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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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Echos From The Wall
13 October 2011 | by (Fraggle Rock) – See all my reviews

A remake of the Phillipino flick, 'Sigaw', 'The Echo' follows the traditional path of the typical European/Asian claustrophobic chiller flick. The story is simplistic, predictable and weak. Some of the subplots are uninteresting and don't really fit with the main story. It starts off slow and the tense atmosphere is very well maintained.

This is no slasher flick. It's mostly atmospheric and that's where it succeeds. The creepy and claustrophobic interiors of Bobby's building and the stylistic execution, first rate cinematography and sound effects contribute very well in creating tension. While the lead character Bobby is well developed, I felt that the other characters suffered from poor writing. Jesse Bradford is excellent and he confidently carries the movie displaying depth and restraint. Iza Calzado is very good despite the way her role was written.

As flawed as it is, it's not a bad suggestion for a one-time watch especially for those who enjoy films of this kind.


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