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The Pact 2 Comes to Blu-ray and DVD

Posted by Steve Barton on June 10, 2015

The sequel to Nicholas McCarthy’s indie spooker, The Pact, is finally headed home and we have all the details you need right here. We promise!

From the Press Release:
The suspenseful action picks up right where it left off in the sequel THE PACT 2, the story of a young woman who comes to believe a dead killer is after her. The IFC Midnight theatrical release will unsettle home viewers when it is released on Blu-ray and DVD on July 7, 2015.

Only a few weeks after Annie Barlow exterminated the plague that was the Judas Killer in The Pact, we meet June Abbott (Camilla Luddington, Grey’s Anatomy, True Blood), a woman whose carefully constructed life in Los Angeles is beginning to unravel due to lucid nightmares so awful they disturb her waking life. When FBI Special Agent Terrence Ballard shows up at June’s door, he brings some terrifying news – there is a Judas copycat killer on the loose in her neighborhood! In the course of his investigation, Ballard shows June a picture of the copycat’s victim, and she is stunned to see that it’s the same woman she saw brutally murdered in her nightmares.

A series of hauntings begin to torment June. Now, not only does she see murder victims, her dreams put her in the role of the murderer. June fears that the spirit of the Judas Killer is the architect of some greater plan in which she must now play a part. June struggles to maintain her grip on sanity as she plunges into her own investigation of these events. No matter the result, the truth will be horrifying; either there is true evil inside of her, or someone, or something, is determined to destroy her.

THE PACT 2 also stars Caity Lotz (Mad Men, The Machine, The Pact) and Patrick Fischler (Mulholland Drive, Silicon Valley). The film is from the producers of The Pact, The Divide and Mr. Jones. It was written and directed by Dallas Richard Hallam and Patrick Horvath (Entrance).

Bilge Ebiri of New York magazine called THE PACT 2 “terrifying” and said the film “might actually make you afraid to turn out the lights ever again.” Andy Webster of The New York Times said, “The directors, Dallas Hallam and Patrick Horvath, are fluent in the genre’s staples.”

The Pact 2

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Exclusive Clip from The Pact 2 Found Upstairs

Posted by Steve Barton on October 31, 2014

An exclusive clip is here for the sequel to Nicholas McCarthy’s film The Pact, cleverly titled The Pact 2. The film is opening in limited theatres TODAY, and to celebrate, we have a sliver of shivers for ya!

Directed by Dallas Richard Hallam and Patrick Horvath, the film stars Camilla Luddington (“True Blood”), Patrick Fischler (Mulholland Drive), Scott Michael Foster (“Californication”), Haley Hudson (The Pact), Mark Steger (The Pact), and Caity Lotz (The Pact).

Synopsis
Only a few weeks after Annie Barlow exterminated the plague that was the Judas Killer, we meet June Abbott, a woman whose carefully constructed life in Los Angeles is beginning to unravel due to lucid nightmares so awful they disturb her waking life.

When Special Agent Terrence Ballard, the FBI agent assigned to wrap up the case of the newly deceased Judas Killer, shows up at June’s door, he brings with him some terrifying news – there is a Judas copycat killer on the loose in her neighborhood! In the course of his investigation, Ballard shows June a picture of the copycat killer’s victim, and she is stunned to see that it’s the same woman she saw brutally murdered in her nightmares.

A series of hauntings begin to torment June, growing in frequency and ferocity over time. Now, not only does she see murder victims, but her dreams put herself in the role of the murderer. June fears that the spirit of the Judas Killer is the architect of some greater plan in which she must now play a part. June struggles to maintain her grip on sanity as she plunges into her own investigation of these events. No matter the result, the truth will be horrifying; either there is true evil inside of her, or someone, or something, is determined to destroy her…

The Pact 2

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New Clip Scared Up for The Pact 2

Posted by Steve Barton on September 23, 2014

Another clip is here for the sequel to Nicholas McCarthy’s film The Pact, cleverly titled The Pact 2, and we have every haunting pixel of it for your perusal. Dig it!

Directed by Dallas Richard Hallam and Patrick Horvath, the film stars Camilla Luddington (“True Blood”), Patrick Fischler (Mulholland Drive), Scott Michael Foster (“Californication”), Haley Hudson (The Pact), Mark Steger (The Pact), and Caity Lotz (The Pact).

The flick is available on VOD now, and it will be followed by a limited theatrical outing on October 10th.

Synopsis
Only a few weeks after Annie Barlow exterminated the plague that was the Judas Killer, we meet June Abbott, a woman whose carefully constructed life in Los Angeles is beginning to unravel due to lucid nightmares so awful they disturb her waking life.

When Special Agent Terrence Ballard, the FBI agent assigned to wrap up the case of the newly deceased Judas Killer, shows up at June’s door, he brings with him some terrifying news – there is a Judas copycat killer on the loose in her neighborhood! In the course of his investigation, Ballard shows June a picture of the copycat killer’s victim, and she is stunned to see that it’s the same woman she saw brutally murdered in her nightmares.

A series of hauntings begin to torment June, growing in frequency and ferocity over time. Now, not only does she see murder victims, but her dreams put herself in the role of the murderer. June fears that the spirit of the Judas Killer is the architect of some greater plan in which she must now play a part. June struggles to maintain her grip on sanity as she plunges into her own investigation of these events. No matter the result, the truth will be horrifying; either there is true evil inside of her, or someone, or something, is determined to destroy her…

The Pact 2

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The Pact 2 – Poster Premiere; Making-Of Video

Posted by Steve Barton on September 4, 2014

First Trailer Scared Up for The Pact 2The release of the sequel to Nicholas McCarthy's film The Pact, cleverly titled The Pact 2, is heading toward us like an evil spirit looking for a host, and right now we have the official one-sheet along with a look behind the scenes of production! Dig it!

Directed by Dallas Richard Hallam and Patrick Horvath, the film stars Camilla Luddington ("True Blood"), Patrick Fischler (Mulholland Drive), Scott Michael Foster ("Californication"), Haley Hudson (The Pact), Mark Steger (The Pact), and Caity Lotz (The Pact).

IFC Midnight has announced a VOD roll-out on September 5th, followed by a limited theatrical outing on October 10th.

Synopsis
Only a few weeks after Annie Barlow exterminated the plague that was the Judas Killer, we meet June Abbott, a woman whose carefully constructed life in Los Angeles is beginning to unravel due to lucid nightmares so awful they disturb her waking life.

When Special Agent Terrence Ballard, the FBI agent assigned to wrap up the case of the newly deceased Judas Killer, shows up at June’s door, he brings with him some terrifying news – there is a Judas copycat killer on the loose in her neighborhood! In the course of his investigation, Ballard shows June a picture of the copycat killer’s victim, and she is stunned to see that it’s the same woman she saw brutally murdered in her nightmares.

A series of hauntings begin to torment June, growing in frequency and ferocity over time. Now, not only does she see murder victims, but her dreams put herself in the role of the murderer. June fears that the spirit of the Judas Killer is the architect of some greater plan in which she must now play a part. June struggles to maintain her grip on sanity as she plunges into her own investigation of these events. No matter the result, the truth will be horrifying; either there is true evil inside of her, or someone, or something, is determined to destroy her…




The Pact 2

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IFC Shines a Light on this Second Still from The Pact 2

Posted by Debi Moore on August 21, 2014

IFC Shines a Light on this Second Still from The Pact 2IFC Midnight’s upcoming thriller The Pact 2 will be released on VOD on September 5th and in theatres October 10th, and to further whet your appetites, they've released an expanded synopsis plus a second still from the film.

The stunning sequel to Nicholas McCarthy’s recent horror classic The Pact ups the ante on terror when a series of brutal murders lead authorities to believe the Judas killer is back and Annie (Caity Lotz; The Pact, "Arrow," "Mad Men") returns home for the final showdown.

Directed by Dallas Richard Hallam and Patrick Horvath, the film also stars Camilla Luddington ("Grey's Anatomy"), Scott Michael Foster ("Halt and Catch Fire," "Greek"), journeyman Patrick Fischler (2 Guns, "Mad Men," "Californication"), and Haley Hudson (The Pact).

Synopsis
Only a few weeks after Annie Barlow exterminated the plague that was the Judas Killer, we meet June Abbott, a woman whose carefully constructed life in Los Angeles is beginning to unravel due to lucid nightmares so awful they disturb her waking life. When Special Agent Terrence Ballard, the FBI agent assigned to wrap up the case of the newly deceased Judas Killer, shows up at June’s door, he brings with him some terrifying news – there is a Judas copycat killer on the loose in her neighborhood! In the course of his investigation, Ballard shows June a picture of the copycat killer’s victim, and she is stunned to see that it’s the same woman she saw brutally murdered in her nightmares.

A series of hauntings begin to torment June, growing in frequency and ferocity over time. Now, not only does she see murder victims, but her dreams put herself in the role of the murderer. June fears that the spirit of the Judas Killer is the architect of some greater plan in which she must now play a part. June struggles to maintain her grip on sanity as she plunges into her own investigation of these events. No matter the result, the truth will be horrifying; either there is true evil inside of her, or someone, or something, is determined to destroy her…

The Pact 2

The Pact 2

The Pact 2

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First Trailer Scared Up for The Pact 2

Posted by Steve Barton on August 7, 2014

First Trailer Scared Up for The Pact 22012 Marked the release of Nicholas McCarthy's film The Pact, and it fared pretty well with horror fans. So well, in fact, that a sequel was ordered entitled The Pact 2, and right now we have your first look at the trailer. Dig it!

Directed by Dallas Richard Hallam and Patrick Horvath, the film stars Camilla Luddington ("True Blood"), Patrick Fischler (Mulholland Drive), Scott Michael Foster ("Californication"), Haley Hudson (The Pact), Mark Steger (The Pact), and Caity Lotz (The Pact).

IFC Midnight has announced a VOD roll-out on September 5th, followed by a limited theatrical outing on October 10th.

Synopsis
A truly terrifying new film set just weeks after Annie Barlow’s deadly confrontation with the Judas Killer. In this elevated sequel, we meet June, a woman whose carefully constructed life is beginning to unravel due to lucid nightmares so awful they disturb her waking life.

The Pact 2

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IFC Midnight Makes a Home Video Pact with The Pact 2

Posted by John Squires on August 5, 2014

IFC Midnight Makes a Home Video Pact with The Pact 22012 marked the release of Nicolas McCarthy's film The Pact, which many of us here at Dread were fans of. This Halloween season final girl Annie Barlow returns in The Pact 2, which has just been dated for release. Read on!

Directed by Dallas Richard Hallam and Patrick Horvath, the film stars Camilla Luddington ("True Blood"), Patrick Fischler (Mulholland Drive), Scott Michael Foster ("Californication"), Haley Hudson (The Pact), Mark Steger (The Pact), and Caity Lotz (The Pact).

IFC Midnight has announced a VOD roll-out on September 5th, followed by a limited theatrical outing on October 10th.

Synopsis
The Pact 2 is set just weeks after Annie Barlow's deadly confrontation with the Judas Killer. In this elevated sequel, we meet June, a woman whose carefully constructed life is beginning to unravel due to lucid nightmares so awful they disturb her waking life.

The Pact 2

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IFC Midnight to Bring Us The Pact 2; First Still

Posted by Uncle Creepy on October 16, 2013

IFC Midnight to Bring Us The Pact 2Lots of us here at Dread Central were big fans of The Pact, and we've been eagerly anticipating its sequel, entitled, cleverly enough, The Pact 2. If you're in the same boat, you'll be delighted to hear that the new flick has been picked up for distro!

From the Press Release
Content announced that IFC Midnight has picked up the US theatrical rights to THE PACT 2, the sequel to the box office hit THE PACT, written and directed by Dallas Hallam and Patrick Horvath. The film stars Camilla Luddington (True Blood, Grey’s Anatomy, Californication), Patrick Fischler (2 Guns, Mulholland Drive), Scott Michael Foster (Californication, Greek), Haley Hudson (The Pact, Freaky Friday), Mark Steger (The Pact, Mr. Jones, I Am Legend) and Caity Lotz (The Pact, The Machine). THE PACT 2 is produced by Preferred Film & TV’s Ross M. Dinerstein and executive produced by Content’s Jamie Carmichael and Nicholas McCarthy. Content’s Carmichael and Preferred Content’s Kevin Iwashina jointly sold North America and Content handled the rest of the world.

In addition, Content has secured multi international sales in the following territories and respective distributors: Germany, Switzerland, Austria, Leichtenstein, Alto Adige, German Speaking Luxembourg – Ascot Elite; Japan - Klockworx; Latin America - HBO OLE Acquisitions; Mexico - Epulse (Corazon Films); Peru, Chile, Bolivia, Colombia and Central America - Euro Films; Portugal - Lusomundo; Singapore - Cathay Keris; China - H.G.C. Entertainment; Thailand, Malaysia – Sahamongkol Film; Turkey - Medyavizion.

IFC Midnight acquired and released THE PACT after it premiered in Sundance in 2012. THE PACT 2 is a truly terrifying new film set just weeks after Annie Barlow's deadly confrontation with the Judas Killer. In this elevated sequel, we meet June, a woman whose carefully constructed life is beginning to unravel due to lucid nightmares so awful they disturb her waking life.

Jonathan Sehring, president of IFC Entertainment said: "We are so thrilled to be working with our friends at Preferred Film & TV and Content on the sequel to The Pact. It's exciting to forge a continuing partnership with such a talented team."

Producer Ross Dinerstein said: "Dallas and Patrick did a tremendous job taking the world of THE PACT to the next level, and we are thrilled that IFC MIDNIGHT is back to distribute. THE PACT 2 will satisfy fans even more than the first one."

THE PACT 2 is the third film produced by Ross M. Dinerstein / Content Media Corporation (CMC) venture Preferred Film & TV (PFT) formed in 2012.

The Pact 2

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IFC Midnight to Bring Us The Pact 2; First Still

Posted by Uncle Creepy on October 16, 2013

IFC Midnight to Bring Us The Pact 2Lots of us here at Dread Central were big fans of The Pact, and we've been eagerly anticipating its sequel, entitled, cleverly enough, The Pact 2. If you're in the same boat, you'll be delighted to hear that the new flick has been picked up for distro!

From the Press Release
Content announced that IFC Midnight has picked up the US theatrical rights to THE PACT 2, the sequel to the box office hit THE PACT, written and directed by Dallas Hallam and Patrick Horvath. The film stars Camilla Luddington (True Blood, Grey’s Anatomy, Californication), Patrick Fischler (2 Guns, Mulholland Drive), Scott Michael Foster (Californication, Greek), Haley Hudson (The Pact, Freaky Friday), Mark Steger (The Pact, Mr. Jones, I Am Legend) and Caity Lotz (The Pact, The Machine). THE PACT 2 is produced by Preferred Film & TV’s Ross M. Dinerstein and executive produced by Content’s Jamie Carmichael and Nicholas McCarthy. Content’s Carmichael and Preferred Content’s Kevin Iwashina jointly sold North America and Content handled the rest of the world.

In addition, Content has secured multi international sales in the following territories and respective distributors: Germany, Switzerland, Austria, Leichtenstein, Alto Adige, German Speaking Luxembourg – Ascot Elite; Japan - Klockworx; Latin America - HBO OLE Acquisitions; Mexico - Epulse (Corazon Films); Peru, Chile, Bolivia, Colombia and Central America - Euro Films; Portugal - Lusomundo; Singapore - Cathay Keris; China - H.G.C. Entertainment; Thailand, Malaysia – Sahamongkol Film; Turkey - Medyavizion.

IFC Midnight acquired and released THE PACT after it premiered in Sundance in 2012. THE PACT 2 is a truly terrifying new film set just weeks after Annie Barlow's deadly confrontation with the Judas Killer. In this elevated sequel, we meet June, a woman whose carefully constructed life is beginning to unravel due to lucid nightmares so awful they disturb her waking life.

Jonathan Sehring, president of IFC Entertainment said: "We are so thrilled to be working with our friends at Preferred Film & TV and Content on the sequel to The Pact. It's exciting to forge a continuing partnership with such a talented team."

Producer Ross Dinerstein said: "Dallas and Patrick did a tremendous job taking the world of THE PACT to the next level, and we are thrilled that IFC MIDNIGHT is back to distribute. THE PACT 2 will satisfy fans even more than the first one."

THE PACT 2 is the third film produced by Ross M. Dinerstein / Content Media Corporation (CMC) venture Preferred Film & TV (PFT) formed in 2012.

The Pact 2

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Camilla Luddington Joins The Pact II

Posted by Uncle Creepy on May 16, 2013

Camilla Luddington Joins The Pact IISome quick casting news is coming in for the sequel to terror tale The Pact, entitled The Pact II, as Camilla Luddington ("Grey's Anatomy") has signed up for active spookery. But wait... there's more!

In the film Luddington will take on the lead role of June Abbott. The character is plagued by nightmares of serial killer Judas, with whom she discovers she has a far closer relationship than previously imagined.

Patrick Fischler and Scott Michael Foster have also been cast in the sequel to the Nicholas McCarthy written and directed 2012 movie as FBI profiler Greg Ballard and June’s cop boyfriend Daniel Meyer.

Directed by Dallas Hallam and Patrick Horvath, The Pact II is set to start filming in mid June.

Synopsis
Only a few weeks after Annie Barlow exterminated the plague that was the Judas Killer, we meet June, a woman whose carefully constructed life in Los Angeles is beginning to unravel due to lucid nightmares so awful they disturb her waking life. When Special Agent Kevin Dickey, the FBI agent assigned to wrap up the case of the newly deceased Judas Killer, shows up at June’s door, he brings with him some terrifying news – there is a Judas copycat killer on the loose in her neighborhood! In the course of his investigation, Dickey shows June a picture of the copycat killer’s victim, and she is stunned to see that it’s the same woman she saw brutally murdered in her nightmares.

A series of hauntings begin to torment June, growing in frequency and ferocity over time. Now, not only does she see murder victims, but her dreams put her in the role of the murderer. June fears that the spirit of the Judas Killer is the architect of some greater plan in which she must now play a part. June struggles to maintain her grip on sanity as she plunges into her own investigation of these events. No matter the result, the truth will be horrifying - either there is true evil inside of her, or someone, or something, is determined to destroy her… IT’S NOT OVER.

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