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The Echo (2004)

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Marvin savors his independence in a newly acquired unit of an old apartment building. He is frequently visited by his girlfriend Pinky. Except for the occasional noise from an apartment ... See full summary »

Director:

Yam Laranas

Writers:

Roy Iglesias (story and screenplay), Yam Laranas (story and screenplay)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Jomari Yllana ... Bert
Richard Gutierrez ... Marvin
Iza Calzado ... Anna
Angel Locsin ... Pinky
James Blanco ... Jude
Ella Guevara ... Lara
Lui Manansala ... Marvin's Mother
Tessie Villarama Tessie Villarama ... Pinky's Mother
Pocholo Montes Pocholo Montes ... Pinky's Father
Ronnie Lazaro ... Caretaker
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Storyline

Marvin savors his independence in a newly acquired unit of an old apartment building. He is frequently visited by his girlfriend Pinky. Except for the occasional noise from an apartment unit down the hallway, the place is almost perfect for Marvin. At the end of the hallway is where Anna lives with her young daughter Lara, and Bert, her jealous husband. Bert is a cop, and he has always suspected Anna of two-timing him. His frequent jealous outbursts would always lead to beatings that could be heard throughout the whole floor. Marvin would usually be awakened at night by the sound of screaming and beating from Anna's unit. Marvin complains to the building caretaker, a drunk, who would just tell him to ignore the disturbance from the apartment down the hall. Anna and her daughter would usually ask for help from Jude, who lives in an apartment unit in the middle of the hallway. Jude's apartment becomes a temporary refuge for the little girl Lara. One day, Pinky drops by Marvin's ... Written by newton20032004

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Taglines:

May kasama ka, 'di mo lang alam... (You have companion, you just don't know)

Genres:

Horror | Thriller

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Details

Country:

Philippines

Language:

Filipino | Tagalog

Release Date:

19 May 2005 (Singapore) See more »

Also Known As:

The Echo See more »

Filming Locations:

Metro Manila, Philippines

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Box Office

Budget:

$350,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,200,000, 15 January 2005
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Quotes

The Caretaker: Don't mind them and they will not mind you. Convince yourself that you are not hearing the noises.
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Connections

Remade as The Echo (2008) See more »

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* more creepy than scary *
3 November 2006 | by nownevertheroseSee all my reviews

I had to watch this movie 3 times in order to catch it beginning to end. Some parts of the movie were THAT slow. The eerie music came on loud enough to start to annoy me.

The abuse scenes were troubling to watch but I've seen worse. It was haunting though. I was kind of disappointed at the end. Even if it would have been corny if the curse didn't go away I don't think it would have been a bad way to end the movie though. There are just way too many movies with 'to be continued' type endings. I'd say the movie theatre & bathroom scene would have to be the scariest parts of the movie.


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