THE MEDIUM MOVIE REVIEW
From director Banjong Pisanthanakun (“Shutter”) and producer Na Hong-jin (“The Wailing”) comes “The Medium”, a found footage horror movie about a documentary film crew following a shaman in the Isan region of Thailand. The shaman Nim is the latest woman in her family to be chosen as the medium for a benevolent local deity named Bayan. After the death of a relative, Nim’s niece Mink begins acting strangely. At first, Nim and her sister Noi think Bayan has chosen Mink as its new medium, and is transferring its spirit to the young woman. As the cameras roll, Mink’s behavior becomes increasingly erratic and frightening. Before long, the sisters begin to fear that it is an evil spirit, not Bayan, that is trying to possess Mink. Can the sisters put aside their differences and save the young woman’s soul? Will they discover the identity of the evil spirit possessing Mink? And will camera operators inexplicably continue shooting, even as they’re being viciously attacked? Our reviewers Drew, LeWayne and Marco aren’t the biggest fans of found footage movies, but they came away with an appreciation for what Banjong and his cast have accomplished
DIRECTED BY: Banjong Pisanthanakun
STARRING: Narilya Gulmongkolpech, Sawanee Utoomma, Sirani Yankittikan, Tasaka Chaisorn, Boonsong Nakphoo, Rafie Khalis Oktaf
Marco Noyola (Digital Noise, Highly Suspect Reviews, Screener Squad, Audio Editor)
By day, Marco is a mild-mannered office worker, but by night he is a mild-mannered movie watcher. He does other mild-mannered stuff too.
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Drew Tinnin (Screener Squad, Highly Suspect Reviews, Deliberations of Doom)
Drew Tinnin is a Rondo Award nominated interviewer and critic who has worked at SiriusXM’s Fangoria Radio and Fangoria magazine in NYC, as well as the London-based Dazed Digital. Currently a regular contributor to the Dread Central Network, he’s excited to join up with some old friends and other film fans on One of Us as a new contributor to Screener Squad.
Lewayne White (Screener Squad)
Lewayne’s earliest memories are of watching movies and reading comics, which instilled in him a sense of wonder, a vivid imagination, and unrealistic expectations. It also means he spends a lot of time watching movies, writing scripts for them, and trying to get them made. He lives in the middle of middle America after landing there as a child, and has remained there mainly because he hates packing.
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