PHNOM PENH: Thai horror and comedy film was prescreening at Major Cineplex by Smart Sorya’s point yesterday on 21st of May 2019. The movie release every Major Cinema by Smart on Thursday, 23rd of May 2019 suck as Major Cineplex by Smart at Aeon Mall Phnom Penh, Aeon Mall Sen Sok City, Major Sorya and Major Siem Reap.
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“Pee Nak” the horror and comedy film is Director by Achira Nokthet, and Actors by Chinawut Indracusin, Chutima Naina, Wachara Pan-Iom, Paisarnkulwong Vachiravit, Puvadol Vechwongsa and Jannine Parawie Weigel.
“Pee Nak” telling the story of Nong, First and Balloon, three Thai men who are trying to get ordained as monks, each for their own hilarious reasons. However, the old temple in the outskirts of the city is home to a terrifying legend.
It is said that those who choose to undergo ordination there will be face the wrath of the “Pee Nak”spirit and die before the ceremony is completed. Will they be able to successfully become monks? What is it that the spirit truly wants from them?
According to the director, he got the idea for the movie from his own experience with monkhood.
I was wondering why, in the process of becoming a monk, a young man has to become a “Nak” first – a pre-monkhood stage that everyone has to go through. I did some research and found out that “Nak” came from the legend of Naga.
The legend revolves around Naga, a mythical snake that took on the form of a human man in order to become a monk. However, his disguise was discovered and Lord Buddha ordered him to leave the monastery, as only humans were allowed to become monks.
This brought great sorrow to Naga, whose last request before leaving was that every man who’s about to become a monk be called “Nak” (a variation of Naga) in his honor, so that at least his name would forever remain a part of Buddhism.
While the Pee Nak spirit in the movie is based on the legend, it won’t be a direct portrayal of Naga.
Naga from the original legend serves as a positive reminder of faith and perseverance. Meanwhile, Pee Nak is filled with anger and constantly trying to take the lives of every “Nak” who’s ordained at the temple he haunts.
Through a careful build-up of atmosphere, ambient sounds, and attention to detail, the movie manages to create a spirit that’s simultaneously intimidating and sacred. Sure it takes on the appearance of a rotten corpse which is terrifying in itself, but it’s not just how it looks that’ll scare you.
In fact, not seeing the spirit can be just as scary. Just catching a glimpse of its hand or hearing the jingling of its anklets is enough to send chills down your spine.
At the same time “Pee Nak” gets a lighthearted touch from the various comedic moments throughout the movie.
This definitely makes for a refreshing change from the super serious horror movies we are used to. From the trailer itself, we can see how the comedic scenes and witty dialogue are an integral part of the movie. It’ll definitely be an enjoyable watch that even non-horror fans will be able to enjoy.