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The Echo (2008)

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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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... Bobby Reynolds
... Alyssa
... Hector Rodriguez
... Gina
... Walter
... Katie
... Carly
... Joseph
... Old Man
Hrant Alianak ... Max
... Lucille Jiminez
... Officer Cole
Marvin Hinz ... Detective
George Santino ... Manager
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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28 May 2009 (South Korea)  »

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Echo  »

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$5,000,000 (estimated)
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The title of the original film translates to Shout or Scream. The title was changed to for both the original and this film to The Echo to avoid confusion with another existing horror film named Scream (1996). See more »

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Remake of The Echo (2004) See more »

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Written by Gilberto A. Amarante and Jose Antonio Marine Cabrera
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Is it over?
18 June 2012 | by See all my reviews

Bobby (Jesse Bradford), an ex-convict who served time for involuntary manslaughter, is released from prison and attempts to reclaim his life. Cut off by former friends and relatives the only person willing to reignite their acquaintance is Alyssa (Amelia Warner), Bobby's former girlfriend and reason for indictment. Bobby moves into his mother's apartment, who died when he was locked away. However almost immediately afterwards strange occurrences and noises bring Bobby to verge of insanity...

Is is over yet? The craze of repackaging all the more-or-less decent Asian movies into American crap-fest seems to have passed its expiration date and hopefully "The Echo" is the last we have heard of this. "The Ring" and "The Eye" were passable, because of the novelty, but this time around the predictable range of frights and scares and weird moving Asian chicks does not make for a compelling watch, but for a tiresome pass-time.

The script also begs for improvement, as it basically barely balances its credibility on a ghost family, which aims to hand out vengeance on all those who decided to turn a blind eye in times of need. This basically extends itself to anyone who haphazardly stumbles onto the floor. Naturally the ghosts enter into a killing spree when Bobby happens to move in, despite the events having taken place several years back and having nothing whatsoever to do with our chance hero.

And by the way - what is it with the crackpot old lady riding up and down the elevator? It has no meaning to the story whatsoever.


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