The stunning horror-thriller hybrid that firmly established Thai filmmaker Monthon Arayangkoon (The House) as a director to watch finally comes to DVD in the UK.
Directed by Monthon Arayangkoon (The House) and starring Pitchanart Sakakorn (Buppah Rahtree Phase 2: Rahtree Returns), Apasiri Nitibhon (The Bullet Wives; Sunset At Chaopraya) and Kiradej Ketakinta (Bangkok Loco).
Synopsis: “When aspiring young actress, Ting, is approached by the Bangkok police department’s Lieutenant Teerasak Kedkaew and invited to play a variety of mugging, murder and rape victims in a series of “Crimewatch”-style re-enactments, she jumps at the chance. Her immediate success soon leads to further work with Lt. Te’s colleagues at other police stations around the city and, ultimately, to a role in a TV soap opera. But the role Ting really wants is that of Meen, a former Miss Thailand contestant-turned-actress and the victim in a high-profile murder case in which Meen’s husband, Jarun, stands accused. Shortly before the filming of the police re-enactments relating to the case begins, the female officer scheduled to play Meen dies unexpectedly from a severe heart attack, despite being young and apparently healthy. Reluctantly, Lt. Te offers the part to Ting, who immediately begins studying TV footage of the dead model-actress in order to get into character. As she gets deeper into the role, Ting experiences what she can only describe as a supernatural connection to Meen, and one that leads her to believe Jarun is not the murderer. Determined to solve the mystery, Meen begins her own investigation into the crime only to discover the worlds of reality, fantasy, the supernatural and the media colliding in the most unexpected and terrifying ways imaginable.”
It’s one of the most original, inventive and intelligent horror movies we’ve seen in years – a film that constantly pulls the rug from under the audience and in which nothing is really as it seems. The cool imagery, creepy atmosphere, flashes of humour and several jump-out-of-your-seat moments all add up to the kind of work which a director like Brian De Palma would be proud. If you liked the similarly themed Thai hit “Shutter” and “Wes Craven’s New Nightmare” you’ll love this. And make sure to stick around for the spooky closing credits to see what may or may not be some genuine ghosts.