There’s a lot to be said about jump-scare tactics and whether or not they’re what make horror films frightening, but it’s refreshing to see indie filmmakers steer clear of the often-overused trope, which is exactly what Echoes of the Passed is aiming to do.
An unnerving and different look at the reality of the paranormal as we venture into a character driven story about how a team investigating the bizarre disappearance of two innocent children in a supposedly spiritually alive mansion, uncover secrets darker than they could have fathomed.
Ghosts, ghouls and ghastly frights are quickly becoming an outdated sub-genre with nearly every filmmaker, especially in mainstream cinema, going down that route so it’ll be interesting to see how Echoes of the Passed defies the rules to leave the audience with an overwhelming feeling of fear after the credits cut. To really disturb the audience “we’re going to explore the true nature of these characters and what compels them to investigate this house.” According to director Scott Lyus, who was behind the chilling ventriloquist short Silently Within Your Shadow.
The film is currently looking for potential backers for their IndieGoGo campaign by offering some real involvement with the team as part of their perks. The goal target is very close to being completed, but there’s still a little way to go and anything to support the endeavour will help to release the demons they hold.