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Nicholas McCarthy (written by)
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Release Date:
8 June 2012 (Ireland) See more »
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Tagline:
Some doors should never be opened. See more »
Plot:
As a woman struggles to come to grips with her past in the wake of her mother's death, an unsettling presence emerges in her childhood home. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
Awards:
1 nomination See more »
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User Reviews:
Brilliant movie, for lovers of quality, not for mindless popcorn movie people See more (126 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Caity Lotz ... Annie

Kathleen Rose Perkins ... Liz

Haley Hudson ... Stevie

Sam Ball ... Giles

Mark Steger ... Charles Barlow

Agnes Bruckner ... Nichole

Casper Van Dien ... Creek

Dakota Bright ... Eva

Petra Wright ... Jennifer Glick
Sam Zuckerman ... County Clerk

Anjini Taneja Azhar ... Hindi Child (as Anjini Azhar)

Rachael Kahne ... Waitress
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Bo Barrett ... Jesse (uncredited)

Jeffrey T Ferguson ... Officer Benson (uncredited)
Santiago Segura ... Dishwasher (uncredited)

Ho-Kwan Tse ... Rudy Fong (uncredited)

Directed by
Nicholas McCarthy 
 
Writing credits
Nicholas McCarthy (written by)

Produced by
Jaime Burke .... co-producer
Jaime Burke .... line producer
Jamie Carmichael .... executive producer
Ross M. Dinerstein .... producer
Sam Zuckerman .... associate producer
 
Original Music by
Ronen Landa 
 
Cinematography by
Bridger Nielson (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Adriaan van Zyl 
 
Casting by
Lindsey Hayes Kroeger 
 
Production Design by
Walter Barnett 
 
Set Decoration by
Sandy Hubshman 
 
Costume Design by
Azalia Snail 
 
Makeup Department
Victoria Buge .... key hair stylist
Jason Collins .... special makeup effects designer: Autonomous F/X, Inc.
Sava Markovic .... lens technician
Shelley Rucker .... key makeup artist
 
Production Management
Vahan Paretchan .... production supervisor
Cj Stewart .... post-production supervisor
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Mitch deQuilettes .... second second assistant director
David Paige .... first assistant director
Karla Strum .... second assistant director
 
Art Department
Patrick Hampton .... set dresser
Rob Warner .... leadman
 
Sound Department
Joshua Adeniji .... foley editor
Joshua Adeniji .... sound effects editor
Kelly Ambrow .... boom operator
Scott Brewster .... adr recordist
Robert Dehn .... sound studio manager
Trevor Gates .... foley mixer
Jason Gaya .... sound re-recording mixer
Ginger Geary .... foley artist
Chris Hall .... additional boom operator
Chris Howland .... sound mixer
Spencer Schwieterman .... assistant sound editor
Chris Terhune .... supervising sound designer
Kelly Vockel .... assistant dialogue editor
 
Visual Effects by
Jon Wiltzen .... video game graphics
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Matthew Berger .... lighting technician
Samuel Boulitreau .... camera trainee
Dejon Ellis Jr. .... key grip
Joe Kocsis .... digital imaging technician
Justin Pope .... grip intern
Raul Rivera .... best boy grip
Sacha Riviere .... director of photography: Second Unit
Germano Saracco .... "b" camera operator
Chris Stanman .... electrician
Jesse Vallejo .... key grip
Evan Wilhelm .... additional first assistant camera
 
Casting Department
Christina Conover .... casting assistant
Pixie Monroe .... extras casting
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Sheridan Irwin .... costumer
 
Editorial Department
Gerri Sax Bove .... post-production coordinator (as Gerri Lynn Sax)
Matthew G. Carson .... first assistant editor
Ryan Hymel .... post-production assistant
John Portnoy .... colorist
Cj Stewart .... digital intermediate producer
 
Music Department
Joe Paganelli .... music supervisor
Jonathan Zalben .... score consultant
Jonathan Zalben .... violin
 
Other crew
Tania Baker-Hui .... set medic
Judith Baugin .... head of international marketing
Joe DeWalt Brown .... production assistant
Danielle de Arakal .... key set production assistant (as Danielle J. Clark)
Arthur Dix .... script supervisor
Jaron Downs .... production assistant
Elijah Drenner .... epk producer
Joseph Hui .... craft service
Mark Luttmann .... production assistant
Benjamin J. Murphy .... production coordinator
Alex Roszkowski .... set production assistant
Elle Schneider .... behind the scenes dp
Shannon Sonnier .... publicist
Harry White .... head of sales
 
Thanks
Aaron Harvey .... special thanks
Jethro Rothe-Kushel .... very special thanks
Richard Harland Smith .... thanks (as 'Arbogast')
 

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MPAA:
Rated R for some strong bloody violence and language
Runtime:
89 min
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Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »

Did You Know?

Trivia:
The camera that the officer, played by Casper Van Dien, is using to examine the house is a Canon model 7D - a cropped-frame DSLR popular with sports and bird photographers.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: At the beginning of the movie, when Annie first stays over at her mom's house. She picks up a fallen jar of pickles in the kitchen, at the first shot you can see her putting the lid back on the jar, but in the second shot the lid is of the jar en she puts it next to the jar on the counter.See more »
Quotes:
Eva:[on a video feed] Mommy! Who's that behind you?See more »
Movie Connections:
References Halloween (1978)See more »
Soundtrack:
Deck the HallsSee more »

FAQ

Why 'pact'?
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27 out of 41 people found the following review useful.
Brilliant movie, for lovers of quality, not for mindless popcorn movie people, 28 October 2012
Author: poetryminstrell from Netherlands

This film is simply superb, no matter what your average 17 year old blockbuster movie viewers say about this classic horror gem.

First of all, the cinematography is simply wonderful. It has very nice camera work, using unusual angles, and it shows us a great editing of the filmed scenes.

Second, the pacing of this film is consistent, and suspenseful. It builds up, as it should, by the start of our story, then adding the exact amount of information and depth to the storyline and characters, to leave the viewer with an eerie sense of unease, along with a need to find out what's going to happen next.

There are scenes with absolutely no score, giving this film a classic 70's feel, but when there's a score it's scary violins and cello's. Another thing which adds to the mood of this gem.

the lead actress Caity Lotz is doing a wonderful job in my honest opinion, playing the role of a victim of domestic abuse. The abuse, which is supposed to have happened when she and her sister grew up at their mothers house as children, isn't explained to the letter. I loved this, because it leaves the viewer use his/her imagination as to what horrors they went through. I can understand the low ratings, since nowadays people only get to see (or are only able to understand) simple movies, which are sure to make millions by using a simpleton movie formula. This movie doesn't go down that path. It invokes you to get involved, and figure stuff out for yourself, like films used to do before box office money was the only thing involved in making movies.

Casper van Dien was a nice surprise to see. The man proves he can do more than his career prior to this movie led you to believe.

To wrap things up, here's my personal account of watching this movie. It scared the hell out of me at times, it gave me goosebumps, and it took me on a ride of wanting to find out what the hell was going on. Being a fan of horror movies (in the broadest sense of the genre), I absolutely loved this film.

If you like movies made that call upon your intelligence, empathy and emotions....this film is for you.

If you like mindless-sure-thing-Hollywood-blockbuster, then pass this one because you're not equipped to appreciate this movie.

9 out of 10

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