Written by: Imagery
DON’T WATCH THE TRAILER. If you are going to enjoy Alone and get a jump out of the scary moments, you cannot watch the trailer prior to screening the film. Unfortunately for fans, the trailer reveals some of the best moments in the Thai horror flick.
It is said the bond between twins surpasses the connection of other siblings; therefore, it can only be stronger between conjoined twins. However, Pim (Masha Wattanapanich), the surviving twin of a surgical separation, worries the bond could prove fatal. Years after the tragedy, Pim is haunted by visions of her dead sister, Ploy (Masha Wattanapanich). But the source of her visions is in question: are they supernatural manifestations seeking revenge or the product of a guilty conscience?
The ambience is consistently dark and heavy with anticipation. Ploy appears unexpectedly and distorted in various ways, scaring both Pim and the audience. Unlike the gory horror littering big screens, Alone relies on classic methods to maintain audiences’ attention: build-up, suspense and surprise.
Although the scares fade near the end, compelling shifts in the plot ensure the film remains interesting. Furthermore, the film is not only about the sudden frights but also the creepiness that surrounds those moments. Fans of Asian horror will appreciate the style and methods of the genre film. (Originally published at Popjournalism)