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17 June 2004 (Thailand) See more »
Boom, pregnant from an affair, is told by her lover to leave him and his family alone. Enraged, she... See more » | Add synopsis »
Thailand Lays On The Gore With Meat Grinder.
 (From Screen Anarchy. 8 December 2008, 1:39 PM, PST)

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  (in credits order)
Arisa Wills ... Nan
Supakson Chaimongkol ... Boom
Krongthong Rachatawan ... Kamala
Tin Settachoke ... Prathan
Somchai Satuthum ... Danai
Isara Ochakul ... Ruj
Nirut Sutchart ... Neng
Krittayod Thimnate ... Bon
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Bob Buchholz ... Pratan Siwahiran (voice: English version) (as Robert Buchholz)
Sherry Chiasson ... Nan Siwahiran (voice: English version)

Sandy Fox ... Bon Siwahiran (voice: English version)
Elvia Gaitan ... Ad (voice: English version)

Grant George ... Ruj Siwahiran (voice: English version)

Yuri Lowenthal ... Neng Siwahiran (voice: English version)
Dave Mallow ... Master, TV Anchor (voice: English version)
Susan Marque ... Boom (voice: English version)

Bryce Papenbrook ... Ong (voice: English version)

Tara Platt ... Female Reporter, Woon (voice: English version)

Sam Riegel ... Barber (voice: English version) (as Jack Lingo)

Kristen Rutherford ... Khung Dan (voice: English version)
Philece Sampler ... Kamala (voice: English version)

Stephanie Sheh ... Nong A (voice: English version) (as Laura Chyu)
Steve Staley ... Toey (voice: English version)
Doug Stone ... Danai (voice: English version)

Dan Woren ... Editor (voice: English version)

Directed by
Tanit Jitnukul 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Ghost Gypsy 

Produced by
Charoen Iamphungporn .... executive producer
John Sirabella .... executive producer (english version)
Cinematography by
Tanai Nimchareonpong 
Thaya Nimchareonpong 
Film Editing by
Sunij Asavinikul 
Sound Department
Peter 'Duck' McDonald .... sound mixer

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Also Known As:
"Khon len khong" - Thailand (original title)
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Thailand:96 min | Thailand:100 min | Spain:92 min
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Crew or equipment visible: The sound technician, camera man and more crew can be seen reflected on the TV at 1º 17' 43''.See more »
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Followed by Long khong 2 (2008)See more »


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4 out of 4 people found the following review useful.
A tasteless, but tedious Thai horror., 15 August 2008
Author: BA_Harrison from Hampshire, England

Fans of unusual Asian horror will no doubt be familiar with the spate of weird and rather unsavoury films that emerged from Hong Kong in the early 80s; titles such as The Devil, Seeding of a Ghost, Centipede Horror, Calamity of Snakes, and Devil Fetus delivered disgusting gore mixed with black magic, and quite often featured a plethora of slimy or creepy critters (bugs, worms, eels, snakes etc.) crawling from corpses or victims' mouths.

Thailand's 2004 horror Art of the Devil, from director Tanit Jitnukul, is very reminiscent of such films: it's a revenge film that sees a woman using magic to torment and kill the family of a man who wronged her. It features some nasty gore, plenty of hokey voodoo rituals (including one that involves the use of a dead baby!), and LOTS of eels, but although it has the occasional good moment, the film is rather tedious overall, not as nasty as I had expected, and is hampered by some mediocre acting.

Jitnukul's direction is slick and the film has a very polished look, but with a narrative that meanders rather aimlessly until the predictable conclusion, plus lots of confusing flashbacks, it's hard to stay interested for the duration. Lead actresses Arisa Wills and Supakson Chaimongkol (as vengeful bitch, Boom) are both easy on the eye, and provide a little incentive to remain focused, but, in the end, Art of the Devil proves to be nothing more than another forgettable horror flick.

5.5 out of 10, rounded up to 6 for IMDb.

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