Sunday, 14 April 2013

The Pact

The Pact
a U.S. 2012 horror/thriller directed by Nicholas McCarthy
This film stars,  Caity Lotz,Casper Van Dien,Agnes Bruckner,Haley Hudson (who I refer to as Sheldon's sister lol),Kathleen Rose Perkins ,
Samuel Ball and Mark Steger

Watched this on IFC. First impression I was a bit hesitant, as all the actors were too good looking, but within the 10-20 minute mark one gets sucked into the story pretty easily.

Film Description (from IFC)
" After their mother passes away, sisters Nicole and Annie Annie begins experiencing a series of intense and disturbing dreams – visions that lead her to uncover something terrible about her mother’s past that is finally revealing itself.
reluctantly return to their childhood home 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. "

Starts off as a supernatural thriller/haunted house film and soon gets  into a mystery thriller,with a time pressure, imminent threat of death and possibly someone eating your soul. Low budget enough to have that grittier indy film appeal but enough money involved that it retains quality.

Camera work is done well and adds to the effect and feel of the film. The acting is done well and the main protagonist (Annie played by Caity Lotz) has acting ability and doesn't rely on her looks to sell the film like bigger budget films.

Worth the watch and one of those films best enjoyed at home on the couch with the lights turned off! Will give you some good scares, make you think and not insult your intelligence. See this film!-EvS



4 comments:

  1. Looks just like what the doctor ordered for us.

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    1. Yup hope you like it, its worth the time.

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  2. It was worth watching! Saw your review after seeing the movie and you nailed it!

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    1. thanks Terri, sometimes we get it right lol ;)glad you liked it. cheers, EvS

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