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Friday, August 5, 2011

The Coffin

Release date: 8/30/2011

84 Minutes
Directed by: Ekachai Uekrongtham
Not Rated

Ekachai Uekrongtham's film The Coffin was a smash hit over in Thailand and is actually based on a real life ritual that is practiced. Part of the movie was shot on Ancient Thai spiritual grounds and that in itself could be creepy enough for most of the various timid viewers sitting around out there.
Su was devastated to find out she has lung cancer and only a few days before her wedding. This should be a happy time- who could even begin to function after learning that? Then there is Chris, a complete stranger whose girlfriend has fallen into a sudden deep coma. They both travel to the place where the ritual is performed with hopes of a changed future.

The ritual has the living person lying in a coffin in order for them to reverse the bad karma- both take part in a mass ritual and soon their lives have turned over, with the cancer gone and Chris's love wakes up from that deep slumber. The trick here is there is always a price to pay... with everything!

The people around these two might just be the ones hurt instead. The film casts a dark eerie setting with beautiful vivid scenes that dance before your eyes. Would you dare take part in a ritual that could help your luck but create bad for others? If you see the freaky paranormal events that occur, you might just change your mind to that prior question.

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