another thai thriller movie, “scared” or “รับน้องสยองขวัญ” it’s a story about a group of new freshmen that go to a strange misty mountain in a seem-to-be out of nowhere for their freshy orientation. and then? yea…

let the bloody feast begin…

as i expected, this movie has no decent plot, there are only pretty young girls running around in miniskirt trying to get themselves killed. well, there’re guys in the movie too, fortunately i can’t remember any of them. the direction of photography is quite good, a couple of scenes could be considered as genuine shots. its production could be compared to grade “b” of hollywood thriller movie.

but…

but most of the other scenes (and plot) seem to be ripped off from other movies!

the woods (forest) scene and nightshots were taken from the blair witch project, the town scene gives me the picture of the town in house of wax (why there’s a town in a middle of nowhere? i think many people can figure out the whole picture when they see this scene). the bad guy dresses up like the guy from french film, haute tension (please! nobody dresses like that in tropical countries) and they both drive big vehicles! he’s holding a weapon looks like the one in i know what you did last summer and the plot of the movie was definitely taken from my little eye with a bit of twist.

in short, this movie should be made for television viewing only. there are too many characters (and everyone uses real nickname in the film) it’s impossible to make good lines with so many characters, plus each of them gets killed as quick as friday the 13th. lastly, i think the screenwriter should be decapitated too.
 

★★☆☆☆ การแสดง (acting)
★★★☆☆ นักแสดง (actors/casting)
เนื้อเรื่อง (story)
★★☆☆☆ ดนตรีประกอบ (music/sound effect)
★★☆☆☆ การถ่ายทำ (direction/composition)
☆☆☆☆☆ ความชอบโดยรวม (overall)

movie: รับน้องสยองขวัญ | director: ภาคภูมิ วงษ์จินดา | release: 2005

p.s. why there must be idiotic beings who couldn’t control themselves not to bark in the theatre?
they should all be decapitated!

2005.11.11