What Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that The Apparition is a haunted house movie with more scary stuff like noises, lights, shadowy figures, and unseen forces attacking the characters than actual blood. The movie focuses on a boyfriend/girlfriend couple (the latter is played by Ashley Greene from the Twilight movies), and they're shown sleeping in the same bed and walking around in their underwear. The girl takes a shower, but nothing sensitive is shown. Swearing includes several uses of "s--t" and "hell" but is otherwise mild. Teen horror fanatics may be interested, despite the film's general lack of story/quality.
- Families can talk about The Apparition's violence. Compared to other horror movies, is the lack of blood and monsters more or less scary?
- Is Ben right to lie to Kelly to protect her? Is lying better or worse than trying to protect someone's feelings or safety?
- What is the movie about? What lesson, if any, do the characters learn?