THE PLOT THUS FAR
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 infrared 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…
WHAT WE THOUGHT
“Apartment 143″ focuses on a family that is shacked up in it, is haunted by what they think is their dead mother/wife’s spirit and call in a team of parapsychologists to try and capture the events on camera and to ultimately try and stop it. The plot was easy enough to follow and wasn’t too complicated until the ending which seemed to fly by us like a swarm of wasps leaving us crying with confusions which was disappointing.
Taking aside the more out of the ordinary aspects, the movie actually plays out as it would have done were it a real life situation and a family is being terrorized by something unseen. Scientists, investigators and doctors coming together to meet a family at the end of their tether, the haunted looks of each family member a testament to what is happening in their home.
The Blu-Ray comes with a behind-the-scenes featurette, VFX featurettes, related production materials and trailer. The DTS-HD 5.1 master audio track is pretty amazing, but the transfer is a mixed bag. It starts strong, but colors feel soft and muddy as it goes on. Still, it’s typical for modern horror suspense from that part of the world. In the end, I’d recommend a rental.
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