Friday, April 13, 2012

'Apartment 143': A 'Paranormal Activity' for ghost hunters?

Our colleagues over at Three If By Space brought this flick to our attention. A mash-up of the found footage and cinema-verite style, Apartment 143 (Emergo) tracks a single dad whose family may be haunted by the ticked-off ghost of his dead wife. Sold as "the first real ghost story," the official synopsis is as follows:
A team of parapsychologists sets out to investigate a series of anomalous phenomena taking place in a newly occupied apartment. Telephone calls with no caller, mysterious shadows, extraordinary light emissions, flying objects, and exploding light bulbs, are some of the events they will face while recording their every step with state-of-the-art technology. Using infra-red filming, digital photography, psychophonic recordings, movement detectors, and magnetic field alteration meters, the group’s attempts to contact the “other side” will grow increasingly dangerous as they near a point of no return…
Okay, so while that doesn't tell us much about how scary it will be, it does suggest that it's going to play off the paranormal investigation craze and maybe target the ghost hunter crowds. That could be pretty cool, as long as they don't go too geeky with the ghost hunter gadgets and lose a spooky vibe to tech overload.

Still, we'll be tuning in On Demand April 27 when the film is released, and maybe even on June 1, when it hits theaters. What do you think?

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