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.

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Yam Laranas

Writers:

Eric Bernt (screenplay), Shintaro Shimosawa (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
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 Marvin Hinz ... Detective
George Santino George Santino ... Manager
Paulette Sinclair Paulette Sinclair ... Helen Davis
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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.

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Rated R for violence, disturbing images and brief language | See all certifications »

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The title of the original Filipino film (Sigaw) translates to The Shout or The Scream. The title on the DVD release was changed to The Echo to avoid confusion with Wes Craven's horror film entitled Scream (1996). This remake followed suit. See more »

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Bobby cuts his finger when he inspects the hole in his wall and washes it in his bathroom sink. When he looks at the prescription medicine in the cabinet, the injury is suddenly gone in the closeup of his hand. See more »

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Carly's piano tune continues to play throughout the credits. See more »

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Referenced in The Grudge (2020) See more »

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Performed by Becky Archibald
Written by Becky Archibald (as Rebecca Hart Archibald)
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Echos From The Wall
13 October 2011 | by ChrysanthepopSee all my reviews

A remake of the Phillipino flick, 'Sigaw', 'The Echo' follows the traditional path of the typical European/Asian claustrophobic chiller flick. The story is simplistic, predictable and weak. Some of the subplots are uninteresting and don't really fit with the main story. It starts off slow and the tense atmosphere is very well maintained.

This is no slasher flick. It's mostly atmospheric and that's where it succeeds. The creepy and claustrophobic interiors of Bobby's building and the stylistic execution, first rate cinematography and sound effects contribute very well in creating tension. While the lead character Bobby is well developed, I felt that the other characters suffered from poor writing. Jesse Bradford is excellent and he confidently carries the movie displaying depth and restraint. Iza Calzado is very good despite the way her role was written.

As flawed as it is, it's not a bad suggestion for a one-time watch especially for those who enjoy films of this kind.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

28 May 2009 (South Korea) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA See more »

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Budget:

$5,000,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,508,127
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Dolby Digital

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2.35 : 1
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