Overall Rank: 11641
Average Rating: 2.4/4
# of Ratings: 20
Theatrical Release Date: 01/20/2012
Blu-ray/DVD Release Date: 11/06/2012
Genre: Horror, Mystery
MPAA Rating: NR
Director: Nicholas McCarthy
Actors: Caity Lotz, Casper Van Dien, Agnes Bruckner, Mark Steger, Haley Hudson, Kathleen Rose Perkins
Plot: After her mother's death, Annie reluctantly returns to her childhood home only to discover her estranged sister has gone missing and a disturbing, terrifying presence haunting her every step. Seeking help from a clairvoyant and a detective, she will have to dig into the past to unravel the present. -- Chris Kavan
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Chris Kavan - wrote on 12/09/2012
I was expecting a typical ghost story with horror elements, but as things went along they took some surprising turns. While it's been pointed out that this type of film has been done before - The Pact at least puts its own mark on familiar elements and leads to a satisfying conclusion (and leaves the door open for more).
Snoogans - wrote on 11/12/2012
This film got off to a cliched start and I didn't get into it until the almost the second half. But, once I was invested, things became creepy. The mystery was more involving and the scares grew in tensity. The climax was particularly memorable. I liked the evolution of the story, from ghost mystery into bizarre horror. If it had began as good as it ended, then I would give a higher score. However, I still recommend this because it boasts better scares than the majority of mainstream horror films this year.
manchesterteddy - wrote on 06/15/2012
After seeing the advertisements for this film we thought we had to go see it. Its starts off with you thinking whats going on but it gradually gets better and scarier. The plotline isnt too bad but I would think that there is plans for a number 2 to follow. Once the film has finished you will contemplating who, what and why???
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Matthew Brady - wrote on 05/14/2015
The Pact is a horror movie that's done in a way that makes it different to other horror movies at that time, and I'm talking about slow build up and suspense.
The story is about a Nicole (Bruckner) and Annie (Lotz) reluctantly return to their childhood home to pay their last respects. While staying overnight in the house, the sisters sense a mysterious presence in their midst: noises startling them in the night, objects moving about, a fallen picture of an unknown woman posed next to their mother. Annie begins experiencing a series of intense and disturbing dreams visions that lead her to uncover something terrible about her mothers past that is finally revealing itself.
Before seeing The Pact I looked at some of the reviews that the movie got and some was mostly positive, some …
MikePA - wrote on 12/05/2012
Goodbye found-footage, you little cheap gimmick you! Say hello to Nicholas McCarthy's The Pact, an engaging horror film that is genuinely scary and occasionally pretty intense. It's that rare horror film nowadays that uses mood and atmosphere as a tool to tell the story.
There's no denying that we've seen this type of horror film many times before. We have a pretty girl, a spooky house, some dark family history, and a character who can communicate with the beyond. It begins cliched and sometimes very slow, but transcends into a strangely scary mystery as the facts slowly unfold, building to a fantastic climax. Writer/director Nicholas McCarthy injects the film with plenty of suspense and tension, but adds in an intriguing plot and a likable lead character which gives the film more …
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