เด็กหอ (Dek hor) a.k.a. Dorm

Every dorm has a tale.
But this tale,
You will never forget.
Boarding school life has never been an enjoyable experience as you have to be far away from your home, be separated from your beloved parents and be surrounded by an unfamiliar environment. In this movie, there is no exception for Ton, a boy who was sent to boarding school in a middle of an academic year. Felling misery and abandoned, he befriended with a mysterious boy who stayed in the same dormitory with him. There is an unexpected price to pay to prove this true friendship…

Charlie Trairat, a young actor who starred a leading role in an critically acclaimed nostalgia Thai movie called "Fan Chan" two years ago, made his comeback as a leading actor in this movie to work with his familiar director, Songyos Sukmakanan – one of six co-directors from "Fan Chan." The director told a story from his own childhood experience of nine years in boarding school and added up some spices of horror to create this drama/thriller movie. Moreover, former superstar Jintara Sukkhaphat also joined the cast in the role of a dormitary mentor. In fact, this is a reunion of Jintara with Charlie who both stared in a movie "Karnlakrung Nueng Muea Chao Nee" ("Once Upon a Time … This Morning") a decade ago when Charlie was only one year old.

I dare say that it is a bad horror movie. However, the movie itself is good. At least, the director/writer delivered his good-will message through this movie. It’s just that the movie is wrongly promoted and misled movie-goers with scary teasers/trailers and TV spots. I don’t know if it’s intentional or not, but I am sure it would not meet expectation for most of the audiences. There are a few scary moments in the movie but once the plot is established, the movie transformed itself from a thriller to a drama with an easily predictable ending. The comic-relief in the movie seems to be too much. People around me laughed themselves like crazy many more times than screamed out loud. All in all, I enjoyed the movie, even though the ending is predictable, it’s unexpected to feel good after you watched a horror movie.

4 Stars out of 5 – This movie might bring back memories of those who used to be in the boarding school. You could somehow consider this movie as "Fan Chan" in disguise of a scary mask.
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2 Responses to เด็กหอ (Dek hor) a.k.a. Dorm

  1. Pradt says:

    better than i thought. this is a good movie!

  2. Little says:

    น่าดูๆ อยากดู ชอบมากหนังผี ถึงน่ากัวก็อยากดู ต่อให้ต้องปิดตาก็เหอะ เหอะๆ

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