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The Echo (2008 film)

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Director  Yam Laranas
Initial DVD release  May 22, 2009 (Japan)
Language  English, Italian
5.8/10 IMDb

Genre  Drama, Horror, Mystery
Running time  1h 36m
Music director  tomandandy
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Release date  July 17, 2008 (2008-07-17) (Fantasia Film Festival)
Writer  Eric Bernt (screenplay), Shintaro Shimosawa (screenplay), Yam Laranas (film "Sigaw"), Roy Iglesias (film "Sigaw")
Initial release  September 17, 2009 (Russia)
Cast  Jesse Bradford (Bobby), Kevin Durand (Walter), Hrant Alianak (Max), Jamie Bloch (Carly), Iza Calzado (Gina), Carlos Leon (Hector)
Similar movies  Grave Encounters, The Legend of Hell House, Paranormal Captivity, Grave Encounters 2, The Woman in Black 2: Angel of Death, The Conjuring

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The Echo is a 2008 American horror film that is a remake of the Filipino film Sigaw (translated either as Shout or Scream in English). Yam Laranas, who co-wrote and directed the original film, also directed the remake. The remake was written by Eric Bernt and Iza Calzado reprises her role from the original.


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After serving prison time for manslaughter, protagonist Bobby Reynolds is released on probation from Rikers, and moves to the old apartment in East Village, New York, where his lonely mother lived and died while he was incarcerated. He finds a job as a mechanic at the Houston Auto Repair shop owned by the supportive Hector Rodriguez and tries to rebuild his life.

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However, he is deemed an outcast and his former friends and neighbors do not want to talk to him. He meets his former girlfriend, Alyssa, who works as waitress and studies in a design school, and they tentatively resume their relationship. Bobby begins hearing strange noises, finds blood in his apartment, and overhears an argument between Walter, an abusive police officer, his wife Gina, and their daughter Carly next door in Room 517. He finds bottles of pills in the bathroom and learns from the manager that his mother had locked herself in her apartment for a week prior to her death.

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When Bobby next hears an argument ensue in Room 517, he bangs on the door and tries to intervene. Walter comes to his door and tells him to mind his own business. On another evening, Bobby overhears Walter beating Gina next door, and sees Carly standing in front of his door. He invites her in and calls the police on the tenants next door. However, it turns out that Room 517 has been empty for several years. Bobby continues to hear things; his experiences affect his job performance, and his relationship with Alyssa starts to deteriorate, with her thinking he is crazy.

Meanwhile, Joseph, another tenant who had been experiencing the same visions as Bobby, comes face-to-face with the ghosts in his apartment. His body is later discovered, with the police looking at Bobby as a possible suspect. The ghosts of the Gina and Carly begin haunting other individuals who have connections with Bobby and the apartment building: Alyssa, as she is taking her design final; Hector, when he comes to Bobby's apartment in order to apologize for a misunderstanding. While interrogating other tenants, Bobby discovers that, years ago, Walter had beaten his wife to death when she tried to leave him, and dumped his daughter's body down the garbage chute. But although Gina had banged on other people's doors and screamed for help, no one had been willing to intervene (including Bobby's mother, who had then experienced the haunting), and the ghosts of the family continued to haunt the apartment.

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Hector, while looking for Bobby, dies by falling down a staircase after running from Carly's ghost. Alyssa, also haunted by the ghosts, runs to Bobby's apartment looking for him, but winds up being dragged to Room 517 by the ghost of Walter, mimicking the way Gina was murdered. Bobby hears Alyssa's screams of pain, and saves her. While tending to her back in his room, Bobby witnesses the scene as it had occurred those years ago; yet, this time, Bobby doesn't let the entire scene play out and rushes to intervene just as Walter is about to give the final blow to Gina. Gina then beats Walter to death with his nightstick and disappears along with her daughter. With the ghosts gone, Bobby comforts Alyssa as the police head towards the apartment.


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  • 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
  • Martin Hinz - Detective
  • George Santino - Manager
  • Paulette Sinclair - Helen Davis
  • Bathsheba Garnett - Old Russian Woman
  • Stacey LaBerge - Student

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