Magazine article Screen International

Five Star Takes Horror Hong Hoon

Magazine article Screen International

Five Star Takes Horror Hong Hoon

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EXCLUSIVE: Thailand's Five Star Production has picked up worldwide rights to horror thriller Hong Hoon.

The film is a contemporary take on a Thai folk tale, directed by Kulp Kaljareuk and starring Ananda Everingham and Thai actress and model Rattanarat "Ploy" Aurthaveekul.

The story revolves around a woman who believes she lost her father in an accident, but is approached by a stranger who explains that he died because he had a wax figure made of himself.

The Thai belief that such figures should never be made until after death has been explored in several radio dramas, TV series and films.

A member of the third generation of the family that runs the Kantana studios group, Kaljareuk also heads production subsidiary Kantana Motion Pictures. He previously produced short film Loop (2009), starring Everingham, and is making his feature directing debut with Hong Hoon.

According to Five Star, the film is a darker and more stylised spin on the thriller that started out as a radio drama produced by Kantana Group founding father Pradit Kaljaruek. …

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