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4Bia (Film Review)

30 March 2009 6:38 AM, PDT | Fangoria | See recent Fangoria news »

While horror anthologies have fallen on hard times Stateside in last decade, with the very sporadic likes of Trapped Ashes relegated to the most limited big-screen play before heading to DVD, the format has flourished in Asia. The Three movies, Unholy Women and others bespeak Far East producers’ commitment to offering tasty samplers of different kinds of fear, and Thailand has now entered the fray with the cleverly monikered 4Bia, playing this week at the Philadelphia Film Festival.

Like all its predecessors, this one’s a mixed bag, but its good far outweighs its bad, and more than any of its predecessors, it offers a genuine variety of stylistic approaches, revealing just how broad the genre’s possibilities are. At Montreal’s Fantasia fest, where the film had its international premiere, one of the quartet of filmmakers remarked that there had been some discussion about how to order the segments, »

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