The Black Waters of Echo's Pond
The Black Waters of Echo's Pond (2010)

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… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: April 9, 2010
DVD Release Date: October 1, 2010
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Critic Score: 22% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Stephen Whitty
Newark Star-Ledger

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.

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Lucy Barber
Boston Globe

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

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Pam Grady
Boxoffice Magazine

Derivative and about as exciting as a checkers tournament (albeit one where the inevitable chainsaw makes a blood spattering appearance), this pallid horror movie is bloody but not even remotely scary.

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Dennis Harvey

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

Joshua Rothkopf
Time Out

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).

Andrea Chase
Killer Movie Reviews

the ongoing slaughter is just so much screen time that passes so dully as to qualify as audience torture worse than anything these characters suffer, and their suffering involves a chainsaw at one point

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Robert Abele
Los Angeles Times

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.

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Chuck Wilson
Village Voice

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

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Maitland McDonagh
Miss FlickChick

Feckless young people play a cursed board game that unleashes repressed desires, rips the scabs off festering wounds and brings seething resentments to a boil: Predictable slasher mayhem ensues.

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Flixster Audience Score: 18% Flixster User Reviews
Jason Cenzano
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… More