ABC Film Challenge – World Cinema – G – Ghost Lab (2021) Movie Review


Director: Paween Purijitpanya

Writer: Paween Purijitpanya, Nawapol Thamrongrattanarit, Vasudhorn Piyaromna (Screenplay) Paween Purijitpanya, Nawapol Thamrongrattanarit (Story)

Starring: Thanapod Leeratanakachorn, Paris Intarakomalyasut, Nuttanicha Dungwattanawanich, Suquan Bulakul, Pearachanee Sitalert

Plot: After witnessing a haunting in their hospital, two doctors become dangerously obsessed with obtaining scientific proof that ghosts exist.

Runtime: 1 Hour 57 Minutes

There may be spoilers in the rest of the review

Story: Ghost Lab starts when two doctors Wee (Leeratanakachorn) and Gla (Intarakomalyasut) witness a ghost of a deceased patient in the hospital, unable to record the evidence, the two are spooked and left asking many questions about what they have been through. Gla has been working on his own project, inviting Wee to join him to see if they can prove that ghosts are real.

This will see the pair battle out the right to be a candidate in searching for answers, leading them into a dangerous position, fighting between the two sides of life and the afterlife.

Thoughts on Ghost Lab

ThoughtsGhost Lab will give us a horror that put two professionals together to understand why some ghosts appear, while other don’t, leading them down a dangerous rabbit hole, which will see them showing a much darker side for experiment to be needed to make happen. While it might start out like ‘Flatliners’ wanting to know about the other side, it takes a much darker turn that makes the movie more disturbing, without getting to a chance understand what the obsession with going towards these dark places mean to the characters. This will end up feeling too dark for its good, leading to a movie that is disturbing, without being truly shocking.

Final Thoughts Ghost Lab is a disturbing horror about not messing with life and death.

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