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The Black Waters of Echo's Pond (2010)



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Robert Patrick and Danielle Harris headline this satanic shocker about a group of friends who discover a malevolent board game that unleashes the forces of hell through pent-up emotions. It was supposed to be a relaxing getaway for nine close friends, a carefree trip to a private island far-removed from the cares of the real world. Upon arriving at their gorgeous Victorian home retreat, one member of the group discovers a bizarre game hidden beneath the basement stairwell. Before long the group is gathered around the table, eager to learn the rules and have some fun. But this is no ordinary game, because with each roll of the dice the seething anger that everyone struggles to suppress boils over into a diabolical rage of murder and bloodlust. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovimore
Rating: R (for bloody horror violence and gore, language, drug use and some sexuality/nudity)
Genre: Mystery & Suspense, Horror
Directed By:
Written By: Gabriel Bologna, Sean Clark, Michael Berenson
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On DVD: Oct 1, 2010
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Sean Lawlor
as Charles
Mircea Monroe
as Veronique
Richard Tyson
as Nicholas
Steve Eoff
as The Butler
Julia Stensland
as The Maid #1
Kurt Carley
as The Pan
Melissa Barker
as Innkeeper
Moksha McPherin
as Retaliation
Moksha McPherrin
as Retaliation
Nader Elnaka
as Boy in Cave
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All Critics (18) | Top Critics (6)

Give the movie a little credit for coming up with the idea of an ancient monster. And the design of the game is terrific. But this is just Jumanji with gore effects and topless scenes.

Full Review… | April 15, 2010
Newark Star-Ledger
Top Critic

Pacing remains flat, exacerbated by bad dialogue, some subpar f/x and variable perfs.

Full Review… | April 9, 2010
Top Critic

There's relief in this type of poorly acted claptrap's adherence to movie mathematics, since each slain character is a sign that the movie is that much closer to a credit roll.

Full Review… | April 9, 2010
Los Angeles Times
Top Critic

These waters are gory and sexually suggestive, and they overfloweth with unoriginality.

Full Review… | April 8, 2010
Boston Globe
Top Critic

Watching people play a board game ain't ever going to be scary, and that's essentially what we have here -- after a laughably amateurish intro set in the 1920s, when the dice and cards are unearthed (in Turkey).

Full Review… | April 7, 2010
Time Out
Top Critic

Bloody and gory, but in a friendly way, this is a movie for old-school horror fans who understand that, sometimes, bad is good.

Full Review… | April 6, 2010
Village Voice
Top Critic

Audience Reviews for The Black Waters of Echo's Pond


I want to say The Black Waters Of Echo's Pond is worth seeing, but for the normal moviegoer I'd say no. No one has been invested in making it a better than an almost really good movie.

The Black Waters Of Echo's Pond starts out really weak. Painfully bad. It had a really small budget, and quickly showed, along with costumes. The mediocre actors/characters are introduced, and it looks like it's going nowhere fast, but then it starts moving along. The game gets more intriguing, and the actors become more involved. It actually picks up a good pace, and kept my attention. Then there was a creative little ending, that could have been better, but closed the movie just fine.

Quite a few things were wrong, though. Although there were a couple of characters who were familiar, there wasn't that one who stood out. Some of the dialogue was tacky. The thing that really made the movie fail was the lack of scares. Poorly done. They got the eerie feeling right, but they didn't follow through with making me jump.

The, hands down, best thing about The Black Waters Of Echo's Pond was the cinematography and photography direction. Wonderfully done. It doesn't do exactly that much if you don't have either a top notch director or writer.

If you're a horror fan, or want to see a near good movie, The Black Waters is worth seeing. Otherwise it's a near miss.

Jason Cenzano

Super Reviewer


An entertaining if somewhat stupid film featuring scream queen Danielle Harris, Robert Patrick, and the babysitter twins from Planet Terror, The Black Waters of Echo's Pond features nothing remotely original or scary but is an enjoyable little horror movie nonetheless


interesting movie using a game as part of its plot. Zathura and Jumanji were other movies where a game is the main part of the movie but this is much more gory.

Kaitlyn Jackson

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