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The Pact 2 Blu-ray Review

The Pact 2 Blu-ray

“The Pact 2” is a needless sequel.

Without getting too much into spoiler territory, the sequel picks up not too far from where the first film left off. This time around, the story involves a Judas Killer copycat, murders, a crime scene cleaner (June) and her cop boyfriend (Daniel), an FBI agent (Terrence) investigating the murders, possible ghosts, and June experiencing eerie visions. Fans of “The Pact” can also expect to see a familiar faces return as well.

When “The Pact” was released, it became a sleeper hit with the horror film community. While not a great film by any means, it was notable for the memorable and chilling final act. Given the ending of the first film, I wasn’t expecting a sequel to be made, but alas, one has now been released for the masses. Now, I should state that I am by no means against sequels. In fact, I’m a big fan of horror franchises. With “The Pact 2,” however, it simply feels like a forced attempt to create a franchise.

Perhaps the first noticeable red flag with “The Pact 2” was the fact that Nicholas McCarthy (who wrote and directed the first film) was not involved with the sequel. His presence is sorely missed here as the writing and directing team of Dallas Hallam and Patrick Horvath are the film’s weakest links. Not only is their script muddled, but they fail to create any genuine suspense or scares. Oftentimes, it feels as if scenes are missing here as things just randomly happen. As you can imagine, this makes for some very awkward scene transitions.

Video/Audio:

Presentation: 1.78:1 1080p. How does it look? The Pact 2” Blu-ray boasts a fine hi-def transfer.

Audio Track: 5.1 DTS-HD MA. How does it sound? While a little tame, it’s a decent track nonetheless.

The only extras are an 18 minute making of featurette titled “The Dark Hereafter”and  trailers for “The Pact 2” and other IFC Films trailers.

 

Overall Thoughts: Skip the sequel and watch the original instead.

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July 14, 2015 - Posted by | Blu-Ray review |

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