Sunday, March 10, 2013

The Pact (2011)

Director: Nicholas McCarthy. Cast: Caity Lotz, Casper Van Dien, Agnes Bruckner. 89 min. Rated R.

A touch of Psycho, a touch of The Omen. A little of The Ring here, a little Paranormal Activity there. The Pact uses ingredients from all these well-trodden paths, and still manages to create a very original-looking horror atmosphere. No shock-shots, minimal use of gore, and maximal use of visual and sound editing techniques building up to some truly terrifying moments. And even newcomer Caity Lotz is impressive in her starring role. The haunted house story bravely happens in broad daylight, but I wouldn't recommend watching this at night.

PS: This is streaming on Netflix.

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