|DVD 3 A.M. 3D
Run time: 96 min
Director: Isara Nadee, Kirati Nakintanon
Writers: Sukkosin Akkarapath, Manachaya Panitsarn
Stars: Apinya Sakuljaroensuk, Focus Jirakul, Shahkrit Yamnarm
Thailand’s latest horror omnibus is made up of three chilling stories. Two sisters who own a wig shop. A funeral home employee falls in love. Two company directors who love playing scary pranks. Three stories set at 3 AM, the scariest hour of the night, where all spirits are free to roam. Written by Anonymous
Release Date: 22 November 2012 (Thailand)
If you like Thailand Horror Films. You will like this one too. Even more, if you are familiarized with movies like "4bia" and "4bia 2", since this one keeps a similar format. It has 3 short stories: "The Wig", "The Corpse's Bride" and "O.T." (Over Time). And similar like in the 4bia saga, they make the first stories really scary, and the last one has some comedy elements on it, but it doesn't make it weaker, since they really know how to mix horror with comedy in a very intelligent way. I am truly glad of having watched the film since it was a fresh new option in the Thai Horror Genre. I like a lot of Thai Horror movies and easily I would be able to recommend like more than 10 films and this "3 a.m. 3D" will certainly to be between those options now. Give it a chance and you'll see that you won 't be disappointed.
This is a somewhat mild Thai omnibus horror movie, in which its title signifies the moment in time when something horrific will happen in each of three tales. Two sisters running a wig shop while their parents are away are always arguing, especially when one sister throws a party in the shop after hours. However, one of them earlier acquired the hair of an undead woman and the "haunted wig" comes to life during the party.
The second tale is a morbid piece in which a caretaker is hired to watch over two coffins kept side-by-side in a home, containing a couple killed in an accident just prior to their wedding. Rather unbelievably, the caretaker falls in love with the dead fiancé but soon discovers the awful truth of how the couple died. The third and best tale benefits from a humorous tone, in which co-workers working late at the office play increasingly outrageous pranks on one another. But the pranks soon get completely out of control.
3AM suffers from story elements that have been done more effectively in other movies — the zombie-like vanishing ghost girls, mysterious hands clutching at characters, and other Asian horror motifs are not given new life here but instead get dragged in for predictable but occasionally well-done thrills. 3AM is not very scary but is nicely made and is more successful when it tries for comic effects. Working against the mood is the acting, which is often too broad or amateurish, and the computer-generated gore and other special effects that are mostly unsuccessful.