Friday, March 7, 2014

Top 10 Best Thai Horror Movies

Asian horror has delivered some of the most iconic films of all time. If you're a fan of Asian horror, you know about Ringu and its technology scare, Ju-on and its spooky visuals and sounds, and Whispering Corridors and its classic setting. And, there are so many more – some just as known and some a bit more obscure. But, as Japan and South Korea sizzle down, delivering crud like Sadako or Dark Forest respectively, Thailand steps up with some of the best horror films of the last decade. Here's a list of my favorites so far. (keep in mind, I haven't watched them all, I'm still trying to get my hands on Alone and the first Phobia, which look promising.)

10. The Sisters 
Read The Sisters (Review) Here!
This is a flawed horror film. Why is it one the list of the best? Well, The Sisters features one of my favorite scenes in the genre: the air duct ghost introduction, which was incredibly satisfying and memorable. The rest of the film also continues to offer more creepy visuals, but nothing like the air duct scene.

9. The Unborn Child 
Read The Unborn Child (Review) Here!
The Unborn Child is another a flawed horror film. The story is generic, and it sometimes lacks the most important ingredient: THE HORROR! But, it has some redeeming elements in some surprisingly chilling visuals.

8. The Screen at Kamchanod 
Read The Screen at Kamchanod (Review) Here!
A scary film that's lacking in story. The story is unnecessarily confusing and often dull, but this movie will try to scare you the entire way through. It delivers nonstop horror.

7. Bangkok Haunted 
Read Bangkok Haunted (Review) Here!
This is a good horror anthology. It has one great story, one good story, and one mediocre story, so I average the whole film to simply being good. The storytelling is often confusing, and it sometimes lacks horror, but it has a great horror atmosphere and I'm a sucker for horror anthologies.

6. Long Weekend (aka Thongsook 13)
Read Long Weekend (Review) Here!
Long Weekend is a homage to classic horror films – a satire of sorts, although it does get lost in its own satire elements. The film has slick visuals and plenty of terror, including suspense, jump-scares, and gore. Definitely a fun film for the weekend.

5. Laddaland 
Read Laddaland (Review) Here!
Laddaland is your simple haunted house plot, but with a little more focus on character, making the horror much more effective. If you love a consistent horror film, this film will throw it all at you for its complete runtime.

4. 9-9-81 
Read 9-9-81 (Review) Here!
This is a horror anthology, although it feels more like a compilation. 9-9-81 offers a sad story with many different horror styles, from the jump-scares to the visuals, and it's coated in an ominous atmosphere.

3. The Unseeable 
The Unseeable is a horror film with a classic vibe. It's such a traditional horror film, yet it manages to terrify through its amazing blend of horror – slow-burn, suspense, visuals, and jump-scares – and it impresses through its amazing cinematography and setting
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2. Phobia 2
Read Phobia 2 (Review) Here!
Phobia 2 is a versatile horror experience. A terrifying anthology of horror with a pinch of laugh-out-loud humor, and a incredibly entertaining film overall. As a big fan of horror anthologies, this is one of my favorites.

1. Shutter
Shutter is likely the most known Thai horror film. Shutter is an atmospheric and creative horror film with a great concept, bone-chilling suspense, and a shocking, unforgettable conclusion – it even had an American remake a few years back.

What are your favorites? I would love some recommendations! Also, if you like the list, please share on Facebook, Twitter, and all the other social media stuff. I really appreciate it, and I'll have another list up in two weeks, as I usually do. Thanks for reading!

Looking for other good lists? Check out my last two lists:
Top 10 Best Chinese Movies on Netflix
Top 10 Best South Korean Movies on Amazon Prime Streaming

2 comments:

  1. Shutter in my opinion, the Best Asian Horror Movies of All Time. Thanks for the list, i'll have my time to complete watching all this.

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