A silly and slapdash Netflix Original movie from Thailand, Pawan Purijitpanya's Ghost Lab is not expected to be an unsurpassed cult hit simply because it can be streamed in so many different homes around the globe. But it has been getting attention for another reason altogether. Because the movie itself is damn funny. And that is precisely what makes this movie different from other Internet movie surprises. With its blend of slapstick comedy and ghost stories, this film manages to combine the best of two genres into one whole package.
The story revolves around two doctors, Yaiyan (Thurston Nakmitchek) and Munk (subordinated to a higher power), who investigate a series of attacks in Bangkok. One of the attacks involves the bodies of three women who have been mutilated with acid. When they learn that the crime was perpetrated by a serial killer with multiple identities, they consult the police, whom they believe belong to the supernatural realm, before making any moves. Munk and Yaiyan arrive at the scene just in time to see the serial killer committing the crime. When Munk realises that there are more than one person involved, the two doctors decide to test their skills against each other, while trying to determine whether the spirits exist or if this was a personal dispute.
In this movie, the titular Ghost Lab takes over an abandoned hospital. There he unleashes a series of creatures that are designed to resemble ghosts but are much more devilish than normal. The lab is soon invaded by a group of demons who are intent on wreaking havoc. As the fighting continues between the two sides, Yaiyan realizes that he needs help from another source, something that could potentially protect him from the monsters. So he contacts Pawan, who is an expert in investigating supernatural phenomena, and offers to help him find the Ghost Lab.
Although Thai Girls: The First Cut is not exactly a horror film, it has enough blood and gore to satisfy movie-goers who like their horror films a little gory. When the movie first released, a lot of people were disappointed with the way the movie was cut. However, its DVD release is now available and fans of Thai girls will be happy to know that the version that has been released online is uncut. In fact, some of the more shocking moments have been restored. It is therefore advisable for mature viewers to check out the uncut version before going forward with this highly entertaining, suspense thriller.
Another movie that stars two Thai girls, this movie also has great monster features and was released in 2021. Its title refers to the fact that the main character, played by Kaya Scodelario, is possessed by the Ghost Lab. It is up to her friend, Topham, to find evidence of the evil presence within the Ghost Lab and get the hell out of there once and for all. Although not a horror film, it does contain some adult content and some scenes of graphic violence.
Both these films are available for purchase on Amazon as well as being featured on the Thailand Film Festival's official Instagram page. If you are looking for great Asian movies, why not try either of these great ladies' slasher flicks? They are available for sale as well as being viewed online. Look out for the official Instagram account as well as the official Thailand website to purchase your new Asian movie rentals.
Genres: Drama , Horror , Science Fiction , Thriller | Duration: 117 min | Year: 2021