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Echo (2008)
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Echo (2008) The film follows, Darren, cold and calculating mob hitman, attempting to have a normal life with his unsuspecting girlfriend, Theresa, inadvertently comes across the path of another killer: a brutal and sadistic serial killer only known as the Angel of Mercy. As the walls of his perfect facade begin to crumble, he must face a killer hellbent on destroying his very existence.

Movie Tagline:
What happens when killer meets killer?

Title: Echo
Release Date: August 02, 2008
Runtime: 99 mins
Genre: Horror
All Genres: Horror, Thriller
Languages: English
Country: USA
Colors: Color
IMDB Rating: 6.4
Buried.com Rating: 7.4 - (Rate This Horror Movie at Buried.com)
Category: Horror Movies Starting With E

Mark Cantu

Jennifer Ayala ...Office Worker #1
Dru Barcus ...Crime Scene Photographer
Jason Lee Boyson ...Darren Stensland
Michael D. Burger ...The Angel of Mercy
Susan Burger ...Office Worker #3
Mark Cantu ...Detective Capa
Michael Carpenter ...Roger
Karen Elvonna ...Detective Emily Burnett
Laura Evans ...Stacy Parks
Chris Gonzales ...Club Bartender
Sergio Guerra ...Vicente
Ralph Guerrero ...Detective Cruz
Phillip Lobo ...Detective Robert Vargas
John Michael Martinez ...Thomas Manelli
Amber McConnell ...Office Worker #2
Jason 'Shark' McGuckian ...2nd Hit Man
Monica Lee Perez ...Office Worker#4
Joe Rios ...Sgt Joe Rivas
Caitlin Rose ...Theresa Fleming (as Caitlin Williams)
Paul Scofield ...Gerald Sorenson

Jennifer Ayala
Michael D. Burger
Michael Cantu
Shannon Collins

Mark Cantu
Michael D. Burger
Michael Cantu
Jennifer Ayala

More Movie Taglines:
  • What happens when killer meets killer?
Movie Trivia:
  • Co-writers Mark Cantu and 'Jennifer Ayala' were the original authors of the story, which was going to be more exploitation-based than an actual crime drama. The change in tone came through when Mark Cantu began shooting the trailer as a proof-of-concept for investors.
  • There are several nods to other crime dramas and thrillers throughout ECHO: Darren's last name (Stensland) comes from L.A. Confidential (1997); Detective Capa (Mark Cantu) is named after Capa from Danny Boyle's Sunshine (2007); the murder scene where Darren goes to kill Vicente is an homage to the shower scene in Alfred Hitchcock's Psycho (1960); in the scene where Sorenson (Paul Scofield) is executed, the framing of the shot is meant to evoke a similar scene from Miller's Crossing (1990); and finally, the scene in which Darren drives to the warehouse to uncover the truth is a small nod to the ending of Christopher Nolan's Memento (2000).
  • Sorenson's body was meant to be shown in the crime scene where Vargas and Burnett are introduced; however, since there were delays with make-up f/x on the day, director Cantu decided to shoot without the body, and insert close-ups of carnage later.
  • Director Bryan Oritz has a brief appearance as "Detective H. West," an homage to the Jeffrey Combs' character from RE-ANIMATOR. Ortiz is another actor/writer/director from San Antonio.
  • Co-writer/director Mark Cantu wrote the first 70 pages of the final shooting script in roughly 4 days. Although there were several minor changes to the script in terms of dialogue, a majority of the draft is intact for the film.
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