Written by Scotty
Finding that special niche that you are really good at in life is a difficult thing. As there are so many jobs out there that we may excel at, they may not pay enough or be in a field that we are willing to brag out. There is no shame when finding a job that you are good at, but if you don’t really like it, you are just lying to yourself every time you put on the uniform or sit at your desk. Finding that one job you are great at and could enjoy doing for some time leaves you feeling happy and refreshed when you head home at the end of the day and that is something that most people need.
Alex Mathis is a man that loves his job as he is one of the best exterminators in the city. Even though the job is not as flashy as he believes it should be, he takes pride in helping people with their bug and varmint problems, even on his day off. Without being able to get the hot girl of his dreams while wearing his extermination gear, he is never deterred from asking as he knows that once they need his help, he will be their knight in white armor.
Getting called in on his day off, Alex is bitten by a brown recluse spider and is sent to the hospital since its bite is much more venomous than most. Trying to remain in high spirits after receiving his bill, the hospital fire alarms go off while an attack of some sort took place in the morgue. As the mortician has noted that it was spider like, Alex jumps into action offering some pro bono work to get his expenses covered. With this being approved by the hospital director, Alex is given the help of a security guard, Jose on his adventures into the depths of the building to try and find the attacking creature.
As Alex and Jose are working, the hospital is taken over by a group of military scientists who are looking for the same creature, but know the secret behind what is going to happen. As the spider feeds on the sick in the hospital, it starts to grow at an alarming rate and cannot be stopped by the conventional methods. When escaping the hospital, the spider makes it into the city where it starts to feed on everything that crosses its path. Without the state of the art technology that the military brings to the table, Alex and Jose are able to locate the future locations of this spider at the same time as their military friends. Wanting to help rid the world of this menace, Alex is pushed into full exterminator mode when his new woman friend is taken by the spider for a future meal.
Big Ass Spider! follows Alex Mathis and his new partner Jose Ramos as they have been put in the position of finding a spider that has killed several people in the hospital. When it is revealed that the military is on the same mission, the two are kicked out, but Jose will not allow Alex to give up his dream of being the greatest exterminator in history and the two jump back on the case. Knowing that it will make them both famous, Jose is a wealth of information and is able to help Alex pinpoint the future locations of the spider that is growing faster than anyone could have predicted. With the military also hunting the spider, the truth comes out about what has caused this spider to become the menace that it has become in the city. Knowing that if it lays its eggs, all bets are off, both the exterminators and the military have to team up to destroy the oversized arachnid and save the city before the mini offspring are able to hatch and mature.
Looking at the title, you know what you are getting yourself into. Yes, there is a Big Ass Spider in this movie that terrorizes anything and everything that gets in its way. Only wanting to survive, the spider is hunting based on its instincts and with a little help from the military has become one of the largest arachnids on the face of the earth. But is that the only reason to watch this movie, hell no, as there is fantastic interactions between and Alex Mathis and whoever he is talking to at any point of time. With guarantees that you will laugh, you might find that there is enough in the movie to scare you as well, as for some reason, spiders are frightening little creatures. Stay Scared.
Written by Scotty
Sometimes in life you experience something that is called Déjà vu, it is not a bad thing by any means, but if it starts to happen too often, you may drive yourself crazy. Reliving some of the events of your life could be a great highlight that you would never want to let go of, but as time goes by, doing this might start to scare you. There is not a way to avoid this, as it has happened to everyone at one point in their lives, but as long as you are able to learn from it, you should come out better on the other side.
Lisa is a normal teenager living with her family, but there is something different about how she lives her life. She has been living the same day over and over again and it is becoming repetitive. Having to answer the same questions every day, eating the same meals every day and watching the same shows every day is taking its toll on her. Trying to explain this to her parents is only making her situation worse as they will not believe her and try to punish her for telling what they believe is a lie.
Everything is the same, day in and day out, but slowly, things are starting to change. The routine stays the same, but the attitudes of her family start to change day by day. Thinking that she is going crazy, she starts to hear strange sounds in the basement while doing her daily laundry, but when she finally finds a secret door behind the washing machine, she wants to explore. Before finding out the secret of what is keeping her in a consistent time loop, a new visitor comes to the front door that knows exactly what is going on.
Dressed as a phone repairman, Lisa knows that this man is not what he seems and when the two get away from the family for a matter of seconds, he tells the young girl to give up on her quest for answers. Not being deterred, Lisa continues her search for the truth of what is happening and finds herself being a part of another young girl’s life in the future that is experiencing the same thing. Needing to find out how to break out of the loop is keeping Lisa motivated beyond belief and with the help of her future counterpart, they are able to find the person that is responsible, but will they be able to defeat him and go on with their lives?
Haunter follows young Lisa as she is stuck with living the same day over and over again. Being the day before her sixteenth birthday, she has come to terms with never being able to celebrate it. With each day being the same, she tries to explain what is happening to her parents, but once they start to believe her, an outside visitor comes to the house and changes it all back to the way it has been. Not knowing what this man means to do to her family, Lisa tries to make sure she can protect them from his power, but when she gets too close to an answer, she is lifted away from her time and placed in the future household of a different family that is experiencing the same thing. Teaming up with her friend from the future, the two are able to find out who is behind what is causing the time loop, but they are not able to stop him as each of their days is starting to change, in violent ways.
I was left baffled when watching this as there was not a way to get answers before they were shown to you. Being a possibility that everyone was dead and stuck in the same day was questioned by me, along with the movie when trying to figure out what was happening. With two different time lines intersecting to tell the story as well, I was intrigued how they would both be pulled together to make the ending something more than a, lack for a better word, dream. I am still up in the air about how much I like this movie, if I just like it, or if I love it. I will require another viewing at some point to see if there is anything that I missed along the way. Stay Scared.
Written by Scotty
How far would you go to be with a loved one that has passed on? Most of us would do anything in our power to bring them back, even for a day to make sure we have said our final goodbyes and make sure they know how much we loved them. What would you do if there was a way to bring them back? Would you pay any price to see them one last time, even if it meant that you would be stuck in the bargain that you made for your lifetime as well?
Patrick and Louise have moved to Wake Wood for no other reason than to make a living. With their daughter growing up very quickly, they need to have work to support the household and it was the only place where Patrick could become a well-paid veterinarian. Although Louise is not happy working in a local shop in the small town, she is willing to do whatever she can to make sure her husband is happy and their daughter is taken care of.
After their daughter is mauled by a stray dog and dies from the attack, the couple is trying to lock things down and leave the town. But without having a job opportunity outside of the town, they are saving as much as they can to make a life somewhere else. Wanting to get out of town as quickly as possible, they are confronted by a friend and town elder that gives them an offer that they cannot pass up, the opportunity to see their daughter again.
Although it is for a short three days, the couple are eager to take the deal, but it comes with several rules. One is that they will not be able to leave the town with their daughter once she has returned and the other is that they will never be able to move away. Even though they want to leave, they cannot pass up the chance of being with their darling Alice and agree to the terms. As Alice is reborn, a local woman starts to believe that there is something wrong with the way the child is acting. Keeping their daughter safe is the only priority of Patrick and Louise and they will not allow her to be taken away from them again. When the townspeople come to collect the little girl before her time is up, there is a battle that will change the outlook on the couples new town for the rest of their lives.
Wake Wood is the story of Patrick and Louise as they have found a place to settle down and have decent work to help take care of their daughter. When their daughter is killed in a dog attack, they are looking for a way to leave the town, but a town elder has come to them with a proposition that will change their lives forever. Offering his services for bringing back their child for three days’ time, the couple cannot say no as they never got a chance to say goodbye. With all kinds of rules laid out in front of them for the resurrection to take place, they failed to be truthful with one important fact, their daughter has been dead for over a year. With young Alice coming back into their lives, the couple can care less about the rules, but when they try to leave the town after people start to think that the rebirth has spawned something evil, they find that their daughter can only survive where she was laid to rest. As the townspeople come to take the daughter away from the couple one day early, they are met with a fight that will change the lives of the couple forever. Not only will their daughter be gone once again, but their relationship will have to be put aside as they have released evil amongst their new home.
An interesting premise as you are given an opportunity of a lifetime to see a deceased loved one once again. I did not see where this story was going and with enough information being left out, you will never see the scares coming. I enjoyed how the man, Arthur, who is able to perform such an unbelievable miracle is always calm and full of influence and information to make his magic work, one loved one at a time. Knowing what he can do, he is sure to ask all of the right questions, but if someone lies to him, he holds himself accountable for what comes next. A great character, but it is really about how and what Patrick and Louise are willing to do to be with their daughter once again and the emotions between the reunited family is very memorable. Stay Scared.
Written by Scotty
Let’s be honest now, there is no way to get something for nothing these days. With all of these offers going around promising a free trip, a free television, even free cable, there are always strings attached, and there is no way of getting out of it. It is always a safe practice to read the fine print when these offers present themselves to you, if not for any other reason, you know what you are getting yourself into.
Young Hannah is looking for a way to impress her new boyfriend. Falling in love with the young man just days into her trip to California, she does not want to leave his side, but he has other ideas. Asking her about what her beliefs are, he finds out that she does not believe in the Devil and has a friend that is willing to wheel and deal for some extra cash. Thinking little of this, Hannah takes the plunge and sells her soul for five hundred dollars, as she knows that this is just a superstition that will not come back to haunt her in the end.
Leigh is a real estate agent that is looking to make it big in any way that she can. Getting a call for a quick sell on a house, she is not able to pass it up. Looking through the fresh estate, she notices that there is some furniture that has been left behind, along with some fire damage on the door of one of the rooms. When talking to the sellers, she finds out that they have both been laid off of work and are trying to sell the house for money so they can survive, along with their daughter running away from home, they both seem very shaken about their soon to be former home. When walking the estate, Leigh sees a young woman rummaging around the house and figures out that this is the couple’s wayward daughter.
While waiting for the inspectors to come to the house, Leigh is late for her sister Vera’s opening art show. As the two have been extremely close over the years since the loss of their parents, Leigh only wants the best for her sister and is trying to get her to settle down and have kids, since she is not able to. Although Vera has her focus other places, she humors her sister by listening, but in no way shape or form plans to settle down at this point in her life. As a storm moves in and Leigh is staying in her new commissioned property, she starts to hear strange things around the house and then a visitor comes in the back door. Thinking that this is the couple’s daughter, Leigh brings her in with open arms, but when she is able to contact the sellers, she finds out that their daughter has returned home to them. Not knowing who the stranger is, Leigh starts to ask questions, but when the young girl vanishes from the table and winds up in one of the rooms, Leigh is able to find out what the noises around the house have been.
At the Devil’s Door focuses around the relationship of sisters Leigh and Vera as they are the only family they have left. Leigh is a real estate agent, while Vera is an aspiring artist. While neither of the women have any family left to speak of, Leigh is hoping that her sister will settle down and become the mother that she could never be. While working on selling her new commission property, Leigh stays at the home and does her own inspection. With a young women running around the estate, Leigh believes that it is her seller’s runaway daughter and invites her in with open arms. But as Leigh finds out, the young woman is someone else as the couple have found their daughter. Trying to find out who the young woman is, Leigh gets to find out firsthand what really happened in the house. Without being able to protect herself from the force that is inhabiting the young girl, Leigh succumbs and is not able to survive, pulling her sister into the deadly family mix. Trying to understand what happened to her sister, Vera questions everybody involved and finds out the story about young Hannah who sold her soul and what the seller really wanted all along.
Not knowing where this movie was going from the beginning is what really made me enjoy it. With a couple of different stories being played out throughout the film, it makes you wonder what really happened to the characters and what they were able to see. With one of my favorite storylines, making a deal with the devil coming to light, this movie has found a special place in my heart. I have always enjoyed these stories, even when I was a little kid, just to decide for myself if the deal was really worth it. Every story that has to deal with the price of darkness has a different twist, and why not as he is always looking to torment someone in some way that will make their lives miserable for the foreseeable future. Stay Scared.
Written by Scotty
Trying to fit in is something that many of us try to do. With cliques coming into full effect during high school, it is important for most of us to find a group that will accept us. But there are other people that do not want to be part of the groups and would rather take on life on their own. Even though these people are great, the harshness of high school makes it difficult for these people to even feel like real people as they get ridiculed to no end.
A group of outcasts are trying to fly under the radar as they are consistently bullied around their school. Wanting to be left alone to pursue their own lives, they will not be left alone and it is taking its toll on them. Wanting to just be accepted for who they are, they have devised a plan of attack that will leave the rest of the school in shambles.
With their love for horror movies, the group has come up with a plan to get revenge on all of those who have been torturing them. Planning a fake party to get all of their bullies in the same place at the same time, the group will be able to inflict the same damage that has been done to them by their fellow classmates. But with their plan being put in to effect, will they have the guts to go through with it in the end?
As the party starts, the group waits for everyone to arrive and then put everything in motion. Adding a sleeping drug into the punch, all of the party goers find themselves shackled when they wake up. With a group of masked individuals calling the shots, all of the unkind students are in for a life changing experience. As each bully is called out for their horrendous acts, the outcasts are able to punish them for what they consider to be their "crimes." But when trouble starts in the ranks of the group throwing the torture party, everything starts to take a turn for the worse.
The Final focuses around a group of high school outcasts that are looking for a way to have their tormenters punished for what they have done over the years. Not wanting to kill anyone, the group has come up with a plan formulated from their love of horror movies to torture the guilty. Asking for a sign from God before putting their plan into effect, they are left with nothing but revenge on their minds and with all of their party goers locked up, there is nothing to stop their actions. Wanting to make everyone that has picked on them throughout their high school years feel some sort of pain, the group has devised a torture for each individual based on their bullying tactics. But when the group starts to have a falling out when their friend is allowed to go free, the stakes get risen and they have to ask themselves how far they are willing to go to get their point across.
A very disturbing movie in my eyes as I have been through high school and witnessed this going on right in front of me. This movie showed a very touchy subject in a manner that everyone can relate and does not pull back any punches. With a fantastic storyline, this movie showed what could happen if someone is pushed too far or hard and what the consequences might be for those that try to take advantage of someone that does not fit in. When watching this movie, you are transported back to your days in high school and it makes you remember the things you did that could have hurt your fellow classmates, even if you remember it being in good fun. Stay Scared.
Written by Scotty
The quest for the truth can be a difficult one. You have seen many reporters putting themselves in harm’s way to deliver the news and people get hurt when finding what they are looking for. Although it can be fulfilling to find out the truth and bring it to the world, but in the end, is your livelihood more important? This is a question you must ask yourself before pursuing these answers, as you may find out that it is not worth the price.
Holly King has been given an assignment of a lifetime, to find out what really happened during the Dyatlov Pass Incident. Although there is no place to find the answers of what really happened to nine skiers that died on the pass, she is going to do her best to find out first hand. Gathering other classmates from her school to film a documentary on the mountain where the travesty took place, she is ready to show the world her findings.
Having to travel to Russia is her first obstacle, but when she is able to secure a grant, she is off and running. With her team in place, her next step is to find someone to take her up to the tainted mountain and this proves to be less of a chore than she expected. With the help of a local, she is able to secure an interview with a woman that was part of the first search party that went up the pass to find nothing but the dead bodies of the ski party. Knowing that there was a cover-up that took place on the mountain, Holly is ready to take her team up and uncover what really happened.
When hiking up the mountain, the Holly and her group encounter problems with their snowshoes, but before it becomes too much of an issue for them to continue, they find the site where the madness took place. Setting up camp and filming where all of the victims fell in the snow, Holly believes that there is more to uncover. Finding strange tracks outside of their campsite on their first night on the mountain has left her crew unsettled, but being at their destination hours ahead of schedule has them even more worried. Holly’s search has not ended, since she has been having dreams about this mountain and a door that will lead her to all of her answers. Searching the mountain for traces of radiation, Holly is able to uncover the door from her dreams, but when she is finally able to open it, will it give her the answers that she is looking for?
Devil’s Pass follows a young group of filmmakers as they climb a mountain looking for answers of what really happened during the famed Dyatlov Pass Incident. Believing that the Russian government has performed a massive cover-up on what went down, the college students from Portland, Oregon are looking for the truth. When being met with opposition from the Russian military when trying to get any documents about the occurrences on the mountain, they are able to make it up the mountain without any issues, but there is something strange in their midst. Strange tracks are found in the snow outside of their campsite that have no beginning and no end. Rattling the group, they continue to move on in search for the truth and Holly is able to find a door that has been in her dreams. Being forced into the bunker by the military, she is able to find her answers first hand of what happened, but will she be able to escape the prison she has entered, alive?
This is one of those movies that makes you wonder why people try to climb mountains…at all. I understand getting the thrill of reaching the top, but when you are trying to find answers, I am sure there is a better way. Watching as the group makes their assent to the site where a ski party was found dead without reason is a good story, but once you add in a cover-up, it makes it great. A lot of history and conspiracy theories have been brought into the mix on this film and that would be the reason why I enjoyed it so much. It is not just Russian history, but also American history being brought into the mix to explain what is happening, along with a great mix of the horror of the unknown, chasing down the few survivors that have found the truth. Stay Scared.
Written by Scotty
While being secluded from the rest of the world may allow you to clear your head, it may also help you understand why you did it to start with. Some people are able to live in secluded areas and make it just fine with the bare amenities and no contact, while others would be driven to madness without being able to talk to someone once in a while.
A group of friends are looking for a great getaway. With everyone needing time to refresh, it was recommended that they visit an old resort that one of the girls visited when she was younger. The Mountainbrook Resort is out of the way and three hundred miles away from anything. Since this is outside of the normal range of a car's gas tank, the resort has its own gas to fill up its customer's tanks before they head back home, but these tanks are not accessible without a key to activate them.
As the group of friends all arrive at the Mountainbrook Resort, they are surprised to find it empty. No guests, no one working, no one on the property at all. Trying to come up with a reasonable explanation of what could have happened, the group thinks that everyone might have been evacuated from the location. But when checking out all of the cabins, they find things that are out of place and would not be left behind, even if people were in a rush to get out of the area. When one of the group vanishes without a trace while going to the bathroom, the group knows that there is something strange happening and they are in the middle of it.
With their cars all running on fumes, they are not able to pull enough gas together to make the trip back down the mountain. Trying to find safety in numbers, the group stays together in the main lodge of the resort, but whenever someone looks away from their friends, they vanish into thin air. Not knowing what they are in the middle of, tempers run high and ideas of escaping the resort are high on the list, but without gas, they are stranded. As the group starts to split up to find an explanation of what is happening, they point fingers at each other, along with a higher power for punishing them.
Don’t Blink follows around a group of friends of all ages as they are all looking to get away from the world and have a little vacation. Driving up a long mountain road to the Mountainbrook Resort seems to be a little bit out of the way for the group and as their cars are all running on empty by the time they arrive at the out of the way resort, they are relieved. But not being able to find any people in the resort is disconcerting and the group tries to come up with a reason for it being empty, but when they start to take notice that there is no wildlife around the area as well, they find out there is something much stranger happening in front of their eyes. With people disappearing when they are not being seen, the group has to find a way to get away from the resort without disappearing themselves. Not knowing what is causing this to happen, the group has to find a way to battle this unknown force that is making them vanish for no apparent reason.
This was an interesting watch with how the story plays out. As this movie is filled with actors that you would recognize from your favorite shows, it is hard to look away until the very end. With the story being more about the people than the events, it is good that there is a strong cast attached as you need to care about the characters for it to work. Without being able to close your eyes for the fear of the darkness will take you to some place unknown, it is a frightening thought that something as simple as closing your eyes could make the world disappear around you. Stay Scared.
Written by John Edward Betancourt
There's a show that has recently entered pre production that I have been keeping my eye on for some time now. I've watched the news closely, I've waited to say anything on it for one particular reason...it's not a guarantee we will ever see it. Sure it's been ordered to pilot, but lots of shows get that order and well, not all of them are ever seen by the public. But this one, I have a good feeling about, simply because of the fact that it has made incredible progress in it's development and I fully expect the prequel series of The Walking Dead to make it to a series order.
For those who haven't heard yet, yes, The Walking Dead is getting a spin off/prequel that will take us into the darkest days of the living dead plague that Rick Grimes managed to sleep through. So far, we know it has a temporary title of Cobalt, that it is set in the city of Los Angeles and that the first cast members have signed on for their respective roles. Plus, Robert Kirkman will be a guiding hand on the series, and that's a huge plus as well.
But, the beauty of a prequel like this, is that the powers that be have a chance to do new and exciting things that we don't see on the current iteration of The Walking Dead and that's saying something since the show already offers so much. It's dark, it's gritty and it challenges us in new ways since Scott Gimple took over as showrunner. Obviously, I'm glad that the core elements will likely be present for this pilot, but there are a few things that I would like to see for this prequel.
First and foremost, I want to see the new tradition of strong and powerful characters that we see on the original show translate over to this one. This is a great opportunity to test these characters in new ways since we are seeing the world as they know it crumble around them. It's a chance to really explore how that effects people in ways that the genre has yet to explore. Often times they are just on the run...surviving because it must be done. Now's a great chance to look at the fact that things will never be the same.
I'm also hoping that the main source of conflict, is getting away from the living dead. No villains or crazy safe havens like we have seen on the original show. This is an opportunity to give zombie fans the epic meltdown of the world we always wanted. No more being in the thick of things or seeing the outbreak from a smaller sampling of the world. This is the chance to show off the end of the world in grand fashion and place the characters in some seriously scary and dangerous situations that will leave the audience gasping for air and wiping sweat from their brow.
I think if the show can accomplish those two key elements, we are in for an incredible ride from both shows. We'll have the original that allows us to think hard about the human condition and what we will become after our world is torn to pieces, and at the same time we'll have a show that provides us with pure, raw terror where every week our characters are trying to make it to tomorrow. Either way I can't wait, the popularity of the living dead is a gift that keeps on giving and I'll be keeping my eye on this new version The Walking Dead every step of the way.
Written by John Edward Betancourt
Growing up, Friday and Saturday nights were a wonderful viewing experience for a young and budding horror and science fiction fan such as myself and my baby brother. It seemed like my brother and I were treated to one incredible syndicated show after another; Freddy's Nightmares, War of the Worlds, and of course the iconic Tales From the Darkside.
The last of those shows only saw a four season run and as Darkside prepared to disappear from our television screens for what seemed like forever at the time, a new show was coming forth to take its place...Monsters. Now this particular show, was in the vein of Darkside by providing us with weekly adventures that featured horrific creatures, but as the series went on, the sheer horror that Tales brought to us seemed to fade from Monsters.
Don't get me wrong, there were some scary moments when it came to this show. In fact I distinctly remember the creepy and chilling atmosphere that came with the series premiere episode "The Feverman" but it didn't take long for the scares to quickly be replaced by a healthy mix of humor and comedy. Suddenly the monsters of the title of the show were often played for laughs, and that strange idea of mixing that much humor into a show such as this made it quite watchable.
Granted we should have known we were in for something different since the opening credits were about as camp as they can get, but you simply had to see week in and week out what kind of episode you were getting. Was it going to be something that left you sleeping with the lights on? Or something that gave you a good night's rest thanks to how much laughing you did.
Not to mention the show was filled to the brim with twists and turns when it came to the stories. One that stands out in my mind to this day is "My Zombie Lover". This was an episode that featured a town where one night a year the dead returned to life and the townspeople waited out this night of terror in a bunker in the middle of the town. One year a young girl stays home, not worried about the danger until one of her fellow classmates, who passed away, shows up at her door, to profess his love for her. Yes, it turned into a romance in its own weird way, and well, that episode is one of my favorites for how it ended.
I won't say how it ended here, because the series just arrived on DVD for the first time so one can enjoy all 72 episodes (along with that ending) in a marathon binge if you should so choose to, but either way, this was a fun series that I miss. It was always unique, always fun and I loved being surprised week in and week out. They certainly don't make them like this anymore, and I'm not sure they ever will again. As an added treat...here is the campy opening credits sequence so you can get a taste of what the show was like...or simply reminisce.
Written by Scotty
Family secrets can be damaging when they come out to the world. Every family has a secret, your great uncle was a mass murder, or your cousin is actually a Kennedy. Although most families think that this is a bad thing for the world to know, it is more damaging to the children when they find out from someone else much later in life. Telling your children up front about the family history helps them find a direction they want to follow, if it be in their family footsteps or the opposite direction to correct what their ancestors have done wrong. With the knowledge of their own history, our children can chose what is right for them, and be able to stand by their decisions when someone tries to call them out on their family history.
Annie has returned home after many years to help her sister take care of her daughter. But upon arriving at her childhood home, she finds that her sister has gone missing. Not knowing what to do and the future of her niece, Annie tries to stay positive in the house that has haunted her dreams for many years. When Annie tries to find a way to keep young Eva from the same terrors she had in the house for so many years, an unseen force is pushing her around the house forcing them both to leave.
Reporting the strange occurrence to the police, Annie is treated like a crazy person, but one officer will go and try to investigate what is actually happening. Not witnessing anything on his visit, he tries to keep Annie at bay until she can receive the help she needs, but Annie will sit by and wait as she knows that there is something or someone in the house that is trying to tell her something. Persuading the officer to return, they uncover a secret room that has been boarded up that Annie has no recollection of being there. Taking pictures of the house, the officer seems to believe that there is nothing out of the ordinary going on, just her imagination getting the better of her. But when reviewing his pictures of the old estate, he finds that there are strange things that are appearing in front of his camera that cannot be seen by the naked eye.
Annie knows that there is something strange happening in the house and needs to know who is trying to show her something. Finding that an old classmate is still living in town, Annie puts her trust in Stevie who has been known to see strange things when they were growing up. As Stevie and her brother enter the house, she believes that the woman that she is seeing is Annie’s mother, but when Annie sees the same woman, they know that something sinister has happened. Stevie captures all of the emotions around the house, even being able to see what Annie was trying to run away from, but when she enters the hidden room, something darker comes out to play as she is touched by the unseen force as well. Without getting the answers of what is really happening in the house from her old classmate, Annie has to find out what other secrets have been kept from her by her mother, but when she finds what she is looking for, will she be able to take the next step of what needs to be done?
The Pact follows Annie as she has returned home after many years to try and take care of her sister and niece. When arriving home however, she finds that her sister is nowhere to be found and her niece Eva is basically and orphan. Not wanting to stay in her childhood home due to the unkind memories that she has, she tries to leave, but is directed by an unseen force to a hidden room that she knew nothing about. Opening the door, Annie finds that there are spy holes all around the room the look over the entire house. Even after leaving the house, Annie is not able to escape the visions of a dead woman that is plaguing her dreams. Needing to know what is so evil about the house, and what the entity that is pushing her around wants her to do, Annie turns to an old friend that has the gift of seeing the supernatural. Without getting the full story from her gifted friend about what is happening in the house, Annie does research and finds that her mother has been holding a secret from her that could change her life forever. Finding that she had an uncle that was charged with the disappearance of women around town, Annie still has to find out who the force in the house is and what she can do to help the entity so she will no longer be a victim.
A very interesting movie, as you have a young woman that was terrorized by her mother growing up returning to the house that has changed her life forever. That, combined with her sister going missing and leaving her niece unattended too, it seems like Annie was going to be the perfect fit for the job. But with all of the strangeness happening around the house, there seems to be no way of escaping what evil still is lurking around her old prison. I really enjoyed how the script came together in this movie, as even when you think you know what is happening in the house, there is still more that you may never see. I must say that if I find out that my parents have been keeping a secret like this from me in all my years, I would not be one to be around for many, many months. Stay Scared.