The Appearing


Action / Horror / Mystery / Thriller

Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Spilled 13%
IMDb Rating 3 10 1280


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Dean Cain as Dr. Shaw
Quinton Aaron as Kenneth
Niki Koss as Dawn
Don Swayze as Sheriff Hendricks
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1hr 32 min
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Movie Reviews

Reviewed by Leofwine_draca 3 / 10


Despite the intriguing title, THE APPEARING is nothing more than a cheap and lousy horror movie that screams derivative at every step. It starts out as a tragedy-from-the-past type movie, and before the end has turned into your usual demonic possession flick. At no point is it original or indeed valid as a decent horror film.

The characters are dull beyond with Will Wallace's lead being particularly stultifying. Former Superman actor Dean Cain shows up in support, while poor old Don Swayze - the late Patrick's brother - reminds us that he's nothing like his more famous sibling. Despite attempts by the filmmakers, the incidents portrayed in the film are rather tame, and the familiarity of the whole thing makes it tough to keep your attention on it.

Reviewed by Dagmara Slijkerman 1 / 10

Bad plot, bad acting, bad everything

One of the worst movies I have ever had displeasure to watch. The plot must have been written by someone under influence. Acting was anything but convincing. Characters were 1-dimensional. Even music sucked. Not worth watching at all. At first, I thought it was a parody perhaps but it wasn't. It was just "work" of a bunch of people who obviously had no idea what they were doing and decided one fine day to make this very poor excuse for a horror movie. What the whole movie reminded me the most of are the worst of the SyFy channel productions. Although those movies tend to have better costumes, decorations and special effects than this one. So... do not watch this at home or anywhere else. It's definitely not worth your time. You can recommend it to someone you really don't like, though.

Reviewed by Jon Patrick 2 / 10

One to avoid if you can help it

I take no pleasure in brandishing a movie from my beloved genre as "awful" but this one, sadly, deserves the moniker.

The one positive was the quality of camera work and that it was easy on the eye. That was the only positive to take away from the whole experience, which proved to be a complete waste of time.

The movie started off on a low note with a terrible scene of a group of "high school seniors" hanging out and drinking in the woods. The scenery was really nice but the fact is that the aforementioned kids, who I imagine were supposed to be 18, looked far too old for their roles. The girl that ends up being killed looked like she should be their mother, and there was another eye-rollingly bad casting job as well where one of the group looked closer to 40 than to 20. The group was far too quick to consider the possibility that the house was haunted and should have been more sceptical. The scene put an immediate bad taste in my mouth and set the tone for the rest of the movie with poor and unimaginative dialogue.

Going back to the camera work, which was good, the way they pieced together the leading woman's "visions" did not work at all. They all happened so quickly and haphazardly that it ended up looking poor.

The acting, bar none, was very poor. Will Wallace is probably the best of a bad bunch, but he himself didn't cover himself in any glory.

The script was unquestionably the main offender. They could have got away with below-par acting because the visuals were good, but the script was overly cheesy and lacked imagination. Don't get me wrong - cheesy is good as long as its presented in a believable way - but the acting and the script made for a hugely shoddy movie.

The last specific I will touch on is the stab scene late on in the movie. I had to revisit that scene to try and wrap my head around what happened or if I had missed something. In one scene, Rachel is brutally stabbing Sheriff Hendricks who is presumed dead. A couple of scenes later he then reappears with his arm in a sling - a fortunate let- off for what appeared to be a brutal attack.

I could go on and on but I really don't want to because I'm not a negative person, I love the genre and I know that a lot of people put effort into the movie. Without paying any attention to reviews I took the film on its merits, which I don't regret doing because 95% of horror reviews are biased, and would have been willing to look past a number of flaws but there was simply too many. The movie ended up being a big waste of time and for that I do not recommend people watch this unless they have exhausted all other options and want something new to try, but even then I would suggest to not get your hopes up or take it too seriously.

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