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The Echo

R 2008 1h 30m Mystery & Thriller Horror List
Reviews 32% Audience Score 1,000+ Ratings
Strange events plague an ex-convict (Jesse Bradford) when he moves into the sinister apartment of his late mother. Read More Read Less

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David Nusair Reel Film Reviews ...just another unpleasant, interminably paced horror effort that's been modeled after (superior) predecessors like The Ring and Dark Water. Rated: 1.5/4 Jan 8, 2011 Full Review Read all reviews

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nicole g This is such an underrated horror remake Rated 5 out of 5 stars 05/31/23 Full Review Audience Member Frustrating to watch. Pointless predictable miserable plot. Rated 0.5 out of 5 stars 02/03/23 Full Review jesse o It looks like this horror fest hasn't started out somewhat roughly this year, as I have seen no good movies yet and it doesn't look to get any better tonight as I have rented The Darkness. Maybe it'll surprise me, but I don't expect much from it. Which begs the question as to why I rented it in the first place, but what's done is done and I can't change it. I mean I could, but I would have wasted $1.50 that I can't get back, so I may as well just watch it. Though, and I seem to have said this with every movie in the horror fest so far, this isn't a bad movie in the conventional sense. It's not poorly written, though some might make the case for it, the acting is fine and the atmosphere is, at best, decent. But, really, the thing that holds this movie back from being better, or even average, is the fact that it just feels like something that's constructed from other, better movies. The movie really doesn't make any effort to hide its influences in any way whatsoever. That both is and isn't a problem. It's a problem in that you can't help but think of movies like The Ring all the while you're watching this. You can't help but think of how better it could be if it didn't feel so lazily constructed. But it's not so much of a problem in that, yet again, films like this need to exist. Just a horror movie that you can watch and be done with it without it being reasonably taxing on your brain. Yes, it might not be good, but as far as just sitting down and watching a horror movie without it taking a lot out of you, then this is perfectly fine. It should have been better, for sure, I'm not arguing against that. But sometimes that's just the reality of this business. It's a movie that's obviously better to watch with a group of friends. It won't scare anybody, though they make a good effort at making the ghosts appear 'creepy', but it's not a movie that has a lot of scares and it's not really even necessarily about the scares themselves. One of the things I did like about the movie, though it wasn't great, was the fact that this 'hearing voices' was really just the fact that the cycle of violence kept happening over and over again and the only way to stop it was for someone to just stand up to help. It might have been a little corny, but I think it fits with what they were trying to accomplish with their story. So at least it made some sort of sense, even though, again, it's a bit cornily executed. And that's about it really, the movie doesn't really offer much in the way of quality scares or storytelling, but it's a perfectly decent little movie that you will forget in a week. It won't satisfy super hardcore horror fans, but it will hold their interest for its running time. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 03/31/23 Full Review Audience Member This was a really good spooky movie Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/20/23 Full Review Audience Member Another haunted apartment building film, The Echo features some bits of creepiness and is moderately entertaining, but it never really delivers in any kind of memorable fashion. Rated 2 out of 5 stars 01/27/23 Full Review Audience Member Did you see/hear what you thought you did? Everybody likes a sufficiently creepy little kid, and this provides. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 02/01/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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Synopsis Strange events plague an ex-convict (Jesse Bradford) when he moves into the sinister apartment of his late mother.
Director
Yam Laranas
Producer
Doug Davison, Roy Lee, Tyler Mitchell, Shintaro Shimosawa, Will Wright
Screenwriter
Eric Bernt, Shintaro Shimosawa
Production Co
Vertigo Entertainment
Rating
R (Violence|Disturbing Images|Brief Language)
Genre
Mystery & Thriller, Horror
Original Language
English
Release Date (Streaming)
Mar 10, 2017
Runtime
1h 30m
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