Sales: Phranakorn Film, Bangkok ([email protected])


Theatrical release: Thailand, 28 Jan. 2010.

Presented by Phranakorn Film (TH). Produced by Film Guru (TH). Executive producers: Thanapol Thanarungroj, Wichai Thanarungroj. Producers: Thawatchai Phanpakdee, Poj Arnon.

Script: Guru Team (Patana Chirawong, Manussa Vorasingha, Tosaporn Mongkol, Tanwarin Sukkhapisit). Original stories: Poj Arnon. Photography: Sittipong Kongtong (III), Wison Jiraungkoonsakun (I), Nikorn Sripongwarakul (II), Panya Nimchapoenpong (IV). Editing: Sunit Asvinikul. Music: Giant Wave. Production design: Poj Arnon. Art direction: Achita Nokthet (II-IV), Prawit Supo (I). Costume design: Poj Arnon (II, IV), Krissadar Rattanangkoon (I, III). Sound: Kantana Laboratories. Make-up effects: QFX Workshop.

Cast: Mai Charoenpura (Phii Dao - IV), Akara Amattayakul (Arm - I), Supaksorn Chaimongkol (Nuan - III), Kachapa Tungcharoen (Phii Naknaen - IV), Sattawat Settakorn (Gong - II), Auttaporn Teemakorn (Niranam - II), Pimonrut Pisunlayabood (Pang - I), Weeradit Srimalai (Puu - III), Wasana Chalakorn (Mad hotel lady - IV), Rutchanon Sookprakorb (Thua - IV), Arissara Thongsorisut (Jawys - III), Anchalee Saisoontorn (Landlady - III), Primrata Dejudom, Yaowaluck Mekkulwiroj, Samuch Chaisuwan, Watcharayu Suradech, Tanutchai Nattigon, Chonlawat Intarapan, Siwat Ngamnararat, Poommasit Tangpinitkran, Thep Ammaritt, Yothin Marpobpan, Nattapong Newachuen, Noppawan Chamnarnchang.


Still ตายโหง

Contemporary horror anthology
2010, colour, 1.85:1, 103 mins

Directed by Chartchai Ketknust (ชาติชาย เกษนัส, I: Flame), Manussa Vorasingha (มานุสส วรสิงห์, II: Imprison), Tanwarin Sukkhapisit (ธัญญ์วาริน สุขะพิสิษฐ์, III: Revenge), Poj Arnon (พจน์ อานนท์, IV: Haunting Motel)


By Derek Elley

Mon, 07 June 2010, 13:20 PM (HKT)

Four varied horror tales mix shocks and comedy with variable results. Mostly ancillary.


Bangkok, New Year's Eve. Flame: yuppie Arm (Akara Amattayakul) and his girlfriend Pang (Pimonrut Pisunlayabood) are caught in a nightlub fire, and Arm is subsequently haunted by memories of trying to save her the tragic night. Imprison: loner Gong (Sattawat Settakorn) is haunted by visions while in a police cell for unspecified reasons. Revenge: Nuan (Supaksorn Chaimongkol) and other tenants of an apartment block are mystified when body parts turn up in the water supply and the trail leads to her friend, deaf-mute tenant Puu (Weeradit Srimalai). Haunting Motel: two friends go back to a mysterious hotel room with an over-the-hill hooker (Mai Charoenpura) where history comes back to haunt them.


Following the horror anthology trend set by the more classy 4bia สี่แพร่ง (2008), campy director-producer-costume designer Poj ARNON พจน์ อานนท์ (Chai-Lai Angels: Dangerous Flowers ไฉไล (2006)) has masterminded Still ตายโหง (2010), a quartet of tales based on real-life events and co-directed with three first-timers. Akara AMATTAYAKUL อัครา อมาตยกุล heads the slickest one, Flame — inspired by the tragic Bangkok nightclub fire on New Year's Eve 2008-09 — with a mystical, romantic resolution, while lively Mai CHAROENPURA สิริวิมล เจริญปุระ (the crazed noodle chef in arty torture-porn classic Meat Grinder เชือดก่อนชิม (2009)) does the same in Arnon's comic-horror Haunting Motel, with a twist (typical of the director) that partly redeems all the mugging to that point.

Slackest of the group is Revenge, whose ending is weak after the slow build-up, while the classiest (and shortest, at less than 20 minutes) is Tanwarin SUKKHAPISIT ธัญญ์วาริน สุขะพิสิษฐ์'s Imprison, a mood piece set entirely in a police cell. Centred on a young guy tortured by dreams and/or apparitions that are only explained, with a fitting succinctness, at the very end, this segment raises a 4/10 movie to 5/10. Sittipong KONGTONG สิทธิพงษ์ กองทอง's photography, atmospherically employing simple light and shade, is a notch above the rest.

The film is also known under the title Die a Violent Death.

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