Writer/Director: Franck Richard
Cast: Yolande Moreau, Emilie Dequenne, Eric Godon, Philippe Nahon, Benjamin Biolay
What they say: THE PACK follows Charlotte (Emilie Dequenne), a beautiful but rough around the edges kind of girl, who drives a beat-up station wagon in the countryside of northern France. Her journey takes a turn when she picks up a mysterious hitchhiker (Benjamine Biolay), with whom she strikes an unusual bond. Stopping at a roadside diner, her new companion strangely disappears, and Charlotte finds herself knocked unconscious and held captive. She soon encounters a peculiar and disturbed woman, La Spack, (Yolande Moreau), and discovers that her blood is being used to feed a “pack” of flesh-eating ghouls.
What I say: All you have to do to pique my interest is mention the words French and horror movie in the same sentence. The French have been on fire for a while now and The Pack keep the run going.
The only bad thing is the description of the film really ruins a couple of twists that would have been cool to explore without the pre-knowledge of them. Is this how people feel when I bombard them with spoilers? But despite that the film is still pretty compelling. There are still some surprises to be found in the film. Creature design is well done and La Spack and her accomplices are suitably threatening villains. This is a mix between a monster movie and a Saw type film. Luckily, it works.
Picture quality is excellent, the subtitles are well done, and there are several extras like a making of, and three featurettes.
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