Shutter (Thai) Review

shutter reviewYear: 2004

Director: Banjong Pisanthanakun, Parkpoom Wongpoom

Synopsis (from IMDb): A young photographer and his girlfriend discover mysterious shadows in their photographs after a tragic accident.

My Short Review: I’ve been a big Fan of Japanese Horror Movies since the first time I watched Ringu. I will always remember when Sadako crawls out of the well and out of the TV screen.

Similarly, I will never forget in Ju-On the scene when Kayako crawls down the stairs in the house (especially the sound effects).

It’s quite obvious that those scenes have inspired our directors in their own take of the revengeful asian ghost movie. Shutter is indeed a successful entry into the genre, using the sound effects and each of the ghost apparition with maximum efficiency. The scares are plenty and well timed and Shutter is definitively the best Thai Horror Movie I’ve seen so far (and I plan now on seeing more, especially since I will be moving to Thailand in a few months) and it managed to make me jump on my couch couple of times (not an easy feat).

Shutter’s story is, of course, not very original (ghost revenge, spirit photographs) but has couple of nice little twists and reveals,

Needless to say I strongly recommend Shutter to any fan of asian horror movies, especially if you’re into the whole “ghost with long black hair” genre.

My Rating: 8/10

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