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Saturday, February 16, 2008

Shutter



Name: Shutter


Director: Banjong Pisanthanakun, Parkpoom Wangpoom

Release Date: September 9, 2004

Tagline: Have you ever carefully looked at your pictures?








Introduction:

You have all heard that the camera can capture your soul in a photo, but what if it could capture the images of those already dead? This Thai movie explores this concept of ghostly images captured by an unsuspecting photographer, leading to chilling results. I would say that this is probably one of the best films to come out of Thailand. Although they seem to mass-produce horror films, most of them are rather cliche and not all that enjoyable. Another film I will be reviewing in the future is called 13 Beloved, which is another very good example of Thai cinema at its finest. Shutter is being made into an American remake, so if you don't want to read subtitles, I'm sure you'll get the general gist of it with the American version. As always, I strongly urge you to see the original first.

Synopsis:

Tun is a photographer that lives with his girlfriend Jane. While driving home from a wedding, they accidentally hit a woman on the street. Fearful of the repercussions of their actions, they drive away from the scene though Jane is reluctant to leave the woman behind. Afterwards, Tun begins to see ghostly figures lurking in his photographs. Also, he has a mysterious neck ache that doctors cannot seem to find the cause of. Soon, Tun's friends begin to kill themselves off one by one. There seems to be a dark secret shared between Tun and his friends that has finally surfaced to come and haunt them all...

Review:

Shutter was a well-paced movie for the most part, and I would say that it's probably one of the scariest that I've reviewed so far. The images of the ghost were truly, truly disturbing. *shudder* Also, you can't help but feel a little sorry for Tun, and especially for the poor little ghost girl. I might close my eyes and see her crawling up my bedsheets, but I still want her to find happiness eventually.

A very good film from Thailand, so good, in fact, that the Americans have stolen the idea *again* and made a remake which recently came out in theaters. As you all know I'll say, watch the original! And Asian chicks are totally hot, so you might as well see one here :)


Ratings:
Entertainment: 9
Scares: 9 (omg, I freaked out so hard...don't watch this with the lights off!)
Gore: 6....ewww things in jars.

*Highly Recommended*

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