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Film / Apartment 143

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Apartment 143 is a 2011 Spanish horror found footage film.

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...

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  • 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.
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  • 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.
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  • 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.


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