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Phobia (2008)

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4BIA is a Horror Anthology. The first segment, "Happiness" is about a lonely girl who corresponded with a stranger over hand phone text messaging and soon discovered something strange about... See full summary »

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Yongyoot Thongkongtoon (screenplay), Eakasit Thairaat (screenplay) | 12 more credits »
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Maneerat Kham-uan Maneerat Kham-uan ... Pin (segment "Happiness") (as Maneerat Kamounan)
Witawat Singlampong Witawat Singlampong ... Diaw (segment "Tit for Tat") (as Vittavat Singlumpong)
Apinya Sakuljaroensuk ... Pink (segment "Tit for Tat")
Chon Wachananon Chon Wachananon ... Yo (segment "Tit for Tat") (as Chol Wachananont)
Nattapong Chartpong Nattapong Chartpong ... Ter (segment "In the Middle") (as Nuttapong Chartpong)
Kantapat Permpoonpatcharasuk Kantapat Permpoonpatcharasuk ... Aey (segment "In the Middle")
Pongsatorn Jongwilak Pongsatorn Jongwilak ... Phueak (segment "In the Middle") (as Pongsatorn Jongwilas)
Wiwat Kongrasri Wiwat Kongrasri ... Shin (segment "In the Middle") (as Wiwat Krongrasri)
Laila Boonyasak Laila Boonyasak ... Pim (segment "Last Fright") (as Chermarn Boonyasak)
Nada Lesongan Nada Lesongan ... Princee Sophia (segment "Last Fright")
Plai Paramej Plai Paramej ... Captain (segment "Last Fright")
Wirot Ngaoumphanphaitoon Wirot Ngaoumphanphaitoon ... Ton (segment "Happiness")
Piyakarn Butprasert Piyakarn Butprasert ... Muk (segment "Happiness") (as Piyakan Bootprqsert)
Nithiwat Tharatorn Nithiwat Tharatorn ... Muk's Boyfriend (segment "Happiness") (as Nitiwat Taraton)
Pran Tadaveerawat Pran Tadaveerawat ... Pin's Ex (segment "Happiness")
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4BIA is a Horror Anthology. The first segment, "Happiness" is about a lonely girl who corresponded with a stranger over hand phone text messaging and soon discovered something strange about this new stranger that she is attracted to. "Tit For Tat" spun a tale of black magic and vengeance for a school kid that had been bullied by a school gang. "In The Middle" - a group of friends faced one of their worst camping trip after water kayaking accident. The final segment "Last Fright" takes horror to new heights with a psychological thriller that involves a stewardess flying solo in a cabin with a dead body. Written by richardlimjr

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During the story "In the Middle" one or another of the boys gives away spoilers to 3 movies. The boy that spoils the first movie is wearing a T-shirt sold by American Company "Threadless" that is covered with spoilers for about 20 movies. The T-shirt is called "Spoilt", and 2 of the movies spoiled in the film are actually on the shirt. See more »

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References Forrest Gump (1994) See more »

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4bia
19 September 2008 | by helmuttySee all my reviews

I must say that 4bia is one of the good Thai horror movie. Directors from Shutter, Body 19 and Iron ladies prove that they all can come up with suspenseful tales together. There are four stories and each of them is 30 minutes. The four stories are pretty engrossing, suspenseful and interesting.

The story: First, we get 'Happiness' directed by Yongyoot Thongkongtoon who did Iron ladies. A girl has a broken leg and stays in her apartment. She sends SMS to friends and soon she received a SMS from someone mysterious. She soon chats with him and asks for his picture. It turns out...things are not always what they seem. It is creepy and thrilling. 3/5

The second story is not very thrilling nor suspenseful but still good. 'Tit for Tat' directed by Paween Purijitpanya who did Body 19. A guy use black magic to take revenge on a group of students who bully him. You will know the outcome as nowadays, this kind of plot are common. The gore and violence take over suspense and the thrills. Though without the suspense, it is still engrossing. 3.5/5

Third story is 'In the middle' by Banjong Pisanthanakun who did Shutter and Alone.Four buddies camp in a forest. They make fun of horror movies and tell ghost stories before bedtime. One of them was drowned when they went water raft. They start to search for him and soon things start to get creepy. I think this story is the most suspenseful and the ending is not what I had expected. Though there is suspense, the story is a bit slow. The suspense starts later. 3/5

The final and fourth story is' Last Fright' by Parkpoom Wongpoom who also did Shutter and Alone. An air stewardess is to escort a corpse who is a princess alone. Things start to get creepy and thrilling. As the third story has the suspense, this one has the thrills. Although like the third one, this started off a bit slow but it still manage to thrill me. 3/5

Overall: Is it worth to watch it? Yes, it is. Suspense and thrills fans should watch this. I am not afraid to say but 4bia is actually one of the best horror and Thai movie I had seen. It is recommended to watch this. It is good although I am not a horror fan. Rated NC-16 in Singapore.


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Release Date:

25 April 2008 (Thailand) See more »

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$3,909,920
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GMM Tai Hub (GTH) See more »
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