Based on 10 Critics
  • The Pact demonstrates both why people respond to horror and why it's so routinely scorned. show more

  • Familiar elements such as a dark family secret, a ghost and a Ouija board start to seem trite after a while, and the third act is a little ridiculous, but debut writer-director Nicholas McCarthy does a lot with a little and seems fully prepared to handle a big-studio horror project. show more

  • When The Pact descends, finally, from suggestion to explication, the scares regrettably slink away. show more

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