Thai director Banjong Pisanthanakun is getting back to his roots. The helmer first broke onto the scene as one half of the duo responsible for 2004 breakout horror hit Shutter
, a success quickly followed by 2007 chiller Alone
. Pisanthanakun and directing partner Parkpoom Wongpoom were the hottest things going in a generally boiling Asian horror scene at the time but, strangely, neither has directed a horror oriented feature since.
Both halves of the duo turned in horror shorts in the Phobia
and Phobia 2
horror anthologies, the latter of which is the last time Wongpoom appeared on screen at all. Pisanthanakun? He wrote and directed a hit romcom in 2010, and turned up this past year with a segment in The ABCs of Death
but horror fans hungry for more have been left waiting for a new horror project for quite some time now. But that wait is almost over.
The final buff and polish is being put on Pisanthanakun's Pee Mak Phrakanong
- there is still some debate as to what the international title will be, if there is an international title at all - a film described as a horror-comedy inversion of the hugely popular Mae Nak legend. Anyone who has seen Pisanthanakun's Phobia
segments will tell you he is one of those rare talents who can actually do horror-comedy in a way that crosses regional boundaries so that in itself is reason to be excited. The fact he's got the quartet of young stars who anchored those shorts in the cast here as well? That's pure gravy.
And while we eagerly await a proper trailer for the film a handful of new posters have just been released along with a music teaser featuring images from the film along with parts of the original score. Check it all out below and remember you can click the posters to enlarge.
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