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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.

Also Known As: The Pack, Kurt Baskini, A Alcateia, Стая, La manada, Глутницата

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  • saluk-soren
    Saluk soren

    Movies play nahi ho raha hai…?

  • eleni-schmidtke
    eleni schmidtke

    It amazes me, how the dog begin to appear in the end.. As it was supposed to be dead by the night into the wild..

  • kimberly-griffith
    kimberly griffith

    Australian movie about a family who find their farmhouse surrounded by a pack of deadly feral dogs (shades of Night of the Living Dead?) And that’s pretty much it, stretched out to 85 minutes. Prosthetic heads aside the dogs used look more cuddly than dangerous. The acting was OK and there are a few bloody attacks, so a little something for gore fans, However I found the film pretty boring and it offers nothing new. It’s set at night yet there’s light streaming into the house from the windows. I do like Aussie movies but this is a million miles from the likes of Wolf Creek. My only consolation is that I paid £2 for it from the budget section and will be looking to pass the DVD on.

  • allison-hunt
    allison hunt

    I wonder if Warner Brothers knows of this movie, seeing that back in 1977 they released a movie about people in an isolated rural area being terrorized by a bunch of wild dogs. And that movie was also called “The Pack”! Still, I am open to a rip-off as long as the rip-off is well made and has some new angles. As for being well made, the movie’s visual look is passable, if still a little low budget to the eye. But when it comes to delivering the horror goods, the movie is not very successful. The first 40% of the movie is pretty dull for the most part. I understand the filmmakers had to set up the characters and the situation, but it should have been more interestingly presented than it is here. When the horror does start, it is not worth the wait. The dog attacks and other action sequences are really poorly directed, sometimes requiring the viewer to wait until they are finished to figure out exactly what happened. Also, neither the dogs nor the human characters are given enough personality, so you simply won’t care one way or another who survives and who doesn’t. I realize I may be illustrating this movie as being a real turkey. It really isn’t, but it’s all the same too bland, too familiar, and too much lacking bite to really be a grabber. Hunt down the original 1977 movie instead.

  • carolyn-herrera
    carolyn herrera

    I’m a bit of an outlier on this, I guess, but I really liked this movie. It’s a short (less than 90 minutes) and taut Australian horror movie about a family trapped in their farmhouse by a vicious pack of wild dogs. It’s suspenseful and at times exciting. It’s hard to take seriously, of course – but I’m not sure that horror movies are meant to be “taken seriously.” The basic point of the movie is made pretty quickly, when a couple on another farm are killed by this pack, and then Adam (Jack Campbell) discovers a whole flock of mutilated sheep on his property. That was our introduction to the family who are the main characters. Mom and Dad (Mom Carla is played by Anna Lise Phillips) are in danger of losing their farm because they can’t pay the mortgage and the bank is about to foreclose. Adam’s a farmer whose livestock (as we’ve seen) are being killed by something, and Carla’s a veterinarian who doesn’t have enough business in this isolated area to make much money. Daughter Sophie (Katie Moore) is actually delighted by the prospect of having to leave, since she desperately wants to live in the city, while her younger brother Henry (Hamish Phillips) has never experienced anything but the farm and can’t imagine living anywhere else. So the dynamics of the family are set up pretty well, and the movie moves pretty quickly into the primary story – how is this family going to survive once the attacks begin one night?I did, in fact, really like this. I thought it moved along nicely, the attacks that were shown were just graphic enough without being over the top gory, and director Nick Robertson made what I felt was very effective use of lighting in the film. Lights would flicker on and off because of a previously mentioned problem with the fuse box and that added a sense of drama and mystery and an edginess to the story. So, yes, I am a bit of an outlier on this – but I thought it was a really good and effective horror movie (8/10)

  • stacy-price
    stacy price

    SEE. THIS. FILM. The Pack (2015) is a gem of Australian Horror, the kind of movie that makes wading through all the other dreck worthwhile. When I first saw the cover art, I assumed this was from the cheap-but-occasionally- charming SyFy Channel school of film-making. I was wrong. This is a smartly scripted and acted story. The situation is simple enough. It’s about an Australian family in a remote farmhouse who find themselves under siege by wild dogs, a Night of the Living Canines scenario. Tense, frightening, and atmospheric, it’s a beautifully crafted movie. Move over, Cujo, I’m declaring it top dog in this category. Unqualified purchase recommendation for lovers of man vs. animal films. (I have the DVD and it’s well-mastered, nearly blu-ray quality.)

  • eric-abbott
    eric abbott

    The Pack: 6 out of 10: Nature gone wild films are a particular pleasure of mine because they are, by their very nature, silly. The Pack, unfortunately, is yet another attempt to make a serious one.Of all the horror genres nature gone wild is one of the hardest to pull off in a serious role. Recently Liam Neeson’s The Grey pulled this off fairly well but it had the advantage of well Liam Neeson. The Pack has the always stunning Anna Lise Phillips, who admittedly is a discount Radha Mitchell, but alas she is not Liam. The Packs much bigger problem, besides tone and a lack of Liam, is a lack of cannon fodder. A good nature gone wild film needs people for nature to go wild against. The pack has an entire cast of six people.The main plot of The Pack is about a farmer who is isolated, in debt up to his eyeballs, has had all his sheep killed by wild dogs and whose entire family unit is straining to the breaking point. An evil banker comes by and offers him lots of money and debt forgiveness to “give up his land” and go live in a condo overlooking an Australian beach while his wife works at a nice vet clinic in a strip mall down the street. In grand movie tradition he, of course, kicks the evil banker off his land (the same guy he presumably borrowed money from before the movie started) and declares no one will take his land. (Which no one would if he would stop borrowing against it… just saying) This is a well-worn head scratching trope and The Packs version is particularly silly. Anyway, the family is attacked by wild dogs. Wife, who is a vet mind you, forgets dogs have a sense of smell and goes for the stay still and be quiet approach. Dogs slowly walk around the house looking menacingly. And that is about all because once again this is a nature gone wild film with six people.Well filmed with a good cast but it takes itself too seriously and simply lets itself down when it comes to genre standards. There just isn’t that much there, there.

  • megan-fernandez
    megan fernandez

    Just another Aussie movie that I was disappointed after watching. I’ve been going by what the previous reviews say about Aussie films and as a American film goer, I gotta say, their films kinda suck a…s. They start off pretty decent like this one did, but twenty minutes in, you start seeing some real stupid scenes, that makes you question what were the script writers thinking, when they wrote that part in the scene. The movie is a about a pack of wild ferocious wolves who now set their fury on a family of four, who’s home is about to be put into foreclosure. Not giving any spoilers, but this story is tired and old and done so many times before, you would think they would’ve gotten basic formula right. But my issue with Aussie films are they always have certain scenes that make absolutely no sense, when it comes to survival. Anyway that’s my spiel on it. Not really worth the watch unless you have nothing else to do, but time to waste.

  • renato-roldan-pena
    renato roldan pena

    It’s not always possible, but I try to watch films blind, without knowing anything about them. For a long time, there was no dialogue in ‘The Pack’ and I was trying to identify the location. At first, I seemed sure it was America, then Britain and finally – when characters begun to speak – Australia.Wild dogs are notoriously difficult to get right. Several otherwise worthwhile adaptions of ‘Hound of the Baskervilles’ have been somewhat let down by their depiction of the titular mutt. Here, effects are only slightly awkward. A mixture of quick glimpses of slavering jaws, crimson splattering, what I suspect to be a puppet and scampering mongrels do a good job convincing, except when you see the sleek and happy complete animal, darting uninjured out of shot after an attack, it is clear that ‘no animals were harmed (or stressed) during production’. And quite right too, of course.The acting throughout is top-notch, from the first victim of the pack (an unctuous money-lender) to the occasionally brattish but well-rounded juveniles. The story-line of a likeable couple, Adam and Carla Wilson (Jack Campbell and Anna Lise Phillips) with money troubles under siege in their own house by a pack of blood-thirsty canines is treated seriously and directed with real flourish by Nick Robertson. Campbell may overdo the rugged deep voice thing, but he provides a solid character.It is true to say that once the ‘siege’ was underway, the interesting elements of the build-up became more standard, and the excellent actors were somewhat reduced to reacting to the attacks. But that is the way it goes, and there were several moments of genuine tension.

  • gary-davis
    gary davis

    An Australian family must pull together in the name of survival. Farmer Adam Wilson (Jack Campbell) knows about hard times. His livestock is being preyed upon, his wife Carla (Anna Lise Phillips) is struggling to keep her veterinary business alive, and the farm and homestead is on the edge of being foreclosed on. You would think determination and some belt-tightening would be the answer to keep the Wilson family right where they are; until a wild pack of dogs surround their house. Adam feared the bank being vicious in wanting money on the mortgage; but these dogs are not just happy feasting on the livestock.The acting isn’t much, although Anna Phillips is the most believable. The pace is pretty slow, but that is not to say there is no action or suspense. Is animal instinct that hard to understand?Filling out the cast: Katie Moore, Charles Mayer, Hamish Phillips and Kieran Thomas McNamara.

  • joann-peters
    joann peters

    THE PACK, an Australian horror movie about an isolated vet and her family being attacked in their farmhouse home by a pack of killer wild dogs, certainly isn’t a bad film. It’s adroitly made, with some suspense generated by the scenario and workable performances from a dedicated cast. There’s no real faulting the direction either, which ticks all of the right boxes. What’s my problem with the film then? Merely the predictability of the whole thing. We’ve seen this scenario play out again and again in the horror genre and THE PACK is no different. Isolated weirdness gradually builds to an all-out assault, but everything plays out in a very typical and cliched way, with literally nothing and no scenes that we haven’t seen done before. It’s a pity, as with a fresher script this could have been something really interesting.

  • brian-perez
    brian perez

    I have watched this movie several times now. I myself watched the film with a very open mind with and expectation that it would be boring with terrible special effects. I myself live where wild dogs are a common problem on our properties. I was actually surprised with this movie. It was very much the effects that the wild dogs have on live stock and pets around the area . Yes, this movie was over the top in certain areas, with dogs breaking windows to get inside etc. But overall I found this to be a well done movie from what I was expecting, entertaining and at times suspenseful which I was surprised with. One if the better movies with animals that attack of late.

  • kimberly-davis
    kimberly davis

    A family becomes trapped as a pack of man eating, feral dogs descend on their property.This isn’t an awful film but there isn’t a whole lot to it. It has little in the way of character development or a solid story so that you can invest in the family. It didn’t have much gore or blood but there was brutal suggestiveness in the attacks. We didn’t even get to see much of the dogs. After all my complaints, I still liked the film. I could see this as a Lifetime movie.

  • james-peterson
    james peterson

    This interesting independent film concerns a family in the deep country trying to make a living as a vet and a sheep farmer. Bad things start to happen when some sheep start showing up in bloody lumps and a bank manager threatens to foreclose on their house. We learn that the dogs that are killing the sheep also have a taste for more civilized flesh. This is a fairly standard stalk & slash, ramped up a notch by good acting and some quite tense moments. The makeup effects from the dog attacks are quite convincing and had me flinch a couple times. Being taken down and eaten alive by wild dogs has got to be one of slowest and most painful deaths of nature. The pace of the movie is quite brisk, and it’s set up for a possible sequel at the end, although I hope they just keep it at one. Good on first watch, and would be a fun re-watch with friends.

  • aaron-carroll
    aaron carroll

    The movie is well made, but has rhythm problems especially in the middle of the movie.It’s interesting that wolves or dogs almost do not come out. It is strange that today a movie does this (not to show the “monster” but it works very well, like the old “Alien” movies. The cast is pretty good but I still insist on the rhythm. It seems to lengthen for Reach the standard length.Not bad.

  • jay-alexander
    jay alexander

    This may not be the best of its kind (no pun intended), but it is a very decent low budget effort. And it has a couple of surprising moments in it (twists), that are nice. The acting is OK, again always considering this is a low budget affair. The effects are nicely made and work for this movie too.I watched it at a Festival and while no one was too excited about it, there weren’t too many people who felt it was a waste of their time either. Of course the movie has it’s clichés too and before we get a few nice turns we also get what we expect. It’s teenage problems combined with the supernatural, with a tick of family issues thrown in for good measure.

  • karen-may
    karen may

    The dad shoots one of the wolves through the front door. The wolf whimpers and then there’s silence. The dad slowly opens up to find blood on the porch but no body. Keeping the door open, he does the ever-typical move of assuming it must’ve ran off and died by turning around, shrugging, before being tackled from behind. Dumb, dumb, dumb. And all too typical. An earlier part isn’t quite as dumb because he wouldn’t’ve been able to outrun the wolves, but still, it’s unrealistic to just stand there and not even try. I’m talking about the agent taking a leak in the woods after his visit to the house. Most of all, how hungry would these animals be after a full meal of the agent in the latter part of the day. Almost the entire movie takes place over the course of only one day and they just keep picking individuals off: the old couple at the beginning just the night before, then the agent in the afternoon, then the cop that night.

  • tracey-santos
    tracey santos

    The Pack is pretty much a home invasion movie where feral dogs instead of masked marauders play the intruders attempting to gain entry into a barricaded house of terrified inhabitants.As to why the pack is attacking, the following explanation, which occurs before the opening credits, is given:”Around the world, packs of dogs roam freely. Killing at will. Now they have developed the taste for a new prey……” And that’s it. From there, the audience is launched into the 1st action sequence. Then the starring family is introduced, the pack launches into another separate attack, afterward making their way to the family & all hell breaks loose.Although simply scripted, the overall production is well done. The photography is pretty, the performances are fine & the choreography of the dogs in action is well staged. Very good gore make-up FX too.And again, that’s it. Overall, a very good time killer for horror fans on a boring night. Recommended.

  • rune-clausen-dahl
    rune clausen dahl

    ‘The Pack’ doesn’t have the eye candy ‘The Breed’ has, nor does it have the same star power as ‘The Grey,’ but it’s an enjoyable, slightly tedious wild animal flick.While it doesn’t have the eye candy ‘The Breed’ has, it’s also not nearly as ridiculous, or laughably ignorant either. Unfortunately, it’s not going to get the audience that film had, because sex sells – even Taryn Manning. Yuck! The acting (The Pack) is tolerable. The main couple do a fine job, but they lose points for adding the typical, annoying, ignorant teenage daughter, who you hope gets taken out early – but you know she’ll be around until the end. Seriously, would the film have been any worse if the married couple had one child? Of course not. Maybe they went for realism? Because, honestly, how many couples are smart enough to stop at one child, right? ‘The Pack’ isn’t on the same level as ‘The Grey,’ and it doesn’t do the horror genre the same justice as ‘Cujo,’ so I can’t see many hardcore horror fans being too impressed. There’s only so many ways this film can go, and it ends up dragging on, even at 84 minutes. The dogs even looked bored around the 60 minute mark. But if you need something to watch, and you have to choose between ‘Lumberjack Man,’ ‘The Gallows,’ or ‘The Pack,’ do yourself a favor and choose the latter. Random Ramblings of a Madman: Wild dogs can be frightening, and these dogs do a fine job, but at the end it’s just a pack of wild dogs. Now, if it had been a pack of wild Krackoons – the daughter would have been the first to go.

  • regina-calhoun
    regina calhoun

    It’s not the Low-Budget of this Australian Thriller that Hurts, it’s the Lack of Imagination. The Film Crew put a Professional Looking Movie on the Screen but the Limited and Standard Story-Line of People Trapped in the House Assaulted by…Fill in the Blank, has been Done to Death and the Only Thing that can Resurrect the Plot is Creativity. This Movie has Very Little.It’s Competent but Repetitive beyond anything Approaching Tolerable. All of the Attack Scenes and Gore are Exactly the Same and some actually Look Like they are the Same. The Attempt at Atmosphere, like Shadows on the Wall are Exactly the Same, except one is a Knife and the other is a Gun. Sheesh!Scenes Linger and go On and On, one guesses to Build Suspense but a Jump Scare here and a Dog Attack there just come off as Redundant. Overall, Average or Slightly Below for this Type of Thing. Not One Surprise, Shock, or Anything Remarkable occurs. It’s not a Sloppy Film but a Stale One to be sure.

  • mr-james-gray
    mr james gray

    Oh my…and it started so promising…50.000 people die every year by wild dog attacks (I know – crazy number, isn’t it?!), so I thought, “yeah, a movie about that might be interesting !”.And I indeed am a fan of animal horror, and I can understand, that it’s not easy to make a movie about this. The animals need to be trained well, and a lot of Special FX is necessary.This having in mind, I could not enjoy “The Pack” – at all. What did bother me most, were two things: the characters would just have needed to call the cops and wait things out behind a locked door. Pretty easy so far. And IF, I say IF, they wanted to go out – never heard of fire? Build a torch, scare the dogs away, go your way in freedom and safety.When I watched “The Pack”, I seriously was happy, that this family was not part of the app. 10.000 people, that once carried out the DNA legacy of Homo Sapiens, because we would have died out as species.Also, of course no mobile or even radio / Walkietalkie will work on the farm? Wow, Dudes, this is not “Amityville”. When the landlines, radios and mobiles did work in the afternoon, they will work after dark as well.I know, I know – people do dumb stuff in horror movies, and getting no signal is part of the basics, and sometimes it just has to be that way to tell the story, I get this and usually am okay with it. But in “The Pack” these points are too important for me personally to not dislike the movie completely ignoring it. Come on, they could have made a “twist” that the dogs origin from house dogs and thus are not afraid of fire or whatever…the way it was solved here is just lazy storytelling.”Hey, couldn’t the family like, use some torches or so to scare the pack away?” “I don’t believe in fire…only in the great C’tulhu!” “Uhm, I don’t think this will be a proper explanation for…” The Great C’tulhuuuuuuu!”Also, why should the dogs stop attacking in Daylight, when they think they cornered their prey? It’s not werewolves, only dogs…Also, the characters stay superficial and pale, I was not at all interested in them or if they survive the night. The acting was average, but the problem was the character design, not the actors. As viewer you stay completely uninterested, and nothing is done to wake your interest. Also, with a family of 4, you can imagine who will survive…The father is downright stupid, by the way. The bank tells him he will lose everything. Next sentence from him to his wive is, they will never lose the farm? Come one – the bank accountant literally told you the exact opposite just minutes ago, and she sat next to you. What’s wrong with you, bro?Also, they are like, cattle owners, and in the beginning of the movie totally nobody was surprised to find dead sheep, obviously torn in pieces by wolves or bears or whatever. So, no one ever expects wolves or bears, despite no one is surprised to find their victims? So, they know the animals are there, but they don’t care and protect themselves in any way? Everyone just wanders out in the dark wilderness without being properly armed? Because don’t mind that bear, if it comes, they will…what? Hug it out? Sorry, but I can’t give this more than 2 of 10 points, for me it was a huge disappointment. I give one point for the dog training and one point for the nice low key lighting. Oh, I liked the song in the end credits…at least something, eh?Can’t recommend. Watch “Backcountry” for good animal horror and leave this one in the cheap DVD box.

  • iuri-k-iria
    iuri k iria

    “Predators usually hunt in packs” Films made with incredible big budgets, full of stunning special effects and well-known, famous actors, understandably attract the most attention. Sometimes one forgets that it’s not only these qualities that’ll entertain a movie lover. A fascinating story and the build up of a certain atmosphere is also needed. Something that’s grossly overlooked sometimes. “The Pack” is an Australian low-budget thriller (I wouldn’t call it horror) made with a budget you certainly can’t compare with some films made in Hollywood and with not so famous actors. And also, there aren’t any dazzling special effects. You can also say that the story on his own isn’t that big of a deal and it’s not impressive when it comes to originality (ever heard of “Cujo” or “Burning bright”?). But damn that vibe, the threatening tension and that survival instinct. You can smell the sweat in your living room. Yes, when it comes to atmosphere, you can say they’ve crammed it in this short but powerful (90 minutes only) film, filled with animal terror.The makers of this movie didn’t waste much time, because before you know it a poor sheep farmer is killed with his guts scattered around a sheep-stable. The responsible ones are a pack of wild dogs or wolves, moving in a militaristic manner. Guess they were sick of hunting defenseless, stupid sheep. Not much of a challenge for them anymore, so they developed the taste for a new prey, as indicated at the beginning. The end result is a kind of “home invasion” film like “You’re next” but with animal predators. Whatever the ultimate reason is for their aggressive behavior, isn’t explicitly explained. Are they just fierce, wild wolves? Or are they a mutated breed of dogs and the result of an intersection that went wrong? Or are they demonic creatures? The latter came to my mind when watching a scene in the movie. It seemed as if a prowling carnivore went up in smoke. Or was this due to the flickering lights and shadows? And that’s the only flaw in this film. The fact that it all takes place in the evening, makes this film pretty dark. Pitch-dark conditions with deep black wolves running around, isn’t an ideal situation. So you really had to guess sometimes what was going on in the darkness. There were also some improbabilities. I doubt it that a predator with such instincts and a sense of smell won’t notice a human scent when walking past him or her. But at the same crawling around with a shining flashlight apparently can be done unnoticed.Further, nothing but praise for this Australian film. I start to appreciate horrors from Down Under more and more. Especially after watching “The Babadook” and “Wyrmwood”. Everything feels like “back to basics” and priorities are set differently. There’s much more focusing on suspense and tension without many bells and whistles. A straightforward movie experience without annoying intros and explications. The actors performed as expected. A typical family consisting of a stubborn family man Adam (Jack Campbell) who wants to keep his farm at all costs, his wife Carla (Anna Lise Philips) who tries to make ends meet with a veterinarian practice, daughter Sophie (Katie Moore) who’s fed up with living on the countryside and Henry (Hamish Philips), the teenage son, future veterinarian and notorious kleptomaniac. The cast is fairly limited. The only people you’ll also get to see are the farmer and his wife at the beginning, a banker who came over to talk about their payment problems and a cop on patrol. A short but intense contribution. It wasn’t really horror, because the horrific massacres weren’t visualized explicitly. Only some bloody close-ups are shown. For the most part you’ll only see the bared teeth of the predators. This combined with the intense threat and the exciting cat-and-mouse game between man and predators, made sure it became an exhilarating and exciting thriller. And that’s more than enough, mate! More reviews here : http://bit.ly/1KIdQMT

  • ariana-rice
    ariana rice

    The first thing I checked after blindly purchasing “The Pack” was if it’s a remake of the tense but sadly forgotten 1977 horror/thriller with the same title and directed by Robert Clouse. It’s not, and I guess that makes sense, since “The Pack” is a logical and common title for a movie about a bunch of wild dogs entrenching petrified families. Nevertheless, I couldn’t wait to watch it fast, because I have a fondness for Aussie horror and particularly because I’m always in the mood to see a good old-fashioned “animals gone bad/nature against humanity” flick. It’s already a personal favorite sub-genre of mine and, quite frankly, I’ve been so fed up with horror movies about cannibalistic/inbred families lately, that an “animal-attack” film sounds extra fresh and appealing! The best possible thing I can write about “The Pack” is that debuting director Nick Robertson did an exceptionally impressive job when it comes to building up tension and sustaining the uncanny atmosphere. The body count is rather low, I’ll reveal that much, but it’s a rare example of a recent horror movie where you develop sympathy for the lead characters and move towards the edge of your seat during the chase sequences. The plot introduces the Wilson family, living on an isolated farming estate in the remote Australian countryside. The rebellious teenage daughter wants to move back to the city and the parents are virtually bankrupt, mainly because all their sheep are getting killed by a pack of bewildered dogs. When the dogs move in closer, the mean and nasty debt collector from the bank is the first one to get what he deserves. But savage dogs don’t care about mortgages, and pretty soon the family’s sole concern becomes the nightly battle for survival. I like my ‘nature revolts’ movies best when the animals in question are as normal as possible. Like in the awesome 1977 film, these dogs aren’t mutated, sick or excessively large. They’ve just gone savage because they were abandoned and depend on their natural killing instinct to survive. Simple, perhaps, but even more efficient and it’s exactly what makes them more menacing. There are a few clichés and fake jump-scares, but also a bit of decent gore and the attack sequences are more than adequately illustrated. I didn’t know any of the names in the cast, but they all put down good performances. “The Pack” isn’t the most memorable or spectacular horror/thriller you’ll ever watch, but it’s certainly worth and hour and a half of your life.

  • chloe-price
    chloe price

    The Pack is a wannabe Ozploitation movie that really tries its best to shock and to scare, but you can only put so many shots of a dog doing that aggressive teeth showing smile thing they do before it becomes almost parodic.So we have your textbook farmhouse with all seemingly well. But wouldn’t you know it, they have a teenage daughter who’s always on the phone, and because the bills are racking up, good old mum tears the phone wire out of the socket when the daughter refuses to get off the phone (I wonder if that will be an intricate plot point later, seeing as they leave in the middle of nowhere).So it’s not too long before it gets dark, and for a moment, it seemed like a jolly freakish set up, glowing eyes reminiscent of Jordan’s Company Of Wolves, but in the blink of an eye, the film goes right down the Dunny…….You can almost hear the concept pitch to the studio ‘remember Cujo? It’s like that, but with more dogs, and it’s at night, it’s scary at night isn’t it mate?’.It may be scary at night, but only when the rest of the film is coherent. Yes, it’s reminiscent of Kings Book/movie, but what made that a little more eerie than it should have been is the fact that it’s set in the day, it had a strange atmosphere to it.Here, people poll up to the house, see a shadow run past, and hey oh, they are ‘chow’ Mein. I don’t mean to be ‘woof’ on the film, some of the attacks homage the raptor attack in the Lost World, but it’s a boring affair, it took me all my will not to turn the blasted thing off, because there could have been something worth seeing at the end, but no,there wasn’t.I honestly find dogs that walk in their bum scarier than this.

  • emily-beck
    emily beck

    My quick rating – 5,1/10. Was much better then expected by reading the summary. Basically a family on the brink of losing their house in the middle of the outback is suddenly under siege by a “pack” of attack dogs. Yes, it does sound somewhat stupid by that but taking a simplistic idea and doing something with it (without cheating and using a 200 million dollar budget) is something to be said. The acting is good and seems very matter of fact. The characters just had believable qualities that helped the story along. The pace was done well and of course turns into high gear when the animals go into full attack mode. Speaking of, the effects were fine and not overdone are bad cgi laden. Overall not a bad unknown little flick that has a couple decent scares.

  • joshua-wilson
    joshua wilson

    The Breed, Burning Bright and now The Pact! The list is growing, movies where people are trapped inside the house with the enemy surrounding the place and finding its way in, are plenty, but how many out there, are good?I never cared much for The Grey, I am a huge Liam Neeson fan, but still, that one was way unrealistic, probably even for a sci-fi film. So, as horror has it lately, bring on the indies, the low budget projects, the little gems, movies that manage to take you by surprise and offer a good 80-90 minutes worth of thrill and suspense. Now don’t get me wrong, The Pack is no masterpiece and it does have its holes, but still, it was a pleasure watching it.No real explanation will be offered, typical, I know, and this one builds very little to itself as it jumps straight to action. I think they worked OK as a family, the dialogue was decent, the acting good, effects simple tho hitting the spot and a good execution to a quite used plot. More to say about it?It is shorter than most, just 80 minutes here of watch, doesn’t bring any new elements to the story, doesn’t act dumb either, so all in all, I graded it a 4. It was better than most, not a bad movie, just a decent watch!Cheers!