I have tried so hard to watch this movie all the way through several times since it's release and have failed every time. The idea of the story is a good one, but the execution falls short. There's plenty of action and jump scares to keep most people glued to the screen. For me, it's not enough.
It reminds me so much of The Skulls and I think that's where my issue lies. While The Covenant has different characters, the main premise is quite similar to The Skulls, which released first and gave me the same attention-holding issues.
The Covenant is a good movie for those who need a quick jump-start, or for those who don't like hardcore thrillers, but for those of us who find only the goriest and scariest of movies good enough, this one doesn't even come close to hitting that mark. I give this movie 3 of 4 paws.