Bangkok Haunted

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Bangkok Haunted
Bangkok Haunted poster.jpg
The Thai theatrical poster.
Directed by Oxide Pang
Pisut Praesangeam
Produced by Pisut Praesangeam
Jantima Liawsirikun
Written by Pisut Praesangeam
Sompop Wetchapipat
Starring Pimsiree Pimsee
Dawan Singha-wee
Music by Orange Music
Cinematography Vichien Ruengvichayakun
Decha Srimunta
Nuttawut Kittikun
Edited by Piyapan Choopetch
Distributed by RS Film
Release dates
Thailand:
December 21, 2001
United Kingdom:
March 24, 2003
United States:
July 26, 2005
Running time
130 minutes
Country Thailand
Language Thai

Bangkok Haunted (Thai: ผีสามบาท) is a 2001 Thai horror film compilation, directed by Oxide Pang and Pisut Praesangeam. It is a trio of ghost stories, as told by three people sitting around in a darkened Bangkok bar.

Plot[edit]

Legend of the Drum[edit]

An antiques dealer discovers that a dancer's musical spirit possesses an old drum in her shop.

Black Magic Woman[edit]

A lonely young woman is given an aphrodisiac perfume. It is extracted from corpses.

Revenge[edit]

A police cadet searches for the truth behind a girl's suicide by hanging.

Cast[edit]

  • Pimsiree Pimsee as Pagar
  • Pramote Seangsorn
  • Dawan Singha-Wee as Pan
  • Kalyanut Sriboonrueng as Kanya
  • Pete Thong-Jeur as Nop

Release and reception[edit]

At the time of its release in Thailand, Bangkok Haunted was the second-biggest grossing Thai horror film since Nang Nak in 1999.

The film was screened at the London Thai Film Festival on October 13, 2002.

Reviewing the film at the festival, Variety critic Derek Elley noted the film's atmospheric stylistic touches and technique, saying the first segment, Legend of the Drum was the strongest in terms of storytelling. Black Magic Woman is "largely an excuse for soft-porn sequences between some yucky shocks", Elley wrote. He said Revenge has weak plot development and had an over-reliance on "flashy effects".[1]

Bangkok Haunted was released on Region 2 DVD on March 24, 2003 by Tartan Video and on Region 1 DVD July 26, 2005 by Panik House Entertainment.

Some called unrelated one story The Unborn (2003) and four stories Haunted Universities (2009) as Bangkok Haunted 2 and 3.

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