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The Echo -- Fear and paranoia seep from every wall in this tense and creepy psychological thriller from the producers of The Ring and Dark Water. Jesse Bradford (W., Bring It On) is Bobby Walker, fresh out of prison and living in his dead mother's apartment as a condition of his parole.
The Echo -- A man hears haunting noises in this trailer for the remake of a Filipino thriller


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Writers (WGA):
Eric Bernt (screenplay) and
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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. | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)

Jesse Bradford ... Bobby Reynolds

Amelia Warner ... Alyssa

Carlos Leon ... Hector Rodriguez
Iza Calzado ... Gina

Kevin Durand ... Walter

Louise Linton ... Katie

Jamie Bloch ... Carly

Pruitt Taylor Vince ... Joseph

Aron Tager ... Old Man
Hrant Alianak ... Max

Jayne Eastwood ... Lucille Jiminez

Arnold Pinnock ... Officer Cole
Marvin Hinz ... Detective
George Santino ... Manager
Paulette Sinclair ... Helen Davis
Bathsheba Garnett ... Old Russian Woman
Stacey LaBerge ... Student
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Brendan Carmody ... University student (uncredited)

Paul Sun-Hyung Lee ... Dr. Morris (uncredited)
Robert Morse ... Construction worker no 1 (uncredited)
Vanessa Petronelli ... Waitress (uncredited)

Courtenay J. Stevens ... Older Cop (uncredited)

Directed by
Yam Laranas 
Writing credits
Eric Bernt (screenplay) and
Shintaro Shimosawa (screenplay)

Yam Laranas (film "Sigaw") and
Roy Iglesias (film "Sigaw")

Produced by
Eric Bernt .... executive producer
Don Carmody .... executive producer
Doug Davison .... producer
Elliot Ferwerda .... executive producer
Kimberly Fox .... executive producer
Hartley Gorenstein .... line producer
Robert Hoff .... executive producer (as Bob Hoff)
Michael Kessler .... associate producer
Roy Lee .... producer
Tyler Mitchell .... producer
Shintaro Shimosawa .... producer
Will Wright .... producer
Irene Yeung .... co-producer
Brendan Bragg .... production executive (uncredited)
Original Music by
Cinematography by
Matthew Irving (director of photography)
Film Editing by
John Coniglio 
Casting by
Nancy Nayor  (as Nancy Nayor Battino)
Tina Gerussi (uncredited)
Production Design by
Franco De Cotiis 
Art Direction by
Michele Brady 
Set Decoration by
Carol Lavoie 
Costume Design by
Joanne Hansen 
Makeup Department
Katie Brennan .... makeup department head
Amber Chase .... assistant makeup artist
Karola Dirnberger .... head hair stylist
Carol Hartwick .... hair stylist
Paul Jones .... special makeup effects designer
Mandy Ketcheson .... contact lens technician
Jo-Ann MacNeil .... makeup artist
Francisca Saavedra .... makeup artist: New York
Niki Zborower .... key hair: New York
Paul Molnar .... key makeup artist (uncredited)
Production Management
Tanya Barringer .... production manager: New York
Hartley Gorenstein .... production manager
Gregor Hutchison .... post-production supervisor
Carmen Ventura .... assistant production manager: New York
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Tanya Barringer .... first assistant director: New York
Tim Cushen .... trainee assistant director
Catherine Lew .... second assistant director
Fatima Palhetas .... trainee assistant director
Sterling Thomas .... third assistant director
Patrick Tidy .... first assistant director
Art Department
Dexter Bonaparte .... assistant property master
Mike Dutkowski .... assistant head carpenter
Caroline George-Kohne .... set decoration buyer
Andrea Kristof .... second assistant art (as Andrea Kristoff)
Stephen Levitt .... property master
Arlene Lott .... first assistant art
John Cameron Martin .... set dresser
Reet Puhm .... key scenic artist
John Rankin .... set dresser
Geoffrey Smith .... lead man
Jay Sonderer .... head painter
Mark Thomson .... construction coordinator
Alan Tremaine .... head carpenter
Kevin Turner .... assistant head carpenter
Kevin Turner .... on set carpenter
Ryan Falkner .... storyboard artist (uncredited)
William Koon .... assistant key scenic (uncredited)
Sound Department
Steve Baine .... foley artist
Todd Beckett .... sound re-recording mixer
Denis Bellingham .... boom operator (as Dennis Bellingham)
Roberta Bratti .... manager: sound operations
Roderick Deogrades .... sound effects editor (as Rod Deogrades)
Gina Gyles .... foley assistant (as Gina Wark)
Ryan Kennedy .... sound mixer: New York
David Lee .... sound mixer
Matthew McKenzie .... adr mixer
Jason Perreira .... re-recording assistant
Peter Persaud .... foley recordist
Jill Purdy .... dialogue editor
Trent Richmond .... assistant sound editor
David Rose .... sound designer (as Dave Rose)
Paul Sacco .... dolby stereo consultant
Jane Tattersall .... supervising sound editor
Brad Thornton .... sound re-recording mixer
Jeremy Balko .... adr mixer (uncredited)
Hugo Jeffreys .... adr recordist (uncredited)
Special Effects by
Paul Jones .... prosthetic effects
Tony Kenny .... special effects coordinator
Tim Lidstone .... special effects key
Visual Effects by
Kyle Boylen .... digital compositor
Stephen Brown .... dustbuster
Jamie Franklin .... dustbuster
Noel Hooper .... visual effects supervisor
Ahmad Ismail .... digital opticals
Haydn Masuda .... digital artist
Aaron Pozzer .... lead 3D artist
Alison Schouten .... dustbuster
Christa Tazzeo .... visual effects producer
Neil Williamson .... visual effects executive producer
Motassem Younes .... digital opticals
Dean Copkov .... stunt rigger
Cosette Derome .... stunt double: Alyssa
Brian Jagersky .... stunt double: Hector
Brian Jagersky .... stunt rigger
Steve Lucescu .... stunt coordinator
Paul Rapovski .... stunt double: Walter
Brendan Carmody .... stunt rigger (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Gordon Arkenberg .... first assistant camera: New York
Darren Arnaud .... second electric: New York
Brendan Carmody .... videographer
Joseph Chan .... first assistant camera: "b" camera
Kevin Craine .... generator operator
Kevin Crane .... generator operator
Wolfgang Dungee .... key grip: New York
David George Ellis .... steadicam operator: New York (as Dave George Ellis)
Kristin Fieldhouse .... camera trainee
Carson T. Foster .... grip
Robert Herring .... grip
Chan Jeon .... best boy: New York
Mark T. Karinja .... best boy: New York (as Mark Karinja)
Rudy Katkic .... camera operator: "a" camera
Geoff Knight .... second electric: New York
Patrick Krauter .... grip
Tim Lovell .... electric
Tim Lovell .... rigging gaffer
Jason Luke .... second assistant camera: "a" camera
Mark Manchester .... key grip
Joachim Martin .... camera operator: "b" camera
Mike Mazur .... camera production assistant: New York
Robert McRae .... gaffer (as Bob McRae)
Marvin Midwicki .... camera operator: "b" camera
Steve Mrkobrada .... first assistant camera: "a" camera
Patrick Murray .... best boy: New York (as Pat Murray)
Mike Nieuwland .... camera trainee
Megan Nole .... electric: New York (as Magan Nole)
Megan Nole .... swing: New York (as Magan Nole)
Mike Ohorodnyk .... grip
James Park .... assistant key grip
Chris Radway .... dolly grip
Doug Reid .... best boy electric
Lawrence Smith .... electric
Waris Supanpong .... second assistant camera: New York
Michelle Veza .... first assistant camera: "b" camera
Steve Wilkie .... still photographer
Zenfeek .... gaffer: New York
Raphael Boettger .... daily grip (uncredited)
Casting Department
Craig Lechner .... extras casting: New York
Jane Rogers .... extras casting
John Barba .... casting associate (uncredited)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Maria Fermo .... assistant costume designer
Sandra E. Hibovski .... costume buyer
Karen L. Matthews .... set supervisor (as Karen Renault)
Kim Porter .... truck supervisor
Karen Eppstadt .... key wardrobe breakdown artist (uncredited)
Editorial Department
Peter Armstrong .... digital intermediate producer
Gary Brown .... project manager
Erin Deck .... first assistant editor: Toronto
Lee Hughes .... digital intermediate coordinator
Trevor Lewis .... digital intermediate scanner and recorder
Dave Muscat .... digital intermediate editor
Nick Paulozza .... digital intermediate scanner and recorder
Lorraine Samuel .... post-production coordinator
Fulvio Valsangiacomo .... first assistant editor: LA
Chris Wallace .... digital intermediate colourist
Madeleine Wazana .... post-production accountant
Susan K. Weiler .... first assistant editor: LA (as Susan Weiler)
Sue Len Quon .... assistant editor (uncredited)
Location Management
Coralie Brady .... assistant location manager
Luis Flores .... location assistant
Tristan Plant .... location assistant
John Shone .... location assistant
Geoff Smither .... location manager
Hughroy Williams .... location manager: New York
Music Department
Kevin Banks .... music editor
Amber Funk .... music editor
Alex Todorov .... score recording & mixing
Transportation Department
Jason Foster .... driver
Bill Heerebout .... head driver
Randy O'Connell .... co-captain
John Patrick .... driver
Gary Russell .... driver
Tanya Russell .... transportation coordinator
Terry Smith .... driver
Rob White .... transportation co-captain
Robert White .... transportation co-captain
Bryon Whitney .... driver captain
Ian C. Harris .... daily driver (uncredited)
Other crew
Claire Adamson .... stand-in
Cynthia Amsden .... unit publicist
Andy Becker .... set production assistant: New York
James Burke .... production assistant
Janet Chandler .... payroll accountant
Melissa Girotti .... production coordinator
Quincy Gow .... set production assistant: New York
Lisa Hemeon .... executive producer: opening title, SPIN
Trisha Henson .... set production assistant: New York
Rebecca Hughes .... production intern
Joe Iacono .... auditor
Joshua Jacobs .... set production assistant: New York
Sarah Jene .... assistant: Mr. Carmody (as Sarah Jené)
Wesbord Del Gaudio Lacono .... auditor (as Weisbord del Gaudio Iacono)
Stanley Lilavois .... on-set craft
Francesco Marciuliano .... script supervisor: New York
Karly Marek .... stand-in
Ashleigh Millar .... on-set craft
Bill Milling .... production executive: New York
Stephanie Million .... production assistant (as Stephanie Holinski)
Sandy Morrow .... script supervisor
Carly Norris .... assistant: Mr. Lee & Mr. Davison
Desmond Paes .... production accountant
Marcus Roberts .... stand-in
Adam Sachs .... set production assistant: New York
Corinne Schneider .... production coordinator: New York
Jeannine Sharp .... first assistant production accountant
James Smith .... set production assistant: New York
Mike Spicer .... creative director: opening title, SPIN
Bob Tarantino .... production and legal affairs: Canada, Heenan Blaikie
Abbey Taylor .... set production assistant: New York
Matthew Thompson .... business and legal affairs: Stroock & Stroock & Lavan
Nuno Capitao de Salles .... cast personal trainer (uncredited)
Jennifer Drevnig .... on-set tutor (uncredited)
Dahla MacKenna .... educational supervisor (uncredited)
Pete Nilson .... on-set caterer (uncredited)
Lisa Perone .... assistant production coordinator (uncredited)
William F. White .... special thanks

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Rated R for violence, disturbing images and brief language
South Korea:90 min
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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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19 out of 25 people found the following review useful.
Some Genuine Creepiness In This One, 4 November 2009
Author: Kashmirgrey from United States

The Echo had a handful of scenes with an uncomfortable creepiness akin to classic J-Horror. Rarely do I reach for the remote anymore having experienced most every range of horror film out there, but this one seeped under my skin and had me on edge more than twice. And it is that sort of unsettling moodiness combined with frights you hafta' be paying attention to catch. You know, the kind where after they've come and gone you must back em up for a second take. Truly those "WTF" type instances.

Jesse Bradford plays Bobby, a twenty something recently released from prison after doing a stint for killing a guy who attempted to rape his HOT girlfriend (played by Ameiia Warner) in a restroom. Having nowhere else to go, he heads back to the ol' East Village NYC neighborhood. Mom has died a spooky death from starvation, he learns, when he moves in to her old apartment. There's bloody fingernails on the piano keys and rumbles in the walls and a mean-looking cop next door who enjoys beating his wife and little girl. Bobby starts to see things, though, and these things aren't making any sense and they're a bit ghastly to boot. It's when Bobby decides he can no longer put up with the abuse he is overhearing next door and reports it to the cops, only to have them respond to a completely vacant apartment next door, that things go from odd to friggin' strange.

Bobby's apartment reminded me a lot of the apartment in the game Silent Hill 4: The Room with its eerily watered down dingy browns and rusts. There are holes in the peeling plaster walls and everything gives off the mood of worn and filthy. It's a truly lonely place that flattened my spirits each time Bobby returned home.

The Echo is not without its disappointments and inconsistencies which converge on a far too abrupt ending that leaves the viewer feeling a bit jipped. Oh well, though. It is a decently freaky ride getting there.

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