|release date||November 20 2007|
|starring||Rob Lowe, Zachary Bennett, Nicholas Carella, Grace Lynn Kung, Pj Lazic, Ben Lewis, Jason Mercury, Kim Roberts, Shawn Roberts, Vik Sahay|
SynopsisStory revolves around a soldier who returns home from a tour of duty in Iraq only to be haunted by visions of the dead.
STIR OF ECHOES, one of the best thrillers of the 1990s, was released the same day as STIGMATA, a piece of shit movie helmed by the director of THE FOG and BLANK CHECK, and strangely STIR OF ECHOES got its ass royally beat when the weekend receipts were totaled. Of course, STIGMATA kicked out a trailer featuring bloody wounds, whiplash-inducing jump cuts, and Patricia Arquette talking in a Satan voice, while the trailer for STIR OF ECHOES—with its creepy, bug-eyed kid talking about all the ghosts he sees and likewise adopting the apparently in-vogue late 90s Satan voice—just made it look like a chunky regurgitation of THE SIXTH SENSE. STIR OF ECHOES died a quick death at the box office and then went straight to DVD heaven, where it finally received the recognition and cultish attention it deserves. Writer/director David Koepp’s creative techniques were copied and mimicked by lesser thrillers in the years to follow, and the film is probably responsible for earning him the cool $4 million he pocketed for his PANIC ROOM script. Apparently he was too busy working on the new Indiana Jones movie to lend his talents to a Rob Lowe-headlined direct-to-DVD sequel. Hard to comprehend. …Read More