I swear I shall be poring over The Pact, dotting the i’s and crossing the t’s, even reading between the lines to determine if The Pact is binding or just another broken promise. Read on only if you have seen The Pact or don’t plan to.
00:02:35 Two sisters on the phone about their dead mother’s house and there’s so much exposition I feel I’m being read a bedtime story.
Mom, who’s that behind you?
says the wee daughter of the sister who went to the dead mother’s house, during a web chat
Does the mum answer, “No one, honey. It’s just the door hitting my arse on the way out”?
0:06:59 The woman walks into a room and disappears. Now, the other sister (Annie) is getting on a motorcycle to go to the same house, blissfully unaware that her sibling has become ghost take away.
0:12:44 Annie is in the house, in the middle of the night, when she hears mysterious bumps and thumps…so she runs out of the house to a safe place. Just joking. Actually she walks around, unarmed, exploring much like her dead sister. Evidently stupidity doesn’t run in their family but walks around, slowly, getting to know everyone personally.
0:15:04 The evil entity opted not to do anything too severe to this one, though, for the sake of this film’s being an hour and a half long.
0:16:43 Director does a silly job of shooting in daylight.
0:21:36 Credit where credit is due, the director does a fine job of filming suspense on a budget.
0:23:19 The lights are flickering so Annie grabs a knife? Does she think she’s being pursued by a bad electrician?
0:23:36 More due credit: the story is moving along at a good pace, like that of someone who actually wants to run away from a ghost.
0:30:25 Annie stays in a hotel and while she sleeps, ghosts leave her coordinates on her not-too smart phone. With a photo. #Facespook
0:33:23 The ghost figure she spotted in Google maps is now a corpse in her bed. Maybe she can ask to share the cost of the room.
0:34:06 She’s running loose in her jersey. (This is a bra-less reference.)
Hey, you have to wear a helmet.
A little girl stops Annie from riding a motorcycle in her pyjamas
She should have said, ‘You have to wear a helmet. And shoes. And a bra.’
0:38:06 Annie goes back to the house with the copper and they find a secret door in the wall. She finds the key in a drawer, making me wonder how secret was the door really?
You lived 16 years in this house and you didn’t know about this room?
He could also have asked how she knew right away where the key was if she didn’t even know the room was there.
0:41:54 Loud industrial music, without the ‘music’.
0:49:32 Annie brings the local psychotic (ahem, ‘psychic’) there to examine the room. Psycho has a seizure as a 1950’s ghost floats above them. Wrong kind of high.
1:01:30 The police officer visits the haunted house without backup and without telling anyone where he was going because he’s an American cop. Pain in the neck. And not just the clichés, the copper is actually stabbed in the neck. Too bad it wasn’t a pain in the ass.
1:05:42 Based on advice given by the psychotic in a phone call, Annie goes back into the house at midnight and draws a ouija board on the floor. Annie proves herself to be less intelligent than the psycho.
1:08:48 Well played. A serial killer from the 80’s is the uncle she didn’t know she had and he lives underneath the floor in the secret room. #props
1:11:08 Peering down into the hole the uncle left from, Annie espies the dead officer who served no purpose whatsoever in advancing this story at any moment.
1:14:55 An incredibly drawn out sequence that finishes with Uncle Serial Killer knocking the gun out of her hand and not killing her, although he did with every other person he’s encountered in this bloody film. Because WTF!?
1:15:29 Nice touch. He’s tied her to a pipe with her own hair. I haven’t seen that one before. #props
1:19:01 He goes to kill her, she stabs him with a coat hanger, she drops the knife, a ghost pulls her across the floor to the gun, she takes the gun, shoots the killer and Bob’s your uncle. And a serial killer.
1:25:24 The surprise not-really-ending made as little sense as the title of the film.
- WTF!?’s: 9ish
- When to Follow: When you’re a student of film making and you want to feel better about your own work
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