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Art of the Devil -- (Thai with English subtitles) Extremely dark and macabre, this Thai horror hit follows a sexually abused woman in her quest for revenge, as she uses unspeakably gruesome black magic to exact vengeance on her ex-lover and his family.


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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.
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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
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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Overlong Thai black magic horror, 21 July 2015
Author: Leofwine_draca from United Kingdom

This is the Thai answer to all those black magic horror films made in Hong Kong during the 1970s and '80s. The plot is virtually the same, involving a jilted lover and her efforts to punish the man who abandoned her by resorting to black magic (the same plot was used in 1981's BEWITCHED). However, while those films have gone down as gruesome classics of horror cinema, ART OF THE DEVIL is a somewhat lacklustre retelling of the same story.

The problems lie in the technical details. This is a poorly edited film and the director doesn't seem to want to make the events that play out very clear. It's also overlong, with the second half of the movie introducing an unbelievable plot twist as the villainess goes after more innocent folk – this time her lover's ex-wife! It's little more than an excuse for more gruesome deaths but the novelty quickly wears off.

The cast isn't particularly good for a film of this calibre. There's plenty of overacting – especially from the villainess - and little subtlety, aside from the actor playing the investigative reporter. There ARE some good gruesome bits, one involving the old joke with a victim having an evil presence under his skin, and his efforts to cut it out. Of course there are also moments of bad taste, as is the norm for this genre of production. A guy vomits up eels in one unpleasant scene while the nastiest bit involves the rotting corpse of a baby being used in a ritual. Such moments come few and far between however, and this is a case of style over substance. In the end it's a disappointment, feeling like a half-hearted attempt to emulate the classics of old.

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