The Pact 2012

Pretty much like every other horror film out there - childhood trauma, mysterious "ghost"-like presence, weird happenings, etc. Nothing new here, with all the old elements are used in a very dull and predictable way (though some uses of Google Maps were a fresh breath).

It did make me jump a couple of times and the story takes an interesting turn. The problem was that I didn't care even two shits about any of it; characters, plot, the truth, etc. In the beginning, my interest was piqued and I was looking forward for what could/would happen, but an hour in I was waiting for the bloody thing to end and put me out of my misery.

It's a boring story with boring characters told in a boring way. There are flashes of intelligence and genuinely good moments and ideas (which is why it gets a full star), but they're wallowing in too much mediocrity.

There's nothing worth seeing here. It's not scary either. Skip it.

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