Dark Flight 407 is a Thai horror film that wears its scares directly on its sleeve. No deep plot or interpretation here. What you should know is that this is the same team behind such films as same group behind Art of the Devil 2 and Part 3. The supporting cast are the usual folks you’ll see on airline flights in Thailand. There’s the effeminate male flight attendant and some annoying backpackers. I was hoping to see more makeup effects done by the makeup artist and not by the “CG master”, but what little I can walk away from this film on a positive not is at least somewhat strong.
Neuw insists that a vengeful spirit caused that accident, but her belief unsettled those around her and she had to go through a psycho-therapy. Now, the woman is ready to fly again. But on her first flight, New is struck by a disturbing feeling. The plane on which she’s working looks familiar, and Neuw realizes that it’s actually the same aircraft that crashed ten years ago, though it has been repaired and repainted. Gripped by terror, but there’s nothing she can do because the plane has already taken off, along with the same vengeful spirits that reside in it. Up in the air, the spirits are determined to take her life this time. There is not many scary points in this movie. For a film billed as horror, just having 2-3 scenes of jumps will not suffice, at least not for this reviewer.
If you do in fact follow this site on a refular basis, you will know we are huge fans of horror films from Asia. Although Thai horror film is still dominated by romantic comedy genre movie, they are famous because of its quality horror movies. There are a couple of popular horror movies like Shutter, Alone, Phobia (and its sequel Phobia-2), and even Shutter which was remade using the same title in Hollywood. Now, Thailand will have a new horror dud in 3D format. This film is claimed to be the first 3D horror film in Thailand, but even that aspect is false as there is another Thai horror film titled Maenak 3D that released before.
All in all, I walked away feeling lied too. The 3D is a gimmick to compensate for the lack of thrills and scares. Any feeling of tension or suspense instead turns to frustration amid all the shrieking, confusion and 3D gimmickry. Like I said, I didn’t like the film and there’s not much too it. It was really a waste of time to watch, and if I wasn’t at a fest I would have turned it off. There’s nothing more to really say about it, don’t bother.