The Pact 2012 ★★

Nicholas McCarthy has created a film that has a constant sense of familiarity. From its opening moments the film delivers predictable scares which are signposted well in advance. The plot relies heavily on mystery, which in turn makes the whole film feel more like a TV episode of some uninspired supernatural detective show. It is a shame that McCarthy's first feature is this, as he shows potential with a few interesting visual moments. On the whole it doesn't offend but it is neither memorable or particularly entertaining.

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