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12 October 2006 (Thailand) See more »
Ting, an actress for murder illustration is hired to simulate a real-life murder case of Min, a former Miss Thailand who was brutally killed... See more » | Add synopsis »
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DVD Review - The Victim (2006)
 (From Flickeringmyth. 6 August 2012, 1:17 AM, PDT)

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Convoluted and confusing ghost story See more (9 total) »


  (in credits order)
Pitchanart Sakakorn ... Ting / May
Apasiri Nitibhon ... Meen / Oom
Penpak Sirikul ... Fai
Chokchai Charoensuk ... Dr. Charun
Kiradej Ketakinta ... Lieutenant Te
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Peeraphong Malaithing ... Nai
Sompong Thawee ... Bee

Directed by
Monthon Arayangkoon 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Monthon Arayangkoon  written by
Shih-keng Chien 
Sompope Vejchapipat  written by

Produced by
Monthon Arayangkoon .... producer

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Also Known As:
"Phii khon pen" - Thailand (original title)
"Spirit of the Victim" - Singapore (English title)
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108 min


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Convoluted and confusing ghost story, 22 March 2013
Author: Leofwine_draca from United Kingdom

Most Thai films I tend to watch these days seem to be sub-par ghost stories that play heavily on that country's superstitions and fear of the dead returning to life; THE VICTIM is no different. It's an unashamed copy of the kinds of films that Japanese was doing so well half a decade previously, featuring a young actress who finds herself haunted by a vengeful female ghost which keeps popping up at just the wrong time.

Unlike in the superlative SHUTTER, THE VICTIM is content to emulate rather than innovate and the resultant movie just isn't very interesting. There are twists and turns galore in the ultra-confusing storyline which involves an actress who becomes involved in reconstructing crime scenes, and much is made of the origins of the female ghost, but none of it is particularly compelling; you watch just to try and keep track of what's going on rather than being genuinely gripped by what you see.

The acting is 'meh' and the direction sub-par, the horror limited to a series of unsuccessful scare and jump sequences that quickly become repetitive; they involve the heroine catching a glimpse of a scarred supernatural figure and this set-up is repeated over and over again until the very end. There's no real menace, just predictability on show, and THE VICTIM proves itself yet another forgettable Thai horror outing.

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