After the mother of the White family died, they began experiencing strange occurrences. In response, the family moved away. However, the curse followed them. So, the father hires a group of parapsychologists to observe the situation and see what can be done about it. What they uncover will shock everybody involved...
This film contains examples of:
- Big Bad: Cynthia White, the ghost haunting the family.
- Bratty Teenage Daughter: Caitlin is convinced that the crash that killed Cynthia is her dad's fault for letting her drive away.
- Demonic Possession: It's implied that Cynthia was possessing her own daughter as a way to have the last laugh on her husband.
- The End... Or Is It?: Caitlin's psychic issues come to a head, leading her into a mental breakdown. She's taken to a hospital in hopes of treating her, but then the cameras pick up the real ghost.
- Foreshadowing: During the reveal of Cynthia's true nature, Mr. White points out how his wife would always have a taunting and smug grin whenever she'd treat him like garbage. Caitlin does the same smug and taunting grin near the end.
- Occult Detective: The main characters are a group of parapsychologists hired to investigate the haunting. Downplayed, since they're genuinely surprised that this one is real, as they debunk the vast majority.
- Our Ghosts Are Different: These can latch onto either places or people, and are invisible without special recording equipment. They can affect the corporeal world, and short out technology with their presence.
- The Place: The titular apartment.
- Poltergeist: The parapsychologists think the haunting is this, due to the family's dysfunction, but there actually is a ghost.
- The Reveal: It's revealed that Mr. White had a very bad relationship with his wife Cynthia due to the fact she was a violent schizophrenic who stopped taking her medication and during a scuffle with him, she ended up dying in a car crash. The result lead to Caitlin becoming a Bratty Teenage Daughter and constantly blamed her father for her death.
- Walking Techbane: Ghosts can short out technology by being in the same room.
- Wham Line: "BECAUSE SHE WAS A WHORE!"