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[Friday-23] The Screen At Kamchanod

NO, don't watch this movie. I know this sounds harsh but it's the truth. Wait, don't get yourself confused with another similar Thai horror movie called Coming Soon, which is also about ghosts coming out from / going into the screen, whichever way.

But then, a movie with an interesting synopsis and that tempting tagline, "A legend based on true events" doesn't necessary end up great.

Here's the interesting (supposedly) synopsis:

In 1987, four outdoor film projectionists were hired to screen a movie in the forest of Kamchanod, Udon Thani Province. They were wondering about the absence of their audience. As the screening came to an end, a group of "people" emerged from the forest and lined up in front of the screen, and disappeared as mysteriously as they had appeared out of nowhere.

In 2007, Dr. Yuth, who's obsessed with finding the truth behind the newspaper report on the incident began to conduct his own experiment to prove the theory with his girlfriend (Orn), Roj (a homeless kid), a journalist and his wife. As they venture deeper into finding the "truth", they jeopardize their sanity as supernatural forces toy with their daily living and they begin to see more dead than living people all the time.

The synopsis sounds great and interesting enough to draw horror movie lovers' attention. But, in reality, the acting, storyline, and plots are a total mess!

I believe the filmmakers themselves are confused with what they want to present to the audience. The main plot is about how the group proves that the legend exists and this works just fine. However, the subplots, which are supposed to add some weight to the movie turn out to be lame and confusing. The flashbacks are weak and fail to join the missing pieces together.

The only thing that keeps the audience in the cinema are cheap scare flicks such as the building tension of realizing a ghost is appearing soon and sound effects. Haha. I still wonder how I went through the ordeal of watching a very lousy movie. :S

2 comments

  1. Wah, you also watched Thai movie? hehe... I don't watch much Thai, Japan, Chinese, Malay and other than US+UK film :P

    Only selected movie will pass me like the awesome Slumdog Millionaire, Talentime and Crows Zero :)

    Try to see Talentime, i heard the film showing back in the cinema starting today.

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  2. Sounds good. Will check it out. Thanks! :)

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