IMDb > The Black Waters of Echo's Pond (2009)
The Black Waters of Echo's Pond
Quicklinks
Top Links
trailers and videosfull cast and crewtriviaofficial sitesmemorable quotes
Overview
main detailscombined detailsfull cast and crewcompany credits
Awards & Reviews
user reviewsexternal reviewsawardsuser ratingsparents guidemessage board
Plot & Quotes
plot summarysynopsisplot keywordsmemorable quotes
Did You Know?
triviagoofssoundtrack listingcrazy creditsalternate versionsmovie connectionsFAQ
Other Info
box office/businessrelease datesfilming locationstechnical specsliterature listingsNewsDesk
Promotional
taglines trailers and videos posters photo gallery
External Links
showtimesofficial sitesmiscellaneousphotographssound clipsvideo clips

The Black Waters of Echo's Pond (2009) More at IMDbPro »

Photos (See all 9 | slideshow) Videos (see all 4)
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 -- Clip: History
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.

Overview

User Rating:
4.5/10   742 votes »
Your Rating:
Saving vote...
Deleting vote...
/10   (delete | history)
Sorry, there was a problem
MOVIEmeter: ?
Up 6% in popularity this week. See why on IMDbPro.
Director:
Writers:
Contact:
View company contact information for The Black Waters of Echo's Pond on IMDbPro.
Genre:
Plot:
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 »
Plot Keywords:
User Reviews:
Great story behind this horror movie See more (18 total) »

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
 

Production CompaniesDistributorsSpecial EffectsOther Companies

Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Hades" - Australia (DVD title), USA (working title)
"Final Dead Game" - Japan (English title) (DVD title)
See more »
MPAA:
Rated R for bloody horror violence and gore, language, drug use and some sexuality/nudity
Runtime:
89 min
Country:
Language:
Color:
Aspect Ratio:
1.78 : 1 See more »
Certification:
Australia:R (2010) | USA:R (certificate #45993)

Did You Know?

Goofs:
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 »
Quotes:
Pete:That had ta' hurt.See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in Found (2012/III)See more »

FAQ

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.
11 out of 49 people found the following review useful.
Great story behind this horror movie, 17 November 2009
Author: talktogabriel from United States

Black Waters of Echo's Pond, directed by Gabriel Bologna, starts off with a flashback about an archaeological exhibition in Turkey that uncovers ancient plans to make a game based on Greek mythology, specifically the God Pan. The archaeologists decide to build this game on an island where "pandemonium" takes over and they end up killing one another. One archaeologist is left, but before he dies he hides the game where he thinks no one will find it. Flash forward to present day America and we find a group of friends who are going to stay the night on that same island. This group starts to party and literally stumble across Pan's game. At once, they start playing the game and this is when all their insecurities and sexual desires start to surface. The game mostly presents each of the characters with questions that they answer honestly. This starts a chain reaction that starts off as harmless but pretty soon, after the sex scenes, their eyes turn to black and they start turning on one another or as director Gabriel Bologna said "nothing is scarier than watching twins running at you with knives." Meanwhile, the mythical beast Pan starts to show up and is the catalyst for the chaos or "pandemonium" that ensues.

On the surface, this movie just seems to be an adult version of Jumanji with people playing a game and the game coming to life. Underneath the sexual tension (the very sexy Avellan Twins) and gore (several well done death scenes) of this movie is a well thought out plot about how people are very capable of doing great harm to one another, even to their friends, when things like envy and rage start to cloud the mind. There is a supernatural element to this story and that is Pan, but he only brings to the surface the carnal blood lust that is already lurking in all of us.

There are some great characters that make up this movie and one star shines brighter than the rest. Danielle Harris, who appeared in at least one other movie at the festival, gives a dynamic performance as the girlfriend whose brother was killed in a car accident involving one of her friends in the movie Dark Waters of Echoes Pond. This brings tension to the table and pretty soon anger flares and tears start to well up. It's when the tears come that you really feel the dynamic range of emotion that Danielle is capable of. She brings the performance with a sincerity that is recognizable as talent, not to mention the fact that later in the movie she does her first girl on girl scene (very talented). Even though you can still see a hint of Michael Myers little sister there, Danielle is perfectly capable of an intricate performance without the help of her cult status. She has even started directing her own films and is even starting her own blog. I think she can hold her own as a lead role and she is definitely one to watch.

Was the above review useful to you?
See more (18 total) »

Message Boards

Discuss this movie with other users on IMDb message board for The Black Waters of Echo's Pond (2009)
Recent Posts (updated daily)User
I just got back from seeing it... PeterCOTD
What was up with the minotaur? MaxPayne1080
Great Story and I am the one who wrote the review and gave it 8/10 talktogabriel
On the Horror Chanell in the UK right now IFeelCream
ABOUT *beep* TIME!!! true2no1
Black Waters released through Anchorbay!! jason-1300
See more »

Recommendations

If you enjoyed this title, our database also recommends:
- - - - -
Double, Double, Toil and Trouble Mortal Kombat Requiem for a Dream Forests of Mystery Spider-Man 3
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
Show more recommendations

Related Links

Full cast and crew Company credits External reviews
News articles IMDb Fantasy section IMDb USA section

You may report errors and omissions on this page to the IMDb database managers. They will be examined and if approved will be included in a future update. Clicking the 'Edit page' button will take you through a step-by-step process.