The Promise – formulaic horror, with a twist from Thai director. Sophon Sakdaphisit’s tale of a vengeful spirit haunting a mother and daughter in a suitably creepy and spectacular Bangkok location includes a number of well-used horror cliches and a strange subplot of a financial crisis.
Welcome to an exam-cheating business run by Lynn, a straight-A student who gets the idea for her business after helping Grace and Pat. Grace is a prominent school activist who can’t get the grades she needs. Pat is a filthy-rich boy who believes money can buy anything. Lynn’s business skyrockets and the money starts to flood in as scores of students offer her cold hard cash in exchange for exam answer. One day, Lynn is offered the opportunity to make millions of Baht. It is Pat and Grace who devise a plan for her to take the STIC test, an international standardised test for students wanting to enrol in the world’s leading universities. What will Lynn do to convince Bank to overcome his moral dilemma and help them? How BAD will his GENIUS become.