Excerpt: While he was in prison for involuntary manslaughter, Bobby Walker (Jesse Bradford) had to also deal with the death of his mother. Once he is released, Walker moves into her run-down apartment and discovers that his mother lived a most unusual lifestyle, one that defies description. He finds all manner of strange things around the apartment, which lead him to think his mother had lost her mind toward the end.
Conclusion: As far as Hollywood remakes of Asian horror films go, 'The Echo' is one of the more smoothly crafted efforts, but it does feel a little stale around the edges due to bad timing. If it hadn't followed the long list of terrible clones that have already milked the idea dry, then I think the film would have left a deeper impression.
Conclusion: Anyone who has ever taken a high school or college sociology class will recognize the influence on the film of the real-life story of Kitty Genovese, a woman who was brutally murdered outside her apartment building while her fellow residents looked on and did nothing. It makes for a great premise, but the results here are mixed.