THE SPELL (Cambodia, 2018) Overview


The Spell – original title: ចងពៀរ – is a 2018 supernatural horror feature film directed by Amit Dubey (Mind Cage) from a screenplay co-written with Jelena Dujak and Michael Hodgson. The movie stars Svenga Socheata, Thorn Thanet, Sarita Reth and So Ramphoum.


Thida moves to a new home with her husband in the Cambodian countryside. She begins to notice water puddles creeping out of nowhere in her new home, and is terrified when she has a vision of her own dead body floating in the swimming pool. She finds an old letter that reveals her husband’s secretive past.


A mysterious illness paralyses her husband, and when the doctor is unable to help she consults a monk; he warns her of the dark spirit that shadows her husband. Thida battles to protect her husband from the relentless dark spirit. She finds strength in her immense love for her husband, but will she succeed in saving him?