Synopsis: Three young, beautiful girls arrive in Thailand to teach English for the summer, some with noble intentions and some just wanting an adventure, but none were prepared for the massacre that awaited them. The nightmare begins when their new friends go missing, vivid bloody dreams haunt their sleep and a stolen statue leads them down a dark path into Thai folklore and magic that has been long forgotten. Their situation continues to become worse once they realize it's not WHAT that is haunting them but WHO: an eight-year girl, brutally murdered and sacrificed by her family decades ago who wants nothing more than to watch them bleed. This is not a story about redemption. This is not a story about good versus evil. This is not a story about the will to survive. This is a story about Vanida - a child viciously tortured by her own family, who will stop at nothing for revenge - one appendage at a time.
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Production: Benetone Films
  2 wins.
90 min


Here for the next month.

It's weird looking.

It's kind of weird.

Rocking boat.


You have suitcases?


Could it be any hotter?

Ugh, it's gross.

I just got bit already.

So this is Thailand.

It looks amazing.

We're really out in the

sticks here, aren't we?

This is gonna be an

unforgettable experience.

Yeah, well, after a train ride

to a cab ride to a boat ride,

that was quite an

experience in itself.

Don't be such a sourpuss.

Come on, this place is huge.

Yeah, but the words freaky

and run down come to mind.

You know what, I'm just

relieved it's not a hut, OK?

Why would it be a hut?

It's Southeast Asia,

teaching children.

I expected a hut.

This isn't much better.

Come on, sis.

We're in Thailand.

We're saving the world.

Enjoy it.

All right, how about we just

go inside like normal people

would do?

OK, we're teaching small

children the alphabet.

We're not curing cancer.

Let's not get

ahead of ourselves.


What were you doing?


Just admiring that cool

dollhouse looking thing.

It's actually called

a spirit house,

and it's sacred in Thai culture.

How am I supposed to know that?

What's that supposed to mean?

Ah, Alex, ignorance

truly is bliss.

Wow, I'm so glad I'm

not related to you two.


I don't get it.


Oh, come on.

What are you doing?


Probably because

it's a piece of crap.

Come on, let me see.



What do you know?

Not so ignorant after all, huh?

I swear, I'm gonna smack her

at some point this summer.

Well, wait until she's drunk

so it doesn't hurt as bad.

Love you Al, I swear.



Hey, don't judge a book

by its cover, right?

It's not completely unfortunate.

Wow, it's so old.

How old do you think?

Like, thousands of years?

I don't know.


I told you it's amazing.

Just like the woman at

the housing office said.

I call dibs on the biggest room!


Well, it only is fair, since

I never doubted the place.

Like I said, it's

not completely shitty.

You said unfortunate.

But I meant shitty.

OK, girls, do you want to

see the rest of the rooms?

I'm just going to remind

you guys that I called dibs.

I don't remember

that conversation.

Jules, do you remember anything

about a dibs being called?

Ah, uh-uh.


You know, I... I don't

remember anything about that.

You guys are hilarious.


I don't know if we're

supposed to be up here.

I'm sure it's fine.


Guys, look at this.

Looks like traditional

Thai couch or something.



It looks really old.

Is that gold?

No way.

It's probably paint.

Look, it's chipping right there.

It's so cold.

It's really pretty.

Well, if it's an antique, you

shouldn't be touching it, Al.

You're right.


Uh, OK, I'm a little bit

creeped out by this, so let's

I don't want to be responsible

for breaking an ancient statue,


All right, girls,

what's the plan?

Now, we can go get food, go

to town, get tequila shots.




Sleep it is.

Come on.

Oh, hey, baby.

Nice shirt.

What are you up to?

Just waking up.

Checking in on my little lover.

What time is it over there?



I see you're putting your

summer TAing off to good use.

Well, you know, the whole

reason I'm becoming a professor

is so I can have the summers

off, not have to wake

up at the crack of dawn.

I remember somebody

telling me Thailand

is an amazing and magical land.

So how are the sisters?

Crazy and crazier?

Hey guys.

What's for breakfast?

I'm starving.


There's no food in this house.


All we could find was this tea.

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James Cullen Bressack

James Cullen Bressack (born c.1992) is an American film producer, screenwriter and film director. He is the son of Emmy Award-winning writer Gordon Bressack and voice actress Ellen Gerstell. more…

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