The Pact

2012

Action / Horror / Mystery / Thriller

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Rotten Tomatoes Critics - Certified Fresh 67%
Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Spilled 41%
IMDb Rating 5.8 10 21753

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Movie Reviews

Reviewed by stsinger 8 / 10

Fun and scary, with a great lead performance. Worth checking out!

"The Pact" is a treat for fans of this type of horror/thriller film. The basic plot seems simple enough -- a young woman's sister convinces her to come back for their mother's funeral, despite the fact that the two sisters were estranged from their mother for a while. When she comes back, her sister is gone, and strange, supernatural things begin to happen...

"The Pact" has a lot going for it. First of all, there is no forced romance to make us roll our eyes. Secondly, the lead character behaves like you'd expect a person to behave! When weird things start happening, she books out of the house. When she has to go back, she brings a policeman. When she gets in danger, she screams and flails and kicks. There are still some "Why is she doing that?" sequences, but a LOT less than usual in this type of film. And finally, NO IDIOTIC TWIST ENDING THAT MAKES NO SENSE BASED ON THE REST OF THE MOVIE!

But the best thing this film has going for it is Caity Lotz. The best part, by far, of MTV's cool but sadly departed "Death Valley," Caity is very easy on the eyes and she really shines in this role -- it's a virtuoso performance. And it needed to be -- a good portion of the film is her alone, so the entire film is on her shoulders and she carries it off. Very impressive, and I hope we get to see more of her in the future.

The film is not perfect -- a major plot is given away in a serious "deus ex machina" moment, there are some plot holes that the movie ignores, and I'm still not totally sure what the very last shot of the film is supposed to mean (maybe it will be explained when the DVD is released). But there is WAAAAY more good than bad, and it's worth seeing and supporting.

Reviewed by roscoe666 6 / 10

Quite effective mid-budget chiller

Feisty daughter returns to her dead mother's house and experiences unexplained supernatural phenomena.

Quite effective mid-budget chiller, which, at least, is largely explained at the end (although the fate of the two missing persons is rather ambiguous).

Most scares are signposted (apart from two effective jump scares), which takes away the impact somewhat, but overall it is quite effective. Similar to 'Stir of Echoes' in plot.

My main criticism is that everyone seems to do everything alone. Whereas this is understandable for the loner heroine, a cop is unlikely to go into a house alone and knock a house about to get evidence (you would hope).

I suspect the writers were subconsciously influenced by 'Salem's Lot', as some of the characters' names are similar - ie. Glick/Barlow.

At one point the heroine gets a probate cheque for thousands of dollars. In the UK this process would take at least 18 months, but here seems to be completed with the stroke of a pen.

Overall, I'm being hypercritical, as it is well worth watching and is eminently watchable, if the plot devices are somewhat familiar in films of this type.

Worth checking out.

Reviewed by James Purcell 5 / 10

Another "meh" pretend horror movie

I say "pretend horror" because in no way is this a horror movie. This is a thriller that has been labeled as a horror movie for whatever reason.

-boring from start to finish -not scary at all (I watched it alone, lights out, headphones in, and I get scared easily).

Nothing stands out as particularly awful, it's just that everything, every single aspect of this movie from start to finish is boring and uninspired.

I keep going on reddit to look up what other people say are the scariest horror movies they've seen, and I find I have to swim through a sea of mediocre movies in order to get to the scary ones. I'll just name some movies I think are scary and interesting so you can get an idea of my taste

Event Horizen REC 1 and 2 (2 is largely stupid though, it just has some amazing scenes) Last Shift Eden Lake (not horror, just horrific) It Follows The Descent As Above, So Below Unfriended (maybe if I see it again I'll change my mind, but this one got to me) V/H/S first short, called "Amateur Night" (the rest is crap)

5 for being truly mediocre.

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