17 June, Singapore – Sentosa today announced that for the first-time ever, it will be teaming up with renowned Thai movie production studios, GMM Tai Hub Co. Ltd. (GTH), in a joint production of its annual signature Halloween event – Sentosa Spooktacular 2013. If you are a fan of Thai horror flicks, mark your calendar for this event.
Creator of international horror hits such as Coming Soon, Shutter, Body, Dorm and Pee Mak, GTH will bring their unique brand of storytelling, deeply-rooted in cult Asian horror folklore, to redefine the this year’s edition of Sentosa Spooktacular. Pee Mak, the studio’s blockbuster horror-comedy, along with other horror titles will haunt Fort Siloso, setting the stage for a terrifying Halloween event, filled with blood-curdling screams and side-splitting laughter.
Sentosa Spooktacular, Asia’s largest horror fest, is set to take place for six nights in October and November. Fans of classic Thai horror films can expect to have their nerves tested in up to five elaborately themed, haunted trails inspired by GTH’s internationally acclaimed films namely, Coming Soon, Shutter, Pee Mak, Dorm and Body. These trails will be held once again at Fort Siloso.
“Sentosa Spooktacular has been synonymous with Asia’s scariest fun and is one of the biggest Halloween events in Singapore. At GTH, we want people to experience the same terror, scares and a whole host of other emotions that are akin to watching a Thai horror movie. Our experienced team of directors, producers and set builders will use various storytelling techniques to capture the essence of Asian and Thai horror in these five trails. Together with the Sentosa team, GTH will ensure that this year’s Spooktacular will be one that visitors will never forget”, said Mr. Yongyoot Thongkongtoon, Senior Director of International Business for GTH.
“The collaboration with GTH and their creative teams is a fantastic cross-promotional opportunity and a great way to take the Sentosa Spooktacular up a notch. With GTH’s cinematic and production expertise and Fort Siloso’s unique backdrop and history, we believe that this year’s Spooktacular will present fans with not just a scarier Asian experience, visitors will also feel as though they are living out a scene of a Thai horror film. With Sentosa’s expertise and GTH’s movie-production quality, thrill-seekers are assured of an experience filled with fear, fun and authenticity like nothing they’ve ever experienced before!” said Mr. David Goh, Senior Divisional Director, Sentosa Leisure Management.
The collaboration with GTH will see an infusion of Thai horror popularized by recent Thai cinematography. Beautiful Ghost wife ‘Nak’ from Pee Mak, vengeful sprits such as ‘Dararai’ from Body and ‘Netre’ from Shutter, will join arms with ‘Wichien’, the angry child spirit from Dorm, as well as the gruesome and iconic ‘Chaba’ who cursed and took the lives of movie goers in the frightful film, Coming Soon; in making their nether world crossover to Fort Siloso come October 2013.
The five will be hosted by Spooktacular’s famed resident ghoul ambassadors, 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, the two groups of distinctively Asian supernaturals will come together to populate Fort Siloso and its five new Horror Trails, setting the stage for a fright fest filled with spine-chilling encounters of ‘spooktacular’ proportions.
TICKETS ON SALE NOW
For more information, check out the Sentosa Spooktacular website (www.spooktacular.com.sg) and Facebook page (www.facebook.com/sentosa.spooktacular), where fear-enthusiasts can get a taste of Sentosa Spooktacular 2013 by re-living the terror from the five films.
Leading cinema exhibitor, Golden Village Multiplex, have also come onboard as cinematic partners by offering the public the chance to view all five films in the lead up to the Sentosa Spooktacular, details to be announced soon.
Ticket can be purchased from the Spooktacular website (www.spooktacular.com.sg), 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.