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The Echo (I) (2008)

R  |   |  Drama, Horror, Mystery  |  28 May 2009 (South Korea)
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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.

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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.

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Rated R for violence, disturbing images and brief language | See all certifications »

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$5,000,000 (estimated)
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The title of the original film translates to Shout or Scream. The title was changed to for both the original and this film to The Echo to avoid confusion with another existing horror film named Scream (1996). See more »

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Remake of The Echo (2004) See more »

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Echo indeed
1 April 2013 | by See all my reviews

Though I had no idea when I watched this, that it is a Remake of a movie called "Sigaw" (not to be confused at all with Jigsaw). Unfortunately I haven't seen the Original that is why I am judging this solely without any input from the Original. Maybe I would've only given it 5/10, if I had seen the Spanish language version that came before it, maybe I would've thought it improved it, as another reviewer did right here on IMDb on the comments section.

But back to this, that has some nice acting and some really good looking people involved in the main roles. Don't let that distract you from the plot though. On the other hand, the beginning (audio) is so eerie, the movie that is following could never fully live up to that (on the horror scale that is). Still even with phoned in performances by Kevin Durand (gotta admire his physical presence) this still has a few things going for it. So the main character acts weird and doesn't really do or ask the things he should. But we're almost used to that in horror movies nowadays. The tension filled story almost completely makes up for that.


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