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The Echo (2004)

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

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Horror | Thriller

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Supported by Globe, Mercury, and imanila. See more »

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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a pinoy horror films that DOSEN'T make people laugh
23 February 2008 | by KillPopStarsSee all my reviews

but probably cry...

Truly i have seen plenty of Filipino horror films for the past decade (more noticeably the 90s era where most pinoy horror films where nothing more than laughed at shadows to it's former classic roots). But it's changed for the past few years, and this is one of them. Sigaw (trans title: THE SCREAM *or Hollywood title THE ECHO) sets around a man named Marvin who has bought a room (reffered as Unit) in a rundown apartment. Every night there has been shouting and loud banging of abuse from his neighbors. A Policman who suspects his wife having a lover hidden in the apartment enrages him. Soon the wife starts asking for help from him. Not till long that Marvin is caught up in all the mess that has been created. It will not only destroy his residential stay, but probably his life. Sigaw more than ranks up with one of Asia's most noted horror films. Though as usual, more dramatic than scary. It puts a mood of sadness through out the film. Making you actually care about what the characters have to go through. With it's moody plot, addicting characters, great scenery shots (trust me, if you've seen half of the filipino movies i have, this pretty much has the shooting budget of Star Wars), and so much atmosphere with a lot of nicely edited composed score. This is one film you should not pass up. Though it will be hard to find a copy of the DVD in the Us (though probably near you at a local Filipino Store, or at the Regal site). But already has been given a US Remake to boot. Surely this film will at least reach cult status.


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Country:

Philippines

Language:

Filipino | Tagalog

Release Date:

19 May 2005 (Singapore) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Metro Manila, Philippines

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Budget:

$350,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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