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A group of friends go to a place known as "the house of the spirits"
where is said that if you make a wish and offer something good enough
in exchange for the wish, it'll come true. After being there,
everything seems to go fine for the girls as they wishes come true, but
the things start getting wrong when some of them don't carry on the
This movie, is a perfect example of the typical Thai horror films, which have more in common with the occidental teenage horror flicks than with the Asian horror movies. Of course, not all Thai horror films are so bad, there are a few exceptions like "Shutter", but in general they are...
In this case, there is almost nothing to save, the acting is quite bad, the story poor and predictable, some of the supposedly scary moments are hilarious (specially the two "hair attacks") and the final is....Also, there is one homage to Psycho and another one to One Missed Call that defines perfectly how bad is the movie.
Another entirely predictable and utterly dull horror film from
Thailand; I'm beginning to think that SHUTTER is a stand-alone film
entirely, a true diamond in a sea of pebbles. THE COMMITMENT is a
yawn-worthy outing with a heavy religious angle with a storyline
involving a group of (irritating) girls who decide to visit a haunted
shrine in a bid to make all their wishes come true. Inevitably, an evil
ghost spirit has other ideas. Sadly, THE COMMITMENT has more in common
with bargain-bin US horror than with the kind of classics that the
modern Asian ghost story genre is known for.
This is one of those films where seemingly nothing happens. Each of the various characters are haunted by repetitive dream sequences that never really go anywhere, and each of the scare scenes is overly-familiar and diluted. You never get invested in any of the characters, in fact it's one of those movies where you're hoping for sudden deaths for the entire cast. There are one or two grisly moments thrown into the mix, including a particularly unpleasant scene of self-harm, but it's certainly nothing to get worked up about; instead, I'm frankly perplexed as to why this ever got a release outside of Thailand. It certainly doesn't merit it.
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I am not much of a critic....but i bought this DVD at best buy and
failed to watch it....it sat in the wrapper for months before i decided
i ought to open it and watch it (I bought it cause it was Asian, not
because i heard great things nor wanted to buy it) I watched it today
and to be honest, i sorta liked it.
I liked how it incoporated the Thai culture into the movie line. I hadnt known about shrines and such before watching this movie. Showed me that the Thai community is very much into their religious beliefs....
But overall, the movie wasn't the greatest...the directing was beautiful, it had some really eerie camera positions that made the movie scary....
I would recommend for someone to watch just because I thought "Moss" was really badass and cool and fun to watch....
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