Set a few weeks after the original, The Pact II follows the story of June (Camilla Luddington - Californication; Tomb Raider), as her nightmares steadily take over her waking life. Following the dramatic and deadly confrontation at the end of the first film, Annie Barlow (Caity Lotz - Battle of the Year; Arrow) becomes involved after informing June that someone may be picking up where her uncle, Charles Barlow (Mark Steger - I Am Legend; Mr. Jones), left off. When the duo indulge in the possibility that perhaps the Judas Killer is not being impersonated, but is in fact alive and attempting to extract revenge, things become even more terrifying. From there, the plot twists into slasher horror and ghost story combined, much like the original film.
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The debut feature from Nicholas McCarthy, The Pact is an unrelenting, paranormal fright fest revolving around the supernatural goings on at the childhood home of Annie Barlow. Annie is a woman who is struggling to come to terms with her past in the wake of her mother's death and must return to her childhood home, a dark place she'd rather forget.
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Hitting the nail on the head of mother-daughter relationships -- and doing so with amusing savvy and imaginative good humor -- Disney's "Freaky Friday" remake is such a sublimely fun-for-all matinee delight that it cleansed my palate of the sour taste of every bad movie I've seen this summer.
Yes, it's a live-action Disney family movie -- which has traditionally been enough to send shudders down the spine of anyone over the age of 11. But director Mark S. Waters ("Head Over Heels") eschews the studio's history of pandering triteness in favor of sharp writing, credibly clever characters and terrific performances.
Magnetic Linsday Lohan (whose charm also carried the studio's 1998 "Parent Trap" remake) and a revitalized Jamie Lee Curtis couldn't be more ideally cast as exasperated teenager Annabell Colman and her harried, head-shrinker mom Tess, both of whom are given new insights into their contentious relationship when their bodies are swapped through a fortune-cookie hex.
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Set a few weeks after the original, The Pact II follows the story of June...
The debut feature from Nicholas McCarthy, The Pact is an unrelenting, paranormal fright fest revolving...