Apartment 143

Apartment 143

Carles Torrens (2011)

77min
15 Certificate
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Review

Our Score
Originality is jettisoned in favour of creepy atmospherics in this seen-it-all-before first feature from Spanish film-maker Carles Torrens. Unevenly scripted by Buried director Rodrigo Cortés, the compact, fly-on-the-wall chiller plays like Paranormal Activity meets Poltergeist, as three parapsychologists explore the apparently supernatural disturbances plaguing widower Kai Lennox and his two children in their gloomy and increasingly oppressive home. Extreme shaky-cam visuals and twitchy editing create a rising sense of disorientation and tension, with a well-used found footage-style format showing the clichéd and ultimately unconvincing events through the lenses of the investigators' surveillance devices. Strong sound design produces lazy jolts from nothing but bangs, flying objects and breaking glass, while a truly traumatised-looking Lennox adds a splash of ambiguity and emotion to the otherwise minimalist story.

Summary

Supernatural activity forces a family to leave their house and move to an apartment building - but soon the haunting begins again in their new home. A team of paranormal researchers is called in to document the disturbing events and discover what is causing them. Horror, starring Francesc Garrido and Fiona Glascott.

Cast & Crew

Heseltine Francesc Garrido
Ellen Keegan Fiona Glascott
Paul Ortega Rick Gonzalez
Alan White Kai Lennox
Caitlin White Gia Mantegna
Dr Helzer Michael O'Keefe
Benny White Damian Roman
Cinthya Laura Martuscelli
Director Carles Torrens
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourGuidance: Swearing.Available on: DVD
Drama