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New clip from The Pact is a psychic scare

09.13.2012by: Ike Oden

This fall is practically filled to the brim with haunted house flicks, from PARANORMAL ACTIVITY 4 to Scott Derrickson's SINISTER. Yet I think there may be one upcoming indie ghost flick many of us may have forgotten about until now. Allow me to refresh your memory about Nicholas McCarthy's THE PACT.

If you recall last summer our own Ammon Gilbert deemed the film THE PACT “a memorable and above average haunted house movie” and rewarded a film with a solid 8/10. He wasn't alone in that critical assessment as the film has maintained a respectable 69% fresh rating on Rotten Tomatoes, emerging as one of the best reviewed horror films of the year. To mark the DVD and Blu-ray debut of THE PACT October 1st, we're doling out out a brand new clip from the haunted house sleeper.

The scene, entitled "Psychic Terror", features some creepy goings-on with Haley Hudson's character Stevie. Much screaming, whispers, and freaky under-the-mattress stuff ensues.

THE PACT, based off McCarthy's short of the same name, stars Hudson, Caity Lotz, Casper Van Dien, and Agnes Bruckner. It's currently available on demand, if you can't wait for the first of the month. If you're like me and consider both patience and hi-def video to be a virtue, pre-order the DVD or Blu-ray today. While you're at it, check out the video and synopsis below.

Following the death of her mother, Annie receives a phone call from her former drug addict sister, Nicole, imploring her to come back to visit their family home and to attend their motherís funeral. Still tortured by memories of a troubled childhood, Annie is reluctant to revisit the past, but eventually agrees to Nicoleís request. However, on arrival at the house she finds no trace of her sister and, when Nicole fails to turn up at the funeral, Annie simply assumes she has relapsed into drug use as a way of dealing with her loss. Not wishing to spend the night alone in her motherís house, Annie invites her cousin, Liz, and Nicoleís estranged young daughter to stay over.

But itís not long before Annie begins to sense another, unseen presence in their midst. Household objects are inexplicably moved around, strange noise are heard during the night and a broken picture frame reveals a photo of a sinister figure. Then all hell breaks loose. Annie finds herself physically threatened by this malign supernatural force residing within the house and, following a particularly terrifying assault, discovers that Liz, too, has disappeared. With her life now seriously at risk, and time running out, Annie is forced to confront her worst fears and solve the mystery surrounding her familyís history before it is too late.

Extra Tidbit: Did anyone check out THE PACT star Agnes Bruckner (above) in Luck McKee's THE WOODS? If so, what did you think?

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