Sunday, June 15, 2008

Shutter (2006)

Fear 0/5
Gore 2/5
Creepiness 1/5
Entertainment 1/5

Tepid, uninspired and boring, Shutter may be the last Asian ghost film I will watch for a while. I just can't be objective anymore. There are so many of these and they all have the same story and ghost in them. I mean, don't audiences get tired of this shit?

Man and woman run down a woman late at night and drive off. They are then haunted by the woman. There are some plot twists that sort of explain things, but not really. And the storyline is a little hard to follow and some of it doesn't make sense - are you getting the picture?

In the interest of full disclosure, I as drunk when I watched this. So maybe it rules. But I doubt it since I like everyone and everything when I am drunk and this did not pass my test. Blah.

- Complaint Department

1 comment: said...

Actually, it was better than you remember, it's just that the field has been so crowded by Samara-alikes that it can be easy to miss when someone else drops something that's actually thoughtful.It's so well done that it's probably the last kwaidon of the 'Samara' generation.

'Spirit photography' is a good choice of the writer-directors here because it allows them to drop all sorts of references to Chris Marker's La Jetté and optical devices like the zoetrope.

I'll have a comparison/contrast of the Thai version and the American remake up in a day or so.