So far the IFC Midnight films have been up and down. Some films have achieved cult status like the Human Centipede sequences while some that were great fell under the radar like I Sell The Dead. Still turning them out despite the criticism of reviewers like myself, it looks like next up for the company is the movie directed by Nicholas McCarthy, The Pact. This tension filled supernatural film looks like it’s worth a view. Don’t just take my word for it, check out some new haunting images and the trailer for The Pact.
Set to be released on July 6th with a limited theatrical run (why it’s not larger, I have no idea) and a release on the video on demand circuit starting May 25th, The Pact involves two sisters returning to their childhood home and finding some unwanted things still lingering around. From what I can see from the trailer and some reviews from the festival circuit, is that it looks like a rush. I hope this film does well and gets picked up by more theaters because it’s a classic tale of creepy family history that in my opinion never gets old!
”After their mother passes away, sisters Nicole and Annie reluctantly return to their childhood home to pay their last respects. While staying overnight in the house, the sisters sense a mysterious presence in their midst: noises startling them in the night, objects moving about, a fallen picture of an unknown woman posed next to their mother. Annie begins experiencing a series of intense and disturbing dreams – visions that lead her to uncover something terrible about her mother’s past that is finally revealing itself.”