6 comments on ““Pee Mak Phra Khanong” aka “พี่มาก..พระโขนง” (2013) – Thai Ghost/ Horror/ Comedy

  1. Yay. I’m so happy you found things to enjoy here. And double pleased that you found the emotional wrap up equally touching. I’m not as familiar with this tale (though I’ve seen a couple), but I really enjoyed this one myself.

    I wasn’t so bothered by the anachronisms (it’s the style of our 4 main comedians), and for a Thai comedy, I thought it was one that can travel well.

    Not quite the month long festival for Halloween over at my site, but there is going to be a little k-horror fest.

    • Yes… the way they let our shy little ghost girl and her baby stay with the guy she loves did touch all the right bases with me. It’s always the thing that made me so sad at the end of “Chinese Ghost Story” and “Golden Swallow” and all the others I’ve watched… I know… I’m supposed to understand that if Karma is kind and the Universe fair, that lovers are always reunited in their next reincarnation, but that’s little comfort to us romantics in the audience. This one was both cute and satisfying for those of us with soft hearts. 🙂

      This story should do well once it’s released over on this side of the pond, but I’m thinking the comedy is just so “Thai” that it’ll never be a mainstream hit in the way it was in most of the rest of Asia.

      K-horror? I’ll have to drop by for a peek. I’ve just gotten a couple from there myself, “Killer Toon” and “The Pot” but probably I wont be reviewing either of them till the beginning of next month, I’m thinking.

  2. Nothing wrong with being a Romantic Miyuki – the world needs more. I was just charmed by the way they went with that.

    If the weekend goes well, I’m hoping for Horror Stories 1+2 (you know I love a portmanteau), and I’ve got something to do for Easternkicks.com also.

    Killer Toon? That’s on my long term list too 🙂

    It’s been too long since a crossover! Let’s try and get something done before the end of the year? Technically it’s your turn to choose, but maybe we could go somewhere suitably classic? How about something Shaw Brothers?

    • Oooohh!! I’ve seen “Horror Stories” Part 1… that’s been released on Region 1 over here in the US. I’m looking forward to Part 2 but I’m waffling between picking up the Korean 2 disc set or waiting for the single disc US version. Decisions… decisions.. 😉

      Hmmmm? Shaw Brothers… It’s been a while since I’ve caught one of those. I sooooo miss the Celestial Films Region 3 restorations. There were quite a few I wanted to get before they up and disappeared when they abruptly stopped releasing those. I may have a couple hiding away unwatched in my boxes… let me do some digging. 😉

  3. I’ve watched the porn version and the vampire version. But, what ever version it was, I still tear up at the end. This is not ’till death do us apart’. This is ‘even death cannot do us apart’.

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