- Jun 19
- THE PACT: review
- Posted by Deljhp - 19/06/12 at 07:00 PM
Director: Nicholas McCarthy. Review: Chris Sawin.
Annie (Caity Lotz) has just shown up at her mother's place in search of her sister Nicole (Agnes Bruckner). Their mother wasn't exactly kind to either of them growing up and resorted to things like locking the children in the closet when they misbehaved. Nicole had to pull Annie's arm just to show up for their mother's funeral, but now Nicole is missing. As Annie is convinced that Nicole has been burdened with the family solution of bailing whenever anything becomes difficult, strange things begin happening in her mother's old house. It begins as a few bumps in the night, but gradually escalates to someone making their presence known. Annie just wants to find her sister, but comes to realize that some mysteries are better left unsolved.
The Pact has this Insidious feel to it early on. It's the combination of a paranormal entity being in somebody's house and a heavy use of strings in the score that makes it feel that way. As Annie begins to get thrown around the house by something you can't see, you immediately think of Paranormal Activity. Thankfully, the camera work is much better than it was in those movies. Once Creek (Casper Van Dien) enters the picture and brings his camera along, you're reminded of Shutter (never saw the remake, so we're strictly talking about the Thai film from 2004 here). Needless to say, with so many movies The Pact reminds you of; it's safe to say that the premise isn't very original...Continue reading review.
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