Tun is a photographer that lives with his girlfriend Jane. While driving home from a wedding, they accidentally hit a woman on the street. Fearful of the repercussions of their actions, they drive away from the scene though Jane is reluctant to leave the woman behind. Afterwards, Tun begins to see ghostly figures lurking in his photographs. Also, he has a mysterious neck ache that doctors cannot seem to find the cause of. Soon, Tun's friends begin to kill themselves off one by one. There seems to be a dark secret shared between Tun and his friends that has finally surfaced to come and haunt them all...
Shutter was a well-paced movie for the most part, and I would say that it's probably one of the scariest that I've reviewed so far. The images of the ghost were truly, truly disturbing. *shudder* Also, you can't help but feel a little sorry for Tun, and especially for the poor little ghost girl. I might close my eyes and see her crawling up my bedsheets, but I still want her to find happiness eventually.
A very good film from Thailand, so good, in fact, that the Americans have stolen the idea *again* and made a remake which recently came out in theaters. As you all know I'll say, watch the original! And Asian chicks are totally hot, so you might as well see one here.
Shutter was my first experience with a horror film made in Thailand and I was taken by its subtle terror and the skillful way that the suspense was built up over the course of the film. Shutter is the work of two young Thai directors, Banjong Pisanthanakun and Parkpoom Wongpoom, who, despite their inexperience, have crafted a mesmerizing film of horror, guilt, and sorrow.