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April Reilly must protect her daughter, Sarah, from a rogue scientist on a murderous rampage to steal the girl's psychic powers for herself.
"The Echo Game" is an Indie film that makes the most of it's small budget by having a well-written, original story and a good amount of gore with just enough action and drama tossed in. As the film opens we are introduced to Rachel who is being attacked by people we don't know yet, as she is dying her eyes begin to glow blue and quickly fades. The scene switches to Rachel's daughter Sarah (Melissa Lee) who is alive and well… and attracting the unwanted attention of the wicked Anne Cassavettes. High on the FBI's Most-Wanted List, Mrs. Cassevettes is the kingpin of an ESP-stealing conspiracy fronted by a mysterious school which accepts gifted pupils and with the intent of using their powers for all the wrong reasons. Sarah's adoptive moms, lesbian couple April and Casey do their best to protect her from Ann and her henchmen but there seems to be very little they can do.
For such a small production Director, Brian Feeney does a terrific job using everything he has at his disposal and the cinematography is amazing for an Indie. "The Echo Game" works because the nice blend of genres and the film's fast pace, there is never a dull moment here and the story manages to be very suspenseful at times.
The acting was a mix of good and bad, the main leads did a fine job with Judy Clement being thee standout as the main villain. The film is not without it's flaws but it more than makes up for it in other ways such as some nice gore and like I said before it creates a nice amount of suspense. If you're looking for something a bit different to watch and enjoy horror and sci-fi then I recommend you pick this up and check it out.
I had a great time watching it and was quite satisfied with the ending as well. "The Echo Game" is an impressive directorial debut and I look forward to seeing what projects Brian Feeney has coming next. It was nice to sit down and watch something that wasn't a remake or sequel, this is a highly entertaining, original and thrilling film that delivers. You can order the DVD HERE.
Released by MTI Home Video
**** Out Of *****