The Appearance – USA, 2018: updated with reviews

‘Evil begets evil’

The Appearance is a 2018 American supernatural horror feature film written and directed by Kurt Knight (The Outpost TV series; We All Fall Down). The Camera 40 Productions-Hive Entertainment movie stars Jake Stormoen, Kristian Nairn, Adam Johnson and Michael Flynn.

Plot:

When a medieval monk unexpectedly dies in a horrific way, the Church sends Mateho the Inquisitor, a rational man of science, to investigate the alleged ‘witch‘. When Mateho himself becomes implicated as more monks die mysteriously, he must learn that science cannot explain the horrors around him, before he is seduced by the evil that haunts this monastery…

Reviews:

“Although there is some foreshadowing on how the movie will end, the use of reoccurring symbols and a slight twist tied up the story nicely. The visuals and music throughout the movie brought me into the story. Its great settings and look of the characters provided a touch of fantasy with the expected historical aspects.” Guild Master Gaming

“This won’t be for everyone, the dank and claustrophobic setting purposefully dreary, however, it’s a minor miracle how well it all pulls you in […] Kudos to Knight for sticking to his guns and building a slow burn that refuses to play into expectations, becoming a sort of monster in the dark horror story (like Alien) with a medieval twist. Recommended.” That Moment In

Release:

The Appearance was released to movie theaters by Gravitas Ventures on December 7th, 2018

Cast and characters:

  • Jake Stormoen … Mateho
  • Kristian Nairn … Johnny
  • Adam Johnson … Felix
  • Michael Flynn … Scipio
  • Baylee Self … Isabel
  • Kenneth F. Brown … Gregorio
  • John Hinckley … Russo
  • Kami Knight … Girl
  • Jon Lindsey … Eduardo
  • Winter Lindsey … Abigail
  • Eric Millward … Vicente
  • Oscar R. Sanchez … Inigo
  • Nathan Stevens … Aldo

Running time:

111 minutes

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