999-9999 (Kâaw) (2002, THA) C-103m. ** D: Peter Manus. Starring Chulachak Chakrabongse, Sririta Jensen, Paula Taylor, Thepparit Raiwin, Norajan Sangigern. Okay Thai horror movie about a mysterious phone number (see title), where a dark voice grants you a wish. When that comes true, it will ask for your part in the deal - your life. A couple of students die like this one after the other. Can the remaining ones figure out the mystery behind the number? A bit like FINAL DESTINATION (2000), with some over-the-top CGI effects, but hard to dislike and quite stylish. Co-written by the director.

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