The Black Waters of Echo's Pond

Synopsis: Nine friends take a holiday at a Victorian home on a private island and uncover a game that when played brings out the worst in each of them. Jealously, greed, hatred, lust, all of the things they keep buried deep inside themselves rise to the surface and come to a boil. The Black Waters of Echo's Pond shows those who look into it what they want to see... but what you want to see isn't always the truth.
Director(s): Gabriel Bologna
Production: Parallel Media
 
IMDB:
4.4
Metacritic:
31
Rotten Tomatoes:
22%
R
Year:
2009
89 min
Website
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After all these years,

we are blessed.

Omphalos, the lost temple of Pan.

What mastery.

Looks like the work

of Philodysos,

fourth century BC.

What is that?

It's a map of Pandemonium.

The mythical world of the Pans?

All of Classical Greece

considered it very much real,

a place where Pans roamed free...

...seduced by forest-haunting nymphs

of legendary beauty,

a circus where demons

were entertained

by the torture of the damned.

There was even a pond

where beneath

its magical waters

held all the world's fantasies

and nightmares.

Olympus-- heaven.

Hades-- hell.

Pandemonium--

the pathway to both,

thus more like our world

than any other myth.

Charles, it doesn't look

anything like a map.

You're right. How odd.

What is it?

Seems to be

some sort of ritual item.

Why is it spewing out

fire and brimstone?

Yes.

The rite of Pandemonium.

It-- it's some sort of

instructional chart

on how to build it.

Charles,

we must reconstruct it.

Yes, we must.

The modern world has yet to see

anything like this.

Hello.

Hello, sir. This is Nigel.

We've had success. We found it.

Excellent, Nigel, excellent.

This is everything

you asked for and more.

Charles and the others

are constructing it now.

God damn it.

I told him not to touch a thing

until I was present.

My instructions were exact!

Put him on the telephone

immediately.

Sorry, sir,

but he stayed on the island

and sent me to the mainland

to contact you.

I will leave for the island

at once.

I'll be there at the dock

to meet you.

God damn it.

Go find Nigel.

He was supposed to be here.

I'll find him.

Hello? Anyone there?

They're dead.

They're all gone.

Nigel...

what have you done?

It wasn't me.

It was the game

Charles constructed

from the cave drawings we found.

It changed us all.

A game. Nigel?

Where is the game now?

I tried to destroy it.

It wouldn't let me.

Sol hid it in a place

it will never be found.

Nigel, you cannot

keep it from me.

This island isn't that big.

Now with your help

or without your help,

we will eventually find it.

I will find it, Nigel,

because that is what I do.

- No.

- I will find it.

Now I want

what I have paid for,

and I want it now.

- Is that it there?

- Pretty sweet, huh?

- Whoo!

- Okay.

Thank you.

- Thank you very much.

- What are those?

These must be

Pete's lobster traps.

Sweet.

Who's Pete?

Oh, my God.

Get off my island!

Pete! What, are you nuts?

It's me-- Anton.

Damn, boy, you did grow up,

didn't you?

I thought you weren't coming

till the 9th.

It is the 9th.

Oh. I'll be right down.

Sorry about that, ma'am.

Hey, how are you doing?

- I take it we're the first to arrive.

- Yeah.

I'm gonna call Renee

and see how far off they are.

- Oh, don't bother.

- Excuse me?

You didn't happen to notice any cell

phone towers on the way in here, did ya?

What's with the dead animals?

It's not exactly the welcome

I was asking for.

Well, the animals need

a little help getting up on my wall.

I gotta cut the head off

and draw the blood out of them first.

Could you please take them off

before my friends arrive?

Did you happen to bring

what I asked you to bring?

Sure did.

Oh! Don't throw it.

Young lady, you ever seen

a grown man cry?

Well, you would have if this would

have hit the rocks and exploded.

This here is

the nectar of the gods.

The house is wide open.

You know the way up there,

don't you?

Yep.

You two have a good time,

do whatever you're gonna do.

Don't go out in the woods.

I still got traps out there.

'Naps'?

Great.

She'd better not bring

TV dinners and sushi

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