The Pact

Synopsis: Nichole Barlow comes to San Pedro with her daughter Eva to attend the funeral of her mother. She calls her estranged sister Annie to help her to resolve pending businesses, but Annie is too traumatized with the bad treatment spent by their mother and does not want to return to their childhood home. Nichole convinces her sister to come and she arrives to the funeral. However, Nichole goes missing and Eva stays with Nichole's cousin Liz. When Liz also disappears, Annie claims that supernatural events happen in the house but she becomes the prime-suspect. The open-minded detective Bill Creek assumes the investigation and realizes that there is something weird in the house. Meanwhile Annie summons the medium Stevie believing that the ghost of her mother is responsible for the vanishing of Nichole and Liz. But the woman warns Annie that there is a great danger in the house. Annie decides to go further in her investigation and discovers dark secrets from the past of her family.
Director(s): Nicholas McCarthy
Production: IFC Films
  2 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
89 min

Hey, it's me. Are you coming down?

I know it's hard, Annie,

but we both have to deal with it.

What is that supposed to mean?

Yes. I'm being responsible.

Okay, well, somebody has to take care

of everything.

And we're her children for God's sake.

Hold on.

I'm not going back to that house.

Annie, we're both supposed to be here.

Stop telling me what I'm supposed to do.

Jesus, you of all people.

What does that mean?

What do you think it means?

When was the last time you used, huh?

You know what? F*ck you,

that was more than four years ago

- before I was pregnant.

- Yeah, and f*ck you, too.

So, now that you're clean, you just forgot

about what she used to do to us?

You forgot how sick she was?

You know what?

I'm just so crazy right now, okay?

I have Eva all on my own. I have work,

and now I have to deal with all this.

You know what, Nicole,

if you want to forgive her, fine. But I don't.

That's enough!

It's our mother's funeral.

Are you coming down or what?

Hey, how are you?

Hi. Hi, fine. Is Eva asleep? I wanted to say hi.

Oh, really? I... I just put her down.

I'm sorry. I'm on a neighbour's signal,

I might lose you.

Can you just go get her, please, now?

Okay. Okay, Okay-

- Hold on, I'll get her.

- Thanks.

Hey, honey. Hey.

Hi, baby. Can you see Mommy?

- Mom?

- Shit.

Can you see Mommy, baby?

Baby? Can you hear me?

Shit. Sorry, Mommy said a bad word.

- Um, can you see me now, baby?

- No.

- Can you see Mommy?

- I can hear you, but I can't see you.

I just wanted to say how much I miss you.

I love you. I love you so much, okay?

I'm gonna see you in a couple days.

- Baby? Can you see me, baby?

- Yeah.

- Can you see Mommy?

- Yeah.

Mommy, who's that behind you?


Hey! Nicole!

Voice mail.

Hey, Annie.

No one knows where Nicole is,

so could you just call me?

Hey, Annie. It's Liz.

Could you call me right away?

Annie, I just...

I'm really worried about Nicole.

I... I don't know where she is.

Please just call me, okay,

and we'll figure this out.

Oh, shit.

Call Liz.

Hey, this is Liz.

Just leave a message,

and I'll call you back. Bye!

It's Annie. I just got to my mom's house.

I don't know where Nicole is.

You know what that means.

Um, just don't freak out.

She'll show up. She always does.

I'll try calling her. Bye.

Call Nicole.










- It's been awhile.

- Yeah.

Um... Hey, there.

You must be Nicole's little girl.

It's nice to meet you.

You've never met?

No. I mean, I've seen a thousand pictures

every time I checked my email.

Auntie Liz, can I go look at the windows?

Yeah, honey. Go ahead.

- So, you still haven't heard from her?

- No.

Annie, it's been three days.

Yeah, but, I mean, you know how she is.

She probably just couldn't handle all this.

She'll... She'll show up.

Yeah, yeah.

You want to get out of here?

You know, go to my mom's place

or something.

I don't want to really be there alone.

Yeah. I... I would love that.

Out like a light. I think that time change

really threw her for a loop.

I found these in my room.

I can't believe

I can actually smoke in here now.

Oh, tastes like I'm 15.

Let me see that necklace.

A cross? You?

Believe it or not,

Mom gave it to me when I was a kid.

I love it.


See, I can't even smoke in here.

I feel like she's gonna try and stop me.

Was it really that horrible for you guys?

Growing up with her?

You have no idea.

Some people just shouldn't have kids.

I don't think you should say that.

I mean, there's a deep love

between a mother and her children.

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