The Black Waters of Echo's Pond

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The Black Waters of Echo's Pond
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Directed by Gabriel Bologna
Produced by Raymond J. Markovich
Jason Loughbridge
Written by Michael Berenson
Gabriel Bologna
Sean Clark
Starring Robert Patrick
Danielle Harris
James Duval
Nick Mennell
Mircea Monroe
Music by Harry Manfredini
Cinematography Massimo Zeri, AIC
Edited by Andrew Cohen
Michael Spencer
Parallel Media
Project 8 Films
Distributed by Parallel Media
Release date
  • October 11, 2009 (2009-10-11) (Freak Show)
  • April 9, 2010 (2010-04-09) (United States)
Country United States
Language English
Budget $5 million
Box office $224,409

The Black Waters of Echo's Pond is a 2009 fantasy horror film directed by Italo-American filmmaker Gabriel Bologna[1] and stars Robert Patrick, Danielle Harris and James Duval.[2]


Party animal Rick (James Duval), wild child Veronique (Mircea Monroe), uptight Robert (M.D. Walton) and six other friends vacation in a plush mansion, where they find a mysterious board game. But the game proves dangerous when it draws out the nastiest qualities in all of its players. As buried fears, resentments, greed and attractions quickly and unsettlingly emerge, the game's goal becomes crystal clear: stay alive.[3]



The film was shot in the United States in Hollywood, Los Angeles, Malibou Lake, Agoura, Topanga Canyon, California and finally in Turkey.[4] On 20 March 2010 Parallel Media released the Official six-minute Theatrical TV spot.[5] The film is based on a screenplay from Bloody Disgusting author Sean Clark, Michael Berenson and the director himself Gabriel Bologna.[6] Bologna cast in the lead roles Robert Patrick, Danielle Harris, James Duval,[7] Nick Mennell, Electra and Elise Avellan.[8]


It premiered on October 11, 2009 as part of the Freak Show Horror Film Festival at the yearly Spooky Empire horror convention.[9] and the limited theatrical release was on April 9, 2010.[10]

The film's DVD release was long-delayed, with some thinking it would never come to fruition. In January 2011, the filmmakers announced there were actively seeking a distribution deal and promised fans that a DVD would be released. The film will be released on DVD & Blu-Ray on September 10, 2013, four years after its original theatrical run.


The Black Waters of Echo's Pond has received negative reviews, earning a 22% approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes.[citation needed]


The score was composed by Italo-American jazz-soloist and film composer Harry Manfredini.[11]


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