Official poster of 'The Medium'
Fans of horror films are in for a treat at the Nishaganghi open-air auditorium on March 21, Monday. At the stroke of midnight, the hugely popular 'The Medium', directed by the Thai master of the genre, Banjong Pisanthanakun, will premiere at the International Film Festival of Kerala (IFFK 2022), under a separate category for horror films, Shiver Shiver.
This Thai-South Korean collaboration is a perfect example of the merging of the horror traditions of both countries. The mockumentary supernatural horror film that essays the horrifying story of a psychic medium’s travails promises a truly scary experience.
Chilling and shocking by turns, 'The Medium' is a tense and fun ride through the horror genre, proving that Banjong, who earlier made the monster hit Shutter, is a master at the game.
The plot of 'The Medium' revolves around a documentary crew that travels to Isan, in the northeastern part of Thailand. Their mission is to document the life of a local medium, Nim, whose niece is possessed by the spirit of a deity Bayan, worshipped by the villagers. But things don't go as the crew had planned. The spirit goddess Bayan is not as benevolent as they perceive her to be. Or is there something else that is much more sinister lurking in the background?
'The Medium', which received awards for Best Film at the Bucheon International Fantastic Film Festival, the Online Film Critics Society Awards and San Sebastian Horror Fantasy Film Week, provides the answers.