Many people are afraid of ghosts, but there are some fearless ones who are always prepared to venture into the darkness, for a chance to see the ghost of a person they love dearly.
Thanks to Clover Films as they invited me to a preview screening of The Eyes Diary, and it is a horror movie with a combination of elements of touching love and drama
The movie is about a young man's uncanny ability to see ghosts. Nott (played by Prama Immanothai) lost his girlfriend, Pla (starring Focus Jirakul) who died in a tragic motorcycle accident. Nott wants to meet his girlfriend again, so he decided to join the body-removing emergency unit as a volunteer who needs to rush to the crime scene or auto accidents. He soon begins to collect deceased’s belongings as souvenirs in hoping they will open a portal to the world of the dead.
The Eyes Diary delivers the story pretty well but the movie leaves out some details of the casts and scenes that leave us wondering what actually happened. Lately, I noticed that Thai directors have lowered down the level of horror in order not to frighten and scare viewers too much, and the only scary element I felt in this movie were the creepy sound effects. How I wish this movie was slightly darker in tone and there were more scary and frightening scenes!
There are some funny scenes as they fit well with the storyline, and the movie balances the level of horror and humour perfectly well. I had a good laugh during the screening, which was a surprise as one does not often see humourous scenes in a Thai horror movie!
The Eyes Diary is pretty entertaining and although the story plot is thin, it is still a fairly decent and good movie as a whole. If you want to watch the all-round movie which includes love, horror and humor then do catch this movie as it premieres on the 27 November 2014.