The Pact (2012)

Posted in Reviews by - June 24, 2012
The Pact (2012)

Developed from a successful short story, The Pact is a brooding supernatural thriller which has enough suspense and spooky moments in it to make it a creepy, enjoyable watch for a night at home.

It also benefits from a not overly complicated plot, as well as having stunner Caity Lotz play the lead role. Annie Barlow (Lotz) is a young woman who’s estranged mother dies and is then persuaded to return to her family home by her sister Nicole (Agnes Bruckner). Before long Annie discovers her sister has vanished and that the house is apparently under the influence of a malignant entity.

Caity Lotz shines in her role, and is complimented by solid acting from her co-stars, which includes Starship Troopers Caspar Van Dien as Detective Bill Creek and Haley Hudson as a psychic blind girl.

The art direction and photography was good and included some impressively unsettling visuals, including spooky shadows, scary photos, and a laptop video call scene which delivers a sharp shock. One thing The Pact is not, however, is a typical haunted house horror as the detective story is intriguing and probably one of  the most important elements to the film.

VERDICT
Interesting ghost story which values mystery over gore

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This post was written by James
Hi, My name is James Atticus and I have had a keen passion for movies ever since being blown away while watching 'A Trip to the Moon' back in 1902. Hardly surprisingly, I am a big sci-fi and horror fan, although my love of film extends throughout all the genres. One of my favourite quotes about cinema was told to me by Alfred Hitchcock, who said: "For me, the cinema is not a slice of life, but a piece of cake." To which I replied, "Don't mind if I do!"

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