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Movie Review: Echoes of Fear

 

Now available on streaming services such as YouTube, Amazon and Google Play is the horror film, Echoes of Fear.

The film stars Trista Robinson as Alisa, Hannah Race as Steph, and Marshall Hilton as David.

One night, Alisa grandfather has a heart attack and dies while taking a shower. His body was not discovered for weeks later after Alisa had the Police do a wellness check on him after she did not hear from him in a while.

Alisa is his only living relative. It’s up to her to clean up his home and sell it. Since this process could take a while, Alisa temporarily moves into the home. That is her first big mistake.

Almost immediately upon moving into her grandfather’s home, strange things start happening. Alisa hears strange noises, including a cat, even though her grandfather didn’t have a cat. She also thinks that she’s seeing thing including things moving and strange shadows.

As time goes on, more and more strange things keep happening. Alisa also starts to experience strange visions, or could they just be nightmares from an overactive imagination.

Alisa is convinced that something bad happened, and that her grandfather’s death was a heart attack brought on by fear. She believes there is something in the house that is the source of all the bad things that have been happening.

With the help of her best friend Steph, Alisa sets out to discover what secrets the house is hiding, even if it means she might become it’s next victim.

What is going on in that house? Is Alisa’s fears justified? Or is there something even more sinister than ghosts going on? To find out you need to rent/purchase Echoes of Fear. Look for it where ever movies are sold/steamed. I know it’s available for rent/purchase on Google Play, YouTube and Amazon Prime.

If you read my blog on a regular basis, you know that I love horror movies. I consider myself a “horror movie snob.” It takes a lot to impress me. I’m also not easily scared, especially with newer horror movies (nothing beats the classic). Today’s horror movies are all about sex, drugs and nudity. They are not scary at all.

Echoes of Fear does not rely on sex, drugs and nudity to convey a story. In fact, there is a brief rape scene, but I honestly don’t recall any nudity, and the rape was implied. It wasn’t not graphic (thankfully).

As far as the acting goes… meh. It was just OK. I’m not saying it was bad, but I have seen better.

I will have to say that the story was unique. I was thinking this was a typical haunted house film with evil ghosts or poltergeists. That was not the case at all. Story wise, I think this was an interesting story plot. It also shows you that ghosts are not the only things in life that are scary, and that is all I’ll say about that.

Alisa was crazy to stay in the house. After some of the things she experienced, most people would have fled and never looked back. There were a few things that happened to her that would have made even the bravest person flee in fear.

The movie was suspenseful, but not too scary in my opinion – however – if you don’t like movies with a lot of “jump scares” in it (meaning things that pop up suddenly), this film is full of them. Even me, a die hard horror movie fan, jumped a couple of times while watching this film. Kudos to the film makers for doing that. I can’t recall the last time a movie made me jump (not so much in fear, but because it happened so quickly and without expecting it).

Overall I think it was a good movie. If I happened to see it on television I would probably watch it again. I don’t foresee me popping the screener copy back in to watch it again, but I would “not” watch it if it came on television.

Echoes of Fear does have an official website, EchoesofFear.com. The film is also on Facebook and Twitter (EchoesofFear). The links are found on the bottom of their website. The website also shows you what other platforms you can view the movie on.

Below is the trailer for your entertainment.

 

Kimberly

*I received a free screener copy to review. There was no compensation. The opinions expressed are my own and not influenced in any way. 

About Kimberly

Kimberly Vetrano resides in the suburbs of New York City with her family and "mini zoo" consisting of five cats, a dog and a Goldfish. Kimberly is a teacher's assistant for a Kindergarten class. When she is not working or blogging, Kimberly enjoys taking photos of nature and hanging out with family and friends.

Comments

  1. Yep, adding this to my list of movies to watch!