My Ex (2012)

Perhaps not the best reaction to important news, My Ex begins with this loving conversation:

“Ken, we’re going to have a baby.”

“What? Are you crazy?”

Ken (Shahkrit Yamnarm) isn’t pleased by this news. So displeased that he unceremoniously dumps his pregnant girlfriend. What a gent!

What’s worse is that Ken was also cheating on her. He hasn’t raped an orphan yet, but he might later.

Ken-the-total-bastard is a superstar Thai actor, so this love-child with ‘one of his whores’ is an unfortunate reality he seriously doesn’t want to face. Ignoring preggers Meen (Navadee Mokkhavesa) and his other stalking mad ex Bow (Atthama Chiwanitchaphan), Ken dedicates himself to new woman and much-loved actress Ploy (Wanida Termthanaporn), who is rightly suspicious of Ken’s faithfulness.

Unfortunately, the desperate student (and stalker) Bow repeatedly calls Ken from a phonebox and – BLAM! – suddenly a truck comes out of nowhere and obliterates her! But that won’t stop a good stalker! Bow’s decimated ghost decides to start a hate campaign against Ken and Ploy, haunting them lightly before manifesting in dreams and upping her game to physical assaults and wet-hair-attacks. Can douche-bucket Ken escape his dead ex-girlfriend… and do we care?

My Ex is a creepy, surprisingly brutal little ghost-revenge-horror flick from Thailand and is expertly directed by Piyapan Choopetch. It has some genuinely disturbing moments, with a haunting car-wash scene and a horrible bathing incident involving some blood and a lot of aggressive hair.

Unfortunately the writing is not fantastic and the plot is a little meandering, with some confusing dream-sequences that might’ve been real and a ridiculous ending that isn’t as shocking as it thinks.

My Ex is fortunate to have Wanida Termthanaporn in it, as her take on new-girlfirned Ploy adds a sympathetic element to super-twat Ken, which stops him from being the hateful scumbag he actually is.

Overall My Ex is a decent (if typical) J-horror style creepy ghost story, with some decent performances and a couple of excellent scares. It is confusing and has a protagonist some people will loathe, but this is genuinely decent work from Piyapan Choopetch.

Rating: ★★★★★☆☆☆☆☆

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  1. [...] My Ex is a creepy, surprisingly brutal little ghost-revenge-horror flick from Thailand and is expertly directed by Piyapan Choopetch. It has some genuinely disturbing moments, with a haunting car-wash scene and a horrible bathing incident involving some blood and a lot of aggressive hair. Unfortunately the writing is not fantastic and the plot is a little meandering, with some confusing dream-sequences that might’ve been real and a ridiculous ending that isn’t as shocking as it thinks.” Gorepress [...]

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