Another entirely predictable and utterly dull horror film from Thailand; I'm beginning to think that SHUTTER is a stand-alone film entirely, a true diamond in a sea of pebbles. THE COMMITMENT is a yawn-worthy outing with a heavy religious angle with a storyline involving a group of (irritating) girls who decide to visit a haunted shrine in a bid to make all their wishes come true. Inevitably, an evil ghost spirit has other ideas. Sadly, THE COMMITMENT has more in common with bargain-bin US horror than with the kind of classics that the modern Asian ghost story genre is known for.
This is one of those films where seemingly nothing happens. Each of the various characters are haunted by repetitive dream sequences that never really go anywhere, and each of the scare scenes is overly-familiar and diluted. You never get invested in any of the characters, in fact it's one of those movies where you're hoping for sudden deaths for the entire cast. There are one or two grisly moments thrown into the mix, including a particularly unpleasant scene of self-harm, but it's certainly nothing to get worked up about; instead, I'm frankly perplexed as to why this ever got a release outside of Thailand. It certainly doesn't merit it.
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