A group of high school friends reunite after two years when one of their fathers' committed suicide. They all spend the night at their friend's place. When darkness falls, strange things ... See full summary »
A group of high school friends reunite after two years when one of their fathers' committed suicide. They all spend the night at their friend's place. When darkness falls, strange things begin to happen to them one by one. It is as if someone is using the black arts on them in revenge for an act this group of friends committed together back at high school Written by
'Napakapa Nakprasit' submitted her name for consideration for the "Best Actress" Award at the 2006 Thai Supannahong Awards. To her surprise, she found herself nominated in the Best Supporting Actress category when the nominations were announced, despite having the lead role in the film. Saying she would have preferred considered for Best Actress and not been nominated at all, she withdrew her nomination. Five Star Productions boycotted the ceremony in protest of the category switch. See more »
Art of the Devil 2 tries to insert some quality into this horror genre but it mostly falls flat. Uneven and confusing editing, low-budget effects, and the typical (but with slight twist) ending provide for a sometimes dull and ineffective gross out experience with glimmers of sophistication. There are a few flashes of humanity and the voice over is actually some of the best qualities of the movie. But the quality production is missing. The jerky shots and unnatural performances (reflecting the older-style Asian acting) distract from the flow of the movie. The transformation of the teacher during the movie isn't handled smoothly nor sympathetically. The English-dubbed Thai movie makes does not make the transition into American film market easily. The end result is more confusing than clarified terror. The demise of the first of the six students is also strikingly sudden and somehow out of character. At times, the movie does exhibit a terror-filled tense background and their are subtle nice flourishes of horror touches inserted throughout the movie, but they are unable to make up for the rest of the jumble of weaknesses that pervade this movie. Four out of Ten Stars.
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