5 November 2017 | Fella_shibby
The director of this film ain't no Sam Raimi.
Saw this recently on a DVD. Found it to be lame n full of clichés. The film is about an American couple holidaying in Thailand who find themselves haunted by an evil spirit. This film has shades of Drag me to hell, a la the spirit will torture for three days n will consume after that. Well, the director of this film ain't no Raimi who did a terrific job with Drag me... Here the scares r annoying at times because its been done so many times. Pretty much everything is borrowed. The film does boast of some good cinematography. The Thai countryside has been shot very well. The place where the shaman lives is almost like the lair of Medusa from Clash of the titans n also similar to the castle of the wizard from Conan the destroyer. Situated in the middle of nowhere, the road/way to it is totally spooky with the mist n water surrounding it. But what do these shaman eat n what do they do without any amenities or other stuff? Personally, i have disliked most Asian horror scares i.e. scary girls with black hair, twisted bodies, disjointed movements, old witches, hollow faces, dark eyes, sudden jump scares n pop ups. Some of its effectiveness has been diluted by imitation. Demonic possessions premise has been done so many times that only die hard fans of the genre may enjoy this.