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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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Liz
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Giles
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Charles Barlow / Judas
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Eva
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Jennifer Glick
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Hindi Child (as Anjini Azhar)
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Waitress
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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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Rated R for some strong bloody violence and language | See all certifications »

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8 June 2012 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

El pacto  »

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$400,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$7,200,000
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Annie has a condition known as complete heterochromia iridum (literally "different coloured iris"). Its cause is unknown, but many experts believe it might result from a lack of genetic diversity. See more »

Goofs

When Annie wakes up in the closet with her hair tied to the pipe, she reaches up and grabs a wire clothes hanger to use as a weapon. She bends it in half with the top still curved in a circular shape. (Not a very effective weapon at that point) She then stabs Charles/Judas with it in the side, and when he pulls it out of his body the clothes hanger is in a totally different shape, the curved part is gone and now it's a dangerous looking point, with the curved part gone. See more »

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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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Highly underrated, should be at least 6.5 rating.
22 January 2013 | by See all my reviews

Okay, sure, it's not a groundbreaking horror film (what is nowadays?), but I found myself enjoying it. I usually don't watch films below a 6.0 IMDb rating (yeah, yeah, I'm a ratings wh***, shut up). But I was really in the mood for a horror movie and decided to give this a try. Yeah, it's a traditional story and somewhat predictable, but the modern "offbeat" characters kept it interesting. I agree with the user that says it starts off a bit weak/slow, but the rest of the story kept me intrigued. I've seen (modern) horror movies that are far worse than this that have higher ratings so give it a try if you enjoy modern horror.


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