More 3D Horror From Thailand With THE SECOND SIGHT And GHOST COINS

Todd Brown, Founder and Editor
Thailand's Five Star Production is continuing its recent foray into 3D horror with a pair of new projects announced at the Hong Kong Filmart, both of which come with familiar names at the helm.

Up first is Ghost Coins, a new take on a classic tale to be directed by Pawat Panangkasiri, director of 2008's In The Shadow of The Naga (Nak Prok).

A group of teenagers are consumed by greed and defy tradition by stealing from the dead. A Thai belief instructs relatives to put coins in the mouth of the deceased for the afterlife. But for these reckless teenagers, even dead men's money, stuck in their lifeless mouth, are still worth robbing.

The corpses are decaying, half-rotten, swarmed by maggots. They stink to high heaven. But the teenagers have no qualms to put their hands into the mouths of the dead bodies, through the disgusting slime and goo, to extract the coins known in Thai as "money in the ghost's mouth."

The more they steal, the more they grow wild and confident. The teenagers set out to the graveyard at Nok Liang Mountain, where the corpse of a millionaire with a mouthful of gold coins is kept. They steal the coins, but this time things are different. The spirit of the man returns with a vengeance and the grave-robbers face unstoppable horror and violent retaliation. Death is not what the spirit wants, since death is too merciful. What it wants is something more horrifying.
Second Sight.jpgAlso shooting in 2013 is The Second Sight, directed by Pornchai Hongrattanaporn from a story by Kongkiat Komesiri. Hongrattanaporn is best known internationally as Mr Pink - the director of the absolutely gonzo Bangkok Loco - while Komesiri is simply one of the biggest talents in the country having directed Art Of The Devil 2 and 3, Muay Thai Chaiya, Slice, Antapal and others while writing Bang Rajan and Wisit Sasanatieng's The Unseeable.

Jet is a man who has a psychic ability since he was born. He loathes it, because it makes him a freak in the eyes of others. Every time he reports his vision to friends, they think he's losing his mind. Jet decides to keep his ability a secret. But soon he begins to discover a new use of it: he enters the minds of others and steals their secrets, and from just initial curiosity he starts to exploit such knowledge to his own advantage.

When Jet falls in love with a woman, he breaks his own rule. He begins to use his paranormal ability to help his lover in a way that he shouldn't. And the path of unpredictable future is leading him into a dark, unkind destiny.


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