An undercover agent was brutally murdered by a ruthless group of drug dealers. His sister, Nuntha is entrusted to care for his children, but she is also killed by her brother's murderers. When the drug dealers decide to hunt down the children, Nuntha returns from the dead to protect them and seek vengeance. Ghost Mother is both a scary tale of bloody revenge and a haunting story about motherly love. Add Synopsis In Portuguese
Cast & Credits
The acting was superb. From the baddies to the police, it really hit a mark. The turmoil faced by the characters felt real, with just the right amount of flash-backs to set up the main story line.
All in all not a bad movie to watch on a rainy night. It has its scary gruesome moments, but is in no way a heart stopping tale.
Well worth the watch if you like ghost stories and due justice.
And that is pretty much all I got to do with this film. Tick a film name off a list and also catch up on some sleep.
Before I get into the nitty-gritty of things, I want to say that the cast in this was amazing. The characters all felt real and three-dimensional. There were no parts where I felt like there was bad acting or anything of the sort. The cast all did amazingly with what they had been given and I'm very interested in at least attempting to watch some other things they've been in.
That's pretty much where my enjoyment runs out.
My issue mostly that lies with Ghost Mother is that it's promoted and shared as a horror film. This is not a horror film. This is a thriller if anything. Although it fits many horror tropes, this film is not relatively scary, nor creepy or unsettling, and I struggled with finishing this - probably wouldn't have if my OCD allowed me to abandon things and not force me to finish them.
There were a few points where I did get a little tense and had my hairs stand up on end, but that was about 7 minutes of the entire film if that. This is promoted as such a wonderful horror film but it's just not. There was a point where I fell asleep for ten minutes, woke up and made a coffee, woke myself up and then almost fell back asleep during the same ten minutes.
The storyline is unique enough for it to have pulled some amazing work out of the bag but it fell short on so many levels. There are moments where I was staring at my screen confused as to what was going on, I couldn't remember some characters relationship to other characters, and all in all this just fully struggled to keep my attention for longer than a few minutes at a time. My mind kept wandering, I kept checking how long I had left to watch, and I just didn't enjoy it at all.
I admit I am sad I couldn't enjoy this film. I didn't go into it expecting a massive amazing 10/10 across the board film, but I figured it would at least be at an average or just above average standard. I went into Ghost Mother expecting a 6-7/10 film but came out of it disappointed with a 4.5/10 and I'm pretty sure I'm being nice because it's such a beloved piece. There are other Thai horror films that are truly scary, are true epitomes of horror and I recommended spending an hour and a half watching one of those, rather than this, unfortunately.