her college graduation.

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  8. Apparitions (TV series)

    Apparitions is a BBC drama about Father Jacob Myers, a priest of the Roman Catholic Church, played by Martin Shaw, who examines evidence of miracles to be used in canonisation but also performs exorcisms. [1] The series is written by Joe Ahearne . Episodes Episode 1 In Rome, a meeting is being held at the Congregation for the Causes of Saints.

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    Reviews APPARITIONS - Review by Alexandra Heller-Nicholas December 3, 2021 Alexandra Heller-Nicholas Apparitions, australian films, Cate O'Connor, horror, Paul Anthony Nelson, Perri Cummings, Shanon Kulupach, Stefan Dennis

  10. Apparitions

    Runtime: 1h 22m Cast & Crew Cate O'Connor Lily Stone Stefan Dennis Tom Perri Cummings Jane Wilkes Shanon Kulupach Alice Hall Wayne Tunks Martin Fabio Motta Josh Show all Cast & Crew

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    Series Info. Father Jacob is on a mission to defeat Satan before the world's end. Starring: Martin Shaw, Rick Warden, Siobhan Finneran, John Shrapnel. TV Network: BBC. Premiere Date: Nov 13, 2008.

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    The Apparition is a 2012 supernatural horror film written and directed by Todd Lincoln, in his directorial debut, and starring Ashley Greene, Sebastian Stan, Tom Felton, Julianna Guill, and Rick Gomez. [3] The plot follows three college students who, after the death of their friend, must battle a supernatural force they summoned themselves.

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    Apparitions is a BBC drama about Father Jacob Myers, a priest of the Roman Catholic Church, played by Martin Shaw, who examines evidence of miracles to be used in canonisation but also performs exorcisms. As he learns, Jacob's duties run deeper than just sending demons back to Hell; he later must prevent them all from escaping.

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  18. Apparition (2019)

    Dante Yore Producer Make The Movie. Distributor: Film & TV House, GEM Entertainment, Vertical Entertainment, Front Row Filmed Entertainment, Voltage Pictures Genre Horror Synopsis A group of young people, guided by an app that connects living with the dead, find themselves at an abandoned castle.

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    Young people using an app that connects the living with the dead find themselves in an abandoned castle. They have no idea the place has a horrific history tied to each of them.

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    Apparition Year 2015 Running time 100 min. Country United States Director Quinn Saunders Screenwriter Pete Cafaro, Andrew Kayros Cast Music Cody Westheimer Cinematography Alice Brooks Producer Futurist Ape Productions, Thunder Smoke Media Genre Horror | Supernatural Synopsis