6.0/10
471
19 user 18 critic

The Echo (2004)

Sigaw (original title)
Marvin savors his independence in a newly acquired unit of an old apartment building. He is frequently visited by his girlfriend Pinky. Except for the occasional noise from an apartment ... See full summary »

Director:

Writers:

(story and screenplay), (story and screenplay)
Reviews
6 wins & 5 nominations. See more awards »

Photos

Add Image Add an image

Do you have any images for this title?

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

The Echo I (2008)
Drama | Horror | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

An ex-con moves into an old apartment building, where he encounters a domestic problem involving a police officer, his wife, and their daughter. When he tries to intervene, however, a mysterious curse entraps him.

Director: Yam Laranas
Stars: Jesse Bradford, Amelia Warner, Carlos Leon
The Road III (2011)
Crime | Drama | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

A 12 year old cold case is reopened when three teens are missing in an old abandoned road where a gruesome murder is left undiscovered for three decades.

Director: Yam Laranas
Stars: Carmina Villaroel, Rhian Ramos, TJ Trinidad
Phone (2002)
Drama | Horror | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

After writing a series of articles about pedophilia, the journalist Ji-won receives threatening calls on her cellular and she changes her number. Her close friend Ho-jung and her husband ... See full summary »

Director: Byeong-ki Ahn
Stars: Ji-won Ha, Yu-mi Kim, Woo-jae Choi
Dead Friend (2004)
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

A teenage girl suffering from amnesia discovers that she is somehow connected to a group of people who are being killed off one by one by a vengeful ghost.

Director: Tae-kyeong Kim
Stars: HaNeul Kim, Sang-mi Nam, Hye-bin Jeon
Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

5 young people, a quiet doll maker in a wheelchair and her dedicated helper, a chained old man in the basement and a mysterious young girl in red... all together in a lonely doll museum in ... See full summary »

Director: Yong-ki Jeong
Stars: Yu-mi Kim, Eun-kyeong Lim, Hyeong-tak Shin
Drama | Horror | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

While investigating the school files, the frightened teacher Mrs. Park startles and calls the young teacher Eun-young Hur, telling her that the deceased Jin-ju Jang is back. The line dies ... See full summary »

Director: Ki-hyeong Park
Stars: Kang-hee Choi, Gyu-ri Kim, Min-jung Kim
Kaidan (2007)
Drama | Horror | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

Japan, 250 years ago. Soetsu is a moneylender who is killed by the cruel samurai Shinzaemon. His body is dumped in the Kasenega-Fuchi river. According to legend, all who drown in the river ... See full summary »

Director: Hideo Nakata
Stars: Kumiko Asô, Takaaki Enoki, Leona Hirota
Dorothy Mills (2008)
Drama | Horror | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

A psychiatrist is assigned to work on the case of a disturbed young girl.

Director: Agnès Merlet
Stars: Carice van Houten, Jenn Murray, David Wilmot
The Red Shoes (2005)
Drama | Horror | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

A woman who finds a pair of pink high heels on a subway platform soon realizes that jealousy, greed, and death follow them wherever they go.

Director: Yong-gyun Kim
Stars: Hye-su Kim, Seong-su Kim, Yeon-ah Park
29 February (2006)
Crime | Horror | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

Ji-yeon, a tollgate ticket girl, is frightened by a mysterious black car, which hands over a bloodstained ticket as a fee at midnight. Her fear deepens after her colleague, Jong-sook, tells... See full summary »

Director: Jong-hoon Jung
Stars: Eun-jin Baek, Yoon-jeong Choi, Ho Im
Memento Mori (1999)
Horror | Romance | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

In this second installment of the Whispering Corridors series, a young girl finds a strange diary, capable of arousing hallucinations, kept by two of her senior fellow-students who seem to have an unusually close bond.

Directors: Tae-yong Kim, Kyu-dong Min
Stars: Gyu-ri Kim, Yeh-jin Park, Yeong-jin Lee
Drama | History | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

"Muoi" charts the path of a Korean writer who travels to Vietnam in search of stories for her second novel. There she learns about a mystery centered around a century-old vengeful spirit.

Director: Tae-kyeong Kim
Stars: Anh Thu, Anh-Thu, Ye-ryeon Cha
Edit

Cast

Complete credited cast:
Jomari Yllana ...
Bert
Richard Gutierrez ...
Marvin
Iza Calzado ...
Angel Locsin ...
James Blanco ...
Jude
...
Lui Manansala ...
Marvin's Mother
Tessie Villarama ...
Pinky's Mother
Pocholo Montes ...
Pinky's Father
Ronnie Lazaro ...
Caretaker
Edit

Storyline

Marvin savors his independence in a newly acquired unit of an old apartment building. He is frequently visited by his girlfriend Pinky. Except for the occasional noise from an apartment unit down the hallway, the place is almost perfect for Marvin. At the end of the hallway is where Anna lives with her young daughter Lara, and Bert, her jealous husband. Bert is a cop, and he has always suspected Anna of two-timing him. His frequent jealous outbursts would always lead to beatings that could be heard throughout the whole floor. Marvin would usually be awakened at night by the sound of screaming and beating from Anna's unit. Marvin complains to the building caretaker, a drunk, who would just tell him to ignore the disturbance from the apartment down the hall. Anna and her daughter would usually ask for help from Jude, who lives in an apartment unit in the middle of the hallway. Jude's apartment becomes a temporary refuge for the little girl Lara. One day, Pinky drops by Marvin's ... Written by newton20032004

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

May kasama ka, 'di mo lang alam... (You have companion, you just don't know)

Genres:

Horror | Thriller

Certificate:

See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

|

Country:

Language:

|

Release Date:

19 May 2005 (Singapore)  »

Also Known As:

The Echo  »

Filming Locations:


Box Office

Budget:

$350,000 (estimated)
 »

Company Credits

Production Co:

,  »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

If translated the film's title is Scream. The title was changed to The Echo to avoid confusion with Wes Craven's Scream (1996). See more »

Quotes

The Caretaker: Don't mind them and they will not mind you. Convince yourself that you are not hearing the noises.
See more »

Connections

Remade as The Echo (2008) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Good one from the Philippines
2 November 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is another I watched per reviews here on IMDb. I believe this is the first time I've watched a movie from the Philippines and I am quite impressed, overall.

The acting in this movie seems very well done, but I will put in my standard disclaimer about movies spoken in a foreign tongue to me: I do not speak Tagalog so therefore, my critique of the acting in this movie is based on body language and facial expressions. Everybody did a fine job, even the Ella Guervara, the actress who portrayed the little girl, Lara. As far as actors, I'd say the star was Iza Calzado. I don't imagine it's too easy getting in the mindset of an abused woman.

The atmosphere in this movie is incredible. The tension, drama, suspense, and action were all set up quite well. The music was on cue with the mood the director tried to set up for the audience. The lighting was just right for each scene. Nothing seemed out of place in this movie.

When I watched this movie, I felt upset and angry. There were a few scare moments but mostly because of "noise tactics", which I consider the low-blow of horror cinema. A couple of scenes did frighten me though, such as when Bert was about to beat Anna over the head with a police baton. In all though, this movie made me upset at the ineptitude of my fellow man. It is very disappointing for me to see that we, as a species, can 1) hurt each other so much and 2) allow others to hurt ourselves or the people we know.

If you happen to see this title at your local Blockbuster or, more likely, at your mom-and-pop video store (do they have such stores in smaller cities, or is it just in major cities like Los Angeles and San Francisco?), go ahead and pick it up. You might want to logoff of your game of World of Warcraft and pay close attention. This movie was well done and deserves the attention.


2 of 2 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
is this scarier than feng shui? apocalypse_66613
HOLLYWOOD REMAKE Leonard62250
The Knock td_gwendy
The Echo (Sigaw) Review scott-840
PG-13 Rating? eo_guy
The Language mayorbubbles
Discuss The Echo (2004) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?