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The Pact (2012)

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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.

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Nicholas McCarthy
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Credited cast:
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 Sam Zuckerman ... County Clerk
Anjini Taneja Azhar ... Hindi Child (as Anjini Azhar)
Rachael Kahne ... Waitress
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Boriana Williams ... Child
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Storyline

Nichole Barlow comes to San Pedro with her daughter Eva to attend the funeral of her mother. She calls her estranged sister Annie to help her to resolve pending businesses, but Annie is too traumatized with the bad treatment spent by their mother and does not want to return to their childhood home. Nichole convinces her sister to come and she arrives to the funeral. However, Nichole goes missing and Eva stays with Nichole's cousin Liz. When Liz also disappears, Annie claims that supernatural events happen in the house but she becomes the prime-suspect. The open-minded detective Bill Creek assumes the investigation and realizes that there is something weird in the house. Meanwhile Annie summons the medium Stevie believing that the ghost of her mother is responsible for the vanishing of Nichole and Liz. But the woman warns Annie that there is a great danger in the house. Annie decides to go further in her investigation and discovers dark secrets from the past of her family. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Some doors should never be opened. See more »


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Rated R for some strong bloody violence and language | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 June 2012 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

El pacto See more »

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Budget:

$400,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$7,200,000
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Color

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The motorcycle Annie rides is a 1970 Honda CB350. See more »

Goofs

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?
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References The Possession of Joel Delaney (1972) See more »

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Fun and scary, with a great lead performance. Worth checking out!
2 June 2012 | by stsingerSee all my reviews

"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.


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