Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Coming Soon - Thai 2009

Sypnosis :
What kind of scenes in a horror film scares you the most?When a ghost appears totally unexpectedly? When the main character does not see the ghost lurking up behind him? When at the very end you find out that the main character was actually a ghost all along?None of this compares to the feeling of arriving home alone and suddenly being struck by a feeling of deja vu that you are reenacting the very same scenes in the horror movie you just saw!This movie will scare you from the second you step inside the movie theatre. It will get you wondering if "something" or "someone" might be waiting for you to let your guard down.The horror movie that you just saw is about to happen to you in real life!
(Source: Golden Screen Cinemas Sdn. Bhd.)

Feelings of deja vu indeed, went to catch this movie recently and found it to be a little bit too textbook, basically every method of scaring the audience is used in this movie, from shock scenes (you'll find plenty of it) to anticipation shocks. Though the scary scenes are somewhat "cliche'd", the make-up / visual effects of the antagonist deserves a commend as it is quite frightening at times. Story wise the plot has been used,tried and tested many times before (as if the dead horse needs anymore beating) :

Guy sees movie, then dies, close-friend/relative finds out dissapearance. Searches for explanation/backstory on the apparition. No happy ending here. You'll find that the movie leaves you with an open interpretation of the story

I give 3 out of 5. The movie reminds me of Hansel and Gretel. Extra points as I find thai films more enjoyable than korean/american horror films. Not to be mixed with Japanese films, their exploitation films are far more sickening, the movie "The Devil's Experiment" comes into mind immediately as I'm writing this. Google/Wiki it up if you're curious.

Frankly I would recommend this movie only if you have no other movies to watch or you have never really watched thai-horror films before. Then again, there are scarier thai-horror movies out there, 4bia or Shutter for example.

Extra bit: there was a scene which they used in the movie which was taken from another movie 4bia. "The Last Flight". Although you can only hear the sound as the scene only focuses on the audience. Can't believe I actually remember the dialogues

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