Monday, September 23, 2013

Nang Nak

Nang Nak is a 1999 Thai ghost story. A man returning from war moves back into his home with his wife and child and won't believe his friends when they tell him his wife and baby died months ago. It's supposedly based on a true story. I tend to like ghost stories, and I like this one. Eerie. Sad.

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Moria gives it a good review and notes: "And it is a legend that is believed to be true by many –before commencing filming, for example, director Nonzee Nimibutr toured Thai temples conducting ceremonies to appease Nang Nak’s spirit and obtain good luck for the production." Time Out calls this "the definitive treatment" of the story. Ferdy on Films has a positive review that ends with this: "While some Thai fear the legend of Nang Nak, Jaroenpura restores the emotional core of the story with power, beauty, and sympathy." DVD Talk calls it "a decent, but not too suspenseful horror film". Rotten Tomatoes has no critics score but an audience score of 73%.

2 comments:

  1. That does sound sad.

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    1. yes, sad. sometimes ghost stories can get you to feel sorry for _everybody_.

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