With Dada Chen at NYAFF 2013

With Dada Chen at NYAFF 2013
With Dada Chen at NYAFF 2013

Monday, November 03, 2008

ACF 171: Thai Horror/Thriller "The Coffin" #1 in Singapore, looks to be coming to U.S.

The Coffin nails #1 Opening on Halloween in Singapore

Passing on the following info about this Thai film that looks really interesting:

With Halloween in the air, moviegoers in Singapore rushed out to see the new Thai horror film The Coffin, making it the No. 1 film at the box office on its Opening Day last Thursday - outgrossing all other films including Saw V.

Inspired by a true controversial ritual of lying in coffins to get rid of bad luck and prolong lives, the English-language film has also broken the record for Best Opening Day for Thai horror films previously held by Shutter.

Written and directed by Thai helmer Ekachai Uekrongtham (Beautiful Boxer), the Karen Mok (Shaolin Soccer) and Ananda Everingham (Shutter) starrer has earlier topped the Box Office chart in Thailand when it opened in August.

Described by 8 Days Magazine as "a poised spine-tingler" and Time Out Magazine as "a scream gem", The Coffin tells a thrilling, mysterious and moving story of an architect and a dietician who decide to go through the ritual to cheat death only to be faced with a series of strange and terrifying incidents afterwards.

Shot in Thailand on actual locations including a 100-year-old temple, real cemeteries, inside active crematorium chambers and an ancient meditation cave, this Thai-HK-Singapore co-production is produced by Live Inc. (Thailand), NGR (Thailand), Global Entertainment Group (Hong Kong) and Scorpio East Pictures (Singapore). It's distrbuted in Singapore by Scorpio East Pictures, Mediacorp Raintree Pictures and Cathay-Keris Films.

The Coffin makes its U.S. market debut at the American Film Market today.

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