The Pact 2012 UNRATED CC

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(218) IMDb 5.8/10
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THE PACT follows sisters Nicole and Annie who reluctantly return to their childhood home when their mother passes away 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.

Starring:
Caity Lotz, Kathleen Rose Perkins
Runtime:
1 hour 30 minutes

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The Pact

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Product Details

Genres Thriller, Mystery, Horror
Director Nicholas McCarthy
Starring Caity Lotz, Kathleen Rose Perkins
Supporting actors Haley Hudson, Sam Ball, Mark Steger, Agnes Bruckner, Casper Van Dien, Dakota Bright, Petra Wright, Sam Zuckerman, Anjini Taneja Azhar, Rachael Kahne, Bo Barrett, Jeffrey T Ferguson, Santiago Segura, Ho-Kwan Tse
Studio IFC Films
MPAA rating Unrated
Captions and subtitles English Details
Rental rights 48 hour viewing period. Details
Purchase rights Stream instantly and download to 2 locations Details
Format Amazon Instant Video (streaming online video and digital download)

Customer Reviews

This is one of the best horror movies I've seen.
maggiemay
This movie had a pretty interesting story line and the acting and set were all good and believable and even a little scary.
Amazon Customer
And don't act like this movie doesn't want you to think.
Mark Eremite

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66 of 75 people found the following review helpful By Tom Provost on July 18, 2012
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I just saw this at the Laemmle in North Hollywood. I knew nothing about it, save a 'go see it' from a friend. This is a terrific movie, smart, stylish when it needs to be and very scary. I actually yelled out three times in the theatre... it has a few of those scares. But even better, it's creepy and unnerving. It really gets under your skin. As for the complaints that it is too slow... this is such a tiresome complaint from people about various scary movies. (Full disclosure... I get the same complaint about a ghost story I directed.) I'd go off about attention spans and people needing blood and guts but what's the point. We all like what we like, and I loved this movie. It does have some big scares and some blood but it takes it's time and the movie is all the better for it. I, for one, was on edge from almost the start. Beautifully done, check it out!
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41 of 47 people found the following review helpful By Jonathan on June 14, 2012
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The Pact is a slow horror film that mixes tension with jump-out scares. I don't want to spoil the scares, but I will say the movie has similar scares to the frights found in Insidious and kind of like Paranormal Activity (this is not a handheld camera film, by the way). Some of the scares were expected, but still managed to creep me out a bit. In the right environment, it should deliver some spine-tingling frights. I have mixed feelings about the ending though, it's original but moves away from what the the first two acts built. Some may dislike the slow pace, but I felt it worked well. Acting was fine most of the time, and the music was great.

For your information, the film has some blood and gore, terror, and partial nudity (nothing serious or over the top), in case you were planning to watch it with anyone under 17 (it's Not Rated, but it's pretty tamed). Worth 9.99? Maybe for fans of this type of horror, but you should wait for a drop if you're barely interested. I enjoyed it, though.
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29 of 35 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on June 1, 2012
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This movie is eerie, suspenseful and has an ending I didn't see coming.

Another poster commented that "an ending that has been done to death"...really? I don't remember any other movies with an ending quite like this one.

As long as you rent this not expecting big budget special effects, if you like creepy movie you'll be satisfied.
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18 of 21 people found the following review helpful By Jonathan Hacker on October 29, 2012
Format: DVD
There are quite a few negative reviews on this movie, mostly bashing because of being slow, confusing, and drawn out. I have to disagree with those reviews and say that by the end of this unique ghost story, it all worked for me. Since it does take patience and is a slow building story, I can understand why some people would be compelled to give up on it about halfway through. I went into this film not expecting much at all other than an average, typical ghost story. What I got was solid acting, an interesting story that kept me into it, and a few scares that were pretty well done. It also has somewhat of a cool turn to the plot that I wasn't expecting from your everyday ghost story movie. I won't spoil anything about it, but I will say I was pleasantly surprised with the direction it went in towards the latter half of the film. Some reviewers have said that it confuses you and doesn't explain enough. I would have to disagree with that as well, and say that while it does need your attention and may make you think a little, I wasn't confused by anything when the credits started rolling. The director did make room for a couple different theories one could come up with, but it didn't take anything away from it. If you're a fan of horror movies, especially paranormal type horror, and don't mind having to think a little, I would check this one out. As others have stated, it does take some time to develop and make sense, but the payoff is worth it. Solid movie.
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Melissa A. Martin on November 9, 2012
Format: DVD
Just watched it on netflix and adding to my buy list! I love movies with some actual scary stuff in it. This also has a great storyline. I was impressed with what they did with this. Just goes to show you don't have to spend the big bucks to make something good. I'm so tired of the same old gore junk and lately I'm finding some really good scary movies thank goodness! If your looking for something that is creepy and actually has a good plot then this is your movie. Check it out on Netflix or Redbox! Like I said I'm buying it!
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14 of 18 people found the following review helpful By Mark Eremite VINE VOICE on December 18, 2012
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The trouble with ghost stories is that they all assume that there's some sort of supernatural rule book that spirits and the like have to follow from beyond the grave. These rules change from movie to movie, and audiences are almost never given any glimpse into what they might be. The end result is that viewers think anything can happen, and therein are supposed to lie the movie's chills and thrills. For some, this works. For those who tend to think a lot, it can be distracting as more and more questions pile up in your head.

And don't act like this movie doesn't want you to think. Like most ghost stories, THE PACT is essentially a murder mystery with a ghost (or two?) as characters. In this film, an abusive old woman dies and her oldest daughter, a recovering addict, disappears when she goes to the house to settle the estate. Enter the bitter, younger daughter -- Nicole -- who begins to discover that there is more to the house (and her family) than meets the eye. What follows is a fairly tense, well-filmed, decently-acted, but ambiguously-plotted search for truth that culminates in some truly creepy but head-scratching moments.

Since most ghost stories become a game of Find Out Who Killed Me (or Find Out Why The Ghost Hates You), the film starts to falter as soon as most of its larger secrets are revealed. To compensate for this (I guess) this movie peppers in quite a few bizarre minor mysteries that do more to confuse than tantalize. This includes the final five minutes of the film [SPOILER ALERT: which not only include a completely unrealistic portrayal of how recently orphaned children behave, but END OF SPOILERS] which also adds a final shot that requires you to fill in a ton of blanks on your own, like a MadLibs that only gives you two words of the whole story.
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