No, no, and......NO. What we have here is the antithesis of originality: The Black Waters of Echo's Pond. My oh my. It's never a good sign when a movie sits on a shelf for several years, either. Generally means there was a reason for the delay. In this case, it was mediocrity.
This should have been a decent film, and it does have some good kills and a semi-good cast -thanks to always welcome scream queen Danielle Harris, Robert Patrick (who has little more than a cameo, so don't get too excited), and James Duval (a 40-something playing a 20-something). But I couldn't really see anything here that would have me buying this one as a keeper, even though I wouldn't go as far as to say it was a horrendous bomb. It just clears my 'Mindless Movie Monday' radar....
The ending, when it finally (blissfully) came, left me feeling mostly cheated, as there is no compelling reason for everything that happened, no befitting ending for everything we'd just witnessed - so I can't even say I was happy it was over.
I feel sure they were trying for a real throw-back style of horror film, and yet I shrug my shoulders and have to ask: why? The original moments in the film (and I mean moments here, truly) are so few and far between. I can't understand why they didn't take those elements and try to make something truly distinctive, because for me - this one just kind of stunk up the place.