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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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Yam Laranas

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Eric Bernt (screenplay), Shintaro Shimosawa (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

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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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

28 May 2009 (South Korea) See more »

Also Known As:

Echo See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$5,000,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,508,127
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

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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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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Atmospheric ghost story
7 June 2008 | by kojisuzukiSee all my reviews

One of the best Asian horror remake

I was fortunate enough to view the film during the Cannes Film Festival. And it was received by the critics and audiences with open arms. The original film, "Sigaw", was the first Filipino horror for a long time to be very atmospheric.

Directed by the original film's director, Yam Laranas, "The Echo" is a very fine and atmospheric film like the original. The changes from the original was obvious and was probably done to expand the character histories.

Delivering very frightening chills, "The Echo" is a step up to your average Asian horror remake.


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