Ghost Lab: Quite Unpredictable

By Janhavi Pathak

Ghost Lab is a 2021 Thai film directed by Paween Purijitpanya, written by Vasudhorn Piyaromna, Paween Purijitpanya and Tossaphon Riantong and starring Thanapob Leeratanakachorn, Paris Intarakomalyasut and Nuttanicha Dungwattanawanich

The story revolves around witnessing certain haunting events in a  hospital and how two doctors become dangerously obsessed with obtaining scientific proof that ghosts exist and what happens in the afterlife. The movie is replete with goosebumps moments along with being super melodramatic making it a nice and interesting watch.

The first 50 minutes of the movie are quite heavy making it slightly boring. Post that the story gets on to another level increasing the level of interest and making sure you are fully invested in the movie. The last part of the movie gets even better with more thrill and fast pace making it hard to predict what’s coming next.

The curiosity of seeking tangible proof of the afterlife shown in the movie keeps audience engaged. Horror is sidelined in an attempt to seek scientific proof.

Ghost Lab is less about paranormal science and more about superstition and emotional devastation for a long stretch. Curiosity gets replaced but guilt. The movie has narrative leaps that make for a confusing viewing experience.

The movie concludes with an emotional and horror climax. The movie is a lot different from what you expect it to be. Ghost Lab improves with one massive twist, and it becomes hard to predict what will happen next.

If you have seen  the trailer on Netflix, don’t be worried if you hear Thai spoken.  The movie is dubbed over in English.

 “Ghost Lab” is now streaming on Netflix.