''The Covenant'' is a 2006 action supernatural horror thriller film starring Steven Strait, Taylor Kitsch, Toby Hemingway and Chace Crawford as your average [[MrFanservice bromance group]], allowing for plenty of possibly intentional {{ho|Yay}}moerotic [[FoeYay moments]].

[[ChildhoodFriends Four teenage boys]], [[TheHero Caleb]], [[TheLancer Pogue]], [[TheTrickster Reid]] and Tyler, have magic powers inherited from witches in colonial New England. When they're not jumping or driving off cliffs, the boys attend [[BoardingSchool Spencer Academy]]. At the start of the film, each boy is awaiting his [[TheHerosBirthday 18th birthday]], when he will [[TookALevelInBadass "ascend"]] and increase in magical strength. But there's a catch: the magic is so addictive, it's "seductive," and the more it's used, the more the boys' bodies degrade and age prematurely. Enter Sarah, Caleb's [[SatelliteLoveInterest love interest]], and Chase, a mysterious {{new transfer student}}. [[FinalBattle You can imagine what follows.]]

Despite its potential, it is clear that the producers were trying to make a quick buck off the combination of [[{{Fanservice}} hot guys and magic]], resulting in plenty of {{Narm}}. In any event, it has an surprisingly large {{fanfic}} [[http://www.fanfiction.net/movie/Covenant/ community]], so there's that.

!!This film contains examples of:

* AlwaysNight: The majority of the film is well-lit, but dark.
* AmbiguouslyBrown: Kate
* ArtisticLicenseGeography: Ipswich and Marblehead are both towns in Massachusetts, but they are not located within spitting distance of eachother. The movie portrays Ipswich as having many cliff-lined beaches, which it does not in real life.
* BadassLongcoat: Chase sports one in the final showdown.
* BattleInTheRain: The birthday battle at Putnam Barn gets pretty soaked.
* BlackEyesOfEvil: Both subverted and played straight. The warlock's eyes change to black whenever they use their powers, regardless of intent.
* CastFromLifespan: The more you use the power, the more it ages you. (Only post-ascension.)
* ChewingTheScenery: After being revealed as the BigBad, [[spoiler: Chase]] seems to have a diet consisting exclusively of the scenery.
* ComboPlatterPowers: Among the powers shown, the boys have flight/levitation, shapeshifting, augmenting physical activities (like swimming faster), making constructs (like the spiders), and other powers are implied, if not directly shown.
* DamselInDistress: Sarah.
* DarkAndTroubledPast: Not only does Chase have one, but his family's dark and troubled past can be traced back to the Salem Witch Trials.
* DepravedHomosexual: Between kissing Caleb, killing various people, and not denying Aaron's accusations, [[spoiler: Chase]] qualifies.
* FlatCharacter: Tyler and Reid, to some extent.
%%* GoingCommando
* HeroicSacrifice: Caleb's father [[spoiler: wills him his power, killing himself in the process so that he can beat the villain]].
* HighSchoolDance: A Halloween Dance. Subverted since Caleb and Sarah never get there.
* MagicIsEvil: Kinda. They keep as much evil overtone, especially emphasizing magic as deleterious and addictive, but the lead character is rarely anything but heroic.
* MarilynManeuver: The boys use their powers to do this to a FanserviceExtra.
* {{Masquerade}}: To protect themselves, the families formed a covenant of silence to hide their powers. One family lusted for more power and was banished, their bloodline disappearing without a trace.
* MindOverMatter: One of the powers the boys have.
* MrFanservice: The Sons of Ipswich.
* NeverFoundTheBody: The BigBad is seen thrown into a barn which then explodes. Nobody mentions finding a charred corpse. It was probably left as a SequelHook.
* NewTransferStudent: Both Chase and Sarah are new to Spencer Academy. Sarah plays the ScholarshipStudent card while Chase plays the {{mysterious|Past}} new kid.
* NighInvulnerability: With the power that the main characters have, it's apparently possible to survive a head-on collision with a semi truck.
* ParentalAbandonment: Of the intentional variety. Chase killed his father to get his power and then murdered his adoptive parents, making it look like a car accident.
* PubertySuperpower: Their powers started young, but get stronger on their 18th birthday. It's referred to as 'ascending', but we don't really see much of it.
* PutOnABus: [[spoiler: Pogue, who is last seen in the hospital after Chase kicks his butt.]] The other two boys hardly even show up for the movie's climax, as they're at the Halloween dance to not arouse suspicion.
* RealityWarper: The best single description for the ComboPlatterPowers. The only thing they seemingly can't do is [[spoiler: keep the power from prematurely aging them or otherwise be immortal]].
* SatelliteLoveInterest: Kate and Sarah's lives seem to revolve around their boyfriends.
* SalemIsWitchCountry: The main characters are the descendants of five witch-families that fled from the Salem Witch Trials to the nearby Ipswich.
* SelfMadeOrphan: Subverted with Chase's biological parents, but played straight with his adopted parents.
* SixthRangerTraitor: [[spoiler: Chase.]]
* SheCleansUpNicely: While Sarah's attractiveness was never in question, Caleb does have this reaction when she gets dressed up for the Halloween dance.
* ShirtlessScene: Quite a few, with the most utterly gratuitous and egregious being a long, lingering shot of Steven Strait and Taylor Kitsch in skintight swimming briefs.
* SlipknotPonytail: Sarah's hair is in an updo for the dance. Naturally it comes undone during the FinalBattle.
* SpearCounterpart: To both ''Film/TheCraft'' and ''Series/{{Charmed}}'' which were about female witches.
* TakeThat: At one point, just as they're about to [[ItMakesSenseInContext drive off a cliff to escape the cops]], Reid gives us this gem.
--> "Franchise/HarryPotter can kiss my '''AAAAAASS!!'''"
* TheQuietOne: Tyler. He gets maybe five lines in the entire movie.
* TooDumbToLive: Though both Kate and Sarah dabble in this, Pogue is surprisingly the worst offender. He escalates from petty jealousy and general jerk behavior towards the BigBad to charging into a fight against someone he knows is much stronger than he is.
* TooKinkyToTorture: The look on Chase's face after Aaron punches him suggests this.
* VoluntaryShapeshifting: [[spoiler: Chase]] does this to look like Caleb at one point. By extension, the other boys can too.
* WildTeenParty: What the film opens with.
* WitchSpecies: These boys inherit their powers as descendants of the founders of the town.
* WizardsLiveLonger: Inverted.