The Pact: “Scream out Scary,” “Twisted and terrifying,” “Nail-biting Suspense”… Try the opposite.
The Pact follows a simple plot that takes a little while to get going and once it does, you realise you’ve probably seen this before. The development of the characters is poor at best and you can’t help but feel nothing for them and although their acting is above par in comparison to many of the horror films I’ve seen of late, it doesn’t make up for how bad the film turned out. The Pact manages to draw you in somewhat by reducing the amount of awful dialogue seen in other films, allowing the tension to build in the silence, but to call it a horror would be lying, for the weak story was absent of any scary moments and the story failed to deliver anything exciting apart from the end credits.
I personally find it hard to enjoy a film that is shot in the so called ‘found footage’ genre (bar Chronicle), and this is no different, if anything, worse due to its awful filming, unoriginal and terrible storyline. As the teenage fantasy party goes into overdrive, Project X turns quite literally into a riot with its mashed up montage of clips that feel ham-fisted and not nearly as much fun to watch as the film makes out their party to be. Project X commits itself to creating the mother of all parties that a young teenager might fantasise about and enjoy watching or even re-creating, but in reality, it just feels dumb and not to my taste
This is a featured review – meaning that it is either a review of something that is so bad or so good that it deserves to stand out a little more.