Shutter (2004)



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A shock accident on a lonely country road has terrifying repercussions for a Bangkok photographer and his frightened wife in the Thai horror sensation that chilled audiences at the Gérardmer and Bangkok International film festivals. Distracted during a late-night drive down a long stretch of country road, Tun accidentally runs down a pedestrian who seemed to have materialized out of thin air. Though Tun and his wife, Jane, attempt to relinquish themselves of responsibility by fleeing the scene … More

Rating: R
Genre: Drama, Horror, Art House & International
Directed By: ,
Written By: Banjong Pisanthanakun, Parkpoom Wongpoom, Sopon Sukdapisit, Sophon Sakdapisit, Sophon Sakdapist
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On DVD: Mar 27, 2007
Vivendi Entertainment


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Critic Reviews for Shutter

All Critics (38) | Top Critics (9)

The jury is out on whether we need another J-horror scare story, but it's not an open-and-shut case. And with the re-make in the works, the file remains open.

Full Review… | June 29, 2007
Time Out
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Full Review… | May 13, 2009
Orlando Sentinel
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Full Review… | April 1, 2008
Globe and Mail
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a rather boring asian horror

April 9, 2008

...ultimately comes off as yet another hopelessly derivative and downright interminable Asian creeper...

Full Review… | March 25, 2008
Reel Film Reviews

The latest in the line of hairy hauntings, Shutter, for the most part conforms to expectations, although it has a pay off which lifts it above the pack.

Full Review… | January 14, 2008
Eye for Film

Audience Reviews for Shutter

Had quite big expectations of this film and although it was and enjoyable film, it doesn?t bring anything new to Asian Horror or the Horror genre in general.

I also have the remake and it?ll be interesting to compare the two, once I have watched.

Lady D'arbanville

Super Reviewer

A swing and a miss! Completely derivative horse shit. Cool ending, though, and surprisingly solid performances. Too bad it isn't scary, relying heavily on audio cues (some of which are shockingly misused) and falling back on the old, now unscary Asian girl ghost crutch. Shutter is poorly lit and cheap-looking, further undermining the already heavy attempts at creating atmosphere. After seeing something like REC, the amateurish direction behind something like this really shows. Also, Tun is a prick.

Completely avoidable. For all the talk of how it was going to put Thai horror on the map, it sure didn't make much of a splash...and for good reason.

Drew Smith

Super Reviewer

Best watched at night with the lights down to get the full effect. There are images here that can SCARE even the most hardened of viewers. Too bad the story is totally ludicrous and unoriginal, otherwise this would have been a great horror movie.

Edward Boxler

Super Reviewer

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