Dorm (2006)

Dorm (2006)

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Director Songyos Sugmakanan's gentle and reserved Thai horror picture Dek Hor (AKA Dorm) is a coming of age tale that quietly observes the experiences of a laconic young boy, Ton (Chalee Trairat) swept up in the currents of early adolescence. Forced to leave home because of a dark secret harbored by his father, he moves to a new preparatory school, in mid-year, and comes face-to-face with an unfamiliar dormitory residence, an unfamiliar bed and unfamiliar classmates. Plagued with feelings of inner loneliness and isolation - compounded by the icy disciplinarian who runs the school - Ton sinks into a morass of sadness. As rumors circulate throughout the facility about the role played by the headmistress in the accidental drowning death of a young boy a decade earlier, however, Ton observes signs which suggest that the boy's spirit may haunt the school, including bathroom taps that run continuously and refuse to shut off, and doors that open and close by themselves. Soon, Ton encounters that spirit - but little can prepare him for the friendship that develops between them. Jintara Sukaphatra, Siranath Jianthavorn and Suttipong Tudpitakkul co-star.
Rating:
NR
Genre:
Art House & International , Drama , Horror
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Phenomena Motion Picture

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Cast

Jintara Sukaphatana
as Ms. Pranee
Jintara Sugapat
as Ms. Pranee
Suttipong Tudpitakkul
as Ton's Father
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Critic Reviews for Dorm

All Critics (1)

It's always nice to help people, even if those people happen to be spirits from the other side.

Full Review… | June 7, 2007
Filmcritic.com

'Dorm' is an uncommonly well-made picture, one that makes you realize the pleasures of not judging a book by its cover.

Full Review… | March 2, 2008
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Audience Reviews for Dorm

½

(*** 1/2): Thumbs Up One of the best Thai horror films I've seen. Well-acted and directed. A well-paced ghost story that is worth seeking out.

TTT C
TTT C
½

This is a great movie, with more than just suspense and horror. Truthfully, I tuned in at first because it was free and said "horror," but kept watching because it turned out to be deeper than just a ghost story- Mystery and based on a child's struggle for friendship and to accept his life.

Shelby Carr
Shelby Carr

This isn't particularly scary for a horror film, except for a couple tense jump scenes, but it's still a great Thai film with a moving, well-written story. I guess the oxymoron of "supernatural realism" applies here, since the movie presents issues like death and bullying in a very real manner, but with the added element of ghosts, which allows the filmmaker to explore these issues in a unique and interesting way. It's refreshing that it avoids so many of the ghost story cliches, so I can forgive the fact that the ending still winds up being a little predictable.

Alyssa Nolan
Alyssa Nolan

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