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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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Cast

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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Box Office

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

When Annie searches the Internet for Judas, she comes across the fictional "Judas-The San Pedro Killer." However, the summarized murders attributed to Judas are in fact the victims (including actual names and locations) of the Zodiac Killer. See more »

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Bill Creek's coffee cup disappears between standing in front of the door and entering the house. See more »

Quotes

Eva: [on a video feed] Mommy! Who's that behind you?
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References Halloween (1978) See more »

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Periwinkle
Written by Saturna
Performed by Saturna
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The Pact is a good movie undecided about it's genre
1 September 2012 | by tecnogamingSee all my reviews

Just for clarification, I started to see this movie on a Saturday night, almost asleep and exhausted so, you can pretty much see that my expectations were not so high, in fact, The Pact started slow and I was almost done for in the first minutes.

But, even when the premise was done and re-done a thousand times, the movie somewhat got my attention, enough to watch it till the end.

The pact focus on 3 sisters that got a bad deal in their childhood due to an abusive mother, so, the movie start with them and slowly develops into a one-girl deal. Almost the entire movie is focused on Annie, acted by the beautiful Caity Lotz, one of the sisters in search of the truth about their past. This could be somewhat a mistake if the movie didn't knew how to handle the situation, but, in this case, having only one primary character and almost no development of other characters makes the movie more interesting since she does a beautiful job on screen. Make no mistake, this is not a dialog movie, the majority of scenes happens in silence, which is great since the objective is to capture the look and feel of our main character and I must say that it worked, at least for me.

The storyline is incredible simple but contrary to other movies that fail miserably, in this one it works and works because the movie relies on images more than anything.

It's not a perfect movie for it had it's flaws but the result gave a positive outcome to all this, plus Caity Lotz is gorgeous on this movie, a nice and fresh look to see on screen.

The Pact is a movie undecided of it's genre, a mix of suspense/horror with paranormal and thriller... The Pact does contain a little piece of each genre and does avoid the obvious clichés which is a nice welcome.

Balanced acting, a lot of suspense, almost no horror and some paranormal into the mix makes this movie somewhat a nice touch for a Saturday night if your expectations are not high, I will still watch it once more just to see Caity Lotz :)

Is not a bad movie and definitely not the disaster the other reviewers say it is, there are a tons of movies 10 times more expensive than this one with worse outcome so I can pretty much assure you... This is better than average.


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