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4bia (2008)
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4BIA is a Horror Anthology. The first segment, "Happiness" is about a lonely girl who corresponded with a stranger over hand phone text messaging and soon discovered something strange about... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Maneerat Kham-uan ...
Pin (segment "Happiness") (as Maneerat Kamounan)
Witawat Singlampong ...
Diaw (segment "Tit for Tat") (as Vittavat Singlumpong)
Apinya Sakuljaroensuk ...
Pink (segment "Tit for Tat")
Chon Wachananon ...
Yo (segment "Tit for Tat") (as Chol Wachananont)
Nattapong Chartpong ...
Ter (segment "In the Middle") (as Nuttapong Chartpong)
Kantapat Permpoonpatcharasuk ...
Aey (segment "In the Middle")
Pongsatorn Jongwilak ...
Phueak (segment "In the Middle") (as Pongsatorn Jongwilas)
Wiwat Kongrasri ...
Shin (segment "In the Middle") (as Wiwat Krongrasri)
Laila Boonyasak ...
Pim (segment "Last Fright") (as Chermarn Boonyasak)
Nada Lesongan ...
Princee Sophia (segment "Last Fright")
Plai Paramej ...
Captain (segment "Last Fright")
Wirot Ngaoumphanphaitoon ...
Ton (segment "Happiness")
Piyakarn Butprasert ...
Muk (segment "Happiness") (as Piyakan Bootprqsert)
Nitiwat Taraton ...
Muk's Boyfriend (segment "Happiness")
Pran Tadaveerawat ...
Pin's Ex (segment "Happiness")
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4BIA is a Horror Anthology. The first segment, "Happiness" is about a lonely girl who corresponded with a stranger over hand phone text messaging and soon discovered something strange about this new stranger that she is attracted to. "Tit For Tat" spun a tale of black magic and vengeance for a school kid that had been bullied by a school gang. "In The Middle" - a group of friends faced one of their worst camping trip after water kayaking accident. The final segment "Last Fright" takes horror to new heights with a psychological thriller that involves a stewardess flying solo in a cabin with a dead body. Written by richardlimjr

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During the story "In the Middle" one or another of the boys gives away spoilers to 3 movies. The boy that spoils the first movie is wearing a T-shirt sold by American Company "Threadless" that is covered with spoilers for about 20 movies. The T-shirt is called "Spoilt", and 2 of the movies spoiled in the film are actually on the shirt. See more »

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Horror tales that didn't fully deliver...
3 April 2011 | by (Denmark) – See all my reviews

For a Thai horror movie, then "Phobia" was a lukewarm experience, because it wasn't particularly scary.

The first segment, titled "Happiness", was the best of all four stories. It was also the most interesting story of them all. The director had managed to struck a nail with this story, as it was portrayed really well.

The second segment, titled "The Deadly Charm" had a nice story as well, though the CGI generated dead people looked like something made on a Commodore 64. That was really an eyesore to behold. For a tale of revenge, then it wasn't all that shabby.

The third segment, titled "The Man in the Middle", had an interesting enough story, with sort of a "The Sixth Sense" going on. However, the story was portrayed in a way to comical way, that really brought the story down to a childish level. And the way that the young men were behaving was also helping bring the story further down.

The fourth and final segment, titled "The Last Flight" was the second-most interesting story, and it had the most scare effect of all the four stories together.

The acting in all stories, except the third one (The Man in the Middle) was good, and you could easily get into the stories. However, the stories are fairly short, and they suffer under that criteria, which is a shame. As a aficionado of Asian horror movies, then I was looking forward to sitting through this, but the end result was a somewhat less than average experience, unfortunately.

That being said, I will still make it through the sequel, but more on that later.


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