Director: Thanit Jitnukul
Starring: Supaksork Chaimongkon, Arisa Will,
Somchai Sathutham Krongthong Ratchatawan, Trin Sethachoke, Isara
RunTime: 1 hr 40 mins
Date: 30 Sept 2004
(Courtesy from Shaw) :
A mysterious and weird murder of a millionaire’s entire
family grips the attention of the general public. Not a clue
is uncovered; not a person can be fingered as the killer.
mysterious and gruesome killings baffle everyone. A crime
reporter goes into investigates the murder. His probe leads
to a beautiful and delicate lady. How can he convince the
others that she is the master of the occult, someone who is
skilled in the Art of the Devil!
The art of black magic being use in movie is quite rare these
days. The last movie that I saw that deals with black magic
is the 1996 movie ‘The Craft’ starring Neve Campbell.
Even that I do not consider the true art of black magic. That
is nothing compare to ‘Art Of The Devil’!
Of The Devil’ has a story that is being told numerous
time on movies and TV series especially those soap opera.
But that does not stop it from being interesting and exciting.
The pacing is fast and it really gets to the point. It doesn’t
beat around the bush. It doesn’t give you time to stop
and think. And the best part is not a movie that scares you
when you watch it. The fear sinks in after you finished the
movie. And that’s how a true horror movie should be.
you are worrying that the art of the black magic being done
silly or cheesy. Fear not, as the director and writer might
have done some real research as the filming of a scene where
a guy performs the art of black magic looks quite believable.
Not that I have actually seen people performing such art but
I heard of stories. Who hasn’t?
those who are into blood and gore [just like me] well there
are numerous scenes of that! People coughing out blood and
people vomiting out some creepy crawlies. Trust me, you will
dig it! And not to mention the actresses! They sure look like
they pop right out of FHM! I’m voting for them to be
in the next month issue!!
can basically sum this movie as ‘The Craft’ meets
‘The Omen’ meets ‘I Spilt On Your Grave’.
Thailand sure knows how to make one creepy like hell black
is a movie worth watching. And if only watch one movie a week,
watch ‘The Art Of The Devil’. You won’t
Movie Rating: B+
by our guest columnist, Terry Yin