On the arrival in Thailand, the Americans Jim and his girlfriend Julie hire the polite chauffeur Gogo and his van at the airport. They sightsee Bangkok and learn the legend of the ghost houses, miniature houses where spirits peacefully live and do not haunt the living. Then Jim proposes Julie to marry him with an engagement ring. They meet the British Robert and Billy in the hotel lobby and are invited to celebrate their engagement with them. Robert summons Jim to visit a fleshpots and Billy stays outside with Julie. When they leave the spot, Julie has an argument with Jim that is drunken and accepts Robert's invitation to visit ghost houses at the outskirts. Robert wears Julie's scarf about a doll's neck and then he flees with Billy leaving the American couple in the middle of nowhere. Julie does not feel well and Jim calls Gogo to find them and take Julie to a hospital. However, when Gogo sees Julie, he takes her to a nearby village where his aunts live. Then they take Julie to a ...Written by
Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Scout Taylor Compton and Mark Boone Junior were both in Rob Zombie's Halloween 2. See more »
Lyrics and Music by Sherri Chung
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So very, very predictable...
Right, well an Americanized foray into the rich Thai culture and supernatural. Would probably be a good idea, right? Well, sure on paper, yes. Or if it was done in a satisfactory manner, yes.
"Ghost House" from 2017, turned out to be an adequate story in terms of storyline and plot. It was capable of mixing the Thai superstition of ghost mythology with Western cinema.
They had a fair good ensemble of casted actors and actresses to perform in the movie, despite it being a relatively small ensemble. Being a small cast list, means that there is a bit more pressure to perform, and I will say that the cast actually did do that here.
The effects in the movie were good too. Although not really among the best and most believable of effects that I have seen in movies focusing on Thai ghost lore. But at least the were functional and served their purpose as intended. That did bring some enjoyment to the movie.
So why only a meager 4 out of 10 stars rating from me, you might wonder? Well, because the movie was so horribly predictable that even someone not watching the movie knew what was coming a mile away.
There are far better movies available if you like movies about ghosts, both in the American and Thai movie cinema.
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