The Black Waters of Echo's Pond 2009 ★½

A group of friends, of various degrees of obnoxiousness, travel to a secluded cabin and play with a possessed board game they discover hidden away (when will teenagers ever learn?). Soon the game causes the close-knit group to reveal deep rooted jealousy, secrets and desires and as a result turn several into knife wielding homicidal maniacs.

Logic is something that plays little part in the film but sadly neither does scares or tension. The film spends an age setting up the characters whilst failing to establish an effective or creepy atmosphere. Once the darkest secrets are revealed and the killings begin the film does improve but it takes almost half the film to get to this point. Even then it is still nothing special with mediocre set pieces and bad acting. When the cop out ending comes you wonder why you bothered at all.

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