movie review: phobia 2

Phobia 2 is a Thai movie presented in 5 parts, parang Shake Rattle & Roll pero limang stories, at lima rin ang direktor: sina Paween Purijitpanya, Visute Poolvoralaks, Songyos Sugmakanan, Parkpoom Wongpoom at Banjong Pisanthanakun. Panalo ang mga pangalan!

Matagal na itong movie na ito pero mapapansin nyo, ngayon pa lang sya pinapabalabas sa SM. Ewan ko, hindi na ako nagtanong kung bakit.

Napanood ko ang Shutter at The Eye, na parehong Thai films, at OK naman sila. Kaya pinanood ko itong Phobia 2 na ito...

...at ikwekwento ko na lang para huwag nyo nang panoorin.

Part I - Novice

A kid, with his partner in crime, lurks dark roads, throws rocks at car drivers, then steals from them. He throws a rock at a particular stranger's car, the driver is injured and the car crashes. He inspects the car, only to find that the driver is his own father. To escape the law, his mother enlists him as a Buddhist novice in a secluded forest, where he can't be found and arrested. There, he disobeys the monks and encounters a forest creature, the representation of his punishment. In the end, while trying to escape, he becomes the creature.

Simple lang yung storya pero nakakatakot yung itsura nung engkanto (30 feet yata ang taas), parang folklore ang dating. At least hindi OA yung mga ghosts hindi kagaya sa mga local films, like Ouija (I hate this movie so much). And at least the kid who played Pey can genuinely act scared.

Part II - Ward

A guy gets in an accident and is confined overnight at a hospital. There are no single rooms available, so he has to share a room with a terminally ill patient. This old guy, comatose and surviving on a respirator, is just waiting for his family to pull the plug. While spending the night, the guy is being haunted by the patient, and hallucinated being attacked, with the sick man womiting into his mouth (Drag Me To Hell???). Afterwards he wakes up in the morning, but a changed man. The spirit of the ill patient now dwells in his body.

Nakakasuya na ang dream sequences at hallucinations. At yung storya eh parang pareho sa The Skeleton Key. Suya na rin ako sa idea ng sanib-sanib, matapos mapanood ang Ouija, na sunod-sunod sinaniban sila Judy Ann, Iza at Jolina ng iisang ghost. Whatever.

Part III - Backpackers

Zombies, sigh. Two backpackers hitchhike to Bangkok on a huge container truck with a creepy driver and assistant. Along the way, the contents of the container make noise, and the driver heads to a remote vacant lot. He and his assistant happen to be amphetamine transporters, and the container is full of corpses of people who swallowed little plastic bags of the the powder for transport. They start dumping the bodies, the two backpackers attempt to escape, and in the process, the corpses get up one by one and attack them OK you know the drill.

OK it did not remind me of Ouija, which is good, but it reminded me of the Maguindanao massacre (RIP).

Part IV - Salvage

A woman who owns a car dealership rebuilds cars damaged from road accidents and resells them, pretending they were barely used and lying to customers. One night as she is about to close shop, her little son goes missing in the garage and when she looks for him, she encounters the ghosts of the people who died in the cars. Then she finds her own son, stuffed between the car's parts, under the hood.

Bitch looks like Sharon Cuneta. The whole story looks something straight out of Shake Rattle & Roll, I hated it. Still, mas bwisit pa rin ang Ouija.

Part V - In The End

A film crew is at their ending scene, and the girl to play the ghost gets really sick, so one of the crew takes her to the hospital. The doctor then pronounces her dead, but the rest of the film crew have no idea, as the girl reappears on the set, ready to shoot again. The whole crew suddenly disappears, except for a few, who realize that the girl playing the ghost is a real ghost, and to give her peace they offer to finish shooting the film. When they finish and try to escape the girl follows them and asks them to bring her back to the hospital - apparently she did not die, she just escaped from the hospital to finish the film, the doctors got confused, there was a mixup of patients, and as they realize this all the crew, including the "ghost", get hit by a car.

It tried to be funny and it had its moments. Ridiculous on purpose. Unlike Ouija, a silly excuse for a horror film. Sorry Topel Lee but I will not watch any of your films again.

Medyo natuwa naman ako sa Phobia 2 kasi dapat open-minded ka habang pinanonood ito at wag masyadong choosy, relax lang. At kahit anong movie ang panoorin mo matapos manood ng Ouija ay magmumukhang maganda.

Bakit ba ako galit na galit sa Ouija? Papunta kasi akong Megamall kahapon at itong shit na ito ang palabas sa bus. Sa bagal ng biyahe, natapos ko ang movie. Now I am scarred for life.

Being stuck in traffic with nothing else to see but Ouija. Now that's horror.

29 comments. Post your comment here.:

The Gasoline Dude said...

Dapat ata Ouija ang ginawan mo ng movie review at hindi Phobia 2. Hindi ka makaget-over eh. LOL

I am Xprosaic said...

Ah kala ko movie review about ouija ang apost mong ito! ahahahahahaha


wv; peptynat - wala lang parang thai lang... nakikibagay...lol

Chingoy said...

what a subtle way to lambast Ouija.... i watched it tho, oks naman. pero the best pa rin ang SRR part 1.

Axl G. said...

its like cinco ng star cinema iba lang ung concept ng story...
natawa naman ako dun sir.. parang mas madaming review ang Ouija kasya sa phobia 2 hehe.. :D

Anna said...

huwaw, ang hilig mo talaga sa movies! gusto mo panoorin ulit natin ito? haha

MiDniGHt DriVer said...

Sige.. di ko na to papanoorin. hehe

Oliver said...

hehe. sirang sira na ang oiu.. oui.. wija... (putek namang speling yan o)
hindi ako mahilig sa ganitong movies, ayokong natatakot ako e, hehe.

khantotantra said...

hehehe. mukang benta sayo ang ouija at halos eto ang comparison mo.

mahanap nga ang phobia 2 sa dvd. :D

Momel said...

I love it when horror movies are Ding Dong Mixed Nuts. It makes you feel like you're getting your money's worth; you get a burnt cornick for your first episode, and then you get green peas for your second episode, and you love green peas so much you can stick your dick into it. The first two episodes balance each other out, and so you feel satisfied.
But then, for a gangbanging bukkake of a finale, you get a loose tooth on your third episode. Gnarly.

Now there's some effort! Thanks for the synopsis, but tell me, Glentot, however do you go about with writing your reviews? Do you just leave it all to memory, or do you pause the DVD player to take down notes? How does it work when you're reviewing something from out of the cinema? I stopped doing reviews because it sucks the fun out of watching them in the first place. Personally, the blogging business doesn't mix with the pleasure of watching horror movies.

And yes, dream sequences suck. Even Freddie's episodes are getting thin.

Cheers Glentot!

Greta said...

hindi ko binasa ung part 5..taena kase ung picture!matatakutin pa naman ako...demet!

halatang halata ung poot sa ouija!nagenjoy ka sa movie na yun noh?

Myrtea said...

correct me if im wrong, di ba Chinese (Hong Kong) production ang The Eye?

when it comes to thai horror flick, alamat talaga for me ang Nang Nak. check it out.

2ngawzki said...

walang connect sa mga movies mo ang issuggest ko...panoorin mo yung Perfume.hahaha!Kakaiba lang..Kalabo ko talaga kausap.hahaha!

my-so-called-Quest said...

mukhang maganda to a. at may local film na Ouija? hala. haha. bat di ko alam. :(

Nimmy said...

ikaw na talaga ang mahilig mag-movie review!

request! The Last Song ni miley cyrus review mo. hihi :)

Will said...

The first Phobia is waaaayy better than this one. Pero para talaga sakin, da best ang final segment ng Phobia 2, yung In the End. I've seen the actors' previous works and talagang magaling silang comedians sa Thailand. Pero masmaganda talaga ang first Phobia.

Kaitee said...

Di ko magets yung huli. Ang gulo ata ng story. Type ko yung zombie part!

silentassasin said...

yeah ouija sucks!

Poldo said...

hahahah parang ouija ata ang main topic ng post na toh?? at mas nakakawindang talaga yung mga pangalang ng mga thai.. meron pa kameng trabahador na thai dito pangalan nya..

Suphot Susopha

ayos!

KUMAGCOW said...

Never naman ata ako nanood ng tagalog na film unless si Eugene Domingo ang bida hehe XD

Ako si Yow said...

Kaya naman pala. Haha. Kung makapamoot naman sa Ouija. Haha. Pero shit nga yung palabas na yun, pinanood namin yun sa sine pa magkapatid at inabot kami ng gabi. Palipas oras habang may hinihintay. Napagalitan tuloy kami ng bongga dahil sa hayup na palabas. Hayop Fernando!

Eto na nga ang movie review. Like! Maganda nga yung shutter and the eye. Gusto ko tuloy mapanood. Blog kot to! Ang dami ko nasabi.

mr.nightcrawler said...

hmm.. parang cinco din ah. 5 episodes saka 5 directors. diyan pala ginaya yan. saka yung ouija, mejo kinilabutan ako duns sa contortionist.. lalo na dun sa huli sa airplane! nakakatakot...

The Philippine Guild said...

i agree. kamukha ni ate shawie yung nasa salvage. medyo ara mina rin.

KUMAGCOW said...

@glentot 60 bucks lang ata yung ferry hanggang dulo na =) or maybe lower... weekend kasi kami sumakay

Tong-tong said...

nice movie at nice review din to kuya jepoy.

nakakatakot ka din pala magkwento :)

Andy said...

parang dito ginaya ang movie na Cinco ng Star Cinema. putakels, walang kaorig orig talaga ng mga taga star cinema, wala ng mailabas na maganda-gandang pelikula.

panoorin mo yun at mas maganda pang manood na lang ng batibot kesa sa cinco.

pusang kalye said...

mahilig ka pala sa Thai films.....to be fair okay naman ang mga movies nila. mas advance ng unti, oldo I am not a fan. hehehe

pero sandali...bat parang me grudge ka sa Ouija,????hahaha

Traveliztera said...

Hahahhaha natawa ako na sa bawat episode, lumalabas ang bitterness mo sa Ouija hahaha!

Traveliztera said...
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Traveliztera said...

ONga pala... Hong Kong movie ung The Eye haha!!! na-Ouija ka na! haha! joke lang! pero natawa talaga ako haha

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