Ghost Coins เกมส์ปลุกผี (鬼铜) Movie Review | by tiffanyyong.com
Recommended Audience: Fans of Dharmthai Plangsilp (Timethai), Chinnaphat Kitichaivaranggoon, Hataichat Eurkittiroj, Porsche Sivakorn Adulsuttikul and thai horror movie fans
Ghost Coins เกมส์ปลุกผี Movie Synopsis
Ton and Jack are two students who’re infamous for making video clips in which they challenge and even insult superstitious beliefs.
As their viral clips rack up more and more views, they escalate the intensity of their pranks. They get carried away and become reckless: their plan is to kidnap Tor, Ton’s younger brother, and bring him into a cemetery as a revenge for something he’s done to Bee, a woman whom Jack is in love with.
Ton and Jack carry out their plan. They take Tor into the cemetery and are about to handcuff him to a corpse. When the two pranksters find a dried-up skeleton, they notice a shiny coin in its mouth.
Ton gets greedy and takes the coin away – suddenly, the corpse stirs. Ton is frightened and as he starts running, he sprains his ankle and collapses to the ground. Tor is shocked and about to run away too, but at that moment Ton handcuffs his brother’s hand with his own. Together, they run away as the vengeful ghost chase after them.
All hell breaks loose. Ton and Tor are forced to flee in the dark, as Jack and other friends run in different directions. But what all of them will find later is a real nightmare they’ll never forget – if they can make it out of the cemetery alive.
Ghost Coins เกมส์ปลุกผี Viewer Rating: 4/5 ****
Ghost Coins เกมส์ปลุกผี Movie Review:
I have to admit this is one of the most scary horror films I’ve watched thus far. While the ones I’ve watched previously were both funny and scary, this film is scary, scary and scary. I won’t really spoil the film by providing too many spoilers, so this review will be giving you only glimpse of what happened in the movie.
There’s two groups of characters in the story, the group of students who went to play in the cemetery and the group of people (the monk, his father, the monk’s lover and some villagers) they met after taking the gold coin. The director brought the audience straight into the set by showing how Tor walked across a forest himself, while others watch the whole process via the video conference. I could almost feel the chill running down my spine as I watch the opening scene, anticipating, yet fearing what would happen to the boy.
What made “Ghost Coins” different from other horror film was the use of karma, past lives and reincarnation. I had expected the typical teenagers’ reckless offending of spirits and they get punished for their greed in the end. But the film had a nice twist, which made me can’t help but hold my breathe as I waited to see what happened to the characters.
This film actually made me think a lot, about how the relationships one has in this lifetime can be related to the past. And of course, that if you are innocent, you will be blessed in some way! I will say it’s a definite must-watch for all horror-film lovers!
Do You Know?
The director of Ghost Coins is Tiwa Moeithaisong. He became popular because of the horror film “The Sisters”. His film “Bangkok Love Story” also won the top prize – the Grand Award in all Categories at the 34th Brussels International Independent Film Festival. It was also the Opening Night selection for the 2007 Hong Kong Lesbian and Gay Film Festival, and played at the 2008 London Lesbian and Gay Film Festival.
The main character Ton was acted by singer Dharmthai Plangsilp (also known as Timethai). He was discovered in 2010 by Kamikaze’s casting staff who came across Timethai’s videos on a YouTube channel named ‘Dharmthai’. His debut singles music video in December 2011 of “No More” on YouTube has reached more than 10,000,000 views within just 5 months and have been discussed nationwide.
Behind The Scenes
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Ghost Coins เกมส์ปลุกผี is out in cinemas on 29 January 2015.