In the past, horror movies were mainly linked to Thai cultural folklore, old legends and traditional ghosts. Movies often take place in villages in country side. Nowadays modern Thai horror movies mostly take place in cities and are often linked to spirits (วิญญาณ) looking for justice. In many Thai horror films, there is clash between past and present. Sins done in the past have to be paid nowadays.
A young nurse is transferred to an old hospital. Weird people are here including a physically disabled young man offering her a rose, a little girl trying to sell roses, the hospital director, a Buddhist nun patient, other nurses and helpers. At night time, the young nurse becomes an evil spirit called "PHI KRASEU" (ผีกระสือ) represented as a woman head with intestines. Due to an accident with the director, the disabled young man comes paralyzed. The nurse decides to take care about him. There is a strong bond between them due to a tragic event that has happened 60 years ago...
11 contestants on a reality TV show must stay in an abandoned military prison where atrocities took place years before. The contestants must provoke the ghosts inhabiting the walls of the former prison where thousands suffered and died years before. The contestant who manages to endure the oppressing atmosphere the longest shall walk away with 5 millions Baht. The film was controversial because the setting closely matched that of Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum, where the Khmer Rouge in Cambodia, tortured prisoners. The film outraged Cambodians and calls were made to ban all Thai products.
A group of young adults are killed one by one following mysterious accidents. There were all classmates where they were young teens. One of them was a whipping boy. Due to a stupid game, he fell in the stairs and became physically disabled. All the classmates pretended it was an accident. Now being adults, the spirit of the disabled classmate is chasing them. They have to play hangman game. if they fail to answer, they die...
Pregant Prae marries Pong. Pong was not in hurry to marry but he has no choice. They stay at Pong's mother home. Benn is Pong's sister but following the tragic death of her husband (burnt alive), she has lost part of her faculties. Tragically Benn dies also in a fire accident and Prae, shocked, has an earlier baby delivery. Their new son never stops crying up to the point the relationship between Prae and Ping gets tense. A doctor suggests a colic symptom but after three months the baby is still crying. A monk suggests to closely care about the baby until he is one year old. Mysterious events happen in the house. It looks like somebody else is living there also. It look like the baby is afraid of something but cannot speak. Can the baby see ghosts? Is the baby autist? Many possibilities are investigated by Prae. Prae escapes to a mortal accident thanks to the warning cries of the baby. Unfortunately Pong's mother dies in a traffic accident. The monk analyses that the baby fright is linked to his bad karma and to the very bad actions he has done in his previous life. The one year deadline is an important event to be reached. Serious accidents happen to Pong and Prae. On the first year birthday eve, spirits get wild to kill the baby. Finally the family stays safe and it is known that Benn's husband was an officer who is responsible of the death of 5 students hanged during the student street demonstrations. His spirit has been reborn into Pong and Prae's baby.
The action takes place around 1930's. Nuanchan is looking for her husband, who has disappeared one year ago following a business trip. She arrives in a old traditional Thai wooden house where he is supposed to have stayed. She is pregnant. The house supervisor, Somjit, allows her to stay but told her not to go in the main building house as it is forbidden as the house ruler, Run-juan, doesn't want to be disturbed. Choi, a domestic helper, mentions she has never seen the house ruler face. Every fifteen days, food is offered at the spirit shrine and she saw a hand grabbing food... Nobody dares going out at night time. There are also rumours about a lady with long hairs who hanged her-self in the garden. Nuanchan misses her husband but mysteriously his face is never shown. Nuanchan delivered the baby. Choi wants to bury the birth remains in the soil as there is an old belief that the spirit "Phi Kraseu" (ผีกระสือ) will eat such food at night time. The house ruler Run-juan has lost her husband and there are rumours she is bringing a lover at night time. The house ruler Run-juan wants to take care of the baby as she never had the occasion to have a baby before. Choi disappeared. One day Nuanchan finds her husband in the garden. He is not able to tell the whole truth but he is staying with the house ruler lady and asks Nuanchan to leave for her own safety. Finally truth is known. Chob is in fact the house ruler lady's husband, who had an infidelity with Nuanchan. So Nuanchan is the mistress! Afraid to loose him, the house ruler lady stabbed him to death. Somjit, seeing the event, fell from the stairs and died. Choi is also a ghost. All people are ghosts. Nuanchan also is a ghost as she hanged her-self before but she still refuses the truth so continues to come to the house to search for her husband. Even if the third movie of Wisit Sasanatien was not as colorful as two previous works, he received a lot of praise for the homage given to films of the 1930s.
Young woman Ting is learning acting. Police asks her to play a lady who is killed in an attempt to re-enact a crime scene. She is concerned to irritate spirits by playing dead people but police mentions it is for good purpose, i.e. catch the killer! She has to play Min, a lady who was recently killed. Ting visits Min's best close friend Fai. When playing Min, Ting has visions and discover that Fai is the one, who killed Min. Finally the movie stops and all the story was a movie inside the movie. The young lady is called Nong Mae. All the main participants involved in the movie shooting are killed one after another. Even Nong Mae behavior has started to change when she starts to wear a tiara given by an unknown person. She investigates what the spirit is looking from her. While on the set filming the movie and in real life, Nong Mae seems to be possessed by a spirit...
Chatree, young 7th grade pupil, is sent by his father in a dormitory in Chonburi. His father complains of his bad grades. Chatree doesn't want to go to the dormitory and be separated from his friends. The teacher Pranee (Jintara Sookkapat) welcomes him and emphasizes the strong rules to follow. Other pupils tell Chatree that the dorm is haunted as dogs howling can often be heard. Other students play jokes on him. Chatree refuses to answer to his father's phone calls. A few years ago a kid, called Vichien, drowned in the school's swimming pool. Chatree feels lonely and has only one friend Vichien. Only Chatree can see him as Vichien is a ghost. This week-end, his father cannot pick him up. He stays with his ghost friend Vichien. He escapes from school to assist to sport day and to meet the school cooker's daughter Pen. Chatree and Vichien have close relationship. At 6PM everyday Vichien jumps and drowns in the swimming pool. Vichien's father has been condemned for fraud and to 25 years of prison. Chatree wants to help Vichien to stop this infinite event and be able to rebirth again. The teacher Pranee feels bad as she believes she is responsable of Vichien's death. Vichien death was an accident. Chatree needs to risk and separates his spirit (วิญญาณ) from his body in order to be able to help his friend Vichien. Dorm movie has been nominated for 10 Thai Subhanahongsa awards. It got more than 50 millions baht revenue in Thai box office. It was directed by one of the 6 young directors from "แฟนฉัน" (My Girl).
Ping wishes to become a musician. He becomes a student of Master Duang, a famous master musician. Master Duang owned the mysterious drum called Peung Mang, which is said to have been made by the skin of a beautiful woman named Thip. Ping falls in love with a beautiful girl who teaches him how to master drum skills but she is in fact the ghost leaving inside the drum. Meanwhile, an arrogant musician called Muan tried to convince all the students to leave Master Duang. Some students died horribly. Even if Muan is defeated by Ping during a drum contest, things get worst and the drum becomes not only an instrument of music but also an instrument of death.
Based on a true story, supposed to have take place in a place called Kamchanod, Dr. Yuth is obsessed with finding the truth behind a newspaper report on an event in which film projectionists have been hired to screen movies for ghosts. Dr Yuth's girlfriend suffers from his obsession and wants to leave him. Two senior journalists who believe they could get journalistic fame if they uncover the whole truth take part to the enquiry. Finding the movie tapes and watching them, all of them start to see ghosts and start to loose their sanity, if not their lives. Dr. Yuth venture into Kamchanod in the hope of finding out the truth. The supernatural then merges with the reality.
Nunta is a a young woman who look after two nieces and one nephew while her brother Chai, the father of those kids is working abroad for a drug dealer. Chai is murdered and Nunta is introduced to detective Sumet who help her. Nunta is also murdered by the drug dealers. But her spirit is worrying about her kids, so she comes back home. The drug dealers are still after her family and she will do anything to protect them. No one knows she is dead. Nunta revenges the people who killed her.
Ming is able to see ghosts and contact with the deads since she is a little girl. She meets a young doctor named But. Both their fathers have been friends in the past. But knows that Ming can contact the dead people, so he wants her to find the reason behind his father's death. His father's death is reported as a suicide but he believes it is a murder. Ming is going to find a terrible truth...
Following a bloody bank robbing, a car piloted by four young men crashes into in a garage. When they wake up, they found them-selves in a strange world with the young owner of the garage. They finally ends up in a train where nobody seems to notice them. The train is leading the souls to another world. Nobody can escape from the train. During the trip, they face ghosts and also the mistakes they made before. But are they really dead or not yet?
A journalist lady is investigating a murder. A doctor killed his wife. She visits the house where the doctor and his wife lived. It is an old house made of wood. It seems haunted. She found that two other murders are also linked to this house. She sees horrible ghosts at day and night time. Evil spirits are living in this house. She starts to have relationship problems with her husband, who has been possessed. Tragedy happens when her husband becomes crazy and tries to kill her. She then decides to burn the house but evil spirits won't let her do so easily...
Pim and Ploy were Siamese twins. Ploy is dead many years ago following a chirurgical operation as Pim wanted to be separated from her twin sister. Pim comes back from Korea with her husband Dong as her mother is sent to hospital due to serious sickness. Back in bangkok, Pim starts to see scary ghost manifestations related to Ploy. Dong, believing that Pim has health problems, sent her to a psychanalyst friend. The psychanalyst tries to convince her that the ghost manifestations are not real but only in her imagination as she feels guilty regarding her sister's death. She relates then her story. Many years ago, Dong met Pim and Ploy. He fell in love with Pim. Ploy was jealous and tried to break the relationship. Pim was so upset that she decided to get split from her twin sister. Dong learnt later that the reality is more frightening. Ploy, in fact, killed her sister and took her identity. She became Pim. Once Dong knows the truth, he breaks up with her but Ploy tries to erase and kill everything related to Pim. First her own mother, then Dong... It was first film role for Thai pop singer Marsha since 15 years.
Ae and her brother, Chon, are living alone together. The sister is studying medecine. The brother has always frightening visions of chopped body parts. He also sees a deformed black cat and a walking fetus. He starts to mix reality and visions up to the point, he almost strangles his sister. He then goes to see Dr. Usa expert in personality deviation. He has an hypnotism seance with her and starts to better see his dream, including a lady whose face is blurred and somebody who is chopping a feminine body. Dr. Usa understands there is connection between Chon, herself and her distant husband, Dr. Sethee. She also discovers her husband had a love affair with a university lecturer, Dr. Dararai. Chon comes to believe that the woman ghost is sending him messages through his nightmares. Finally, thanks to some clues in his nightmares it leads Chon to a morgue where a mysterious corpse number 19 is lying... The corpse is Chon him-self! Finally there is a double personality problem between Dr. Sethee and Chon. They are the same person. The ghost of Dr. Dararai had a baby in the womb. She was a former mistress of Dr. Sethee. He killed her and chopped her body because she threatened to blackmail him if they break up. The ghost is using the double personality of Dr. Sethee by having one personality to enquiry on the other in order that he shall be condemned for his killing.
A doctor killed his wife-to-be Tawan with the support of nurses. He is selling the corpses. According to Thai old beliefs, after 7 days, if the corpse is not cremated, the spirit will come back to find the ones it used to love and the ones who hurt it. The spirit is now coming for revenge as the 7 days are passed and the corpse buyer is late. Using beautiful and sexy nurses is not enough to have a good scenario even if there is some "originality" on the murders (no respect for already dead people, murder of a pregnant woman...). There is a visual feast of colors with gory, gruesome and bloody sequences as the spirit takes revenge on the nurses and the doctor. There is then a surprising revelation that Tawan is not a real lady...
Nab is driving a herd of buffalo in Isan, Northeast of Thailand, but they are attacked by thieves led by ruffian Koon. Meanwhile while at home, his wife, Chan, is raped and killed. Her baby Nuan (นวล) is left behind. Chan's soul stays in the spirit house close to the river. Many years have passed. A young man called Sak (ศักดิ์), nephew of the local sergeant, is visiting the village and gets injured while helping Nuan attacked by ruffians. Khem, Koon's son, wishes to have Nuan becoming his wife. Village headman (ผู้ใหญ่ขุน) Koon has transformed the village into a thieves Eden. Sak is in fact an undercover policeman investigating on Koon. The area Wang Nang Phrai is a haunted shrine according to villagers and local people avoid it as a scary fiddle sound can always be heard there. A temple fair is happening in the village with boat race, dance (รำวง) and folk theater (likay). Saipin is the daughter of the sergeant and also Nuan’s close friend. She is fond of Sak. Khem is unsatisfied with Sak's presence. Ruffians try to kidnap Nuan again but they are chased away by the ghost of Chan. Koon decides to contact shaman (หมอผี) Kaew. They capture Chan and put it in an urn sealed with a sacred cloth. As Nuan is desperate following her mother disappearance, Sak consoles her and a romance starts between them. Saipin (สายพิณ) tries to get back Sak but to no avail. Saipin learns that Nuan is pregnant with Sak. Disappointed she arranges a plan with Khem so that he can kidnap her again. Refusing to become Khem’s wife, Nuan prefers to throw herself in the river and gets drown. Being pregnant, she becomes a powerful spirit (ผีตายโหง). The shaman tries to neutralize Nuan also. It is black magic versus white magic. Nuan spares Saipin’s life as they were friends before. Finally Saipin tells the truth to her father and to Nab. She has become crazy. Nab, Sak, the sergeant storm Koon house. Nuan takes revenge over Koon and Khem. She finally accepts to expiate her killings and hope to be reunited in next life with Sak. This movie scenario has many similarities with Mae Nak story. This movie brings a fresh and modern twist with better fx effects as such kind of movies were already popular in 1980 and 1990s.
This movie is inspired by the Thai Buddhist ritual of lying in coffins to get rid of bad luck (นอนโลงให้โชค). A young Thai man, Chris, and a young Hong Kong woman, Sue, decide to go through this ritual. Chris does it in the hope of saving his Japanese fiancee who is dying of terminal cancer. Sue does it to save her own life after being diagnosed with a brain tumor one week before her wedding with Jack. After the ritual, Chris and Sue experience some miracles in their respective lives. Soon they find themselves confronted by a series of scary events. Chris always see a woman and her baby. She is his ex-girlfriend who died along with her child. Sue learns that her fiancee is dead and gets haunted by him. Sue consults an expert in the paranormal and later Chris to try to solve her supernatural difficulties. Chris and Sue decide to go again a last time through the ritual to reverse the wheel of Karma...
This film mixes reality and a movie inside the movie. It deals about Chaba, a crazy woman, who has abducted children. She made them blind so that they cannot escape her house. She is finally caught by villagers and hanged up. Many years later a movie, based on her real life story, is shot. Chen, a young man, is working in a cinema as a projectionist. He is always without money and has recently broken with his girlfriend Som. Pushed by a friend Peoll, Chen allows making an illegal shooting of the movie for the local mafia to sell pirated VCD. Chen starts to have scary visions about Chaba. It seens she has crossed over to the real world. Peoll disappears and Chen sees him dead in the movie. Som decides to help Chen. They try to find Chaba's old house in order to give proper funeral to her dead body. But Chaba is not dead. She is staying in a home for elderly people . Chen, finding a hidden cut tape, realizes that the actress really dies during the movie shooting. All those who watched her death shall die, including Peoll and Chen... Be involved in VCD piracy can bring serious trouble...
This movie includes four small stories shot by four different directors. The first story is about a teen girl receving many SMS from a mysterious boy. The boy is in fact a spirit, whose corpse has been buried with his mobile phone... The second story is about a group of mischievous teens always teasing a miserable guy. The guy, who dies during an incident involving the mischievous teens, is seeking revenge... The third story is about four young guys doing rafting in the jungle. One of them drowns and comes back to see his friends... The fourth story is about a air hostess travelling with the dead body of an Arabian princess in a private plane. The air hostess was a lover of the princess' husband. The spirit is seeking to clean up the affront...This is the scariest story.
This movie is in fact a prequel to the 2005 Art of The Devil 2. A family was having happiness after the birth of a son and a daughter. The father used a woman teacher, Panor, to help his son during homework time. The teacher became the father's mistress. The mother, Deuan, died by suffocating but in fact she was poisoned by her husband. The grandparents have kept her body. By using a man expert in black magic, they transfer the spirit of Duean inside the body of Panor. The expert in black magic is rotten inside and is looking for a three-eyed devil magic to cure him-self. Duean, after being dead for 13 years, still has visions and can see spirits around her. She doesn't accept her new body and wishes to take revenge on her previous family. She kills them one by one through usage of black magic despite the attempt of the expert to stop her. A monk provides her advice that she will get peace as she is still using black magic.
Bout is a lady selling Thai noodle soup. Her life is full of sorrow, sad and bloody events. She has one young crippled daughter called Bua. When Bout was young, she was mistreated by her mum so has now sequels. Bout was raped by her father forcing Bout to marry early as she was pregnant. She had also a bad unfaithful husband who had debts. She killed him and her mistress as they try to drown her daughter who spied them together in the bedroom. The events happen during 1973 Thai student uprising historical events. A corpse is found in her cart as a student hides inside and receives a lost bullet. To get rid of the corpse, she chops it inside her noodle soup. It gives a delicious taste. She meets a young man that is looking for his missing friend. A love story starts. There is a strong analogy on flesh during lust and on bloody flesh used in noddle soup... A debt collector always bothers and threatens Bout to get paid relating old debts from her former husband. One evening she kills him and uses his flesh in noodle soup also. The young man understand after a while why she stockpiles sedatives from his pharmacy. She uses sedatives to put to sleep her victims before chopping them. He discovers Bua's body in a big jar. In fact Bout is crazy as Bua is dead since a long time already. Bua is only alive in her imagination. The young man sends her to police but without tangible proofs, Bout cannot be arrested. She is released and is looking for revenge over her former boyfriend and his new girlfriend. She kidnaps the girlfriend in her bloody cellar containing so many corpses... Main actress is famous Thai pop singer Mai Charoeunpura. Her performance is so striking that the pity over her sad life surpasses the horror due to her bloody killings. The film has been cut by Thai censors as the censors worried the film story could jeopardise the popularity of Thai noodle soup! The original Thai title was ก๋วยเตี๋ยว เนื้อ คน meaning "human meat noodles". The Thai title has to be changed to เชือด ก่อน ชิม meaning "carve before tasting".
The movie starts with a strong opening. A middle age man gets suicide. A photo journalist, called Dao, takes pictures of a business arguing between two men. One man is shot. As Dao has seen the scene, she is also shot. But Dao is safe with no injuries. Her father just died. He is in fact the man who commits suicide. In the hospital morgue, her father wakes up and is sent to reanimation room. Strange night for Dao with two dead peope who finally wake up (ตายไม่ได้ตาย). The father killed his wife as she was suffering in terminal phase. Dao didn't meet her father for 15 years as she never forgives him. Wout is a policeman who is supporting Dao. Some journalist friends talk to her about lost spirits (วิญญาณ) that are wandering around refusing to die, refusing to be born. Dao is enquiring on those mysteries but a hitman is also chasing her regarding the embarrassing pictures she took. She then understands that her father died for her instead of her. Unfortunately the hitman finds her...
Ken is a butterfly and is working in entertainment mass media. One of his former girlfriend (แฟนเก่า), Min, is savagely killed by a truck when she was calling him from a phonebooth. His new girlfriend (แฟนใหม่) is called Koi. Ken is always followed up by a paparazzi. A ghost is coming back for revenge towards Ken bad behavior with women. Scary scenes happen to Ken and Koi. Ken goes to his Hua Hin home. To his surprise a former girlfriend Mem is waiting for him at nighttime. She was previously pregnant but then Ken dropped her. She then killed herself. Same as Mae Nak story, she is a ghost looking for her husband but Ken is not aware. She disappears mysteriously when Koi arrives. The paparazzi finds than Mem ghost image is surimpressed on many pictures he took. Frightening incidents happen. Mem causes Koi to have a deadly car accident. The paparazzi warns Ken's producer as Ken is not willing to listen to anybody after Koi's tragic accident. The paparazzi dies. The producer is also killed. Mem also causes Ken to have a car accident. As he apologizes (ขอโทษ) sincerely and claims his true love to Mem, the ghost forgives and spares his life. Finally as Ken continues his butterfly behavior, he falls with his new girlfriend from his condo to his death. Mem was also responsible of Min's death. This movie highlights the paparazzi bad practices and is a gory warning to butterfly men.
Phobia franchise is back with a new episode released on 09.09.09! This time, Phobia 2 is made of five different stories. First story is about a young rebel teen called Phae. His parents are separated following a divorce. He blames his mother for not loving him enough. He is now a Buddhist novice in order to hide as he has committed a crime. While walking in the forest, the abbot asks him to stay in a remote area as part of meditation training. The local people believe in ghosts but Phae doesn't. Phae neither likes to be commanded neither listens to advice and recommendation. He secretly eats food at night time committing a breach in Buddhist teachings. He has no respect for monkhood. He is responsable of his father death in a car accident. Pret (เปรต) ghosts are living there. He is facing death as a karmic retribution (กรรม) of his previous bad actions. Second story is regarding a teen having a motorbike accident and recovering from his injuries in an hospital room shared with a dying man. At night time a ghost (ผีอำ) is roaming inside the room and wishes to kill him in order to exchange bodies. Third story is about Thai zombies. Two japanese tourists are taken in autostop by a truck. The truck is transporting mysterious goods as something is knocking from inside. There are immigrants from south of thailand. They have eaten small balls containing drug. Then the drug has leaked and they become zombies. The two tourists and truck drivers are running for their life... Fourth story is about a garage lady owner, Nut, who is selling second hand cars. Those cars already have a deadly accident. She is concealing the truth to her customers. Some customers died as the cars were nice outside but not repaired inside. Nut is looking for her daughter that always like hiding in cars. Ghosts come to have revenge of having been sold a broken car. They take revenge over her daughter. The fifth story is the most funny and Ironical. It takes place on the shooting of Thai horror movie "Alone 2" (แฝด 2). The actress playing the ghost dies at hospital. The show must go on. The team needs to finish the movie to ease the ghost. Thainess is well shown in those 5 small movies. Phobia 2 was very popular and did 113.5 millions baht revenue in 2009.
This movie is a Thai Taiwanese production. Suriyong is working in a caretaker shop and is rejected by the society. He has always ghost visions. Following a deadly fight in Taipei, Suriyong wakes up in a Thai hospital but in somebody else’s body! He is now Asanee. He cannot remember he is married to a lady called Nakhun. He cannot speak Thai also. A Thai doctor speaking Chinese is assigned to his case. Doctors believe Asanee lost his memory (บ้าอะไร) as he cannot remember anything. Back home Nakhun doesn't believe Suriyong and tries to shoot him believing he is Asanee trying to hit her again. A mysterious secret prevails. Suriyong goes back to work as Asanee was a clerk. Some mysterious administrative letters are given to him. It seems ghosts (a woman smashed by a car, a little girl) want to give him messages. His office is inside an old administration building perfect for a scary setting. Suriyong understands he needs to stamp the letters that are in fact death certificates (ทำหน้าที่ตอบแทนเขา). Suriyong through stamping the certificates (คนปล่อยวิญญาณ) allows the spirits to have a rebirth. It seems his wife, Nakhun, has a mysterious secret towards him as Asanee’s best friend seems not so happy to see him back. Nakhun convinces Suriyong to go for a Buddhist exorcism. It takes place during the Tattoo festival at Wat Bang Phra. Monks prayers fail to liberate Suriyong. There is an impressive 360 degrees shooting inside the temple. Suriyong investigates on Asanee’s past. The doctor also conceals a secret. Suriyong understands he has the right of life or death on people (คนอยากตาย). By stamping the certificate, Suryong can become Yama, the hell guardian, and can shorten people life and sufferings. Same as Asanee before, Suriyong starts to take pleasure by killing people (สนุกฆ่าคน). Things turn badly. Asanee's body is posseded by Asanee's spirit again and Suriyong’s spirit is expelled. Only the doctor can see him. Asanee tries to kill Nakhun again. The only way to stop Asanee is to stamp his death certificate. Suriyong, thanks to the doctor help, can stop Asanee on time and recovers his body. Nakhun then shots Suriyong as she has a lover. Both Asanee and Suriyong are now really dead and Nakhun can enjoy the heritage with her lover.
This movie is based on four real sensational and lurid stories. It is surfing on the Phobia movies serie (5 แพร่ง / สี่แพร่ง) success. It is featuring four small episodes with different directors. ตายโหง (Tai Hong) are spirits who died following a violent death. 1) On New Year's Eve a party is taking place in a disco. A fire happens. A young man, called Em, survives to the fire and has vision of dead people that haunts him. His girlfriend died during the fire as she was was stuck in the restrooms. There was only one exit. Finally both of them already died during the fire... It is based on real event that occurred on December 31, 2008 in the Santika Club nightclub in Bangkok where 66 people died. 2) A young man is sent to prison. He has visions and hears voice. It is a scary prison with frequent suicides. He was sent to jail because he raped and killed a young lady. Finally unable to withstand the horrible visions pressure, he suicides himself. 3) A mute young man receives a visit from a young girl. A financial transaction happens between both of them. She dies in his flat. He hides the corpse inside the building water tank. Then he has visions of her dead body. As the body starts to putrefy, people living in the building start to drink or shower with the water from the tank and finds body residues. One young lady investigates but the mute young man tries to drown her in the water tank. He is finally the one to get sunk by the ghost... 4) A prostitute (Mai Charoeunpura) brings two men in a motel room. While they are taking a shower, she talks to the old caretaker, who mentions presence of Phi Tai Hong (ผีตายโหง) in the motel. A corpse is found in the motel room. This episode is the most comic one. It mixes real and fake ghosts.
This movie is divided in 4 scary small stories related to consequences of past bad actions (เวรกรรม). When bad actions are performed, sooner or later, Thai people need to pay back (ต้องชดใช้)! The movie slogan is "กรรมใครกรรมมัน" so having a reference to the popular Thai expression "ตัวใครตัวมัน" (devil take the hindmost). * First story is about a young couple Som and Nat. A little girl is following Som. She calls Som as 'mum'. She is in fact a ghost. The little girl also frightens Nat. She is the child that Nat decided to abort as boring dury (เป็นภาระ) as Nat was only thinking about his own future. She now comes to take revenge on her ungrateful parents... * Second story is about teens riding motorbikes and launching rocks on cars driver to cause accidents so they steal easily their jewels and money. They finally get punished the same way they treat the others. * Third story is about a teen having a girlfriend. They confirm their love through red sacred threads (สายสิญจน์). Their love makes another teen unhappy. As the girlfriend is finally being dumped, she tried to hang herself. Instead of helping her the other teen just strangled her and disguise the crime as a suicide. The ghost is back for revenge on both of them. * The fourth story has a more comic twist as the action is taking place in a lousy hotel where people come for short time happiness. A female ghost is roaming there. The fourth episode reminds of the movie Buppha Rahtree mixing horror and laughters including stupid policemen and ladyboy characters.
A young lady called Sree sees her boyfriend Oof going to cinema with another girl called Ying. Oof is a rich young playboy and also a liar. Hearing Oof speaking to Sree that she has no value for him, Ying, sad and disappointed, gets suicide. Oof and Sree start to have many frightening visions and see Ying ghost. Mo, Sree’s sister, helps her to find a role in a horror movie. The film producer (played by Pete Thongjure) likes Sree a lot. Meanwhile Oof still tries to resume relationship with Sree as he feels lonely. To have a break, Mo brings Sree and her friends on a remote island accessible by a ferry carrying cars. The horror movie will be shot there. A bad omen is welcoming them as police is just extracting a dead body from the sea. Their hotel resort is quite empty as it is low season. The film producer is also the owner of the resort. The friends leave the hotel after seeing a ghost at nighttime. Going back, they inform Sree that they read in a newspaper that Oof jumps to his death from a building! Once the movie is shot, a romance starts between Sree and the film producer. Back to her room, Oof is waiting for her. They have arguments as Sree was in fact the one having pushed Ying from the roof. It was not a suicide. But Oof didn't stop or prevent Sree to push Ying. Following a fight, Sree stabs Oof. When her sister is back to the room, Sree also kills her. Sree always had animosity against her beloved sister as she loves stealing things from her such as her doll many years ago or recently the resort owner... Having another ghostly vision, she stabs the resort owner trying to help her. While putting the bodies inside a big hole, she falls inside due to the sloppy soil caused by heavy rain. She gets crushed by a spirit house. Ananda Everingham appears after the credits. He was a former boyfriend of Sree. The same director made the movie “My Ex” (แฟนเก่า) in 2009 related also to a former girlfriend coming from grave and looking for revenge.
O is a nurse. Her boyfriend is Koff, who is also working in the hospital. Yong is a medicine student having poor academic results. His girlfriend tries to push him (ตั้งใจเรียน). Yong's mother believes his poor results are linked to his girlfriend so if he doesn't pass the next exams, she will send him abroad. Yong needs to find a solution. Tong, Yong’s friend, is very shy with girls and is humiliated by his friends. After reading a book about black magic, Yong proposes to help Tong. Knowing that a pregnant woman without relatives died recently, Yong takes its dead baby and oil from her chin at the morgue. Koff sees them but keeps it secret per Ying's request. Yong makes a baby spirit or “kuman thong” (กุมารทอง) and love philter. Tong starts to have success with girls thanks to the love filter. Yong uses the “kuman thong” to help him passing the exams. He gets the highest grade. But there is nothing free in this world, so sooner or later Tong and Yong will have to pay back... Yong's food starts to be filled of foetus parts. Tong starts to seduce many girls at the same time but he starts to see them as dead spirits. While trying to axe them, he is shot dead by the police. Koff gets his legs and arms broken by the spirit. Doctor and his girlfriend O believes it is an accident. After getting the truth from Yong, O finally believes in this ghost story. Yong dies in the same fire he burnt the “kuman thong” doll. O finds the man that makes the dead lady pregnant. He dropped her as he was married already. She died by accident when falling from the stairs following an argument. The spirit then takes revenge on Koff as he didn't help her when she was missing oxygen and even had necrophilia with her. O is then stabbed by a crazy guy in the hospital as she didn't help when Koff was endangered. All people involved in this sad story die. Only Koff survives but he becomes crazy.
A four members family (Kit the husband, Pan the wife, Nat and Nen the kids) are moving to new home located in Chiang Mai province. Their new house is inside a modern village made of individual houses called Lalana land. The teen daughter didn't want to quit Bangkok and his friends. No traditional welcoming ceremony for a new house (ไม่ได้ทำบุญ / บ้านใหม่) is done. Strange neighbours with an infirm mother are living here. It looks like the husband is very violent as the wife has bruises and the kid is often slapped by him. A Burmese domestic helper is found dead in a fridge in a neighboring house (บ้านฝรั่ง). In front of that house while jogging, Kit saw a young lady watering flowers the day before... The following day, another lady neighbour is taken away by an ambulance as she is screaming crazily. During a Buddhist ceremony to honour the dead memory, one of the monks collapses following a frightening vision. The ghost of the Burmese lady is around. Kit buys a gun as they got burglary by a young man with a ghost mask. The family starts to have financial problems. Family is stressed. The mother-in-law brings nuisance and Kit has issues with his teen daughter. Kit loses his job but doesn't dare to tell his wife Pan and has to accept a job as sweeper in a 7eleven. He even starts to doubt about his wife. He starts to believe in ghost stories after seeing it also (ผีลอก). His daughter finds that her father is working in the 7Eleven. Pan decides to go back to work causing Kit to be unhappy as her previous boss was always pushy. The violent neighbour kills his whole family following a factory failure. Pan doesn't want to stay in Ladaland anymore. The dead family ghosts can also be seen. Most of the people have quit the village. There is even no guard. The couple is on verge to split. The wife Pan decides to go back to Bangkok to stay with her mother. Nen is back but sent to hospital following a crisis seeing a ghost. Being alone with his son while his wife is at hospital, ghosts trap Kit. Finally following a trick of the ghosts, Kit believes he has shot his own son. He shoots himself. Tragical end for one of the biggest Thai box office success in 2011 with 110M Baht. This movie also got 6 awards during Subhanahongsa Awards ceremony 2012.
Thai movie ศพเด็ก 2002 (The Unborn Child) lasts 1h32mn. A lady aborts in an illegal abortion centre. The doctor puts all the dead foetuses in a dirty storage area. A young couple is having a 5 years old daughter called Yinmai. The small daughter always sees an invisible little sister (น้อง). Both Yinmai's parents start to have frightening visions. Bom makes his teenage girlfriend, called Kwan, pregnant. Kwan has to think about various ways to get rid of the foetus as Bom is worried about his future if he has a child so early. Being pregnant, she risks to be fired from the school. She asks a friend for help. The teenager Kwan decides to use an illegal abortionist. Through a scary sequence, the teenager aborts. Once the job is finished, the abortionist gives the dead foetuses to the temple caretaker. Veteran actor Krailat Kriengkrai is playing the temple caretaker. Kwan and Bom's teacher is Yinmai's mother. She is informed by other students and sends Kwan in hospital. The little invisible sister spirit starts to invite Yinmai to play dangerous games causing fear to her parents. The husband puts an infrared camera in the bedroom. Strange pictures are captured. At evening time, the temple caretaker burns bags containing foetuses in the crematorium. As the crematorium mysteriously stops working, the caretaker has to stock the numerous dead foetuses in a filthy place. The abortionist sees herself as helping the society. The spirit gets revenge over the abortionist as it prevented the spirit to rebirth through the baby. The abortionist knows it is a sin (เป็นบาป) but she does it for money (เงิน). Abortionist and temple caretaker are arrested by the police. The mother is also possessed by the spirit. Both Yinmai and her mother disappear. The father finds them in the Buddhist temple but he is overwhelmed by dead foetuses spirits. The husband stays in coma as a karmic consequence of his bad actions. In fact, he forced his mistress to abort as she was getting pregnant. This movie is based on a real story. Abortion in Thailand is illegal. In year 2010, 2002 dead foetuses, wrapped in plastic bags, have been found in a Buddhist Temple's mortuary rooms. The discoveries made big noise in Thailand and shown the huge scale of illegal abortions. In Thailand, the abortion procedure is only allowed when delivery would endanger the mother or if the pregnancy is due to a rape.
Thai movie โลงจำนำ - Pawn Shop was released in year 2013. It is about spirit worshipping (การบูชาผี). The movie plays with the Thai words โลงจำนำ and โรงจำนำ (pawn shop). A middle age man owner of a pawn shop (โรงจำนำ) is having issues with his wife always complaining. Asking to become rich to his small spirit altar, the spirit accepts his request but he must kill his wife. Two young ladies including Som accept also to pay respect to ghost. They sell their soul (วิญญาณ) to the ghost (จำนำตัวเองกับผี). A lady customer looking to pawn her belongings accepts 1M baht if she also pays respect to the ghost. Dao and her boyfriend often argue. Many people including the boyfriend (Krissada Sukosol) accepts to pledge to the spirit versus 1M baht as they are in desperate need of money. Krissada boasts to be not afraid (ไม่กลัวมัน). They are put in a locked room and are facing their worst nightmares. The movie features beautiful graphics and sound. There is doubt if their scary visions are reality or nightmares. Krissada killed a young girl by accident by hurting her with his car at night time. He exchanges his life against the little girl's life (ปัญหาแห่งความตาย).
Buppha Rahtree saga has started in 2003 and now includes 4 opus. Buppha movies serie is an unique mix of Thai comedy and gory horror.
A rich playboy seduces and abandons a young lady called Rhatree. The young lady kills herself and her apartment is now haunted. Nobody can get the ghost out despite the multiple trials by a Chinese medium and a catholic priest. Full of sorrow, the playboy comes back but doesn't know that her lover is now a ghost...
A group of robbers escapes from police and hides money in a haunted apartment. It is in the room 609 where Rahtree, a lovesick ghost, lives with her handicapped boyfriend. She has cut his legs to prevent him to flee. Frightened by the ghosts, the robbers flee but come back with a psychic to face the ghosts. Meanwhile, the handicapped boyfriend has given the money to a blind young girl to pay for her hospital fees to recover her sight. This causes Rahtree's wrath...
The Buppha ghost saga continues with two new opus in 2009. In 2009, Buppha 3.1 and 3.2 were released. Lang, a teenager, can see ghosts since he is a child. He breaks up with his girlfriend as she is fed up with those ghost stories. Then he moves to a new place, the old factory building where Buppha used to live. In parallel, a little girl is always teased by her schoolmates. She fell in the stairs. When she wakes up, she is not the same. Buppha spirit is reincarnated in her body. She goes back to the building where she lived in Buppha 1 and 2. She then goes on rampage on the building residents by frightening them or killing them. Bupha either do her killings in the body of the little girl or inside the body of Buppha. In the building, there is an underground illegal casino. The comical psychic (หมอผี) Master Kong, who is now running for governor of Bangkok, tries again to chase Buppha spirit away but as usual fails. Lang meets Buppha and recognizes her as the teacher, who helped him a few years ago. He is fond of her. Nowadays Thai horror movies are either comedy comic oriented or scary oriented but Buppha is a unique mix of Thai comedy and gory horror. In such modern horror movie, ghosts are not afraid of Buddhist incantations (maybe related to numerous modern scandals in which monks were involved so they lost some respect from people and ghosts also) and especialy when those incantations are said with a hip hop trend!
The Buppha ghost saga continues with two new opus in 2009. In 2009, Buppha 3.1 and 3.2 were released. Buppha was the teacher when Lang was a kid. Lang still wants to meet Buppha again. He knocks at room 609 but she is not willing to teach him again (ไม่สะดวก). Police arrives in the building and enquiries on the bodies found in the underground casino. They see a jumping embalmed corpse and flee. A Hong Kong police officer is coming to help. Lang stays in the factory building because of Buppha. There is identification between Buppha and the little girl. The underground casino den is still opened. More comic customers are coming. Police comes again with the support of monk Luang Phi Teng (หลวงพี่เท่ง). Luang Phi Teng is the main character from "The Holy man" movie, which was a top hit in 2005. Luang Phi Ten is giving blessing to the police (ให้กำลังใจ - รับพร). The monk is entering the building with them. The police wishes to capture the little girl ghost but she continues her killing rampage with the policemen. The monk and remaining policemen flee also. The embalmed jumping corpse is now inside the casino den. Afraid customers are fleeing and leave their money behind. A Chinese customer uses a Chinese baby spirit (กุมารทอง) to get back the money. The Chinese spirit is not as strong as the Thai spirit and gets smashed. Lang loves Buppha, who is already dead. His soul (วิญญาณ) is gone to search for Buppha. A monk brings him back to human world. Despite advise from monk not to go to the building again, Lang flees from hospital to meet Buppha. A new exorcist master (อาจารย์) from Cambodia goes to room 609 in the building. They are all killed. Finally a traditional hermit (ฤาษี) with his hunchback is brought by Lang's friends. The comic hermit has difficulty to fight against the strong spirit (ของแรง). The father is burning (เผาศพ) the body of his small daughter causing the killings to stop. Buppha Rahtree 3.2 continues the same recipe including an unique mix of Thai comedy and gory horror. It is more fun than Buppha 3.1
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