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ALONE (Thai)


Genre: Horror/Thriller
Starring: Masha Wattanapanich, Ratchanoo Bunchootwong, Vittaya Wasukraipaisan
Director: Banjong Pisanthanakun, Parkpoom Wongpoom
Rating: PG (Some Disturbing Scenes)
Year Made: 2007




- Trailer
- Making Of




Languages: Thai
Subtitles: English/Chinese
Aspect Ratio: -
Sound: -
Running Time: 1 hr 35 mins
Region Code: 3
Distributor: Scorpio East




Pim and her husband Vee travel back to her hometown in Thailand to be with her sick mother. The moment Pim arrives in Thailand, she experiences vivid flashbacks that conjure up a sense of innate warmth. As her memories slowly returns, the pieces of puzzle begin to fall into place. Pim eventually recognizes just what that innate sense of warmth is… It is the feeling of being attached to another person by an organ that bonds two lives in such a way that she could never be free...


I was terribly impressed when I watched Banjong Pisanthanakun and Parkpoom Wongpoom’s surprise horror hit Shutter (2004). Without giving too much spoilers away, let’s just say that I would think twice about the severity of the problem if I ever have a backache again. And because the concept and the twist of this film is so brilliant, I was expecting something that will make me go “wow” with the duo’s second collaboration. And yes, with high expectations comes quite a fair bit of disappointment.

To be fair, the plot is rather exciting to begin with: Bearing the guilt of a dead conjoined twin, a Thai girl lives in Korea with her boyfriend. Upon receiving news of her dying mother, she returns to Thailand and faces the haunting consequences of something horrifying which happened years ago.

How’s that for not spoiling the ending of this 95-minute horror flick for you?

Thailand is increasingly becoming renowned for its high production values, and it is evident here for its appealingly apt shots and fancy editing.

The film also sets itself up nicely initially, with a lingering sense of brood that perpetually threatens to catch the viewer off guard. The female protagonist played by Masha Wattanapanich portrays her troubled character well, with her constantly bothered and anxious expressions. If we had hallucinations of blood pouring out from our stomachs or an extra set of footsteps following us on the beach, we’d be worried sick too. These individual scenes work well and manage to creep me out quite a bit, but somehow when looking at the movie as a whole; they seem kind of insignificantly inconsequential.

So comes this anticipation that everything will culminate in a spectacular twist that is similar to Shutter, but alas, some two-thirds into the movie, I boldly made a prediction what the twist was (it wasn’t a very imaginative one, mind you) and it began slowly taking shape.

And when the picture started its stocky finale of burning a perfectly well-built house down, you know the filmmakers were probably out of ideas. You know what they say, if you can’t shock them with your innovative ideas, awe them with the big budget you have – thrown in fires, crashes and stunts. That will probably keep their attention, and they are right, I was suitably entertained throughout the movie.


The Code 3 DVD includes two “Trailers”, three “Scoops” (interviews with the public and doctors about what they think of Siamese twins) and four “TV Spots”, with a total runtime of 10 minutes.


The visual transfer is surprisingly clear for an understated movie like this, and the film is presented in its original Thai audio track.



Review by John Li




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This review is made possible with the kind support from Scorpio East


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