The Pact

IMDB link: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2040560/

Starring: Nobody you’ve ever heard of. Probably. No, wait, Casper Van Dien is in this.

Review in a nutshell: I can’t believe how good this movie was… for what it is. Seriously. Netflix had it at 2.5 stars, and I gave it 3. That’s a HUGE difference when talking about low budget horror films… Trust me, I’m an expert.

It has flaws, but I was so shocked by all the things it did RIGHT I found myself enjoying the movie more than critizicing it. Don’t get me wrong. It’s still bad enough for a post. It’s just not quite as bad as some of the other crap I’ve watched.

For instance, realistic uses of technology (namely the internet and smart phones) resulted in some very creepy effects. Blurry images in google street view changing as you pan around. Think about it.

The scariest moment in the whole movie wasn’t a tech thing though. Imagine a woman alone in a house, taking a leak with the door open, and a shadowy figure walks past the open door in the hallway. She freaks out AS DID I. That is some messed up shit right there. And don’t even get me started about the fact that she didn’t get to wipe before pulling her pants up. *shudder*

So the basic plot is daughter comes home when holy roller mom dies, vanishes. Other daughter shows up and ghostly things happen while she stays in the house. She then follows a ghostly scavenger hunt until she discoveres her serial killer uncle has been hiding out in the basement for decades. It is never explained what the “pact” in the title was or if mom was keeping the uncle in check. But it does become clear that he’s able to come and go as he pleases through the course of the movie.

It gets brownie points for not being another damn satan worshipper movie but loses points because.. well, did you read that last paragraph?

The last thought I will leave you with is what I consider the moral of this story: Wear your hair real short so serial killers can’t use it to tie you to plumbing fixtures.

Where I found it: Netflix

How much I paid for it: 89 minutes

Points of interest: THIS IS NOT A MOVIE ABOUT SATAN! YAY!

The Money Shot: Knife to the neck, nyah nyah!

My Favorite Line: You remind me of my daughter. She’s a real fuckin’ bitch too.

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