Sick Nurses

Thailand, 2007
Original title: Suay Laak Sai
Directors: Piraphan Laoyont, Thatsaporn Siriwat
Starring: Dollaros Dachapratumwan, Kanya Rattanapetch, Chidjan Rujiphun, Chon Wachananon, Ocha Wang
IMDB: 4.3

This film is insane. This is a film that wallows and writhes in ecstatic abandon with the pure joy of being a B-Movie. I'm sure it never pretends to be anything else, and as such should be rated in those terms. Maybe as a 'film' it deserves its IMDb rating of 4.3, but as an exploitation/horror flick it would have to rate a solid 7.5. For those who enjoy the genre, you should find much to love.

The basic premise is this ... get a bunch of babes in form-fitting nurse costumes, point the camera at them a lot while they're walking away, introduce the obligatory Asian hair ghost, and sprinkle liberally with copious amounts of blood and creative death sequences.

Yeah its got a story, but who cares.

Fans of asian horror will no doubt find it somewhat derivative - this is a 2007 film using the whole hair-ghost angle that was already tired and overdone in 2005. Connoisseurs will also recognise a famous scene lifted from Takashi Miike's Gozu, but in the spirit of Tarantino lets call it 'an homage'. In any case, it really doesn't matter - the film is too much fun to get hung up on technicalities. Crack open a beer for fuck sake and enjoy the show.




Anonymous said...

You've completely missed the point in your review; it's a satire of Asian horror films.


Thanks for your comment - you're probably right. I recognised a few things in the film that were derivative, but thought there was enough originality in the film as a whole for it to be more than just a satire.

Whatever the case, still a fun film to watch :)

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