Award-winning horror-comedy degrades Netflix charts

via Sahamongkol Film International

The debate over the merits of merging horror and comedy has been trending on social media for the past 24 hours or so, though we’d be willing to chalk it up to coincidence that one of the efforts the most misunderstood of the subgenre was to ride a wave of renewed momentum, with the years 2006 13 Beloved (Where 13: Game of Death) streaming it heartbreaking.

According FlixPatrol, the award-winning Thai film has carved out a spot on the platform’s global charts, though it’s not the easiest thing to follow from start to finish without feeling a little dirty at the end. The plot is simple, direct and straightforward; but that doesn’t make it any less uncomfortable to witness firsthand.

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via Sahamongkol Film International

Krissada Sukosol Clapp stars as Phuchit Puengnathong, who is having the worst day of her life by far. He has lost his job and is in debt, until a mysterious phone call gives him the chance to turn things around. All he has to do is complete 13 tasks assigned to him on an underground reality TV show, and he’s not exactly in a position to turn it down.

Things start out small, with the first two challenges only requiring him to kill and then swallow a fly, but quickly start to get darker, more disturbing, and increasingly deranged as he degrades, humbles himself, and puts himself in grave danger for a cash prize. . 13 Beloved isn’t for the faint of heart, but it’s become apparent that Netflix’s audience is full of hardcore gore fans.

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