A Mysterious Surprise,
This review is from: The Pact [DVD] (DVD)
'The Pact' is a mystery-horror film that premiered at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival and had a limited theatrical release. The film has gained mostly positive reviews. However, the box-office returns have been poor.
The movie centers around Annie (Caity Lotz) who tries to get to the bottom of her sister's disappearance as she struggles with strange incidents in her home.
I'll begin with the minor negative points, the general premise is clichéd. Further to that, the start is quite slow and tests the patience as the story takes a long time to get going.
The fim starts off slow but, if given time it eventually creates enough curiosity to keep the audience engaged. The latter half of the feature is excellent with a lot of suspense, a number of scary moments and so many twists. The film really peaks in the ending stages.
The performances of all actors are just about average, no one really stands out.
Nicholas McCarthy's direction is of high quality as he successfully alternates a basic plot in different directions leaving a solid impression in the end.
In conclusion, I thoroughly enjoyed the mystery of 'The Pact'.