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Title Information

Genre: Horror
Duration: 85 mins
Country: Australia
Language: English
Release: US Release: February 2022
Director: Perri Cummings, Paul Anthony Nelson
Cast: Stefan Dennis (Neighbours, Flying Doctors), Cate O'Connor, Perri Cummings (Neighbours)
Availability: Worldwide except North America, UK & Ireland, Malaysia, Netherlands and Dutch Speaking Belgium, Taiwan
Festivals:

Best Actress (Oceania) Winner
Best Film (Oceania) Nominee

Apparitions

A modern horror tale that begins like a gothic ghost story... and transforms into a deadly cat and mouse game through the Australian bush.

With only nightmares for childhood memories, Lily Stone returns to her family home to find out what happened to her parents. Despite the locals' warnings about an evil presence cursing the house, Lily crosses the threshold and discovers not all the ghosts that haunt us are dead.

Press

“Combining psychological horror with a couple of other styles of fright fare … Apparitions… is a well-crafted shocker…Stirringly directed, well-paced, and offering some startling surprises, Apparitions offers plenty for horror cinema fans to enjoy.” – Joseph Perry (Horror Fuel Website) Link

“In its savvy combination of ghost story and slasher subgenres, Apparitions’ playful twists and turns provide ample popcorn thrills that make this a sure-fire essential for those with a taste for low-budget indie horror.” – Alexandra Heller-Nicholas (Alliance of Women Film Journalists) Link

“…The visually ambitious feel of an Aussie giallo, a more standard murder mystery and even a grimy slasher flick… with co-directors Perri Cummings and Paul Anthony Nelson bringing a genuinely tense sense of atmosphere to the piece.” Anthony O’Connor (Filmink) Link

Audience Reviews:

Down-and-dirty Aussie horror for those who wish the halcyon days of Ozploitation had never ended. Which should be all of you.  – Lee Zachariah (Letterboxd)

An impressive thriller/slasher hybrid as a young woman finds herself looking into her past and discovering a few surprises. Great supporting cast and solid dialogue makes this work. – Simon Tolhurst (Letterboxd)

Interviews:

The Two of Us – Perri Cummings and Paul Anthony Nelson – Screenhub

Meet the Filmmakers Monster Fest 2021 – Paul Anthony Nelson and Perri Cummings – Screen Watching

Paul Anthony Nelson and Perri Cummings Interview – Offbeat