Ghost Of Mae Nak details
|Starring:||Siwat Chotchaicharin, Pataratida Pacharawirapong, Porntip Papanai|
Ghost Of Mae Nak
|Run time:||1 hour 42 minutes|
|Rental release:||29 Jan 2007|
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Woah! Scary!By MikeyboyPaines (53 reviews) from Fareham , 12 Nov 2006
[Highly rated reviewer]To anyone who hasn't experienced Thai horror cinema, this is not the best place to start (try Buppa Rahtree - hilarious and a little creepy at the same time). The story is interesting - a sort of sequel (though you needn't have seen the original to appreciate the story) to a tale of a female ghost who haunts her huband, and has her spirit subsequently trapped in a piece of her skull, The Ghost of Mae Nak tries to be a credible and serious update of the Thai horror genre. However, although the murders (decapitations, bodies sliced down the middle) are effective in an Omen-style way, the creepy ghost appearances lack suspense, and I found the actors to be a little dull. A moderately diverting film, but it doesn't stick with you afterwards.
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Really really badBy billybbadger (65 reviews) , 17 Jan 2013This is a really poor film. Some reviewers I read before renting it seemed to think it is saved by having a British director but that's it's problem. How many scary British films have there been? Very few. How many crap and predictable British horror films have there been? More than you can hope to count. And this oaf carries on that British tradition. People get killed in stupid and derivative ways (sliced in two by panes of glass? Omen anyone?) and the 'scares' and gore are delivered in a way that is just stupid. If you are sacred by this then you better avoid your shadow because that will make you jump out of your skin. Acting? Well it would've been nice if there had been some. The horror channel would probably reject this. That's really how bad this is.
mak loves nak and nak loves makBy juradino (815 reviews) from London , 15 Nov 2010Young couple buy a house that's hundred years old and do it up only to find themselves embroiled with ghost of Mae Nak, woman who was killed after being considered a witch and a brooch was made out of forehead of her skull. She wants her bone back to be laid to rest but is it going to save the couple?
DisapointingBy hlb (5 reviews) from Shepperton , 19 Jul 2008Lacks suspense and the creep factor. Somewhat interesting to someone who knows Bangkok to see familiar street scenes, thats about it
Nak and Mak? Oh LordBy jamesandlynne (7 reviews) from Kirkcaldy, Scotland , 16 Apr 2008
THIS REVIEW CONTAINS SPOILERS Show review anywayHideWhat the hell was this movie all about? We were expecting a lot more horror and a lot less cheese. The effects when people were 'punished' were ridiculous, and even for a 'horror' about a spirit who kills, were really far fetched and totally overdone. Apparently it's just not enough to be set on fire, you need to get hit by cars and then fall onto spikes. All the 'Mak loves Nak, Nak loves Mak' stuff made for a sickening concept as well. And they just happen to have the same names as the ghost and her husband. Oh Lord. Not worth bothering about.
Mak loves Nak and Nak loves Mak. 6/10.By Graham from UK , 13 Feb 2008Quite often we stumble across some hidden gems in foreign cinema and the Asians are amongst the best at producing chilling horrors, whilst the Ghost of Mae Nak was not one of the finest produced it was very watchable all the same. This Thai film is much lighter in style and cinematography than many of the Korean/Thai counterparts, much of the plot background is dark and the spooky black and white Ghost is generally familiar but this film certainly does not follow the same style as many others. Its a mix between a teen slasher, a love story, a dark thriller and almost a slapstick horror. The story follows a young couple very much in love whose lives and love they share is somehow linked to lady who had suffered badly in the past, its a simple but effective story that raises one or two questions and keeps you interested for the most part. Sadly some of the acting and script is flawed and the scares are far and few between, what the producer had gained with the fairly punchy story and clearer plot was somewhat offset by the lack of the dark spooky element Asian cinema is usually so good at. Not all that scary but generally enjoyable. The subtitles are very clear. 6/10.
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