Directed and written by Dallas Richard Hallam and Patrick Horvath, The Pact 2 follows on from the creepy first installment.
The Pact 2 revolves around June Abbott (Camilla Luddington- Grey’s Anatomy TV series) and her boyfriend Daniel, Officer Meyer (Scott Michael Foster- Chasing Life TV series). The movie is set a few weeks after the events of Annie Barlow putting a bullet into the brain of her uncle who was known as the Judas killer. We are introduced to an FBI agent named Ballard (Patrick Fischler- Speed, Old School) who has been profiling the Judas killer for over 20 years. He is called to a murder scene that he immediately suspects may be a copycat crime to Judas.
June works as a trauma scene cleaner and through her cop boyfriend gets plenty of work. She also has a creepy set of illustration that are visions from dreams she has about a woman being murdered. As the killings continue June soon discovers she is much more involved in the latest murders than she realizes.
Special agent Ballard warns June that she may be the new killer’s next target, while seemingly following her every move in a more creepy than caring way. She begins to have terrifying visions and experience spooky events in her home which lead her to track down Annie Barlow for help, believing Judas has somehow found a way to return and wants revenge.
You won’t hate The Pact 2 but you probably won’t love it either. If you’ve seen the first you may dislike it slightly more because you know how much potential it had. The Pact created creepy horror film that was coated in a thick layer of unease and dread. The Pact 2 is void of any real fear. While there are plenty of jump scares, the mystery which worked so well in the first gets over used and makes the second installment drag on over its 96 minutes.
It’s not terrible, but I just expected so much more.
WICKED RATING: 4/10 [usr 4]
Title: The Pact 2
Director(s): Dallas Richard Hallam, Patrick Horvath
Writer(s): Dallas Richard Hallam, Patrick Horvath
Stars: Caity Lotz, Camilla Luddington, Scott Michael Foster
Studio/ Production Co: Preferred Film & TV
Sub-Genre: Mystery, Thriller