Shutter★’ชัตเตอร์ กดติดวิญญาณ’

Shutter★’ชัตเตอร์ กดติดวิญญาณ’

The Thai horror movie ‘Shutter’ directed by Banjong Pisanthanakun and Parkpoom Wongpoom, earned the most money ever in 2004. The movie received a 7.6 and 79% “Fresh” rating from Rotten Tomatoes, a website devoted to reviews and news of film.

Moreover, Shutter was nominated and made famous at the 2005 Golden Kinnaree Award for the best film at the Bangkok International Film Festival. The film has also won various awards from small festivals around the world. 

In 2008 a new ‘Shutter’ was released as an American remake, directed by Masayuki Ochiai. Its story still follows a young photographer and his girlfriend on their honeymoon in Tokyo where they soon begin to see ghostly images in their photographs.

From the original story, the horror begins when Thun (starring Ananda Everingham), a young photographer and his girlfriend, Jane (starring Natthaweeranuch Thongmee) accidentally hit a woman on the street while driving their car. They decide to drive away and leave the woman lying on the street. Later Thun discovers mysterious shadows, which appear on his photographs. This leads Jane to believe that it is because of the woman who was hit on the road haunting them.

After the accident, Thun experiences severe neck pain without reason. Not only is Thun being haunted by the mysterious woman but also Thun’s friends. Jane starts to discover that the woman was Natre (starring Achita Sikamana), a shy girl who was in the same college with Thun and had a secret relationship with him. Natre threatened to commit suicide when Thun broke off the relationship.

Thun starts to be haunted by Natre’s ghost so he and Jane go to visit Natre’s mother, where finally they find that Natre committed suicide in her bedroom.

When he returns to Bangkok, all of his friends who were in the same college with him have also committed suicide.

One day, Jane finds a set of negatives hidden behind the bookcase. After developing them she finds out that Thun’s friends were sexually assaulting Natre. Then she feels betrayed by his lies so she leaves him.

Thun is still haunted by the ghost. He tries to take Polaroid photographs in his apartment to find Natre but has no success. He throws the camera across the room without turning it off, taking a photograph of himself. When the Polaroid develops, it shows Natre sitting on Thun’s sholders, the cause of his ongoing severe neck pain. So he jumps from the window to try to escape.

At the end of the story, the shot shows Thun slumped over in a hospital bed with Jane. In the door’s glass reflection, Natre is still sitting on his shoulder. 



~ by mgvodkas on June 3, 2010.

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