The Covenant – 2006

thecovenant Director: Renny Harlin
Writer: J.S. Cardone
Role: Sebastian Stan (Chase Collins)
Genres: Action, Fantasy, Horror, Thriller
Rating: PG-13
Release Date: September 8, 2006

Cast: Sebastian Stan (Chase Collins), Steven Strait, Laura Ramsey, Taylor Kitsch, Chase Crawford, Toby Hemingway, and Jessica Lucas. thecovenant-chase

Plot Summary:
To the students of the Spenser Academy, the Sons of Ipswich are the baddest boys on campus. But that’s not all they share. The four friends also share a 300-year-old secret: they’re warlocks, the teenage descendants of a 17th-century coven of witches. So when the long-banished fifth son suddenly appears and threatens to kill their loved ones, they realize they must face their enemy in order to prevent him from stealing their powers and shattering the covenant forever. – SONY Pictures Summary

Trivia:

  • The party in the beginning of the film is supposed to happen at the end of summer in New England. Filming, however, took place at the end of October in Montreal. The cast and crew had to endure the cold during the shoot.
  • Caleb’s last name is Danvers. Danvers is the name of a city in northeastern Massachusetts, only ten miles from Ipswich, where this movie is set. Danvers is also the modern name of “Salem Village,” the real center of the so-called Salem witch hysteria of 1692-93, which also included Ipswich.
  • About 200 extras appear in the party scene that opens the film. They were recruited about two days before shooting, partially through the help of local club and radio DJs in Montreal. They worked for two nights in freezing weather; director Renny Harlin states on the DVD commentary track that he was bowled over by how cooperative and enthusiastic they were, despite the uncomfortable conditions.
  • In the movie there are 5 Brothers of Ipswich. The time when Caleb ascends on his birthday is 11:12 PM. 1+1+1+2 equals 5, maybe connecting to the fact that there are 5 Brothers.
  • All four of the boys did work as models.
  • Chace Crawford and Sebastian Stan would later star together in the hit TV show Gossip Girl. (2007)

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