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[Image: movie poster for The Blue Hour, with Tam sitting next to a mostly empty swimming pool]

Have you heard about people being hidden by spirits? They will hide people they want to take. You will never find someone they hide until that person dies.

I got to see The Blue Hour (Onthakan) (2015), a Thai horror film directed by Anucha Boonyawatana, as part of the Seattle International Film Festival (SIFF) 2015. Teenage Tam is bullied at home and at school for being gay. He meets Phum on (basically) Tindr, and the boys meet for a tryst at an abandoned swimming pool. After Phum tells him the pool is haunted by spirits, Tam’s life and sense of reality begin to unravel.

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