Alone Review

alone reviewYear: 2007

Director: Banjong Pisanthanakun and Parkpoom Wongpoom

Synopsis (from IMDb): A Deceased Siamese twin returns to haunt her surviving sister

My Short Review: After having watched Shutter yesterday, I decided to get my hands on as many Thai Horror Movies as I possibly could, starting with Alone which was from the guys who already brought us Shutter,writers and directors Banjong Pisanthanakun and Parkpoom Wongpoom.

And my problem with Alone is exactly what made me want to watch it in the first place:  it follows too closely on Shutter’s steps without getting close to its level of creepyness or scares.

Alone is another entry into the Revengeful Ghost genre, with a twist that is way too easy to see coming. And when it happens, the last 20mns of the movie turn one of the main character into crazed pshycho killer mode and put aside the supernatural part that made the movie mildly interesting up to that point.

There are some great visual ideas here and there (I won’t soon forget the ceiling fan scene) and the siamese twins love triangle is an original idea, but the scenes with the ghost do not have the impact the ones in Shutter had (this time I did not have one jump scare in the whole movie). As I mentioned before, the end of the movie ended up ruining the film even more for me.

Alone is therefore a slight disappointment, and maybe I would have liked it better had I not just watched Shutter (a superior movie) the day before.

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.

My Rating: 5/10