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The Echo (2004)
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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 »

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

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

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The Caretaker: Don't mind them and they will not mind you. Convince yourself that you are not hearing the noises.
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A genuinely creepy, scary film that doesn't go for cheap thrills.
19 October 2005 | by See all my reviews

Just when horror movies were becoming predictable, SIGAW and its director Yam Laranas came along to deliver the biggest scare of all.

And it's a scare that's not achieved with special effects and thick makeup and even thicker music -- but by going to the core of what really scares us.

That noise we can't explain. That thing that doesn't look right. That person who is there but should not be there. Something that seems to be following you.

Sigaw is genuinely, deeply creepy.

I don't know if Hollywood would see they've got a gem of a film here. Sigaw has its peculiar sense of timing. It certainly doesn't conform to a Hollywood formula of one scare per ten minutes. There is a long scene where the director keeps you in a state of simple nervous expectancy. And then are there are non stop scares where you're hardly allowed to breath. But that's exactly why fans of horror will need and want this one. It's a shot in the arm for the genre.


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