Friday, June 8, 2007

alone - thai horror

ALONE (Thai: แฝด, or Fad, literally "twin") is a 2007 Thai horror film directed by Banjong Pisanthanakun and Parkpoom Wongpoom, a duo whose debut film, Shutter, was a box-office smash in Thailand and other Asian countries. Alone stars Thai-German pop singer Marsha Wattanapanich in her first film role in 15 years.

Pim is a young Thai woman living in Korea with her husband Wee. At her birthday a friend reads her fortune with a deck of cards and informs her that there is happy news! Something she has lost will soon return to her! But some lost things are better off staying lost, really. You see, Pim moved to Korea partially to escape the guilt of being the surviving half of a pair of conjoined twins. Her sister Ploy died after separation, a separation that Pim insisted on largely because she was in love with Wee and the guilt of choosing her husband over her sister and her sister’s resulting death has plagued her ever since. Much as she would prefer to avoid it, however, Pim soon has no choice but to return to her childhood home when her mother is felled by a stroke and – sure enough – it isn’t long before the spirit of her dead sister begins to angrily intrude upon her life.

The story-line is original, at least for the movie of this genre. Even though some might argue that they have heard a horror story featuring a twin, there has never been a horror movie that centered around Siamese twin. The plot of this movie is well written. The scriptwriters did research the facts and crafted the story perfectly. There are spooky moments here and there and in the climax of the movie is a simple yet wonderful surprise that you might think to yourself why you think that way. The cinematography in the movie is fantastic and make the atmosphere in the film even more mysterious and suspicious. In fact, everything in the movie is fine for me except a grotesque look of a ghost - yeah there is ghost in the movie appearing in different forms but they all seem unreal to me.

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