Exclusive Interview with Caity Lotz of The PactInterview by Karen Moul Written by Karen Moul
If you’re looking for a good scare this summer, check out The Pact
, the first feature-length film from writer/director Nicolas McCarthy. Based on McCarthy’s short film of the same name, The Pact
takes the classic haunted house story and gives it a dark twist.
Caity Lotz stars as Annie, a young woman who has spent most of her life trying to forget an unhappy childhood. Summoned home, Annie arrives to find that her older sister has gone missing.
“She has basically been avoiding her past,” explains Lotz. “That’s been the goal of her life and now all of a sudden she has to go home to deal with [the death of her abusive mother].
“Once she gets home, things start getting really weird and her sister disappears. And all of a sudden there’s a ghost in her childhood home - who she thinks is her mom - and she tries to find her sister and figure out what happened.”
And that is when things take a very sinister turn. What might at first seem like standard fare – psychic, Ouija board, bumps in the night – soon gives way to a visually compelling, psychological thriller.