5 of 5 viewers "Liked" "Black Waters of Echo's Pond" (2009, USA)
Here's what the citizens of the Overlook Theatre had to say:
Book Wyrm - "I think the whole idea of cursed game boards, like Jumanji, is really cool. I didn't mind the campiness of this. Really enjoyable." - 3 Stars
Huntress - "This felt like a horror take on Jumangi but you don't feel bad for the characters. Surprisingly gory and enjoyable." - 3 Stars
Lord Battle - "Campy, gory, and totally entertaining. A couple of genre stars & a ton of unlikable characters make for an exciting murder-fest." - 3 1/2 Stars
The Great Hornito - "This movie felt like a modern "Teen scream" movie. Very campy and the death scenes were very satisfying. I've become a huge Danielle Harris fan cuz of this movie." - 3 1/2 Stars
Ice Giant - "An adult horror themed Jumanji made a great movie." - 4 Stars
The Overlook Theatre Final Rating*
The Great Hornito picked up this film from Best Buy as an impulse buy. Neither of us had any idea this film was basically an evil Jumanji, but damn what a cool concept. The film is a little slow to get going but once the blood starts flowing you'll be pleasantly surprised. Another thing I found oddly entertaining about Black Waters was the constant plot overload, like every character has 1 scene where they have an awkward conversation that revels WAY too much back story. Normally this bothers me but this film did it so often, and the back story so rarely comes into play, that it comes off like a self-aware joke.
The star power this movie has is a bit of a tease as T-1000 is barely in the film (about 10% of it) and Danielle Harris is kind of a secondary character but she makes up for her lack of screen time by making out with a blonde.
If all this makes you wonder why it got a modest 3 1/2 Stars it's basically because when the film isn't being self-aware and campy it tends to drag. I would not recommend a solo viewing, this was a lot of fun with the citizens but alone this film might be kinda brutal...
- Lord Battle
*Based on the star ratings turned in by character reviewers, others viewed and got to "Dislike" or "Like" but that does not effect the rating.