Ted, his cousin May, her best friend April and April's boyfriend, Kofei take a vacation to Thailand to visit their Thai buddy, Chongkwai, who shows them a book of ten ways to see ghosts. And the game begins...
A blind girl gets a cornea transplant so that she would be able to see again. However, she got more than what she bargained for when she realised she could even see ghosts. And some of these ghosts are down right unfriendly. So she embarks on a journey to find the origins of her cornea and to reveal the history of the previous dead owner ...Written by
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The dark/black figure/person that constantly appears in the film when the characters die is the Daoist (Chinese religion) form of the Grim Reaper. In Daoist belief, there are two Grim Reapers, the White and Black "Wu Chang". The Black Reaper is the one that escorts the newly dead to the "other world" of "afterlife". See more »
When Mun and Dr. Lo get to Bangkok, they each have a black bag. At the hospital, only Dr. Lo has one. Later, at Ling's house, Mun has her bag back. See more »
The opening credits sequence is interrupted as if the film was stuck: first it appears to melt, then the screen strobes, slowing to a flash, as if the projector intermittent was slowing down. See more »
A slow creeping film, mixing great Japanese horror with poor Hollywood type script direction.
Being a fan of Japanese horror, as well as the foreign film scene as a whole (and by foreign I mean non-Hollywood), I was excited at the prospect of seeing this movie. I wasn't disappointed, well for the most part anyway. It opens strongly, with a narrative style, as the young blind woman receives her eye transplants. As her sight returns we are greeted with the traditional Japanese style of under stated shock and horror. Creeping dread. As we are treated to the sights of blurred, unfocused figures and images, only the music and the subtle camera movements to tell us something is wrong. Soon, however, her seeing returns and we are treated to a more tangible horror, and yet it is still treated with careful hands and controlling care. There are shocks aplenty, and a few quiet scares that are hardly noticeable, but when you do, boy do they freak you out! Unfortunately, as it is with many Hollywood films nowadays, the ending is what lets this film down. During the latter half of the film, the focus turns from the slow horror to a plot that most of us have seen before, and we are dealt a final sequence that seems unconnected and distant from the rest of the movie. With no discernable conclusion or understanding to come from the film, you're left with a feeling of a wasted movie, with such promise from the rest of the story. Still, perhaps this is a sign of a reversal of the movie syndrome to date, a foreign film that doesn't quite make it at the end, has now been bought by Hollywood, perhaps they could turn it around. Still, I would recommend seeing this version now, some of the scenes will have you totally creeped out.
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