Tuesday, October 20, 2009
Slice cutting it up with Haunted Universities
With the end of the calendar year fast approaching, Thailand's studios are in a rush to get their completed films into this year's books. And with Halloween coming up, what better time than to release two blood-soaked thrillers -- Slice from Five Star Production and Maha'lai Sayong Kwan (Haunted Universities) from Sahamongkol Film International.
Slice has been covered here before and is highly anticipated. Directed by Kongkiat Khomsiri (Muay Thai Chaiya, Art of the Devil 2 and 3) and co-scripted by Wisit Sasanatieng, Slice (Chuen: Kaat-Dta-Gam Ram-Leuk), เฉือน: ฆาตกรรม รำลึก) is a crime thriller starring "Pe" Arak Amornsupasiri as a convict who is sprung from prison for 15 days to work with the police and catch a serial killer. Veteran actor Chatchai Plengpanich also stars as a rather unorthodox police detective.
Haunted Universities is less anticipated by me, but only because I didn't know much about it until now. It's about students (Panward Hemmanee, Anna Reese from Queens of Langkasuka and Ashiraya Peerapatkunchaya) who are facing all the various ghost stories that are told at Thai universities, probably just to scare freshmen. It's by Bunjong Sinthanamongkolkul and Sutthiporn Tubtim, two young filmmakers who are making their debut feature as a team. Bunjong has previously worked as an assistant or crew member on such movies as Fake, Goal Club and Yam Yasothon. Update: He directed last year's mad-dog comedy, Woh Mah Ba Maha Sanook. Sutthiporn's credits include Goal Club, editor on Mercury Man and Colic and co-director of the pirate flick Salad Ta Deaw.
The trailer for Haunted Universities is playing alongside the one for Slice in Thai cinemas. And it's online. It's embedded below.
(Via Deknang, Enjoy Thai Movies)