Macabre…ish Horror Review: Ghost Lab
Ghost Lab, 2021/ 1 hr 57 min
Two friends (med students) and colleagues experienced a corporeal spirit at the hospital one day. One, Gla (Paris Intarakomalyasut) is a fervent believer and the other, Wee (Thanapob Leeratanakajorn) is a dedicated skeptic but after that experience they decide to create what they call Ghost Lab. They want to have more experiences and capture the experience somehow but they cannot record them. So that will be one of their tasks.
They realize there are different kinds of spirits and that they can’t summon the spirits so they must go where spirits are. Get video, record their findings and get definitive proof.
They are figuring out why some show themselves, while others don’t. They have a plan that includes terminally ill patients. But Wee has ethical problems with this, while the other sees this as an opportunity to open the door to the secrets of the universe.
After losing his mother, Wee, volunteers to die and return, for the experiment. But Gla is struggling with this and decides he should do it since this is his project. So they flip a coin to decide. Who ever does it, the entire ordeal will be documented and the one who lives, promises to work tirelessly to bring the other back. The one who dies promises to come back.
But when, months later, there is no contact, he loses hope and tries to leap off of a building and something amazing happens. There’s a way but it’s not as easy or straight forward as first thought.
They will prove ghosts are real and it will, at times, be painful.
This is a Thai horror, good story and concept. It seems very tame with a few jump scares and you’ll be caught off guard with something unexpected and some times very over the top. It’s not particularly gory and bloody but there are very graphic moments and they are very well done.
Trigger Warning: Suicide