Cracked is a 2022 Thai horror film about a young woman that inherits a series of paintings from her deceased father. She hires an art restorer to repair them but they don’t know that this invaluable art came with invaluable horror.
Directed by Surapong Ploensang [aka “Top”], making his feature directorial debut, from a screenplay co-written by Ornusa Donsawai, Pun Homchuen, Surapong Ploensang and Eakasit Thairaat. Produced by Meo Boontamcharoen, Hye Rim Oh and Naam Lakkana Palawatvivhai. Executive produced by Choi Yeonu.
The CJ Major Entertainment production stars Byron Bishop, Sahajak Boonthanakit, Chayanit Chansangavej, Nichkhun, Nutthatcha Padovan and Machida Sutthikunphanit.
Ruja (Chayanit Chansangavej) returns to Thailand from New York with her young daughter Rachel to settle her late father’s estate. Included in her inheritance are mysterious portraits of a bewitching woman that she is told are worth a fortune if only they weren’t damaged.
Desperate to sell the paintings, Ruja hires Tim (K-pop star Nichkhun), an art restorer, to prepare the canvases for sale. But the cracks in the paint have begun to reveal long-hidden secrets, and as strange phenomena begin to emerge around them, Ruja and Rachel quickly realise their lives are in grave danger…
“Cracked does not exactly reinvent the genre, and one could say that the cliches here are rather many. However, the combination of all the elements present and the visuals of the movie result in a horror that is definitely bound to satisfy fans of the category.” Asian Movie Pulse
“Filled with a sense of dread not to mention extensive snake symbolism, Surapong Plearnsang’s haunted house creeper sends its conflicted heroine into the past hoping to fix the future only to discover that it’s not enough to paper over the cracks of an incomplete history, only by stripping the veneer and exposing the ugly truth below will you ever be free.” Windows on Worlds
Cracked was released theatrically in Thailand and various South-East countries in early 2022.
In the US, Film Movement will release Cracked theatrically in select locations and On-Demand (VOD) on a date to be announced.
Indonesian YouTube review:
Cast and characters:
Byron Bishop … Pakorn
Sahajak Boonthanakit … Wichai
Chayanit Chansangavej … Ruja
Nichkhun … Tim
Nutthatcha Padovan … Rachael
Machida Sutthikunphanit … Young Ruja
1 hour 33 minutes
Aspect ratio: 2.39:1