The Pack (2015)
Director: Nick Robertson
Writer: Evan Randall Green
Release Date: 5 February 2016 (USA)
Release Format: Theatrical
MPAA Rating: R
Horror Sub-Genre: Horror, Thriller
A farmer and his family must fight for survival after a ferocious pack of wild dogs infiltrates their isolated farmhouse. Through a series of frightening and bloody encounters they are forced into survival mode to make it through the night.
A farmer tends to slaughtered live stock jaws. Steel traps catch fur from an unknown creature. The tension is set, interest piqued to what the rest of the trailer has to offer. Footage develops on a family living on a remote farmhouse. Scenes turn from bad to worse. For reasons yet unexplained a pack of feral dogs are menacing this family of four.
Man versus beast is a concept seldom used in the Horror genre. When films such as these are utilized to its full potential it offers a refreshing choice from the norm. “The Pact” merits a watch. The trailer plays a minute role in this decision. It is the synopsis, and concept that sways decision. Will the film deliver tension and exhilaration? That remains to be seen.