15 Highest Grossing Thai Horror Movies

I always find it interesting to see what are the local horror movies that are successful within their own country. Some horror movies might be international hits but have done poorly in their home country, sometimes it is the opposite.

With that said, let’s have a look at the Top 15 Highest Grossing Thai Horror Movies in Thailand (figures are in millions USD)

15 – Dorm (2006) – 1.2m$

dorm review

As you can tell with my review I was not impressed by this movie about a haunted dormitory. It feels more like a drama than a pure scary movie.

Rating: 4/10

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14 – 3 A.M 3D (2012) – 1.2m$

3am tee sang 3d reviewA run of the mill ghost anthology movie that gets better with each segment.

Rating: 6/10

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13 – The House (2007) – 1.3m$

Highest grossing Thai Horror MoviesThis movie is inspired by a true story of three horrible murders that happened to three women in years past.

12 – Coming Soon (2008) – 1.3m$

Coming_Soon-reviewWhile trying to pirate a yet to be released Horror Movie, the employees of a movie theater start to be haunted by the ghost in the movie.

Coming soon is a solid movie and you get what you are paying for , but a lack of originality prevents it to be a must-see.

Rating: 5.5/10

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11 – Art of the Devil 3 (2008) 1.4m$

art of the devil 3The third entry in the black magic horror serie is also the most successful one.

10 – Haunting me (2007) – 1.5m$

Haunting-me-Hor-taew-tak-2006Taew, Cartoon, Mot-dum and Songkram are four aging-yet-still-outrageous katoey (drag queens) who run a boarding house for boys in provincial Thailand. After helping to cover up the mysterious deaths of two local teens (obese ladyboy “Pancake” and a beautiful local girl named Num-Ning), the two spirits begin haunting the dormitory, forcing the “girls” to try all sorts of crazy schemes to get rid of the ghosts. Eventually, they realize that the only way to do this is to help one the ghosts to avenge their deaths

9 – See How They Run (Hor taew tak) (2006) – 1.6m$

see how they runA mischievous ghost boy is wandering around the town, trying to find his father.

8 – Oh My Ghosts (Hor taew tak 2) (2009) – 1.6m$

oh my ghostsThree companions are frightened by a horrible ghost that haunts their dorm. Tired of running away, they summon a spirit to help them defeat the ghost. But things turn chaos when they can’t control and handle the situation which finally brings up a hilarious haunting story.

7 – Buppah Rahtree 2: Buppah Returns (2005) – 1.7m$

Rahtree Returns

6 – Alone (2007) – 2m$

alone reviewA Deceased Siamese twin returns to haunt her surviving sister.

Alone is lacking originality and is therefore a slight disappointment, with that being said, I would still consider it a good entry in the Asian Horror Movies category and recommend fans of the genre to give it a chance.

Rating: 5/10

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5 – 4Bia (2008) – 2.4m$

4bia movie reviewAn anthology with 4 stories. As usual with this type of movies there were hit and miss but  I was definitively expecting a better effort from those directors. Still the segment “in the middle” should not be missed as this will lead to the best segment of Phobia 2 and the movie PeeMak Phrakanong.

Rating: 5/10

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4 – Shutter (2004) – 2.5m$

shutter-review1.jpgA young photographer and his girlfriend discover mysterious shadows in their photographs after a tragic accident.

For many, including myself, this is the movie that put Thai Horror Movies on the map. Needless to say I strongly recommend Shutter to any fan of asian horror movies.

My Rating: 8/10

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3 – Phobia 2 (2009) – 3.3m$

phobia 2 reviewThe follow-up to 4Bia adds one more story and rises above its original. Once again the segment directed by Parkpoom Wongpoom is the ebst of the bunch.

Rating: 6.5/10

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2 – Laddaland (2011) – 3.8m$

laddaland reviewThe title refers to a middle class subdivision in Chiang Mai, where a well-meaning man moves with his family to work for a drug supplement company. But soon this nice neighborhood will turn into a new hell.

On the plus side this ghost story is beautifully shot  and the acting is top notch, especially from the main actress. The ending is fine as well and quite sad.

On the negative side, nothing is really original and the scares are really too classic to really surprise anybody.

Rating: 5.5/10

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1 – Pee Mak Phrakanong (2013) – 18.9m$

Pee Mak Phra Khanong movie posterQuite simply the movie that broke all box-office records to become, by far, the highest grossing movie ever in Thailand, making twice more money than Avatar!

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