Giant Snake Vengeance

The Thai film industry seems to be going great guns. They have a history of giant crocs and snakes, of course, but this one seems to mix in assorted horror tropes and supernatural elements to potentially interesting effect:

Vengeance English poster

Vengeance [aka Phairii phinaat paa mawrana] (Thailand-2006; dir. Preaw [Pleo] Sirisuwan)

A young police officer, a local guide and his daughter follows the trail of a prison escapee, Nasor, into a mysterious forest with many hidden secrets, one of which directly relates to the death of Nasor’s father at the hands of the father of the officer. As the group ventures deeper into the forest, the eerie realm unleashes its spirits unto the intruders, killing them one by one. Still intent on bringing Nasor to justice, the officer relentlessly pursues the criminal in a race against time and the unseen forces of the ancient forest. (IMDB)

The forces of the forest include a giant snake, killer wasps, a vampiric demon and other beasties.

Vengeance Thai poster

Here is a trailer:

Official website

Via Kaiju Search-Robot Avery and Fangoria

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7 Responses to Giant Snake Vengeance

  1. Avery says:

    Wow!!This one really looks great!! I’m gonna have to pick up a copy when it hits here on dvd in July.

  2. Terry Frost says:

    The Thai films I’ve seen (Ong-Bak and Dynamite Warrior) are fantastic in both sense of the word even without supernatural elements in them. I’ve gotta check this one out.

  3. Backbrain says:

    We watched “Dynamite Warrior” just last weekend. Thrilling stuff, especially as, like “Ong Bak”, it’s done without (or with minimal) CGI.

    Thailand has produced many ghost films too. I recommend “P” (2005), though it is a UK co-production. “Mae Nak” is said to be excellent.

    And “Garuda” may not be the best giant monster flick ever made, but its SFX, in particular, are not too bad at all.

  4. Avery says:

    I really enjoyed ‘Garuda’ although it definitely borrowed pretty heavily from the American ‘Godzilla’.It was still a rather cool film.This one looks really great.

  5. Terry Frost says:

    Thanks just wrote them down in my little movie book 🙂

  6. Backbrain says:

    “Garuda” has got some interesting socio-political subtexts…

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