Release Date: On VOD now; in theaters July 12th.
Written by: Rodrigo Cortes.
Directed by: Carles Torrens.
Starring: Kai Lennox, Michael O'Keefe, Rick Gonzalez, Fiona Glascott and Gia Mantegna.
I'll give Apartment 143 this much; there were a few moments in the film that genuinely gave me the creeps. Unfortunately though, as I giveth, so must I taketh away, and say that aside from those few moments, the rest of the movie was a bit of an overwrought bore.
It wasn't all bad though.
|Pants were shat.|
Right off the bat we can tell there's something wrong with this family; the Daughter is a downright bitch, the Dad is a mewling wreck and a possible creeper, and the Son... well, he's like 5, so I guess he's pretty much just a normal kid. 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...
|"Mmmmmmmmmmm, Daddy loves you."|
There were some adequate scares to be found here and there throughout the movie, but every time something got creepy, nothing ended up coming of it; the girl gets possessed and throws people across a room... sit down and have a quiet breakfast together afterwards; insanely creepy and unnatural things are happening right in front of you, just stand there and say "wow, that's crazy." Some of the reactions in the movie just didn't feel real. The biggest scare of the movie (which we wont spoil) happens, and then the room turns into a hurricane. The atmosphere of the whole thing just felt uneven.
|"Yeah, well... I can't explain that shit!"|
|She has issues.|
Fiona Glascott and Gia Mantegna are spooky hot. It's interesting to note that Gia Mantegna (the hot brunette) is the daughter of actor extraordinaire, Joe Mantegna. For that reason we will not make mention of her boobs and butt, because her daddy is scary.