MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 286 this week

The Echo (I) (2008)

5.7
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 5.7/10 from 3,865 users  
Reviews: 25 user | 42 critic

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:

Writers:

(screenplay), (screenplay), 2 more credits »
Watch Trailer
0Check in
0Share...

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 28 titles
created 18 Jun 2011
 
a list of 25 titles
created 11 Aug 2012
 
a list of 49 titles
created 28 Apr 2013
 
a list of 35 titles
created 02 May 2013
 
a list of 22 titles
created 10 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "The Echo" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: The Echo (2008)

The Echo (2008) on IMDb 5.7/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of The Echo.

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Enter Nowhere (2011)
Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Three strangers arrive one by one at a mysterious cabin in the middle of nowhere only to learn they've been brought together for a reason.

Director: Jack Heller
Stars: Katherine Waterston, Scott Eastwood, Sara Paxton
Dark Water (2002)
Drama | Horror | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

A mother and her 6 year old daughter move into a creepy apartment whose every surface is permeated by water.

Director: Hideo Nakata
Stars: Hitomi Kuroki, Rio Kanno, Mirei Oguchi
Cold Prey (2006)
Drama | Horror | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

Jannicke, Morten Tobias, Eirik, Mikael and Ingunn are on a snowboarding vacation in Jotunheimen. They are forced to take shelter in an abandoned hotel when Morten Tobias breaks his leg and ... See full summary »

Director: Roar Uthaug
Stars: Ingrid Bolsø Berdal, Rolf Kristian Larsen, Tomas Alf Larsen
Half Light (2006)
Drama | Horror | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

Rachel Carlson, a successful novelist moves to a small Scottish village to move on with her life after the death of her son. Strange things start to happen when she is haunted by ghosts and real life terror.

Director: Craig Rosenberg
Stars: Demi Moore, Henry Ian Cusick, Nicholas Gleaves
Solstice II (2008)
Drama | Horror | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

A young girl uncovers a disturbing secret about her twin sister, who committed suicide just a few months before.

Director: Daniel Myrick
Stars: Elisabeth Harnois, Shawn Ashmore, Hilarie Burton
Drama | Horror | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

A family is terrorized by demonic forces after moving into a home that was the site of a grisly mass-murder.

Director: Andrew Douglas
Stars: Ryan Reynolds, Melissa George, Jimmy Bennett
The Uninvited (2009)
Drama | Horror | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

Anna Rydell returns home to her sister (and best friend) Alex after a stint in a mental hospital, though her recovery is jeopardized thanks to her cruel stepmother, aloof father, and the presence of a ghost in their home.

Directors: Charles Guard, Thomas Guard
Stars: Emily Browning, Arielle Kebbel, Elizabeth Banks
Lake Mungo (2008)
Drama | Horror | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

A supernatural drama about grief.

Director: Joel Anderson
Stars: Rosie Traynor, David Pledger, Martin Sharpe
Drama | Horror | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

What if ... you let a stranger into your house to use your phone, but while you've been patiently waiting in the kitchen, he just disappears ... or does he? Félix, an architect who has just... See full summary »

Director: Guillem Morales
Stars: Andoni Gracia, Mónica López, Francesc Garrido
Drama | Horror | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

A reporter is drawn to a small West Virginia town to investigate a series of strange events, including psychic visions and the appearance of bizarre entities.

Director: Mark Pellington
Stars: Richard Gere, Laura Linney, David Eigenberg
Drama | Horror | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

The wife of a university research scientist believes that her lakeside Vermont home is haunted by a ghost - or that she's losing her mind.

Director: Robert Zemeckis
Stars: Harrison Ford, Michelle Pfeiffer, Katharine Towne
The Hole (2001)
Drama | Horror | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

Four teenagers at a British private school secretly uncover and explore the depths of a sealed underground hole created decades ago as a possible bomb shelter.

Director: Nick Hamm
Stars: Thora Birch, Desmond Harrington, Daniel Brocklebank
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Bobby
...
...
Hector Rodriguez
Iza Calzado ...
Gina
...
Walter
...
Katie
...
...
Joseph
Aron Tager ...
Old Man
Hrant Alianak ...
Max
...
Lucille Jiminez
...
Officer Cole
Marvin Hinz ...
Detective
George Santino ...
Paulette Sinclair ...
Helen Davis
Edit

Storyline

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.

Add Full Plot | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

Do you hear it? See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

28 May 2009 (South Korea)  »

Also Known As:

Echo  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Box Office

Budget:

$5,000,000 (estimated)
 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Director Yam Laranas's Hollywood debut. See more »

Connections

Remake of The Echo (2004) See more »

Soundtracks

I'm a Star
Performed by Aukko
Written by Thomas J. Coppet
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Is it over?
18 June 2012 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Bobby (Jesse Bradford), an ex-convict who served time for involuntary manslaughter, is released from prison and attempts to reclaim his life. Cut off by former friends and relatives the only person willing to reignite their acquaintance is Alyssa (Amelia Warner), Bobby's former girlfriend and reason for indictment. Bobby moves into his mother's apartment, who died when he was locked away. However almost immediately afterwards strange occurrences and noises bring Bobby to verge of insanity...

Is is over yet? The craze of repackaging all the more-or-less decent Asian movies into American crap-fest seems to have passed its expiration date and hopefully "The Echo" is the last we have heard of this. "The Ring" and "The Eye" were passable, because of the novelty, but this time around the predictable range of frights and scares and weird moving Asian chicks does not make for a compelling watch, but for a tiresome pass-time.

The script also begs for improvement, as it basically barely balances its credibility on a ghost family, which aims to hand out vengeance on all those who decided to turn a blind eye in times of need. This basically extends itself to anyone who haphazardly stumbles onto the floor. Naturally the ghosts enter into a killing spree when Bobby happens to move in, despite the events having taken place several years back and having nothing whatsoever to do with our chance hero.

And by the way - what is it with the crackpot old lady riding up and down the elevator? It has no meaning to the story whatsoever.


4 of 4 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
OK someone please explain the ending !! futurediscos
Iza may soon be slugging it out in H'wood newton20032004
PINOY HORROR CLASSICS apocalypse_66613
My comments on the original movie alvintiamy
Cast of characters rhoberth
Straight To Video? Leonard62250
Discuss The Echo (2008) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?