Thai title: พรายตะเคียน
English title: Prai Takian
This short mute horror movie (หนังผี) called Prai Takian / พรายตะเคียน and released in year 1940 is about Mae Takian spirit (ผีนางพรายตะเคียน). As of today (year 2014), it is the oldest Thai horror movie known. A sequence of eight minutes remains to be seen. It was an add on sequence to a longer movie. In the past, night sequences were often shot during the day for better convenience and then through a filter, it was transformed into a night sequence. Sometimes it just remains as a day sequence! This movie features many comic scenes (people running away from spirit...) that remind of movies such as Baan Phi Pop (บ้านผีปอบ) in 1990s or horror movies in the 1960s. Some of the funny gags didn't change over decades. The Culture Ministry registers 25 Thai classic films each year at the National Film Heritage Registry. This movie is part of the 25 films heritage list announced on 04 October 2014, which is Thai Movies Conservation Day.
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