Some doors should never be opened.
After their mother passes away, sisters Nicole and Annie 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. 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.
Scary things are always personal. I personally get freaked out and scared by most ghost related things. Spectral photography, EVP, you know that kind of stuff. However, more often than not films that deal with this are riddled with cliches and drown themselves in ridiculous plots trying to explain away everything and therefore not scary.
This film sticks close to the rules, but manages to lift itself above mediocrity with a surprising narrative and some genuinely creepy imagery, all soaked in a creepy atmosphere that just doesn't seem to want to leave.
And that's the thing, when I'm grabbed by a ghost story's atmosphere without constantly getting my face rubbed in it, it…
Some decently creepy stuff, some good not-too-cheap jump scares, some effective atmosphere, some solid direction. But I still spent the whole movie thinking it was kind of crappy.
I'll give this a pass, though, because I think a lot of people would actually dig it.
After her abusive mother dies, Annie (Caity Lotz) reluctantly returns to her childhood home to settle her affairs, only to find a hostile, invisible presence there and a mystery related to a secret, sealed-off room in this truly scary, old-fashioned horror film.
Written and directed by newcomer Nicholas McCarthy, THE PACT is clearly the work of someone who has watched a whole lot of ghost stories and knows what separates the good ones from the bad ones. This is already established in the first 10 minutes, which is maybe the most effective and scary opening scene in a horror film since THE RING. After that, the story unfolds in a way that is undoubtedly familiar to fans of the genre,…
En The Pact conviven dos películas y una es capaz de provocar escalofríos el primer domingo de agosto en Madrid. La otra, no está mal, pero es un poco el comodín del público. Pero estupenda, eh.
A genuinely creepy chiller,this has just enough supernatural intrigue to have you hooked. Atmospheric and dark with a distinctly eerie feel this is a decent little shocker.
I must say that I'm not great with horror films but my wife enjoys them so I get roped into them every so often. Chills aplenty as a grown-up daughter returns to the family home after the death of her abusive mother. When the girls sister disappears mysteriously,she searches in vain but is attacked in the house by an unseen force. Cue the usual policeman who suspects foul play,Ouija boards and a freakish looking psychic.
Scares aplenty,visuals that will make your hair stand up and some truly creepy goings-on with a sinister ending. Not my cup of tea but good nonetheless.
The only film I've ever walked out of the cinema, life's too short.
Irregular película con una parte sobrenatural que me deja frío y otra psycho-thriller que me resulta bastante más interesante. Una pena que esta última ocupe muchos menos minutos del metraje.
Nothing happened at all in this movie. BORING
Not scary. Not creepy. Lots of walking around, though. And what, exactly, is the pact of the title?
Boring ass ghost story. Nothing else to really say. Just very dull and mediocre. Admittedly the climax made me kind of uncomfortable
3/10 - bad
After that death of her abusive mother, Annie returns home for the funeral arrangements. Soon a supernatural presence guides her towards a horrific family secret.
Well made, classy horror flick above the average, with a solem, subdued atmosphere. It does have some overused clichés (do ghosts really have nothing better to do than to make light bulbs flicker ALL EFFING DAY LONG?), but still a solid, suspensful and not overly gory film, that is worth watching.
I have a strange draw to anything with Agnes Bruckner in it.
Eh. It's pretty good. Full review and discussion on GTGC 43.
I can't tell if it was the conditions I watched it with (talkative group of movie watchers after a comedy-horror movie and a few beers) or if this slow and somewhat draggy haunted house with a twist movie actually made sense or if I missed something. As it was I don't think I'm revisiting, but look for Van Dien to show up as a cop so you can go "Wow! That guy's still working?"
Inicia con un ritmo tibio que colabora mucho a la tensión y el planteamiento de los personajes. El problema es que jamas logra ir mas rápido, así que a cortos ratos aburre.
El climax y final deja varios cabos sueltos y uno sienta que las cosas se arreglan por mera casualidad, una interesante propuesta que tal vez mejor desarrollada espante de verdad. De lo mejor ese tech/horror.
Tiene potencial Nicholas McCarthy.