Black Night Trailer

Posted by Peter Hall - March 20th 2006 @ 2:51 pm

Black Night, a new Asian horror anthology with entries from Japan, Hong Kong and Thailand, looks flat out amazing! Each of the shorts depicts an urban legend, but what seals the deal is that Asian urban legends are apparently psychotic. None of this caller-is-inside-the-house or escaped-mental-patient-with-a-hook-for-a-hand BS.

The trailer is for just the Thai section of the film, so I can’t vouche for how impressive the other two are, but I’ll see it in a heartbeat just for this sweet piece alone. This trailer rocks and rocks hard.

Black Night Thai Trailer (zipped)

Source: Twitch Film

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  1. March 21st, 2006 | 7:48 am | #1

    The great thing about asian horror is that it seems to always be more psychological than tangible. I know it’s not a horror movie, but “Old Boy” reminded me that Asian people think better than we do when it comes to creating a character. They add real depth, not just motive. They create a world, not just a scene. I don’t watch many scary movies (I have a medical condition called “Being a Pussy”), but It seems to me that most American films are written like this:

    (filler between Apex 1 and Apex 2)
    (Apex 2)
    (filler between Apex 2 and Apex 3)
    (Apex 3)

    I think other cultures haven’t whored out the idea of psychological complexes like we have.

    You should read some Nietzsche, Peter.

  2. March 21st, 2006 | 5:58 pm | #2

    Well, a lot of the recent crop of Asian horror are junk entirely derivative of whatever movie came out the month before, much in the same way American horror works. However, even with that going on, they’re still more refreshing than Hollywood fare.

    What I love about Asian horror is that even to Western eyes you get the feeling that Asian culture has genuine and deep superstitions about what they put on film. America doesn’t have a culture of beliefs like that. All we’re afraid of are people chopping you up in in the back seat of a car.

    Scott, you should check out a film called Memories of Murder, one of my favorite Korean films period. It takes the serial killer film to a whole new level. It is far more human and drops the cop/killer/law procedural struggle. It’s of such a different school of thought that it comes off as silly as first, but once you get used to it it is really fascinating stuff.

    Plus, the DVD cover art is beautiful…

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