The Pact

06pact1_span-thumbstandard Feeling obligated to return home for the funeral of the mother she despised, Annie soon senses an evil presence in her childhood home. As she seeks answers about her mother's death, Annie is forced to face demons from her past.
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Returning home after her mother dies has creepy consequences for a woman in “The Pact," a horror movie that explores the haunted-house genre. Read the review
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The explanations for what has been going on are weird, fantastical and sort of reasonable, within the context of the story, maintaining the film's sense of grounded directness up to the very end.
Mark Olsen, Los Angeles Times  full review
McCarthy is clearly an economical director and what he gets on screen here - while hardly new - is still effective and occasionally creepy.
Stephen Whitty, Newark Star-Ledger  full review
A tightly controlled low-budget chiller whose occasional moments of unexpected special effects are set up beautifully by long periods of suspense.
Kyle Smith, New York Post  full review
In the end, like a lot of genre movies, this one pulls from different inspirations, and so weighs in, by turns, as overly predictable and satisfyingly recognizable (part of genre cinema's one-two punch).
Manohla Dargis, New York Times  full review
In truth, there's nothing here we haven't seen before. But McCarthy, who also wrote the straightforward script, keeps the pace moving and the atmosphere eerie (if rarely terrifying).
Elizabeth Weitzman, New York Daily News  full review
There's no pact in The Pact, which is indicative of this faux spooky tale's guiding illogicality.
Nick Schager, Village Voice  full review
Basic, efficient little horror item scares up a few little shocks, possibly enough for a modest commercial career.
Todd McCarthy, Hollywood Reporter  full review
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  • Release Year: 2012
  • MPAA Rating: R
  • Runtime: 89 min
  • Available From: Nov 07, 2012
  • Queued by: 1244 people
Directed By
Nicholas McCarthy
Caity Lotz, Casper Van Dien, Agnes Bruckner, Mark Steger, Haley Hudson, Kathleen Rose Perkins, Sam Ball

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