Echoes of Fear premiered at the 18th annual Shriekfest Horror Festival, the longest running horror festival in Los Angeles, where it won Best Supernatural Horror Feature. Since then, the film has won six Best Feature Awards at other festivals.
Directed by the team of Brian and Laurence Avenet-Bradley — and filmed in the house that they live in — Echoes of Fear follows Alysa, who has inherited her grandfather’s home. As she puts it up for sale, she starts to sense that there’s a presence in the home that is not from our world.
The film was inspired by several real life killings, from the Hillside Strangler being two cousins to the ghost rapes of Bolivia, where women in a Bolivian Mennonite community were convinced that ghosts or demons were attacking them in their sleep when it was really men using animal anesthetic. Closer to home — the South Oakland neighborhood of Pittsburgh — Roy Kirk’s murder of Ann Hoover also had a hand in this film. That killer dug a tunnel to her house from his home to break in and dismember her.
This movie takes a definite turn in the last part, so the rug gets pulled out from under you. It’s better than most of the WalMart straight to streaming dreck out there and certainly worth a watch.
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