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, Rovi
R (for bloody horror violence and gore, language, drug use and some sexuality/nudity)
Horror , Mystery & Suspense
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Sean Lawlor
as Charles
Mircea Monroe
as Veronique
M.D. Walton
as Robert
Nitsa Benchetrit
as Florence
Richard Tyson
as Nicholas
Steve Eoff
as The Butler
Julia Stensland
as The Maid #1
Tom Proctor
as Thomas
Kurt Carley
as The Pan
Melissa Barker
as Innkeeper
Moksha McPherrin
as Retaliation
Moksha McPherin
as Retaliation
Natalie Stone
as Grudge
Nader Elnaka
as Boy in Cave
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Critic Reviews for The Black Waters of Echo's Pond

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 14, 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 8, 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).

April 6, 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


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

Al Miller
Al Miller

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
Kaitlyn Jackson

You know, looking back at my review on The Crazies, and then after seeing this movie, I realize now that I really had no idea just how low horror films these days could go. I could stop right here with this review, because there isn't anything left to say; however if I haven't dampened your curiosity enough with the first sentence, I'll elaborate- but only if you promise to stay far away from this garbage heap (watch it if you must, just please... for the love of all that is holy, do not pay to see this movie. You're smart, find ways around paying your hard earned cash to see this fudge nugget). The Black Waters of Echo's Pond is nothing short of mind blowing. I mean the acting is mind blowing, the plot is mind blowing, and the fact that it's even legal to release a movie this unforgivingly atrocious is mind blowing. You know those cheap $5 horror bundle-pack movies you see at Walmart? You know, the ones filled with movies you've never heard of? We'll I'd be an outright liar to say that any of those are worse than The Black Waters of Echo's Pond. Just take any episode of goosebumps (but throw in some blood and bare human anatomy), mix in a little Jumanji, and top it off with any popular soap opera from the 90's, sprinkle in lots of unanswered questions (not like you'll actually care), and you have The Black Waters of Echo's Pond. It that sounds like fun to you, then by all means go indulge yourself. Just remember not to pay for it.

Zachary Locklear
Zachary Locklear

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