Ghost Banana Tree
|Ghost Banana Tree|
Poster for "Ghost Banana Tree"
|Directed by||Heng Tola|
|Produced by||Heng Tola|
|Written by||Moa Samnang|
|Distributed by||Campro production|
|24 July 2004
Ghost Banana Tree is a 2005 film, one of the Khmer success horror films based on a Cambodian haunting ghost story about a vengeful ghost woman that climbs a banana tree to kill her husband. It's the fourth success horror film by Campro production after Neang Neath, The Forest and The Haunted House.
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The Story is a Khmer old haunting tale of a couple who were newly married and the husband was sent away to abroad for some business. While the husband was away, the wife fell sick and died. Her spirit became dreadful and started haunting the villagers. However, when her husband returned and unknown to his wife's death. start unlock his wife mystery when he saw his wife made her arm longer to scratched the lemon. He ran away for help however, his escaping couldn't be forever to his dead wife's seeking. When he made a fault to his plan, His wife's body was got out her grave and following him until he arrived the monk's house. He felt it safe there, so he's just prayed and closed his eye but near the monk's house, there were many banana tree which looked easy for his ghost wife, she climbed the banana tree and killed him, immediately. It ends when their spirit was flying to their next life together. Nowadays, the banana tree traditions are maintained in Khmer people's attitudes.
The film is based on a Cambodian legend which took place in 1574. Many Khmer people didn't allow their relatives to plant the banana trees next to their house as they believed that a ghost spirit could enter their house by climbing in on a banana leaf. If they already had a banana tree growing close, they would cut all the banana tree's leaf for safety. This old tradition was widely practiced for centuries and can still be seen in some remote areas.
- "ghost of a banana tree:". Khmer.org. Retrieved 2008-11-13.
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