Just as we are in the midst of the Hungry Ghost Festival in Singapore, Sentosa announced their first-ever team up with renowned Thai movie production studios, GMM Tai Hub Co. Ltd. (GTH) to up the ante for their annual signature Halloween event – Sentosa Spooktacular 2013. GTH is the creator of international horror hits such as Coming Soon, Shutter, Body, Dorm and Pee Mak. They will bring their unique brand of storytelling, deeply-rooted in Asian horror folklore, to redefine this year’s edition of Sentosa Spooktacular and bring you Asia’s scariest fun!
Brace Your Nerves For New Haunted Trails
Sentosa Spooktacular, Asia’s largest horror fest, is set to take place for six nights in October and November. The collaboration with GTH will see an infusion of Thai horror popularised by recent Thai cinematography into the 5 trails at Fort Siloso.
Fans of classic Thai horror films can expect to have their nerves tested at these five elaborately themed haunted trails at the old British coastal fort. Shall we reveal the horror inspirations behind the 5 trails one by one?
1. Beautiful Ghost wife ‘Nak’ from Pee Mak
You know that looks can be deceiving, but would you still fall for the pretty face of something devilish?
After the war, Mak invited his best friends – Ter, Puak, Shin and Aey – to visit his hometown, and introduced them to his beautiful wife, Nak, and his newborn baby. However, they soon heard a village rumour that Nak had died during childbirth. It is now up to the foursome to uncover the ugly truth and save Mak from his ghostly wife.
Follow them into the unholy Temple of Dawn and perform a divine dance ritual to rip off Nak’s façade.
2. Vengeful Spirits ‘Dararai’ from Body
If you’re a compulsive busybody, let this teach you not to nose into grave matters that should be left untouched.
Chon, a medical student who has performed countless autopsies, was increasingly perturbed by nightmares filled with horrific flashes of one of the corpses he recently studied; it belonged to Dararai, who had been gruesomely butchered. And it seems the vengeful soul has placed a deadly curse on the whole faculty — including you.
To lift the curse, you need to locate and retrieve Dararai’s grisly body parts (gloves not provided) before piecing them together.
3. Evil Spirit ‘Netre’ from Shutter
In the face of a vindictive phantom, are you capable of making snap judgements? When photographer Tun noticed mysterious white shadows in his shots, he knew something was amiss. It became clear that the apparitions were Netre, his ex-girlfriend who was raped by his best friends; they had pressurised him to capture the misdeed in order to blackmail her, driving her to commit suicide. She returns to exact her revenge, and it doesn’t look pretty.
Vengeance is blind and now you’re part of the picture. Save yourself: collect and burn the foul photographs without getting yourself exposed. Make it snappy.
4. ‘Wichien’, the angry child spirit from Dorm
Can you survive the wrath of a restless spirit hell-bent on making YOU disappear? Wichien, a boarding school loner, had no friends; no one noticed when one fateful summer he fell down a well and met his doom. Desolated, he resolved to make his absence felt. Now, with kids going missing one by one, and drowning incidents commonplace at the school, it’s time to face the fear head-on.
Armed with only a modest torchlight, you are to navigate the dim, maze-like corridors, and recite the spell needed to put Wichien’s spirit at peace once and for all.
5. ‘Chaba’, who cursed and took the lives of movie goers from Coming Soon
Ever watched an actress giving the performance of her life? Well, keep your eyes peeled for starlet Chaba, who gave her all to her career — literally. In the last scene of a production, she suffocated to death due to a technical glitch, while the crew stood transfixed by what they misinterpreted as a breathtaking execution. She’s back for her final act, and no one’s off the hook from her lethal hex. Would you pay for this haunting encounter with your life?
Break the jinx with an autograph from Chaba herself. Without her stamp of approval, your only fate is death.
These five will add to the line-up of Spooktacular’s famed resident ghoul ambassadors such as the Pontianak, the Chinese Ghost Bride, the Dead Soldier and the Chinese Vampire (Jiang Shi), who were successfully hired last year after their public displays and performances won over Sentosa Spooktacular’s organisers. Together, these two groups of distinctively Asian supernaturals will come together to populate Fort Siloso and its five new Horror Trails for a fright fest filled with spine-chilling encounters of ‘spooktacular’ proportions.
Horror Lead Up To Spooktacular
Our familiar Golden Village has also come onboard as a cinema partner by offering public the chance to view the films in the lead up to Sentosa Spooktacular. More details will be announced soon.Get Shortlisted For The Next GTH Movie!
Although Halloween is still sometime away, you can start to spook your friends with your own horror movie blockbuster trailer. Click here to start the film rolling.
Spooktacular Tickets On Sales Now!
For daredevils who love a good thrill, Sentosa Spooktacular 2013 is not be an event to be missed.
Ticket can be purchased from the Spooktacular website or from Sentosa ticketing counters. Ticket sales will begin from noon today. Limited 666 tickets to catch the preview show on 18th October 2013 are also available for purchase from 13 June, while stocks last.