- Aug 06
- Thai horror THE VICTIM: DVD review
- Posted by Deljhp - 06/08/12 at 08:34 AM
Director: Monthon Arayangkoon. Review: Adam Wing.
It’s been a long time coming, but Monthon Arayangkoon’s supernatural crime drama has picked up a solid fan base since its original release back in 2006. Arriving on UK shores this month courtesy of MVM Entertainment, The Victim tells the tale of Ting, a young actress who takes a job re-enacting crime scenes with the local police force. It might read like a hokey premise on paper, but this kind of thing actually happens in Thailand, where crime scenes are re-enacted and pictures are published in national newspapers, bringing closed cases to the attention of the public. It’s not long before things take a turn for the supernatural, with Ting largely unaware of events taking place around her.
After completing her first job Ting (Pitchanart Sakakorn) nestles down to pray, unaware of the ghostly presence towering over her – the headless, towering presence familiar to all fans of Asian horror. Monthon Arayangkoon deserves praise for incorporating local ‘ghost haunts’ in his picture, giving the film a grittier, more disturbing feel. In utilising actual crime scenes – including ‘The Haunted House at Nong Jork’ – The Victim has a realistic tone and disturbing qualities that bleed through...Continue reading review.
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