Tuesday, June 2, 2009
ASIAN JOHNNY DEPP!
I'm not one that watches horror movies. In fact, I can't even go near a scary book because of the cover. When I was 12, I remember throwing the book, Christine by Stephen King, across the room because I felt that the book itself was evil. Thus, my unnatural fear of old Plymouths. So, when my little cousin (Okay, he's not so little. He's 24), brought "Shutter" with him to a family reunion, I did NOT want to go in the viewing room. However, I told myself, "I'm older now. What do I have to be afraid of?". Yeahhh...I nearly pooped my pants. BUT LOVED EVERY MINUTE OF IT! (The movie that is, not the nearly pooping my pants part). Shutter, or in Thai: ชัตเตอร์ กดติดวิญญาณ, is a 2004 Thai horror film directed by Parkpoom Wongpoom and Banjong Pisanthanakun and starring Ananda Everingham, Natthaweeranuch Thongmee, and Achita Sikamana.
I'm sure many of you have watched the 2008 remake of this film, but that doesn't even come close to this version. The subtle movements, strange images, and intense moments constantly keep you on your toes, not knowing what will happen next. Ananda Everingham does a great job as the main character. It also doesn't hurt that he looks like a young Asian Johnny Depp. Drool. But with all seriousness, he really does a good job of acting paranoid and freaked out. And I was definitely freaked out. Watched it with a bunch of my cousins during the reunion and my football linebacker sized cousin was huddling by the door as the rest of us were screaming. Yes. Screaming. But that's half the fun of it, right? So, my recommendation for the week is to go rent Shutter from the movie store. But be sure to watch it with someone else or you'll probably end up running outside, sitting in front of the steps, freezing, waiting for your roommate to come home so that you wouldn't be alone inside. Yeah. I did that too.
Trailer from Shutter: