Mark’s Halloween Horror Countdown #22

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Here’s the next installment of my top 31 films since 2000.

#22. The Pact (2011)

The Pact is a quaint horror film that hits above its weight class and tells a cool little mystery-ghost story. While it’ll never win on mass-market appeal against bigger budget productions, a-list casts, or huge studio marketing campaigns, it accomplishes what most of those films don’t – it never compromises its story and vision for cheap thrills. The Pact never tries to be too clever, too bloody, too sexy/sleazy, or too good. It is good, but not at the expense of trying to be better than it is. Man, I can appreciate that so much more than any ‘effort’ the multi-million dollar, cookie-cutter Bloom House factory churns out every year. There’s life in films like The Pact. There’s conviction and passion. There’s flaws, glorious flaws; not precision. They aren’t made by studio execs too scared to fail. I would way rather pay money to see a flawed overachiever than a perfect underachiever any day. And that’s why many of the films on my list, especially the North American ones, are overachievers that never made it to mainstream audiences. The Pact is a perfect example of that.

The film is about a woman who, after the death of her abusive mother, chooses to come back to the house she suffered in as a child in order to assist her troubled sister with the clean-up. After her sister goes AWOL, she is haunted while staying in the house and given supernatural clues to help her discover the dark truth about her family and that house.

I also recommend the sequel that, while not being as good, still threw enough curve-balls and pleasant surprises.

Check out the trailer below and be sure to tune in tomorrow for #21.

Mark Goodchild
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