On May 10th, Icon Home Entertainment will release the visually stylish horror anthology Phobia, featuring four self-contained but tenuously connected tales of terror, taylor made for fans of short, sharp, shock horror compendia such as Tales From The Crypt, Twilight Zone: The Movie, and Creepshow.
To celebrate the release of Phobia on DVD, FilmFetish is giving away three copies to readers.
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- Reply to this post and name the ten best Asian horror films from my list RIGHT HERE. Be original and tell us something about at least three of your choices that you loved about those films.
I’ll be running the Phobia contest through the DVD release date of May 10, 2010.
More about Phobia
Four of Thailand’s hottest new directors and masters of the macabre – Paween Purikitpanya (Body), Yongyoot Thongkongtoon (Best Of Times, Metrosexual, Iron Ladies) and the co-directing team responsible for ‘Shutter’, Banjong Pisanthanakun and Parkpoom Wongpoom (Shutter) – come together to serve up a fresh feast of fear in the horror anthology Phobia, coming to DVD in May 2010.
Yongyoot Thongkongtoon kicks things off with ‘Happiness’, a dialogue-free instalment featuring a teenage girl, housebound due to injuries received in a taxi accident, whose only connection to the outside world is via her mobile phone. Another boring evening starts to look promising when she begins receiving friendly text messages from a mysterious boy. Things take a turn for the worse when it becomes apparent that the texts are being sent from beyond the grave by a lonely corpse and he’s very keen to meet up… with…
In ‘Tit For Tat’ a group of dope-smoking school bullies face bloody, ‘Final Destination’-style retribution when their latest victim, a fellow student, seeks revenge via black magic and a terrifying curse from which there is no escape. Or is there? Paween Purikitpanya’s hyper-kinetic directing style, unexpectedly creative death scenes and generous helpings of gore deliver a thrilling tale with a suitably gruesome pay-off.
A self-referential horror-comedy that manages to give passing nods to ‘Titanic’, ‘The Sixth Sense’, ‘The Others’ and the director’s own ‘Shutter’, amongst other movies, Banjong Pisanthanakun’s ‘In The Middle’ even has one character posing the question: “Why are ghosts always females with white faces and long, straight dark hair?” That’s definitely not the case in this story of four youths on a camping and white river rafting trip that takes a creepy turn when one of their number goes missing after their dinghy capsizes. Giggles and gasps are produced in equal measure in a segment that will delight film fans, especially those who don’t like to have the endings of movies ruined by inconsiderate friends.
Directed by Parkpoom Wongpoom, ‘Last Flight’ takes the movie’s shock factor to new heights as the sole stewardess on a flight taking home the body of a deceased princess is haunted, mid-air, by the woman whose marriage she wrecked and who she accidentally killed. Taut, claustrophobic and full of unexpected scares, ‘Last Flight’ is a textbook example of effective, short, horror filmmaking.
Special features include a ‘Making Of’ behind-the-scenes featurette.
Phobia will be released on DVD by Icon Home Entertainment on May 10, 2010.
Check out the trailer for Phobia below.
- Tags: anjong Pisanthanakun | Asian film
- Formats: Video
- People / Bands: Parkpoom Wongpoom | Paween Purikitpanya | Yongyoot Thongkongtoon
- Shows / Movies: Creepshow | Happiness | In The Middle | Last Flight | Phobia | Tales from the Crypt | Tit For Tat | Twilight Zone: The Movie
- Genres: Horror | Thrillers
- Story Types: Contests | Home Theater | Snapshots | Trailers