Often, movies designed to inspire dread end up worse: dreadful. Fright becomes an urge to flight, and "horror" seeps like poisonous rays from the screen and becomes descriptive not of the genre but of the ongoing experience while remaining seated in that dark coffin of a cinema. Horrible is more like it.
Starring Krissada Sukosol Clapp, Supaksorn Chaimongkol. Directed by Parm Rangsri. In Thai with English subtitles.
Defenders of Long Jam Nam (Pawn Shop) will have to twist the Earth's axis, and yet they'll still only come up with empty terms like "surrealism", "dark" and the "challenging" style; the postmodern universe has given us many things, useful and useless, including the belief that to support terrible movies is a mark of intellectual prowess. That may be the case with some films, but certainly not here: there are worse films than Pawn Shop, though not many, and not much worse.
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