Nak (film)

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Nak movie poster.jpg
Directed by Natthaphong Ratanachoksirikul
Produced by Sahamongkol Film International
Written by Saenee Jitsuwanwattana
Starring Sasikan Apichataworasin, Chukiet Auimsuk, Supab Chaiwisuthikun, Anyarit Pitakkul, Nawarat Techarathanaprasert and Petchtai Wongkamlao[1]
Music by Boyd Kosiyabong
Release date
Running time
100 min
Country Thailand
Language Thai

Nak (Thai: นาค) is a Thai animated fantasy film that was released on April 3, 2008.[2]

The story is based on ghosts of the folklore of Thailand, who in this movie shed their sinister reputation and are the heroes. Nak, its central character, is based on the figure of Mae Nak, a Thai female spirit that has a baby and can stretch her arms. Nak's striking fuchsia-colored hair and eyes in this movie are a departure from her alleged looks in traditional lore though.[3] Other spirits familiar to Thai people that appear in this movie are Phi Hua Kat, Krahang, Krasue, Phi Am, Nang Tani, Nang Takian and Phi Phong.

Ghosts from other backgrounds such as Phi Yipun, the scary woman with long, stringy black hair wearing a white gown, a well-known vengeful ghost (onryō) from Japanese horror films based on the Yotsuya Kaidan story, also have a role in the Nak movie.


Led by Nak and her friends, the ghosts of Thai popular tradition fight against a powerful evil spirit that threatens mankind.

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