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Globalising the supernatural in contemporary Thai horror film
specifically Thai spiritual entities, such as phii krasue (the
filth-eating spirit in the shape of a flying female head with entrails)
or phii pob (the liver-devouring hungry ghost), whose
representations do not fare well beyond Thailand, or South-EastAsia.
Thai horror comedies utilise local modes of narrative and frequently
rely on the personal charisma of local comedians, the value of which is
Read as a continuous narrative,
all three films taken in sequence tell the story of the gradual
neoliberalisation of West/Germany, each with a different deployment
of gothic tropes in service of various thematic concerns. As several
EastAsian economies, Britain and the USA were pursuing a dramatic
turn towards neoliberal
from shifts in national film policy to the boom in accessible prosumer
technology and the rise of DVD and online streaming platforms. The new
slasher boom of the mid-1990s and a spike in EastAsian and European
horror production led to a swelling in popularity for the genre in
cinemas and on video. As far as theatrically released films are
concerned, Scream (Wes Craven, 1996) showed that there was
international demand for youth-oriented genre pictures, while The
Blair Witch Project (Eduardo
with a young recruit, Bill, enjoying a
leaving party with family and friends before departing for Vietnam. His thoughts rest
squarely on sex with his girlfriend before his departure, and on guaranteeing that she will
write while he is away. The realities of war, and especially the particularities of the
conflict in South EastAsia, remain distant as the platoon embark on a Qantas airliner and
drink Fosters beer en route for Vietnam. The American influence behind their
deployment is implied in airline trolleys emblazoned