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Five Star on a Crunchy Horror Roll at Cannes

Get ready for a deluge of Cannes news, kids. It was bound to start sooner or later, right? First up is a bevy of new horror titles coming at us from Thailand’s Five Star Production. Read on for all the details you need.

Screen Daily is reporting that Thailand’s Five Star Production has picked up worldwide rights to horror thriller Hong Hoon (pictured right and below).

The film is a contemporary take on a Thai folk tale, directed by Kulp Kaljareuk and starring Ananda Everingham and Thai actress and model Rattanarat “Ploy” Aurthaveekul. The story revolves around a woman who believes she lost her father in an accident, but is approached by a stranger who explains that he died because he had a wax figure made of himself. The Thai belief that such figures should never be made until after death has been explored in several radio dramas,
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Five Star takes horror Hong Hoon

  • ScreenDaily
Exclusive: Thailand’s Five Star Production has picked up worldwide rights to horror thriller Hong Hoon.

The film is a contemporary take on a Thai folk tale, directed by Kulp Kaljareuk and starring Ananda Everingham and Thai actress and model Rattanarat “Ploy” Aurthaveekul.

The story revolves around a woman who believes she lost her father in an accident, but is approached by a stranger who explains that he died because he had a wax figure made of himself.

The Thai belief that such figures should never be made until after death has been explored in several radio dramas, TV series and films.

A member of the third generation of the family that runs the Kantana studios group, Kaljareuk also heads production subsidiary Kantana Motion Pictures. He previously produced short film Loop (2009), starring Everingham, and is making his feature directing debut with Hong Hoon.

According to Five Star, the film is a darker and more stylised spin on
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Afm 2012: Terror Strikes at 3 A.M. in Thailand

A new horror anthology from Thailand is speeding out at us like a bullet and the one thing that all of the segments in this flick have in common is the fact that really, really bad things can happen at 3 A.M.

Check out the sales art and international trailer below.

The film comprises three separate short stories from established Thai directors: Patchanon Thammajira's "The Wig" follows two sisters haunted by evil dolls in a wig shop. Kirati Nakintanon's segment tells the tale of a man who gets an eerie job looking after the corpses of a bridge and groom. And Isara Nadee's "The Blind Man" is about a man with severe myopia who starts to have strange visions.

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Plot details for upcoming Thai horror 3Am

Following the Asian box office success of their first ever 3D frightener ‘Dark Flight 407,’ is was pretty much a cert that Thai film house Five Star Movies wasn’t go to leave it there hence....Thailand's second 3D horror - a compilation piece titled ‘3Am’ - is already on the cards and the release tipped to be around Christmas time. No sign of a trailer just yet, so we’ll have to make do with the teaser poster, and summary of the plots...for now. The film comprises three separate short stories from established Thai directors: Patchanon Thammajira's ‘The Wig’ follows two sisters haunted by evil dolls in a wig shop....Kirati Nakintanon's segment tells the tale of a man who gets an eerie job looking after the corpses of a bridge and groom. And...Isara Nadee's ‘The Blind Man’ is about a man with severe myopia
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Colic aka Dek Hen Pee (Film Review)

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Colic aka Dek Hen Pee (Film Review)
The 2006 feature-length production Colic (Colic: Dek Hen Pee), directed by Patchanon Thammajira, goes a step further than most Thai horror films, but also reveals narrative problems that, unfortunately, cast a shadow upon the movie's merits. Colic tells the story of a young couple, Prae (Pimpan Chalaikupp) and Pong (Vittaya Wasukraipaisan), who face an apparently unsolvable problem when their newborn son engages in incessant crying episodes that no doctor can explain. As the story progresses, Prae and Pong learn that their child's tears are actually unnerving signs that creepy, life-threatening events are about to happen.

Colic's director did make a smart move by exploring more elements of gore than a classic Thai horror film typically would. Whereas the focus on spirits and paranormal phenomena remains, the supernatural forces that disturb the characters' lives are more than just scary. They are extremely sadistic and are responsible for slowly built death traps. However,
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