Colic is a syndrome found in infants, which causes infants to cry continuously for hours. The reason behind this illness is usually credited by medical expects to a number of factors. However, some people believe that it's linked to something supernatural. "Colic" tells a story of a couple (Pongpob and Phraeploy) who have a shotgun wedding upon discovering that Praeploy has unexpectedly become pregnant. After the wedding, Pongpob brings Phraeploy to his mother's suburban home. The night before Praeploy delivers the child, the house next to theirs catches on fire. When the baby is delivered, and is brought to their house, he screams and cries with no reason. The doctor considers the baby has colic, and tells the couple that the ailment will disappear when the baby turns 3 to 6 months old. Several months later, the baby still hasn't stopped crying...while the family's members encounter to mysterious and unexplained experiences.Written by
When Prae (Pimpan Chalaikupp) gets pregnant, her boyfriend Pong (Vittaya Wasukraipaisan) decides to marry her and they move to the house of Pong's mother. When their slow next door neighbor Benn gives old newspaper to Prae, her house catches fire and Benn dies totally burnt. Prae has a nervous breakdown and delivers her baby, the healthy Pan. When Pan is brought home, he uninterruptedly cries. Pong and Prae go to the doctor and he believes that baby has colic and will be better after six months old. However the baby never stops crying and Pong, his mother, Prae and her sister Jean (Kulthida Sattabongkoch) go with the baby to a monk in the temple and to an institute seeking an answer. On the eve of Pan's first anniversary, they discover that the baby is the reincarnation of an evil spirit and the souls of people that he had hurt in his past life want to wound him.
"Colic: Dek Hen Pee" is an Asian horror movie with an interesting premise, the counterpoint of the pain of colic and reincarnation. The viewers that believe in reincarnation certainly will appreciate this movie much more than me since I found the conclusion disappointing. The creepy atmosphere is scary, especially the scene with the autistic interns in the institute; but there is a poor development of Benn and the accident with Pong's mother is too forced. My vote is six.
Title (Brazil): "Vidas Passadas" ("Past Lives")
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