Top 5 Thai horror movies
1. SHUTTER (2004)
Box Office: S$1.31 million
The story: After an accident, a photographer is haunted by a ghost of the past. He discovers unexplainable shadows in his photographs that remind him that the past can never be fully erased.
Directed by Banjong Pisanthanakun, it was remade in 2008 by Masayuki Ochiai for American audiences.
2. PHOBIA 2 (2009)
Box Office: S$759,000
The story: Following the success of 4BIA, GMM Thai Hub (GTH) produced another anthology series, in the vein of the first instalment.
Translated to "five-way intersection", Phobia 2 was directed by Songyos Sugmakanan, Banjong Pisanthanakun, Parkpoom Wongpoom, Visute Poolvoralaks and Paween Purijitpanya.
3. 4BIA (Phobia 1) (2008)
Box Office: S$698,000
The story: Meaning "four-way intersection", 4BIA is a horror anthology of four parts.
Four directors contributed, namely: Youngyooth Thongkonthun, Parkpoom Wongpoom, and Paween Purijitpanya and Banjong Pisanthanakun, the director of Pee Mak.
4. NANG NAK (1999)
Box Office: S$470,000
The story: The movie that arguably started the Thai horror-movie craze.
Inspired by a Thai folk legend, the movie revolves around a man who does not realise his wife is a ghost.
Nang Nak was used as inspiration for director Banjong Pisanthanakun's spin-off, Pee Nak.
5. THE SCREEN AT KAMCHANOD (2007)
Box Office: S$68,269
The story: Set in 1987 in a forest of Kamchanod, Udon Thani Province, this film is about four movie screeners hired to screen a movie. However, when they arrive, the audience is mysteriously missing.
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