Starting from year 1999 and "Nang Nak" movie, Thai horror movies (หนังผี) have increased their quality through a better scenario, higher budget and improved special visual effects. The advancement in cinema technology, the influences from Japanese and Korean ghost films have enabled Thai directors to transform traditional ghost stories in more frightening ways. Thai horror movies have become popular outside Thailand also. Thai horror movies still keep a Thai touch by including local culture and folklore but often include gory and scary sequences. A new generation of Thai ghosts, who no longer limit their haunting to cemeteries or villages at night time, has appeared. Many ghost movies switched their settings from villages to city environments. Older Thai ghosts tended to deal with those they were acquainted with in their former lives, i.e. their lovers, relatives, friends or enemies. But nowadays Thai ghosts kill anyone that crosses their path. Ghost women have become the voices of the many suffering women in society through topics related to abortion, rape and violence against women, prostitution and murder. While these women could not get justice in life when they were human beings, they could do so with the supernatural power granted by life after death. Recently a slight decrease can be seen in Thai horror movies due to the fact that both producers and directors are consciously trying to move away from this genre, which, while it has a long tradition, has been overly exploited. Horror movies have become the icons of contemporary Thai films.
It contains three stories about one ghost hidden in a drum, a woman using oil of corpse ("NAM MAN PRAI" - น้ำมันพราย) to make love potions, a ghost manipulating a policeman to take her revenge.
It contains three international stories, i.e. a Korean, Thai and Hong Kong story. The Korean story deals about a dead woman following her husband. The Thai story deals about cursed puppets. The Hong Kong story deals about a man trying to resurrect his wife through Chinese medicine.
It is about an evil spirit located in an old hotel. Accomplishing an old vengeance, he is killing the members of a family. Will they succeed to stop him? It is a remake of the movie โรงแรมผี shot in 1975. Morality of this movie is "Revenge doesn't undo what was done, it just adds to your sin"!
The spirit ("PHI KRASEU" - ผีกระสือ) is a malicious and very dangerous spirit which manifests itself as a beautiful woman. It floats through the air because it has no lower body. It appears as a length of intestines suspended from a lovely woman face. A Khmer princess and her lover are sentenced to death by a Thai king. The Khmer princess is possessed by an evil spirit. Before dying, the evil spirit left the princess body to enter in a lady villager, who has just died and have same appearance. Her father and fiance are so happy that she has recovered but many people suspects she might be a ghost. During the night, "PHI KRASEU" starts to attack animals and then human beings. Monk help is required to get rid of the evil spirit.
Miss Wong is blind since she is two years old. She got the opportunity to get new eyes from a donator (บริจาคตา). After the operation, it is still blurry. She starts to see stranges things and has visions. Later on she understands that she can see ghosts. She can see things that other cannot see. She even can see the soul collector. She asks her doctor, Dr Wah, for help. He finally believes her. There is no improvement as she even decides to always stay in the darkness by closing curtains in order to avoid seeing ghosts. The doctor decides to bring her to Thailand in order to find more the eye donator. The eye donator is a young Thai lady called Ling. Ling was always despised by her neighbours as she could foresee when people would die. One day she could see that a big fire shall happen in the slum (สลัม) but nobody trust her. She finally hang herself as she felt ashamed not being able to prevent all these deaths. Miss Wong sleeps in Ling's room and can see the truth. She helps to the reconciliation of Ling and her mother so that Ling can rest in peace. When going back to Bangkok, Miss Wong can see that an accident is going to happen, i.e. a gas transport truck is going to explode. It is based on a real tragedy, which happened in 1990. A gas transport truck exploded along the New Petchaburi Road in Bangkok causing the death of 59 people. But same as Ling, nobody is believing her... Being blind again due to burnt eyes, she is now happier with Dr Wah at her side. Following the success of the first opus, movies "The Eye 2" and "The Eye 10" were then released in 2004 and 2005. An American remake was done in 2008 with Jessica Alba.
This movie is about an addicted young woman having visions. She sees a lady ghost and hears baby screams. The lady ghost is looking for her baby that has been transformed into a "KUMAN THONG" (กุมารทอง). Wishing to stop the visions, the young woman is investigating about the lady death and is getting her help.
Following an argument between two young women and a young man in a old house, one of the ladies fell accidentally from a balcony and died. To avoid problems with police, the body is buried and the mouth is closed with sacred thread. 25 years later a young couple, Mook and Ton, rent the house and mysterious events happen (snake apparition, horrible visions...). An older couple, who are the owner of the house, welcome the younger couple. A crawling ghost appear at night time. As she fell from the balcony, her back was broken, so the ghost can only creep. Three young guys selling Ya Ba try to rape Mook but the ghost protects her and chases the three bad guys, who are killed one by one. Finally the older couple recognizes their involvement in the accident 25 years ago. It looks more a telemovie scenario than a real horror film.
A young man called Piroyan has set up a worldwide collection of ghosts for specified jobs. When you want to haunt someone, just tell his company and they'll deliver ghosts! This movie shows a modern revision of traditional ghosts, i.e. Kuman Thong (กุมารทอง), Kraseu (ผีกระสือ), Phop (ผีปอบ)... Ghosts are beautiful and wear modern clothes. Kuman Thong wears a superman tee-shirt! A new boss takes over the ghost company Ghostkey.com A lady ghost is helping Piroyan and a love story happens between them. Hopefully Piroyan can use a mysterious ghost book to neutralize the evil ghosts.
A married man, Prathan, maintained an amorous relationship with a young lady called Boom. But when he learned that Boom had fallen pregnant, he dumped her. But Boom cast a black magic curse, killing Prathan while Boom reaped the profits of his wealth, as she carried his son. But when her son died during an accident, Boom's fortune went to another minor wife of Prathan, Kamala, and her children. So Boom reclaims what she believes is rightfully hers, so she uses black magic to kill them one by one to achieve her goal.
A young photographer, Thun, and his girlfriend, Jane, accidentally crash a young woman with their car on their way back from a party. They decide to leave the dead woman and drive away. They start discovering mysterious shadows in their photographs. As they investigate the phenomenon, they find other photographs contain similar supernatural images linked to the young woman. Thun's best friends are also being haunted and Jane discovers that her boyfriend has not told her everything... Shutter was Thailand's Number One local box hit for 2004. A Hollywood remake of Shutter was done in 2008.
A writer has just finished her latest book which is a story about an evil lizard. She comes face to face with strange apparitions and a supernatural curse with lizards, but nobody believes her. Her boyfriend suggests her to go seeing a doctor for analysis, but she refuses. She soon realizes that her life is endangered and starts to discover a way to stop it without knowing that she may be the cause of this mysterious evil.
A group of friends from Bangkok decide to visit an abandoned house inhabited by a spirit who has the power to grant wishes, if promised the appropriate offering. With their graduation getting closer and closer, most of them pray for decent grades, but one of them, a skeptical girl called Moss, makes a mocking pledge that she will do anything in return for the satisfaction of her friend's desires. while their friends are careful to make sure they provide the promised offerings as their wishes are fulfilled, Muay, Pin, and Moss are not so diligent. Before long all three are subjected to a series of bloody manifestations, courtesy of an angry and vengeful spirit determined to collect what is owed.
Prets (เปรต) are creatures that suffer as a result of their bad deeds in their previous lives. They are portrayed as extremely thin and tall. Their mouths are as small as a pinhole so they are always hungry as they cannot find enough food to feed them. They are moaning loudly out of intense pain and suffering. This movie takes place in the 1800s. A "pret" ghost is seen by villagers at night time. The "pret" ghost killed a few villagers doing bad deeds such as robbing Buddha statues in temple or removing gold foil from Buddha images. Beung, a young man, believes the "pret" ghost manifestation is linked to the finding of an old Buddha statue. Beung is also fond of Samri, the daughter of the village headman. A local landlord comes to the village to evaluate the old Buddha statue. He also gets interested in Samri. With the help of the village headman, he decides to rob the old Buddha statue to sell it to a rich collector. The temple abbot is killed and Beung is accused of the murder. while bringring the statue back home and Beung to prison, the landlord's team is defeated by the "pret" ghost.
Young teenage girl Oui has lost her two parents. She is coming to stay in a relative's home (Pa Bua), which is located in the upper floors of a printing factory. Oui needs to share room with youngster Nong am. Only three people stay at home at night time (Pa Bua, Oui and Nong Am). Nobody else dares to stay. Pa Bua forces Nong Am to eat mysterious liver (บำรุงเลือด). Nong Am claims there are ghosts in the house. Oui often dreams about her parents. One night, while the father was changing a tyre on their car, two youngs men killed her parents to rob their belongings. So she eats medicine to forget and not to see things that she doesn't want to see. Nong Am has scars in the back. Pa Bua is also an Indian sorcerer (หมอผีแขก) and medium (คนทรง). While cleaning the Buddhist altar room (ห้องพระ), Oui hears mysterious voices. Pa Bua is in trance. Tiger shouts can be heard. Each morning all workers are amazed Oui is still here and alive. Oui has visions regarding her parents' killer. She believes he is waiting outside. What is the most dangerous? Being inside with ghosts or outside with the killer? Strange noises can be heard in the house when Pa Bua is outside. Pa Bua has locked the house. Oui decides to go on the second floor to decide if people or ghosts are staying there. Two people are furtively seen. One worker, Phi Sutchai, is helping her. Pa Bua comes back. She becomes crazy. Oui has visions as she cannot distinguish truth and dreams. Finally Pa Bua was killing the babysitters that were mistreating Nong Am and was hiding the bones inside the walls. When she was outside, the spirits were wandering and terrifying Nong Am. First-time director Chookiat Sakweerakul has made a smarter Thai horror movie. His impressive debut took only about 10 million baht in Thai box office.
Fai is a lady having scary visions. She is mysteriously connected to the number "6", which is related to bad luck. On the night before her 24th birthday (2+4 = 6 and 6*4 = 24), her friends come to celebrate. The whole group is composed of 6 men and one woman, Fai. One of the friends foretells their future (ดูดวง) with tarots cards. They shall all die due to ghosts (ผีมีจริง). Following a visit to a Buddhist Thai temple and Chinese shrine to get protective items, they decide to find ghosts. On the way to an old mansion, they almost have a deadly traffic accident. Fai takes a picture of the group but the young men are not displayed on the picture... They reach the old abandoned mansion close to the sea. It looks like a haunted house with bats, rats, a mysterious hidden owner and a scary caretaker. A calling spirit ceremony (พิธีเรียกวิญญาณ) is performed. A woman spirit answers. Fai believes that the spirit wants them to achieve something. They found a room with 6 coffins. They put in place a network of small webcams and microphones in the house. Six of them performs a new calling spirit ceremony in six different rooms. Suspense is increasing. Woman cries are heard. Ravens attack. A ghost is seen. Blood spills. The batteries run out. Once the batteries are replaced, they have disappeared and finally are found in the coffins. All of them were involved in a murder 70 years ago. In fact they already died in the car accident when going to the house. The ghost already takes his revenge. All of them have died except Fai. This movie has a really nice photography. The suspense momentum gets increased very well.
Joey, young and beautiful Hong Kong lady, is spending a lot of money on shopping in Bangkok to forget her problems. She even tries a suicide tentative because she can see ghosts. The tentative fails. She call a Thai man called Sam during her insomnia. The hotel sends Buddhist monks to chase the ghosts from her room. She goes back to Hong Kong. Her Thai boyfriend still refuses to answer to her calls. She still sees ghosts in many occasions, i.e. in restaurants, MTR train station, bathroom. She discovers that she is pregnant. She decides to see a medium expert and gets Buddhist explanations on her ghostly visions. The medium tells her that a ghost wishes to enter inside her womb and be reincarnated inside her baby. When somebody dies, the spirit shall be reincarnated. It is karma (กรรม) Buddhist belief. So she tries not to panic when seeing ghosts. People believe she is crazy so she is sent to hospital. She sees a spirit trying to enter her womb. A woman ghost is chasing her. She enquiries on women who got suicide in MTR train stations. She forces the ghost to come out by trying to hang up herself. She finds the ghost’s name is Michelle. By interviewing some of Michelle’s family members she finds that her boyfriend Sam was Michelle's husband! Sam couldn't see Joey anymore without thinking about Michelle's suicide. His wife is going to be his daughter! His wife got suicide as a retaliation on Sam having a mistress. Joey doesn't want Michelle to become her baby so she jumps from the hospital roof but fails to die. Finally the baby is born and Joey can live happily with her daughter as she accepts to leave with the moral burden that she has part of responsibility in Michelle’s death. "The Eye" movies are an horror series, with the latest one titled "The Child's Eye 3D" released in 2010.
Ithi is a former police and a master of the dark art. Imprisoned, he succeeds to vanish from his cell. The police, leaded by Santi, is tracking to get him back. The police confronts supernatural events. Santi realizes what he's dealing with but does not give up. Anyway Santi wishes to overcome the dark art master and no matter what it takes. Even if he must become a dark art master him-self. This movie revisits the 1996 extra-judicial killing of six drug traffickers but masks the story in a mix of local superstition and magic.
Some young people are on the way to film some clips. Unfortunately, a car crash takes their life away and their spirits are brought to Buddhist hell! Each bad human is sentenced to be tortured for their sins and misdeed they have done. The bad sins are Kill animal, Steal anything, Make wrong on sex, Lie, Incite quarrels among allies, Speak rude words, Revenge anyone, Mistake evil of good. Only the car driver is really dead but the other accompany unluckily him to hell. The other must escape to their own world before hell guardians could hold them back. The studio Sahamongkol Films achieved limited returns from Hell with 22 million baht.
The teacher Miss Panor has six students. She is the stepmother of one of the student. She is having an affair with another teacher. The students decide to play a cruel prank on Miss Panor and her reputation is ruined. The teacher then turns to black magic to exact gruesome revenge.
In Thailand, five Thai and Hong Kong teens, including 2 girls and 3 boys, are interested in scary stories and ghosts. One of them purchases a book titled The Ten Encounters, which describes ten ways to see ghosts. They wish to see ghost as it is fun time for them (เรื่องสนุก). They perform ceremony to call ghosts (พิธีเรียกผี). The ceremonies mix Chinese and Thai ways. One way is to hit chopsticks on a rice bowl to call hungry ghosts. Another way is to use a black cat at midnight to have the ghosts coming. One of the teen boy, Kofai, disappears as he urinates on a tree containing a ghost Mae Takhian (แม่ตะเคียน). It is an insult to the ghosts so he is taken away by them. One of the girls, Apliu, uses another way to see ghosts by applying coffin soil on her eyes. This soil is called hell soil (ดินนรก) and it burns her eyes. Hopefully the mother can help in time. She encourages them not to play with ghosts (รับไม่ไหว) as it is a dangerous matter (ใช้ของ). They still wish to find their friend Kofai. Hong Kong teens are back to their home town and still have ghosts visions in bus, when walking in tunnel or inside public housing estates (ก้มหน้าลง to see ghosts). The shots are particulary scary in Hong Kong old public housing estate. The teens want to stop playing ghost games. They performed a last ceremony to go to underworld by wearing dead people clothes but need to come back when a bell is ringing. They find Kofai but he prefers to stay in the world of death with his girlfriend. The mother cannot call them back on time and so they become spirits already (เรียกวิญญาณกลับไม่ทันเป็นผีแล้ว). The morality is not to play ghost game incorrectly (เล่นพิธีไม่ถูกก็ตายได้) as it can cause death. The film is actually the third of a film trilogy by the Pang brothers. It was shot in Thailand and Hong Kong.
A Khmer family is living in a remote Thai village in Si Sa Ket. A little girl called Aaw is always scolded by the Thai students as a sorcerer's daughter. Her grandmother teaches her old incantations (ของดี) to be able to protect herself. Her grandmother is getting very sick and traditional potions are not helping. Despite her grandmother opposition, Aaw goes to the market to buy rice and medicine from pawn lady. Due to high debts, she has to go to Bangkok to pay back. She ends up in a gogo bar directed by a mamasan. She is renamed Dao. She goes out with her first customer and is very shy. Dao uses incantations taught by her grandmother to appear more attractive. The movie also highlights the pleas of girls working in gogo bars for the pleasure of foreigners versus money. Many of them are poor girls from Isan or from Bangkok slums. Dao starts to use black magic under wrong purposes such as personal vengeance as she was humiliated by her first customer. She wants to become the main dancer star in the show but there is already existing competition. By going under a line of clothes, her magical powers are altered. Traditional beliefs say people learning magic spells shall not walk under a clothesline as magic spells would decline. She uses magic (ไสยศาสตร์) to get rid of one girl called May, who is badly injured. But by not following advice from her grandmother, she turns into a kind of "Phi pop" (ปอบ), spirit eating raw intestine. May is looking for revenge and contacts a spirit doctor (หมอผี). Police is looking after Dao as a foreigner is found dead after having spent the night with her. The movie mentions those bars reserved for foreigners and protected by influential Thai figures. Dao gets attached in her bathroom by her friend Pookie to ensure the Pop ghost inside her die due to starvation. Meanwhile May's friends are looking for Dao and her friend Pookie. The movie ends up tragically with Dao killing her best friend Pookie, getting rid of May and her spirit doctor. Foreigners are shown as evil as they use young women so Dao as a Pop spirit continues to kill them. It is a Thai movie directed by a foreigner, the first ever Westerner to direct a Thai-language film. It features good photography and a good soundtrack.
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