The gruesome and blood-curdling imagery of a horror movie may not be everyone's cup of tea, but if you are one of those hard-headed horror fans, here is a list of 10 Thai horror movies that you must add to your watchlist.
1. Coming Soon (2008)
Shane and Som watch a movie about a woman named Chaba, who had murdered 2 of her 3 children. The woman was later caught and hanged by the villagers. Intrigued by the fact that the movie was based on true events, the two friends decide to conduct in-depth research about it. While checking out the house where the incident had occurred, Shane fell off the stairs and got heavily injured. After hearing their story, the doctors at the hospital informed them that Chaba had never died. She was living in a mental facility. This news came as a shock to Shane and Som, and they began to wonder who was the woman who was actually killed, and why?
2. Meat Grinder (2009)
After being mentally, emotionally, and physically abused her entire life, Buss. one day, Buss decides to open up a noodle restaurant, using the preparations and cooking knowledge her mom passed on to her. Her main ingredient, the blood of a man killed in a riot. Buss’s business begins to thrive. But the past isn’t something you can run from, and Buss’s past comes back to haunt her. As her mental state begins to break down again, more and more people end up becoming a part of the main ingredient.
3. Siam Square (2018)
A group of students decide to investigate a rumour surrounding their school. Apparently, a young ghost had wandered the premises for a decade. But their plan completely backfires on them and each of them begins to get targeted one by one by this so-called rumour.
4. Ghost Of Mae Nak (2005)
Mak and her fiancée, Nak, shift into a new home after Mak gets extremely troubled by some strange dreams. Upon shifting, they get warned by their neighbours that they may witness a woman in white who resembles a ghost. When weird and strange incidents begin to happen around them, Mak and Nak begin to realise that it was the work of Mae Nak, a young woman who had died hundreds of years ago.
5. Ghost Game (2006)
According to legends, almost 20 years ago, separatist leader Jain had taken 10,000 residents at his home island, Krujaba hostage, and had ordered a mass killing of them when the government had begun closing in on him and committed suicide himself. After this, the island had become cursed and the anniversary of the horrific incident was supposed to be extremely frightening. On one particular anniversary, eleven people and a camera crew go to the island and begin a game called ‘Ghost Game’. But as the game proceeds, stranger things begin to happen to the contestants and deeper darker secrets begin to be revealed.
6. Laddaland (2011)
Based on the urban legend that is believed by many locals about a family that moves into a new house only to become victims to strange paranormal activities. Thee, his wife Parn, their teen daughter Nan and their young son Nat move into a new house in Laddaland. But after a Burmese housemaid gets brutally murdered, and Thee meets Somkiat, his neighbour who regularly abused his wife physically, Nan begins to see ghosts all around her. But she is met with failure when trying to convince her parents of the same, who believe that she is just making up stories about the incidents.
7. Shutter (2004)
Jane and her boyfriend Tun had hit a young woman with their car. After this incident, Tun, who is a photographer, begins to see a black shadow lurking around in all of his photos. Jane comes to the conclusion that the shadow is probably the spirit of the young woman who had been killed in the accident and started to dig into the past and finds out that the girl, later on discovering she was an old classmate of Tun’s. As more and more strange things happen, Jane comes across a dark secret.
8. The Eyes Diary (2012)
Even after 3 months, Nott’s heart is still filled with guilt and sorrow. The loss of his girlfriend Pla seems to have thrown him into a dark and gloomy place.
The only way to get past this stage is for Nott to meet Pla in her afterlife. Pla joins the emergency crew as a volunteer, where his task is to secretly pick up the belongings of the ones who have passed, thinking that it would bring him closer to his goal. Pla’s friend John makes an attempt to stop Pla from going down the path he has chosen for himself, but Pla ignores his warnings and continues to make attempts to contact his dead girlfriend.
9. Long Weekend (2013)
Thongsook is an outcast at his school and with one friend, Nam. Unknown to others, Nam knows of Thongsook’s deepest and darkest secret. He is a medium for the dead and the only thing that protects him from these spirits is an amulet that had been given to him when he was a child. One long weekend, Nam’s friends plan a secret getaway at a deserted island without Thongsook. But on the island, they are surprised by his unexpected appearance. Irritated by this, they pull a prank on Thongsook, starting a chain of deadly consequences.
10. Inhuman Kiss (2019)
Sai was a young, innocent teen who had one day discovered that she had inherited the curse of the ‘Krasue’. When the night would come around, her head would detach from her body and move around in search of flesh and blood. Villagers slowly become horrified by the increasing deaths of their livestock and initiate a Krasue hunt. Only Noi, Sai’s childhood friend, stands by her side, even though he knew all about Sai’s terrifying secret.