A Portrait of Pure Evil
They say a picture is worth a thousand words, but in CRACKED, a terrifying new Thai horror film, an inherited painting may be worth a thousand screams…
Ruja (actress/model 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 two 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 realize their lives are in grave danger.
Directed by: Surapong Ploensang
Written By: Eakasit Thairaat, Onusa Donsawai, Pun Homchuen,
Cast: Chayanit Chansangavej, Byron Bishop, Nichkhun, Nutthatcha Padovan
Produced by: Yeonu Choi
Co-Produced by: Kanokporn Boonthamcharoen
Director of Photography: Natdanai Naksuwarn
Genre: World Cinema/Horror
RT: 93 minutes
Aspect Ratio: 2.39: 1
Sound: 5.1 Surround Sound
Language: Thai with English Subtitles
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