When I was 6 years old, a haunted house at the annual police day carnival scared me so bad I've stayed away ever since. Some of you will say "NOEL! YOU WORK ON A GHOST SHOW FOR GOODNESS SAKE!!!". Well yes I do but real ghosts don't scare me as much. Heck even our season finale where we went on a hunt for the pontianak didn't phase me. But haunted themed events? That's a whole different story! Why oh why did I agree to attend Spooktacular?!
|the lovely bride|
Well it starts like this...I attended the media preview night of Sentosa's Spooktacular. I told myself this would be a breeze. I'll show up, walk through the trails and have late dinner. I showed up alright. I had dinner too. But it wasn't a breeze nor could I walk through it. Hell no I couldn't! At one point, my brain told me to walk but my legs went "I ain't moving you dumb idiot!". So it took me a few minutes to sum up the courage to get moving.
There are 5 trails altogether this year. I did two and left in a hurry. No there wasn't a family emergency, I wasn't sick nor did I have anywhere better to be. I was beyond scared! The first trail we did was 'Shutter'. That was terrifying. I can't remember much about this trail because I suspect my brain refuses to. The second trail I did was the 'Coming Soon'. If Shutter didn't give me a heart attack, Coming Soon would have done it. Chaba is one horrifying character. Everything about her sends chills down my spine. My girlfriend's sister was with me and she cried! A Thai woman that entered with the cast of 'Pee Mak' fainted halfway through it. Imagine that! She fainted!!! Apparently Shutter and Coming Soon are the top 2 scariest trails.
Sentosa teaming up with GTH is pure brilliance. This to me is a marriage made in heaven. On one hand you have a venue that is home to world class events and on the other you have geniuses that have made blockbusters such as Shutter, Phobia 1 & 2, Pee Mak and Coming Soon.
Here are pictures of Spooktacular 2013. More pictures are available here.
|Chaba. Doesn't she look scary?! FML!!!!|
|It is a total nightmare when there are more than one Chaba's!|
|The expression on the cast of Pee Mak says it all!|
|The Dorm trail|
|They greet you as you enter Spooktacular|
|That's Nak and she isn't happy.|
If you are attending Spooktacular, I sincerely hope you fair better than I did. You wouldn't want to waste the $66.60 you spent on your ticket right?!
Dates: 25th and 31st October & 1st and 2nd November (19th and 26th October is sold out)
Venue: Fort Siloso, Sentosa
Ticket price: S$66.60 (as you can tell from this review, it's worth every cent)
What to bring: Comfortable shoes for walking and your guts because you so are gonna need it!!!
For more information, visit http://spooktacular.com.sg/
ps: To all the talents involved in Spooktacular, you're doing an amazing job! Keep up the good work. Y'all make sure more people scream and faint! To Lindsay, thank you for being a great host!