Ladda Land (2011) Movie Review

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2011 | Horror
113 minutes /

User Score: 50/100

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Ladda Land Review


When a family moves to Laddaland, an upscale housing development with large, beautiful homes, they discover...

Ladda Land (2011) is a Thai horror film that has won six awards at the Thailand National Film Association Awards. Ladda Land is said to be based on an actual condo in Chiang Mai that believed to be haunted. Ladda Land revolves around a young family experiencing/encountering paranormal events shortly after moving into their new home. Ladda Land won six awards at the Thailand National Film Association Awards and was the top film on its opening weekend. Director and co-writer Sophon Sakdaphisit (Shutter (2004), 4bia (2008), Phobia 2 (2009)) did an incredible job executing this surreal story that had me enthralled from the beginning to end.

Thee (Saharat Sangkapreecha - Together (2012)), his wife Parn (Timeline (2014), The Cop (2013), Together (2012)), his teenage daughter, Nan, and son, Nat (Echo Jew Gong Lok (2012)) moved from Bangkok to Laddaland. Thee is 40-years-old and was a struggling marketing officer. Moving to an upscale housing estate located in Chiang Mai appeared to be the right move at the time but quickly became their worst nightmare. Thee thinks moving to Chiang Mai will solve his financial problem with the company he works for. Parn was not happy about their movie because she knew that the mortgage on their new home was too much for them to handle. Thee, on the other hand, hopes this move will also help him to have a closer relationship with his daughter, Nan. Nan (Sutatta Udomsilp - Hormones (2013), Last Summer (2013), Seven Something (2012)) is rebellious towards her parents because she spent most of her life living with her maternal grandmother. The reason Nan lives with her grandmother is something you should see because I was shocked to see the reason and could not believe it.

Their new neighborhood appears to be quiet and normal at first until Thee and his family realized that families commit violence for no reason or insensible reasons. They notice that almost all of their neighbors are violent in one way or another. It did not take long for Nan to begin experiencing supernatural phenomena but her father does not believe her and sends her to a boarding school. The movie was sad to watch but emotional/touching as well. It was a well-made chiller with sleek design although the CGI were a little rough around the edges. The story should have been a little longer because it left me longing for more. The actors gave convincing performances, great storyline, terrifying moments and terrific directing skills. I gave this movie an eight because it was an intense watch that made me sit on the edge of my seat for almost the entire movie as I could not predict the next scene. The suspense was real and drove chills up my spine.

About Ladda Land 2011

Title: Ladda Land
Year: 2011
Runtime: 113 minutes
Type: Movie
Genre: Horror
Score: 4 / 5 stars
Avg. Rating: 2.5/5 stars from 30 users.
Total Avg. Votes: 30
Starring: Sahajak Boonthanakit, Somwang Namdoang, Supituck Chatsureyawong, Nuntiya Tongnhu, Suthep Sukantarporn, Saharat Sangkapreecha, Srebao Jaiya, Chuchat Arntip, Piyathida Woramusik, Kittipong Suptavornnin, Joe Thomas, Sutatta Udomsilp, Khuntoon Vittammanon, Athipich Chutiwatkajornchai, Montida Makein, Deuntem Salitul, Arnanya Eiamsherangkoon, Surapas Laongmanee, Chayanisa Micheli, Chaivit Punyavong, Theerut Weerawet, Yoon Jung Chang, Sasapin Sirivanit, Arpatsara Lertprasert, Prarames Noiarm, Saharath Jiemprasertboon, Jumrern Rattanatangtrakul, Baworndech Theankajang, Sasiwan Lertwiriyaprapa, Worawee Kanamsri
Writers: Sopana Chaowwiwatkul, Sophon Sakdaphisit
Director: Sopon Sukdapisit, Sophon Sakdaphisit