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4 reasons thrill-seekers should go to Sentosa Spooktacular 2014

By Ang Jia YunEvents - 06 October 2014 10:57 AM | Updated 07 October 2014

4 reasons thrill-seekers should go to Sentosa Spooktacular 2014

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If you think you’re gutsy, wait till you see the townsfolk of Laddaland – with their indented stomachs and protruding intestines swaying in the nippy wind.

Through the month of October, these "residents" are welcoming fervent adrenaline junkies with opened arms – yes, opened to reveal "bones" – into the haunted village.

In the village situated at Fort Siloso on Sentosa, there are several house units and pathways modelled on international box-office hits by Thai entertainment firm GTH, such as 'Laddaland', 'Alone', 'Countdown' and its upcoming production 'The Swimmers' – turning your favourite Thai horror movies into reality.

Here are four reasons why you will be positively hog-wild about Sentosa Spooktacular 2014.

 

CREEPY FILM SETS

Halloween is coming, so out comes the horror movie marathons. Chances are, horror movie buffs can recite every plot cliche in their sleep by now, with some “vengeful soul” popping up every three seconds. With GTH's Thai horror films, the scare factor rises to a whole new level.

Now, you may immerse yourself in some of the film sets recreated at Sentosa Spooktacular and experience what some of the victims of these horror films went through. 

Senior director and producer Yongyoot Thongkongtoon said: “It’s very easy to make a movie as scary as possible, but to make it convey a certain meaning, that’s the harder part. The storylines involve things that can happen in daily life.”   

Yes, swimming pools can be terrifying, and we are not talking about trying to tread water when you cannot swim. Check out the one in Sentosa Spooktacular awaiting your visit.

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LONGER TRAILS

Not the one involving intestines, although we won't guarantee anything either. The walking trails for thrill-seekers in Laddaland are three times longer than the ones at last year’s Spooktacular, with narrower walkways and more elaborate decor, so you will be in for a turbulent ride through the 40,000 sqm area.

The movie directors’ firsthand participation in the creation of sets clearly do justice to the moving pictures and then some.

None of the original movie props were reused, thus both movie-inspired and additionally custom-built materials were sculpted from scratch in Thailand before being set up in completely bare tunnels at Fort Siloso. These include walls strewn with paintings and photographs, an enchanting greenhouse with statues planted in every corner, and a revolving bridge that will leave you disoriented before you are thrown into even more psychedelic flurry.

 

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HEARTSTOPPING CHARACTERS

The manpower is strong with this one, esepcially with the dummy characters.

Right before you even enter the grounds, you might want to tilt your head skywards – because your "red-carpet treatment" comes in the form of a spooky Burmese maid sitting atop the entrance. Masked individuals will also be lurking about the area, so don’t expect much hospitality.

Of course, the twins from 'Alone' make several special appearances, particularly in the bathroom of their home. The scene was modified from the movie’s, so much so that it became Parkpoom Wongpoom’s (director for 'Alone') “favourite room” out of the entire recreated set.

While we don’t wish to spoil any of the fun, we would also like to save you from a potential cardiac arrest. Don’t say we didn’t warn you: Things are not always what they seem. In Laddaland, the non-living are livelier than the living, so don’t ever let your guard down – you’ll thank us later.

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CLASSIC GORE 

The delightful peculiarities of Sentosa Spooktacular 2014 are abundant, but Halloween will not be Halloween without the gore and the roar.

This year, horror fanatics will discover that there is enough "surplus blood" to go around for everyone; the blood in the slaughter room is just a dribble of what’s to come. You will also not be able to escape the mournful cries of troubled souls and you can hear the whimpers and full-blown shrieks from a mile away – or maybe, the sounds are coming from you.

A hybrid between fun and horror, there is much to look forward to if you enjoy some scares before you head home for bed.

Sentosa Spooktacular 2014

Sentosa Spooktacular 2014

Date Oct 11, 2014 - Nov 01, 2014

VenueFort Siloso

Ticket PriceS$15.00 - S$333.00
 (excludes booking fee)