A western businessman, his Thai wife and son experience a horrible accident while visiting Bangkok. In the aftermath, they find there is a shadow world between life and death where endless darkness lies.
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Touched to the depths of his being by the death of his child in a car accident nine years earlier, Jacques has lost his bearings. For this loss is all the more difficult to stand as Jacques... See full summary »
The American Jeff Mathews returns to Bangkok with his beloved wife Kyle Matthews and son Som Mathews to visit Kyle's parents. Jeff is a businessman that met Kyle in a business trip and married her. Jeff stops the car in a red light and a pickup crashes his car. Five weeks later, Jeff awakes from the coma and learns that Kyle and Som died in the accident. The nurse Choi Luang treats Jeff carefully but instead of recovering, he has dreadful visions and nightmares with ghosts and demons.. Choi takes Jeff to the aunt of her cousin Mae Noi and she explains that he is experiencing the World of Shadows, where people suffer their last moments over and over in the darkness. Soon Jeff learns that his connection with the World of Shadows is very strong and Maw Noi tells that they need help. They go to the house of Warren Mills and Jeff learns that his soul is trapped in the World of Shadows, and he need to go there to bring his soul back and be one again. Written by
Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
This is above average for an independent production filmed on location in Thailand. It is poorly billed as "horror" and even given a poor choice for a title. The better genre for this is Adventure Drama Fantasy, but not horror.
The movie stars actor Cary Elwes and supporting actor William Hurt. Elwes portraits Jeff Mathews a businessman returning to visit his father-in-law in Bangkok when a fatal car accident takes the lives of his wife and son, leaving him in a coma for weeks expected not to survive.
Upon his recovery, Jeff discovers through personal experience and Eastern metaphysics, that his soul is trapped between realms. He must cross a barrier between worlds guarded by demons to save himself.
The movie is nothing to rave about, but better than watching stale remakes and countless sequels others offer.
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