I'm generally not one to get excited over relatively unknown anthologies, but after reading the synopses of the four films included in the Thai anthology Phobia, I'm actually quite interested to take a peek at some of them. After all, The Eye (not explicitly Thai, but part of the Thai horror scene), genuinely freaked me out, and if the trailer is any indication, it seems that the films included in Phobia have the potential to be just as spooky.

Paween Purikitpanya, who directed the 2007 thriller Body, brings us Tit for Tat, a flick that promises to be heavy on the gore. A group of dope-smoking school bullies face blood, Final Destination-style retribution when their latest victim, a fellow student, seeks revenge via black magic and a terrifying curse from which there is no escape. Or is there?

Banjong Pishanthankun, one-half of the duo responsible for the popular flick Shutter, ventures into horror-comedy territory with In the Middle, a self-referential film that poses the question, "Why are ghosts always females with white faces and long, straight black hair?" Four friends, however, discover that life doesn't imitate art when one of them goes missing during a camping and white water rafting trip.
categories DVDs, Horror