When Shutter came out in 2004, I was the only one among my friends brave enough to watch it.
Pfft, horror movies don’t scare me, I thought.
Well, it’s been 15 years and I still can’t use a Polaroid camera.
So if there’s one thing the Thais do well, it’s horror movies.
Halloween Horror Nights with a Thai twist
That’s why Universal Studios Singapore chose to collaborate with Thai horror film directors for their ninth edition of Halloween Horror Nights.
This year’s edition will feature five haunted houses, two scare zones, and two killer shows across 16 event nights.
The most notable of which is, of course, Curse of the Naga, the original haunted house from the directors of blockbuster Thai horror films Shutter and 4bia.
If you need a refresher, here’s the trailer for Shutter…
…and the one for 4bia:
Brave guests of the haunted house will begin their frightful journey traversing colourful streets in Bangkok to a lost village that is under the spell of the Naga, a snake spirit. This is a special treat for fans of Asian horror.
“We thought long and hard about how we can portray Thailand’s culture and horror narratives to Southeast Asia and the world, and eventually drew inspiration from the
Naga, a mythological serpentine spirit known not only in Thailand but in other parts of Asia”, said 4bia director Gunn Purijitpanya.
Shutter director Parkpoom Wongpoom said: “Fans can expect to have their nerves tested in Curse of the Naga.”
Fans can also relive the horror of their teenage years. Not pimples and mathematics but paranormal sightings at a chalet.
Guests will have to unravel the mystery behind the disappearance of five teenagers.
Wonder if there’s going to be any Red House~
Clowns, dolls, and confined spaces
Twisted Clown University sounds like a school for sociopathic circus entertainers but it’s actually a haunted house full of killer clowns. Remember the movie It? Well, imagine a circus full of clowns like that.
Or, if you happen to bring an extra pair of pants, visit Spirit Dolls, an abandoned village where the “only inhabitants are silent dolls watching everyone’s movement”. Will they stay silent forever?
Fans can also navigate a dark, cramped and grimy prison in Hell Block 9, where prisoners scream in agony as wardens torture them and leave them for dead. Unlike Michael Scofield, you may not make it out of this prison.
Need more scares? Well, these two scare zones might give you your fright fix.
Enter Dead End, the alternate dimension that lies between the living and the dead. Try not to disturb the mourners as they practice their macabre funeral rites.
Death Fest, on the other hand, lets you navigate mosh pits in the “most hardcore music festival of 2019!”, where death metal takes on a whole new meaning.
Regular tickets are priced at S$70 for peak nights and S$60 for non-peak nights.
But if you make your purchase before 1 September 2019, you can get early bird tickets at S$65 for peak nights and S$55 for non-peak nights.
You can purchase your tickets here.
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