407 DARK FLIGHT 3D (2012) Thai horror overview

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‘Fly with us if you dare’
407 Dark Flight 3D is a 2012 Thai 3D horror film directed by Isara Nadee. Also released Dark Flight 3D


Ten years ago a young air hostess, New, miraculously survived a plane crash. New insists that a vengeful spirit caused that accident, but her belief unsettled those around her and she had to go through psychotherapy.


Now, she is ready to fly again. But on her first flight, New is struck by a disturbing feeling of déjà vu. The plane on which she’s working looks familiar, and New realizes that it’s actually the same aircraft that crashed ten years ago, though it has been repaired and repainted.

New is gripped by terror, however there’s nothing she can do because the plane has already taken off, along with the same vengeful spirits that reside in it. Up in the air, the passengers on her plane start to die one at a time and the spirits are determined to take her life this time…

The film’s 3D was handled by the Hong Kong company Digital Magic which made it the first Thai film shot in 3D. It was released in Thailand on March 22, 2012. On its opening weekend, Dark Flight was the second highest grossing feature in Thailand only being beaten by The Hunger Games. The film grossed a total of $1,133,343 and $2,007,612 worldwide.

“Though lacking in ambition and innovation, Dark Flight nevertheless makes for undemanding genre fun, well-handled and with a respectable quotient of ghoulish goings-on. Above-average by the standards of most Thai popcorn horror and a fun throwback when watched now, it sees Isara Nadee doing a decent job in the director’s chair…” Eastern Kicks

“The 3D is a gimmick to compensate for the lack of thrills and scares. Any feeling of tension or suspense instead turns to frustration amid all the shrieking, confusion and 3D gimmickry.” Japan Cinema

“The characters are a bunch of clichés (a super effeminate male flight attendant, etc) who spend most of their time whining or screaming or running. Thankfully the movie at least looks good (well for the most part). The practical effects and ghost designs range from badass to average while the CGI is kind of cheap and nasty. The atmosphere is suitably dark and panicky but alas these positives were not enough to outweigh all of the negatives and so Dark Flight ends up being pretty mediocre indeed.” Silver Scream


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Cast and characters:

  • Marsha Wattanapanich as New
  • Peter Knight as Bank
  • Paramej Noiam as Jamras
  • Patcharee Tubthong as Gift
  • Anchalee Hassadeevichit as Phen
  • Thiti Vechabul as Prince
  • Namo Tongkumnerd as Wave
  • Sisangian Sihalath as Ann
  • Jonathan Samson as John
  • Kristen Evelyn Rossi as Michelle

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