Another Thai horror goodie for me!! Straight from Singapore, comes the low budget wonder that is…. “Cursed Hair”!!
The synopsis for it reads:“Cursed Hair” tells about the production of reality program in a mystery house that make all participants and crew member experience unexplainable frights. The ex-owner was a lady who has weird crave for hairs. As day gone by her craving worsen and move on to flesh on the scalp. Her intolerable husband decided to kill her and follow by commit suicide. However, her soul still at here, After realizing the truth, everyone want to get out of this house but how many can come out alive. THE FEAR OF CURSED HAIR IS STOPPING YOUR LAST BREATH ..”
This one isn’t the most amazing film ever made, a B film by anyone’s standards, but sometime these can be the most fun. I just wish I could say this was one of them… Instead, I have to report that despite the nifty looking cover art, this is one of those shot on video semi titillating Thai movies made mostly to cater to those horror fans needing an excuse to watch pretty Thai girls get almost naked.
A shame considering it has a neat idea at it’s heart…. I mean an honest to goodness hair eating vampire…. never run into one of those before… (and this lil’ Catgirl has been around!!) But this one fails to live up to that… being clumsily made, the majority of the film is a badly done flashback that feels crammed into the middle of the film just to pad out the run time. In that, the story revolves around a beautiful girl that you think is going to be the heroine…. but she isn’t. The Lady of the House takes one look at her and sees her as nothing more than a conniving tramp out to seduce her husband… and remarkably she’s actually right. The Lady’s brother has pity on the girl when his sister orders her beaten to death…. a bit extreme perhaps…. and you figure that his love will reform the Maid and all will work out in the end…. nope…that’s not it either. Instead the Maid goes off, hires a sorcerer and slaps a curse on her. That’s when all the hair eating starts……. (at least it’s high fiber….)
At the end…. her husband kills her in self defence but gets whacked for his trouble. Her grieving brother hides the corpse in an old cellar and then ZOOM!! It’s fast forward…. to the TV crew and the contestants of the “horror reality show”, who get killed one by one till the two remaining ones find the cellar full of flesh eating ghouls made by the vampire and blow it up…… Whew… Thank goodness that’s over.
Neko can only give this one 2 “Meows” out of 5…. it’s dumb… really, really, dumb. With characters you wont like… doing stupid things just to get themselves killed. The All Region PAL DVD from Singapore is well done… toooo well done for this Turkey. The film is presented letterboxed, and has excellent separate english subtitles. There are other, more worthy films I only wish had this nice a disc available….. Ah, well. Better luck next time….
Naturally, your diligent lil’ Catgirl Princess found you a Trailer… and here it is!