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The Pact -- THE PACT follows sisters Nicole and Annie who reluctantly return to their childhood home when their mother passes away 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.
The Pact -- 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.
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Director:
Writer:
Nicholas McCarthy (written by)
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Release Date:
8 June 2012 (Ireland) See more »
Genre:
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 and the disappearance of her sister, an unsettling presence emerges in her childhood home. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
Awards:
2 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
A Very Well-Done Low Budget Horror Film See more (141 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Caity Lotz ... Annie

Kathleen Rose Perkins ... Liz

Haley Hudson ... Stevie

Sam Ball ... Giles

Mark Steger ... Charles Barlow / Judas

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
Dan Dolan .... film recording (uncredited)
 
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 motorcycle Annie rides is a 1970 Honda CB350.See more »
Goofs:
Factual errors: When Annie is on the internet scrolling down a page of known serial killers, one of the serial killers is listed as "Bruce Oliver". However, the picture above the name is actually of serial killer Dennis Rader, the "BTK" killer.See more »
Quotes:
Eva:[on a video feed] Mommy! Who's that behind you?See more »
Movie Connections:
References Halloween (1978)See more »
Soundtrack:
Seven SistersSee more »

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28 out of 37 people found the following review useful.
A Very Well-Done Low Budget Horror Film, 12 November 2012
Author: BobbyGuerrieri

Written and directed by Nicholas McCarthy, "The Pact" stars Caity Lotz as Annie, a young woman who returns to her childhood home following the death of her mother. Her sister and cousin have disappeared and it appears that there is some supernatural entity inhabiting the house. As Annie digs deeper, she learns of a serial killer whose last victim may have had some kind of connection to her mother. Annie begins putting the information together, revealing shocking and terrifying secrets.

Sound clichéd? Well believe me, it's not. What starts out as your typical run-of-the-mill haunted house film becomes one of the most intriguing and horrifying horror movies of the year. Not many movies scare me half as badly as "The Pact" did. I can tell you honestly that this film messed with my head and left me fearing my own house.

Caity Lotz does a great acting job, especially since she has such little dialogue. She really gets her feelings across by body movement and facial expressions. Another actress who really stands out is Haley Hudson, who plays Stevie, Annie's friend who just happens to be able to contact the dead. It is her character that scared me the most.

The movie also has some very good cinematography, especially when Annie walking throughout the house. Rather than constantly cut to new angle every time she turns a corner, the camera follows her with one continuous shot, immensely adding to the suspense.

The best part about the movie is that it doesn't assume that the audience is stupid. One of my least favorite things is when all questions are answered by the characters talking to themselves, or even to other characters. In "The Pact" the audience is given the information, and we are required to put it together ourselves. I have seen the movie twice now and certainly picked up on some small things that I missed in my first viewing.

The final plot surprise terrified me and I definitely won't forget it anytime soon. I didn't care for the very end (as in the closing shot), but it didn't ruin the whole movie for me.

Overall, "The Pact" is one of the scariest movies this year and a very well done horror movie. Not many low-budget horror movies are able to maintain the constant level of suspense that "The Pact" did. I highly recommend this to any horror fan. "The Pact" is currently available on Netflix Instant Streaming.

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