The Thai horror boom is fanning out across Asia, and in a telling development about the lamentable state of Korean cinema, two Thai films are opening in Korea.
Lots of Korean films and soap operas are released in Thailand. Korean pop stars are regularly making stops in Bangkok to promote their records. Heck, Thailand is silly about K-culture.
Though, I must say, about the only Korean film I'm excited to see is the western, The Good, The Bad, The Weird, preferably on a triple bill with Sukiyaki Western Django and Tears of the Black Tiger, but that's for another time.
Anyway, it's time for some payback.
Opening this week is The Body (recently on show at Udine), the slick thriller from Paween Purijitpanya. And on June 19, Wisit Sasanatieng's old-timey thriller The Unseeble opens.
I think that's a beautiful poster for The Unseeable, by the way.
A couple of good choices to export - maybe they will inspire a resurgence of K-horror.
Meanwhile, the wave of Thai horror continues in Taiwan, with the latest export being Sahamongkol's Spiritual World, which I don't know too much about.
- Sick Nurses, Train of the Dead for Taiwan, Bangkok Love Story to Singapore
- Body #19 heads to Taiwan, other parts