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Release Date:
9 September 2004 (Thailand) See more »
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Tagline:
The most terrifying images are the ones that are real.
Plot:
A young photographer and his girlfriend discover mysterious shadows in their photographs after a tragic accident. They soon learn that you can not escape your past. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Awards:
1 win & 1 nomination See more »
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(85 articles)
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A horror movie that doesn't let go from the moment it begins See more (121 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)
Ananda Everingham ... Tun
Natthaweeranuch Thongmee ... Jane
Achita Sikamana ... Natre
Unnop Chanpaibool ... Tonn
Titikarn Tongprasearth ... Jim
Sivagorn Muttamara ... Meng
Chachchaya Chalemphol ... Tonn's Wife
Kachormsak Naruepatr ... Tee
Apichart Chusakul ... Magazine Editor (as Abhijati Jusakul)
Binn Kitchachonpong ... Asst. Magazine Editor
Panitan Mavichak ... Nuch
Samruay Jaratjaroonpong ... Man 1
Jitlada Korsangvichal ... Nurse 1
Duangporn Sontikhan ... Nurse 2
Panu Puntoomsinchal ... Groom
Saifon Nanthawanchal ... Bride
Tanapon Chansming ... Aum
Thamonwan Srinatsomsuk ... Toosie
Watthanaporn Wannacome ... Woman 1
Natraya Rotthirawanit ... Woman 2
Sawai Poomring ... Monk
Twich Chombuatong ... Novice
Teranet Jongaramrungrueng ... Disciple
Vasana Chalakorn ... Natre's mother
Krai Kanchit ... Natre's neighbor
Manop Boonvipat ... Doctor (voice) (as Manop Boonwipas)
Suthiphong Bhibalkul ... TV narrator (voice)
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Directed by
Banjong Pisanthanakun 
Parkpoom Wongpoom 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Banjong Pisanthanakun 
Sopon Sukdapisit 
Parkpoom Wongpoom 

Produced by
Yodphet Sudsawad .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Chatchai Pongprapaphan 
 
Cinematography by
Niramon Ross 
 
Film Editing by
Manop Boonvipat 
Lee Chatametikool 
 
Casting by
Panjai Sirisuwan 
 
Production Design by
Surat Kadeeroj 
 
Production Management
Sangrawee Jongsinkul .... production manager
 
Sound Department
Roberto Cappannelli .... sound re-recording mixer
Suphot Raksa .... sound re-recording mixer
Boom Suvagondha .... assistant sound mixer
Thaweep Suvagondha .... boom operator
Traithep Wongpaiboon .... sound re-recording mixer
 
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Pimsuda Boonham .... production coordinator
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Shutter: The Original" - USA (DVD title)
"Shutter: They Are Around Us" - USA (DVD title)
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Runtime:
97 min | Hong Kong:93 min (DVD version)
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1.85 : 1 See more »
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Trivia:
In the scene where Tun and Jane examine ghost photos affixed to a wall, there is a enlarged photo of a ghost standing near bookshelves with tables in the foreground. This is a screenshot from the Williard Library "ghostcam". The Willard Library is located in Evansville, Indiana USA and in recent years, has become very popular for its website where visitors can view the webcam surveilance 24 hours a day for paranormal activity.See more »
Goofs:
Audio/visual unsynchronized: During the scene where Tun and Jane visit the Spirit Photography Guy and are talking with him, the camera faces them and shows a sliver of the guy on the right side of the screen (this alternates). In one of those shots, his mouth is moving, but nothing is spoken.See more »
Quotes:
Tun:[Tun is working in the dark room when someone walks beside him and stands there. He does not look up]
Tun:Jane? You're early.
Tun:[Telephone rings outside, Tun goes to answer it] Hello?
Jane:Tun. Its Jane. I'm going to be a little late today.
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Movie Connections:
Referenced in 4bia (2008)See more »
Soundtrack:
Win-Yan-Nai-Parp-TaiSee more »

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26 out of 28 people found the following review useful.
A horror movie that doesn't let go from the moment it begins, 6 April 2007
Author: K_Todorov from Bulgaria

It's no big news that the horror industry has been in decline for the last 10 or so years. Western horror movies have all been dry-ed up and Hollywood is desperately remaking any Asian horror that has a 5 plus rating on IMDb. Because there people are still making good horror and of course Hollywood has to cash in on that. One such movie that will probably be remade in the next two years is "Shutter". Coming straight from Thailand this is not just good, it's fantastic, probably the most terrifying ride I had since I saw "In The Mouth Of Madness" a few years back. Grabs you by the hand from the first minute and never let's go until the end. The way horror is supposed to be.

"Shutter" follows a pretty standard formula in terms of plot. A photographer is haunted by the ghost of a woman and as the story unfolds we understand the reason why. Not the most original work, but it's solid in terms of writing and dialogue. The final conclusion is a very ironic yet satisfying experience, in touch with the atmosphere and tension build up to this point. Characters are likable enough so it get's very nerve-wrecking when they find themselves in danger. In fact it's safe to say that the entire movie is nerve-wrecking, psychologically painful and outright scary. This is all done with no small thanks to directors Pisanthanakun and Wongpoom through great camera-work, intimidating make-up effects and careful use of digital effects to enhance the horror elements. It is this careful balance that makes "Shutter" brilliant, it didn't allow itself to be dominated by CGI instead it used a combination of classic horror effects with modern computer generated ones. The atmosphere created is so wonderfully scary and that is no small feat to accomplish considering what is spewed from the U.S. these. Stuff like "Hostel" or "The Texas Chainsaw Massacre" (remake) that just pour down gore and think it creates horror. It does not, "Shutter" shows that you must have a certain amount of skill, understanding of the human psyche, what makes us tick, what makes us afraid and then exploit that. Bombarding us with only gore won't do the trick. Hopefully someone will learn that lesson once and for all. Another aspect that is worth noting is the score, once again brilliant stuff composed with a low key piano piece that greatly boosts the atmosphere.

Somewhere out there in Hollywood the cash-filled minds of screenwriters are "preparing" "Shutter" for remaking . They will try to make it "better" by casting some A-list overrated pop-idol celebrity. They will dumb it down to a PG-13 rating so that kids would go and see it. They will butcher the story entirely and in the end it will be turned into a shallow, tasteless film devoid of any sort of merit. Hopefully through that remake somewhere, someone will be able to discover the true "Shutter" a horror movie made with more love and devotion than all of those remakes combined.

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