Coming Soon (2008 film)

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Coming Soon
Coming Soon 1.jpg
Coming Soon movie poster
Directed bySophon Sakdapisit
Written bySopon Sukdapisit
Produced byYoungyooth Thongkonthun
StarringVorakan Rojchanawat
Sakulrath Thomas
Chantavit Dhanasevi
Oraphan Arjsamat
Production
companies
GMM Tai Hub (GTH) Co. Ltd.
Joy Luck Club Film House
Distributed byGMM Tai Hub
Release date
  • October 30, 2008 (2008-10-30)
Running time
80 minutes
CountryThailand
LanguageThai
Box office$3,716,394[1]

Coming Soon (Thai: โปรแกรมหน้า วิญญาณอาฆาต) is a 2008 Thai horror film starring Worrakarn Rotjanawatchra, Oraphan Arjsamat, Sakulrath Thomas, and Chantavit Dhanasevi. The film is the directorial debut for Sophon Sakdapisit, who was the co-writer of the films Shutter (2004) and Alone (2007).[2][3][4]

Plot[edit]

The movie starts with a scene of a movie where a woman named Chaba murders two of her three kidnapped children, only to be arrested by local villagers and hanged.

Shane and Som, in the movie audience, got traumatized by Shomba and start researching, finding out that this movie was based on a true event that happened 30 years ago.

Curious, they decide to check the house where this event occurred. While in the house, Shane falls off the stairs and gets heavily injured. At the hospital, they are questioned by the doctor on why they went to the house, to which they replied it was to investigate the report of Chaba's death. The doctor later tells them that Chaba hasn't died and is currently in a mental facility.

Shane decides to look at the film and see what has gone wrong. They find that the actress in the movie, Ingchan, has died instead of Chaba.

Later, Shane and Som gets haunted by Ingchan and later killed.

Production[edit]

Critical reception[edit]

Slasherpool felt that the film had some decent scary moments and that the script was sound. They noted that first-time director Sopon Sukdapisit might not have had a lot of experience, with some obvious flaws, and "rookie" mistakes, and nothing very innovative, suggesting that he stick to writing. The opined that it "is a movie destined to be remade"..."worth watching if you're in the mood for a decent ghost story but don't expect to get blown away."[3] When reviewed by Movie Exclusive, they summarized by saying "Coming Soon doesn't have enough to be an instant classic, but it bodes well for the GMM Tai Hub stable that they're still a force to be reckoned with when it comes to raking up the scares".[4] The Fridae Movie Club thought the film had promise when they wrote "Coming Soon has a sharp film-within-a-film concept, further proof of Sophon Sakdapisit’s screenwriting talents", but noted its lacks when writing "But the direction falls way short of the ambitious script."[2] This same opinion was shared by Fangoria, which wrote "Sakdapisit tosses in a few effective setpieces and plenty of gouged-out eyes, but the majority of Coming Soon feels overly familiar and illogical".[5]

Additional sources[edit]

  • Review at Dlanz Movies[6]
  • Review at Horror News[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Program Nar Vinyan Ar-Kat (Coming Soon) (2008)". Box Office Mojo. IMDB.com, Inc. Retrieved 25 July 2015.
  2. ^ a b Rizal, Johan (April 15, 2009). "A taste for horror". The Star Online. Retrieved 2009-04-16.
  3. ^ a b "Coming Soon: The movie handles the subject of deja vu and that's just what this movie feels like". Slasherpool.com. Retrieved 2009-04-16.[dead link]
  4. ^ a b "Coming Soon (Thailand)". moviexclusive.com. Retrieved 2009-04-16.
  5. ^ "American Film Market 2008 - Part Two: The Reviews". fangoria.com. December 8, 2008. Archived from the original on March 12, 2009. Retrieved April 16, 2009.
  6. ^ "review of Coming Soon". dlaznmovies.com. Retrieved 2009-04-16.
  7. ^ "review of Coming Soon (2008)". horrornews.net. Retrieved 2009-04-16.

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