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The Black Waters of Echo's Pond -- While on holiday, nine close friends discover a long-hidden, archaic board game in a stately Victorian home on a remote island in Maine.  By playing the game, they unleash an ancient evil that brings out the worst in each of them.  Rage, jealousy, greed, hatred, and lust boil over and, over the course of one terrifying night, the friends start to turn on each other in a deadly way.
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The Black Waters of Echo's Pond -- While on holiday, nine close friends discover a long-hidden, archaic board game in a stately Victorian home on a remote island in Maine.  By playing the game, they unleash an ancient evil that brings out the worst in each of them.  Rage, jealousy, greed, hatred, and lust boil over and, over the course of one terrifying night, the friends start to turn on each other in a deadly way.
The Black Waters of Echo's Pond -- While on holiday, nine close friends discover a long-hidden, archaic board game in a stately Victorian home on a remote island in Maine.  By playing the game, they unleash an ancient evil that brings out the worst in each of them.  Rage, jealousy, greed, hatred, and lust boil over and, over the course of one terrifying night, the friends start to turn on each other in a deadly way.

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Nine friends take a holiday at a Victorian home on a private island and uncover a game that when played brings out the worst in each of them. Jealously, greed, hatred, lust, all of the things they keep buried deep inside themselves rise to the surface and come to a boil. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Cast

  (in credits order)

Robert Patrick ... Pete

Danielle Harris ... Kathy

Sean Lawlor ... Charles

James Duval ... Rick

Nick Mennell ... Josh

Mircea Monroe ... Veronique

Arcadiy Golubovich ... Anton

Electra Avellan ... Renee
Elise Avellan ... Erica

Walker Howard ... Trent

M.D. Walton ... Robert

Declan Joyce ... Danny
Nitsa Benchetrit ... Florence

Adamo Palladino ... Niegel

Jason Loughridge ... Clint

Steve Eoff ... The Butler

Melissa Barker ... Inn Keeper
Julie Stensland ... The maid #1

Tom Proctor ... Thomas

Richard Tyson ... Nicholas
Kurt Carley ... The Pan

Directed by
Gabriel Bologna 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Michael Berenson  writer
Gabriel Bologna  writer
Sean Clark  writer

Produced by
Nitsa Benchetrit .... associate producer
Bill Chamberlain .... executive producer
Sean Clark .... associate producer
Arcadiy Golubovich .... executive producer
Jason Loughridge .... producer
Raymond J. Markovich .... producer
Olga Mirimskaya .... executive producer
Robert Patrick .... executive producer
Christopher Pavlick .... line producer
Michael Shahoud .... associate producer
Rick Spalla .... co-producer
 
Original Music by
Harry Manfredini 
 
Cinematography by
Massimo Zeri 
 
Film Editing by
Andrew Cohen 
Michael Spencer 
 
Casting by
Corbin Bronson 
 
Production Design by
Michael Fitzgerald 
Samson Kellman 
 
Art Direction by
Lisa Marinaccio 
Emilio Ramirez 
 
Costume Design by
Brie Harris 
 
Makeup Department
Isabel Andrea Bucsa .... makeup artist
Thom Cammer .... makeup department head
Ayla Dew .... key makeup artist
Saul Gallegos .... special makeup effects artist
Adrienne Lynn .... key makeup artist (as Adrienne Booth)
Patrick Magee .... special makeup effects supervisor
Candace Miller .... makeup artist: additional photography
Galaxy San Juan .... makeup artist: additional photography
Nikki Smith .... special makeup effects assistant
Susan Stepanian .... makeup artist: additional photography
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Joseph Gatto .... first assistant director: second unit
Joseph Gatto .... second second assistant director
Reginald Hunter .... first assistant director
Thomas E. Nicholson .... first assistant director: second unit
Thomas E. Nicholson .... second assistant director
Mandi Reno .... second assistant director
Rick Spalla .... second unit director
 
Art Department
Marina Abramyan .... set dresser
Barry Boen .... carpenter
Rodrigo Cabral .... property master
Casey Dzierlenga .... painter
Alyssa Hill .... set dresser
Alexander G. Lyle IV .... carpenter
Laura Mazza .... scenic painter
Shawn McKinney .... assistant art director
Vanessa Valore .... muralist
Alexander Wallmark .... carpenter
 
Sound Department
Lorita de la Cerna .... foley mixer: editor
Estuardo Galvez .... boom operator: second unit
Vincent Guisetti .... foley artist
Matthew Kallen .... mix technician
Jennifer Ricciardi .... dialogue editor
Jennifer Ricciardi .... sound mixer
Mohamad H. Salamy .... dialogue editor
Mohamad H. Salamy .... foley editor
Mohamad H. Salamy .... foley recordist
Mohamad H. Salamy .... sound effects editor
Dylan Showalter .... boom operator
Chris Trueman .... boom operator
Chris Trueman .... sound mixer: second unit
Steve Yeaman .... adr recordist
Steve Yeaman .... dialogue editor
Steve Yeaman .... sound designer
Steve Yeaman .... sound re-recording mixer
Steve Yeaman .... sound supervisor
 
Special Effects by
Matthew Bolton .... special effects supervisor
Ben Brugger .... special effects assistant
Peter W. Clarke .... special effects makeup (as Peter Clarke)
Kizuku Kitano .... special effects crew
Shawn McKinney .... board game fabricator
Michael Valenzuela .... special effects coordinator
 
Visual Effects by
Adam Fanton .... visual effects supervisor
Darren Fanton .... visual effects supervisor
 
Stunts
Tico Clark .... stunt double
Rob Filson .... stunts
Jasi Cotton Lanier .... stunt double
Tom Proctor .... stunts
Dustin Stonebrook .... stunt rigger
Josh Tessier .... stunts
Michael Valenzuela .... stunt coordinator
David Chan Cordeiro .... utility stunts (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Brandon Alperin .... electrician: second unit
Aldo Antonelli .... director of photography: second unit
Jake Avignone .... Steadicam operator
Mathew A. Calonica .... grip
Sydney Cavanaugh-Pellow .... assistant camera
Chris D. Chapman .... dolly grip
David F. Clark .... assistant camera
Jeff Conrad .... electrician
Halsey D. Corbin .... best boy electric (as Halsey D. 'Pigpen' Corbin)
Justin DeNino .... gaffer: green screen
Brian Deutsch .... key grip
David Duet .... electrician
Rob Exner .... additional best boy grip
Robert Head .... additional best boy grip
Dan Hickey .... electrician
Tom Hunt .... grip
Guy Livneh .... director of photography: additional photography
Dan Masciarelli .... assistant camera
David Navarro .... gaffer
Jeff Nolde .... assistant camera
Dennis Noyes .... second assistant camera
Lucio Olivieri .... camera operator
Michael Orr .... best boy grip and second unit key grip
Mickey Peterson .... electrician
Neil G. Phillips .... grip
Troy Rice .... electrian
Loren Savitsky .... additional gaffer: second unit
Eric 'The dude' Schmidt .... electrician
Kevin G. Shipley .... grip
J. Aaron Stinde .... grip
Bas Tiele .... first assistant camera
Paul Wittenberger .... electrician
John Zivelonghi .... additional gaffer: second unit
John Zivelonghi .... best boy electric
 
Editorial Department
Steve Johnson .... colorist
Jason Loughridge .... post supervisor
Gerald Nott .... first assistant editor
Mabon Sofer .... assistant editor
Dana Sustin .... assistant editor
 
Music Department
Kent Holmes .... composer: additional music
Jerry Lambert .... music engineer
Mohamad H. Salamy .... music editor
 
Transportation Department
Kelvin Clemente .... driver
Thomas B. Cook .... driver: honeywagon
Paulie DiCocco III .... transportation coordinator
Jesse Grillo .... driver
Alyssa Guzman .... driver: cast
Eric Hersh .... picture car coordinator
Edward Jance .... driver
Mike L. Jones .... transportation captain
Josh Sarfaty .... driver
Johnny Vatale .... driver
 
Other crew
Christian Ford .... office production assistant
Brian D. Fox .... marketing
Cheryl Johnson .... production coordinator
Paul Mastroianni .... assistant to director
Thomas E. Nicholson .... production coordinator
Bruce Resnik .... script supervisor
 

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Also Known As:
"Hades" - Australia (DVD title), USA (working title)
"Final Dead Game" - Japan (English title) (DVD title)
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MPAA:
Rated R for bloody horror violence and gore, language, drug use and some sexuality/nudity
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89 min
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Certification:
Australia:R (2010) | USA:R (certificate #45993)

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Miscellaneous: During the end credits, Richard Tyson is correctly listed as playing the character of Nicholas. However, on the very next screen he is listed again, but this time incorrectly as playing the character of Charles.See more »
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Pete:That had ta' hurt.See more »
Movie Connections:
References Friday the 13th (1980)See more »

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Moderately fun "Evil Dead" knock-off, 12 October 2013
Author: lazarillo from Denver, Colorado and Santiago, Chile

This recent movie is kind of in the vein of "Evil Dead" and is certainly no worse than the recent remake. Three couples (including Danielle Harris), a slutty female friend (Mirceau Monroe), and another male (James Duval), who is persona non grata with the most of rest of the gang, all show up on an island owned by the grizzled uncle (Robert Patrick)of one of the guys. In an effort to entertain themselves during a power outage, the group decides to play a strange board game they find in the attic (that no one outside of a horror movie would even recognize as a board game, let alone decide to play). The strange game quickly brings all the groups simmering resentments to the surface and eventually results in the usual full-blown demonic possession and gory murder. The end though has a nice twist.

The movie features no less than three horror/genre cult figures in Danielle Harris (of the "Halloween" franchise), James Duval ("May"), and Robert Patrick ("The Terminator 2"). Robert Rodriquez's two identical twin nieces (the "Babysitter Twins" in his "Planet Terror" part of "Grindhouse") show up as a couple of, uh, bickering identical twins. There are also TWO black guys-- Harris' proud-to-be-black boyfriend and his back-stabbing "oreo" friend and co-worker, who has been promoted over him at work. Then there's Mirceau Monroe and her impressive breasts (who really should have received their own credit as they constantly upstage their owner). This is definitely a strong cast, especially for an "Evil Dead" knock-off that has been sitting on the shelf for several years.

Of course, it is not a particularly SCARY movie. It also makes the mistake of promising a lot more sex than it ultimately delivers. Sure, you get Monroe (and her breasts) in a brief shower scene and the "Babysitter Twins" (or, more likely,their body doubles) running around in thong underwear. But the movie also PROMISES an identical-twin sex scene that never materializes, and a lesbian scene between Harris and Monroe that tragically takes place entirely off-screen (oh, the humanity!). The movie is still fairly effective without such sex scenes, so why even promise them in the first place? Despite these flaws though, which are pretty typical of a lot of sex-obsessed yet strangely prudish modern-day horror flicks, this is still a moderately fun horror movie, which I guess I'd recommend--yeah, why not?

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