Production Year: 2013
Release Date: 09/17/2013

ab·er·ra·tion noun \ˌa-bə-ˈrā-shən\ : something (such as a problem or a type of behavior) that is unusual or unexpected

Christy Dawson (Gwendolyn Garver) could be an average high school student if it wasn't for her horrible visions.  Occasionally the ghost of a young boy will appear to her.  The ghastly warnings are painting a pretty grim picture, and things quickly worsen once her fellow classmates begin to get picked off one by one.  Things really begin to spiral out of control when she and her friend Kyle (Kristian Capalik) decide to investigate a crime scene and quickly go from students to suspects.

With the murderer still on the loose and Christy's visions still haunting her dreams, she decides to solve the case on her own.

As a horror film, Aberration doesn't just drown, it jumps off the deep end and sinks straight to the bottom.  It plays more like an after-school sitcom than it does a Poltergeist.  While the story is somewhat coherent and the acting not completely horrible, it just doesn't have the teeth to take it to any kind of horrific level.  It does however have the typical horror cliches associated with films of it's ilk, if it had a bit more life throughout the 90 minutes it could pass as an "oh-so-bad-it's-good" kinda' romp, but it's just a bit too dull.

None, zero, zilch, nadda.

Contrary to Merriam-Webster's definition of the word, Aberration was almost exactly what I expected.  An average, albeit a bit dull, ghost story with actors much too old to be playing high school students.  I'd say it's worth a rental if you're curious, but caveat emptor.

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